So really she is 13 1/2 months in these, but hey she looks the same as she did a month in a half ago. I made the tutu and the headband. Taking pictures of a child who can walk, and doesn't like to hold still is a little tricky. We took quite a few but these are just 3 of my favorites. Enjoy looking at her cuteness!
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Kenna lost her first tooth on Thursday. She is so excited. She pulled it out herself! As soon as it was inspected by Dad she ran to the mirror to "check it out". Then immediately called Grandma and Grandpa to tell them.
Posted by Brad, Adrienne, McKenna, Bryn, and Lauren at 9:50 AM
Friday, September 10, 2010
Bryn had an appointment the other day with the Dentist. She was very excited to go. They love Dad's office. She was a little confused at first when I told her we were going to the Dentist, she kept saying we are going to have Dad do it Mom. It was hard for her to understand that Brad has more than one role in life.
Posted by Brad, Adrienne, McKenna, Bryn, and Lauren at 6:53 PM
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Thursday, August 26, 2010
This is a picture of Kenna in Yellowstone about a month before we moved to Philadelphia so she is 20 months old here. (see how "bear actually looks like a bear, you should see him now but that is another post). Kenna started First Grade this week. Are you thinking to yourself 1st grade, um shouldn't she be in kindergarten? Well yes she is only 5, but I did an online cyber charter school last year in Pa for Kindergarten. Therefore she was able to be registered for 1st grade here in TX even though she isn't six yet. Now mind you I have been stressing out a bit by this. I wasn't sure she was ready for 1st grade and I was giving myself ulcers over it All the thought of is she going to struggle, she will be so much younger than everyone (you have to be 6 by Sept 1st to enroll in 1st grade normally), what if she doesn't do well and they move her back is she going to be made fun of. Basically if I could think of it I stressed over it. However, after talking to the Assistant Principal and the Lead 1st grad teacher we all decided to enroll her in 1st grade and see how she does. Well she is doing GREAT! She is having no problem with the curriculum in fact she is ahead a little from the others and has stated a few times that she is bored. She likes going to school and having homework. I am relieved and enjoy hearing about her days, Bryn is bored without Kenna at home and I have had to find was to entertain her that doesn't involve pestering Lauren.Here is a picture of her on her first day. I think no matter how big she gets I will still think of her in terms of the above photo
Posted by Brad, Adrienne, McKenna, Bryn, and Lauren at 5:45 PM
I got my fair share of unsolicited advice on parenting today. If people are trying to make their quota; don't suggest anything to me this month, wait until next. Otherwise you will have a more socially inappropriate response than was your intrusion was on my parenting.
Posted by Brad, Adrienne, McKenna, Bryn, and Lauren at 4:46 PM
Saturday, August 7, 2010
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010
We are here in Texas and loving it. We are adjusting well. It took us a few days longer than we thought to find a house but we finally found one in Grand Prairie that is perfect for us. The girls and I have been able to go and do some fun things.They have great kid stuff here. When I finally find the camera cord I will download some pictures of our adventures on the way out.
Posted by Brad, Adrienne, McKenna, Bryn, and Lauren at 10:22 AM
Saturday, May 8, 2010
We are still in the CICU (cardiac intensive care unit). She has all of the pacers and tubes out and is down to one I.V. site. Poor little peanut is not liking the morphine. It is causing it usual symptom, itching, constipation, and upset stomach. She didn't eat at all yesterday or today so far. Anything she does swallow comes up moments afterwords. They told us that she will limit her mobility herself, if it hurts she won't do it. I have not seen her hold so still for so long since she was a newborn. Because she has all of her pacers and extra I.V.'s out they are hoping to move her out of intensive care and to the main cardiac care unit. She is however doing well considering what she went through 2 days ago. Thanks for all of your prayers and help.
Posted by Brad, Adrienne, McKenna, Bryn, and Lauren at 11:09 AM
Friday, May 7, 2010
As you can see she is doing much better. She got her chest tube out today and her Arterial line was removed as well. This has given her a bit more mobility so she is less anxious. She has opened her eyes a few times today, but only for a few minutes. They are still keeping her on the drugged side so she doesn't hurt herself. She has a few "normal" arrhythmia's that are typically seen after open heart surgery so they are monitoring those still. She is eating a little. We have just been putting a bottle in her mouth and she is drinking about 80-90 ml every three hours or so. I am pleased with her progress. Hopefully we will be able to hold her today.
Posted by Brad, Adrienne, McKenna, Bryn, and Lauren at 11:20 AM
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Lauren's surgery went well. While closing the VSD they found she had a small ASD as well so they closed that hole too. She did very well. She has been out of surgery for 2 hours now. She is off the ventilator but still has some O2 by way of a nasal cannula. If all goes well she will have the chest tube out tomorrow. Thank you all for your prayers and help with the McKenna and Brynlee. We so very much appreciate it.
Posted by Brad, Adrienne, McKenna, Bryn, and Lauren at 1:10 PM
Friday, April 30, 2010
We have set Lauren's surgery date for May 6th. She will undergo an open heart procedure to fix her VSD. I will be spending the next few days stressing over everything that could be stressed about (sometimes ignorance is bliss). She will be in C.I.C.U for a few days and then in the hospital for a week. The doctors say that she will be back to her old self in about 4-6 weeks after the procedure. p.s for those of you who are interested here is a you tube link to see the procedure. It is an actual procedure so if blood or anything medical makes you squeamish you should pass. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9crkTBuHbc
Posted by Brad, Adrienne, McKenna, Bryn, and Lauren at 10:38 PM
Such a wonderful word!! When you hear the word pass you may think of many different things. Some may think of a pass as something you would do with a football, soccer, or basketball. Depending on where you live you may think of a road with a 10% grade covered with snow and ice, no guardrail, and only 12 feet wide for two lanes of traffic. Pass may be something you would like to do when stuck behind a school bus. At our house it means Brad has PASSED his Dental Board Examinations and can now be a lisenced Dentist.
Posted by Brad, Adrienne, McKenna, Bryn, and Lauren at 10:29 PM
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Saturday, February 6, 2010
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
- As my time in Philadelphia is growing to a close, (105 days at time of this post), I am finding myself a little torn. Part of me can hardly wait to get out of here and start the next phase of our lives as contributing members of society, receiving a paycheck rather than a quarterly interest statement. While the other part is a little sad to leave. I have learned a lot, met a ton of wonderful people that will be life long friends, and have enjoyed all that the east side of this wonderful country has to offer. This is my top 10 things learned in Philadelphia.
- Speed limits are merely suggestions
- Green means go and Yellow means GO FASTER
- You have 5 solid seconds after a light turns red to still go through it.
- Never for any reason park in the city.
- No matter what you hear about Pat's or Gino's the best place to get a cheese steak is at Old City Pizzeria
- Rita's Water Ice is the best thing ever on a nasty humid hot day.
- WATER is said ouwader
- A Broadway show at the Kimmel Center is every bit as good as a Broadway in NY
- Lancaster has some the most beautiful countryside I have ever seen
- All cities should be set up on a grid system with all streets running N,S, E, W. As this is not the case the team that put together the Garmin GPS is all going to Heaven.
Posted by Brad, Adrienne, McKenna, Bryn, and Lauren at 7:11 PM