Monday, April 27, 2009

Daddy and His Girl

Oh how I love them
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Thursday, April 23, 2009

A O.K.

Zach is home and feeling pretty good. There is something kinda sweet about spending the day at the hospital with my kid. It reminds me of how sweet he is. How young and innocent. How lucky I am to have him in my life.

He ate four popsicle before we came home. Can you tell they were orange by the color of his lips??
This time he let me wheel him out to the car. First time I have ever pushed a wheel chair.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Zach is getting his 3rd set of tubes in on Thursday morning. This time we are having his adenoids removed. We went to Target to get his new Lego set . . . one needs something to look forward to after surgery. Prayers and good thoughts would be great.
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First Hair Cut


Not a big difference, I know. Just trying to even up the post head shave.
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009


You all have probably noticed that Naomi has a smooshed nose (a cleft thing). Well today I bought her a pair of sunglasses and as you can see there is very little nose to hold them up. I am learning all sorts of new things with this cute little thing.

One more cleft nose thing. Naomi has a small hole directly behind her front teeth which goes straight up to her nose. Food comes out her nose on a daily basis. When it gets stuck she has this little cough/nose blow thing that she does which clears it right out. Now she asks for a tissue (by pointing and yelling, no words yet) does her cough/blow thing and runs to the garbage can to dispose of the dirty tissue. She is becoming so efficient, and remains just so dang cute.Align Center
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Monday, April 20, 2009


We enjoyed a nice Sunday afternoon boating. Our friends so kindly took us out for the season opener. We needed it after a yucky week.

My little Thanie washed my car for me.

This little baby is makin more teeth and boy does it hurt.

Jedi training . . . that is what I heard anyway
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Friday, April 17, 2009

I was right

I love it when I am right . . . but not this time.

I was laid off today. It is pretty weird. When you have been with a company for over 10 years, I have spent almost 1/3 of my life working there. I new it was coming and I still cried, dang it!!!

I have had the privilege of working with a good group of people, this place has been good to me. I will miss it.

I have freaked out, we are not in the best of financial situations, some debt, and my husband took a pretty significant pay cut a year ago so he could spend more time with the family. Have I mentioned that I married a good man.

Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to be a stay at home mom, not sure if this is an option now. but with 2 months severance we can try it out. I have also wanted to be a nurse so maybe school. Tons of crazy thoughts running through my head. Something WILL work, so now I need some clarity and direction. And a DEEP BREATH.

Thanks for listening

Thursday, April 16, 2009


I have a feeling that tomorrow is going to be "The BIG BAD" day for me at work . . .

hope I am wrong but???? I'll keep you posted.

I took 2 benedryl in hopes of some sleep tonight, bad allergies also
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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

19 Month Check-Up

4 Months ago when we brought Naomi home she weighed 19 lbs (5th%) and 29" long (5%) now she weighs 24 lbs (50th%) and 31" (25th%). Amazing what a little love and food can do for a girl. Everything is looking good. We did get a referral for speech therapy. She is not saying any words. She understand stuff . . . I can ask her to get her shoes or blankey or give me a kiss (very important) and she will. She is using some signs. Comprehension is on its way. I would love for her to get movin on the speech. The screaming is driving me a bit crazy. We figured that Speech therapy would be in our near future. We went to an amazing place for Thanie's speech so now we get to go back.

I know I am repeating myself but we are so incredibly blessed to have this little girl home with us. She is our daughter, not doubt. What a beauty she is.

I LOVE the toes in this one

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Sunday, April 5, 2009


Who needs a tail anyways? Here is our Aspen without a tail, I figured for those who are squeamish a profile shot would be best. Last night one would have thought we had a newborn around, your royal heiness was up every couple hours. Today she was able to get outside and sun herself, I think she will sleep well tonight. She is feeling much better today and as soon as she can
take the cone off of her head I think she will be allot happier.

Notice the sunburn? Opps!! Zach redeemed his birthday gift from us. He and dad went snow boarding (first time for both of them) on Saturday. From the sounds of it they had a fun day and were able to make it down the mountain successfully. I had the sunscreen in the bag. I had to say that so you all would think I was the good parent, right?
Zach's followup appointment on Thursday went good. Most of the labs are back and normal but still waiting the results on a few, keeping our fingers crossed.

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

A Little Family Fun

Check out the cute swim get-up

My peeps in the pool having a good ol' time

Zach on the magic carpet.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Enough for one week

Thanie had his annual eye appointment this week. My little guy has a coloboma (we usually call it his little eye) in his left eye. When his right eye is patched he can see the second biggest letter on the eye chart, not bad considering when he was born they thought he would be blind in that eye. Recently, Than has been asking more questions about his "little eye." He wants it to be big. Today we asked the eye doctor about a contact for it which will not correct his vision but might make his eye look bigger. Tough decision, as the doctor says he does not like to put 5 year olds in contacts. We only want to make Than's transition to Kindergarten next year as easy as possible for him. We will see...

Friday our pretty old lady is getting her tail hacked off. She has a big'ol tumor on it. Our neighbor is a vet so she will be in good hands. We decided not to find out if/what stage cancer it is. We have decided we wouldn't put her through Chemotherapy anyway... So we will have a white lab without a tail but hopefully with a longer life. We love this girl lots, she was our first born.

Tomorrow I take Zach to the doctors office for a followup appointment. We spent Saturday night in the ER. I am really hoping that everything is working right now. I am being vague because I don't think he wants me to tell the entire world about his stuff. He is 9 now and has an image to maintain. BLAH!

I am hoping that Saturday all this will be behind us. Good thoughts and prayers Please
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April 1st

We decided to take a trip to the beach this morning (I have been hinkerin to go to the beach). It was snowing and raining out, 34 degrees . Perfect idea! don't you think. We only stayed for about 20 minutes. We were COLD and wet, but had fun.
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