The flights from California to New York were pretty uneventful. We were fortunate enough to have kind ticket agents who worked hard to make sure we were all sitting together. Jeff sat with Charlie and Hank, who happily played their Nintendo DS games, and I sat with Lucy, who required quite a bit more attention...and all went pretty smooth...until Lucy dumped a cup of Sprite on my lap...leaving me soaking wet and not wanting to stand up for any reason! Luckily, that happened two hours into the flight, so by the time we landed at JFK, I was dry
Dr. Siebert sat down and took a look at Hank. He told Hank that he looked good and was pleased by his progress. He then told us what he was going to do in tomorrow's surgery. He mentioned a mid-face lift, lower eyelid lift, and putting some fat in his upper lip. He noticed a suture scar above Hank's eye where he had an eye-lift last time and said he would take care of that. As he scrutinized Hank's face, he reminded me of an artist, reviewing his work and looking how he can improve it. We showed him Hank's scar on his back where the tissue was harvested last time...the scar is really thick and raised, so they will be injecting some steroids into it to bring it down.
We took leave of Dr. Siebert's office, with him telling me, "see you in the morning, get a good night's sleep." "You too!" I told him as we walked out. We left the building and headed around the corner to Central Park. Hank knew how to get there and led the way. We were too late to go into the zoo, but the man at the gate of the children's zoo let us go in, even though we didn't have tickets. The kids thought it was great and loved seeing the amimals.
We hit FAO Schwarz on the way out and bought each child an "Ugly Doll". Hank got one the day before surgery last time and he took it to the hospital with him. So now he has a new one to go with him, and Lucy and Charlie have new friends as well. While at the toy store, we split up and Jeff and the boys looked at boy toys and Lucy and I got to look at all things pink and girly. I loved it! Dolls and Barbies...pink ballerina dresses and cute cuddly stuffed animals. Made me almost forget why we are here!
We finally pried the kids out of the store and went in search of dinner. The Upper East Side is not really conducive to children's restaurants, but we stumbled across a place called "Burger Heaven" and decided to try it. Kid-friendly and delicious. The kids had a good time and Hank had a big meal. (which is important since he couldn't eat for the rest of the night!)