July 22, 2007

Ethan's Back

On Saturday, we drove down to San Jose to pick up Ethan. As expected, he had a wonderful time at camp, though he says he did get just a little homesick during the week.

One of the first things he did was lift up his shirt and show us his stomach. For many months, we've been trying to get him to take insulin shots in his stomach, but he hasn't wanted to. Almost all his shots, he takes on the upper arms; however, injection sites need to be rotated. A week at camp convinced him to try it on the stomach, so now we have a new location for his shots.

I don't know, it's probably just me, but he certainly seems a bit older, just a tad more mature, than he was when he left for camp. He turns 10 this week, and a few weeks after that, starts 5th grade. Incredible.

When we picked him up, we had our copy of the new Harry Potter book with us. When we handed it to him, the other kids getting off the bus were impressed. "Woah! He's got the book!" I don't think Ethan minded missing the midnight party one bit. Then today after church, we went and saw the latest Harry Potter movie. Very good, except it seemed to make light of a certain incident toward the end of the story that was a very big deal in the book. Having read the book, I anticipated that emotional climax throughout the movie, only to have it be almost non-existent. Overall, though, I'd rank it as my 2nd favorite of the Harry Potter films, after HP3: The Prisoner of Azkaban. If the ending was better, it would probably be my favorite.

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