Long absence here .. L was really sick, lost her hearing, got a little better, got much much worse .. we were back and forth from dr's office, even a trip to the ER and a few moments of panic mixed in. But thankfully, she is almost fully recovered now. Just a bit tired. Here we are at Noah's one morning in the midst of all that crazy .. poor kid with cotton balls in her ears. This was when she was feeling a little better and we had just been to the dr office. A moment of calm.