Monday, February 13, 2012

More Dress-up Days

"100 year-old Day"

"Circus Day"

Hayden has had more dress-up days at school that I would have ever thought they would! He loves it though, and I do too! On the 100th day of school they dressed like they were 100 years old. I put baby powder in his hair, and I took the lenses out of an old pair of glasses. He really thought he was cool!  Then on circus day, I thought I would whip up a little popcorn vendor costume for him. He loved walking around the house in his costume, yelling "fresh popcorn" "get your fresh popcorn".  Can't wait for red, white, and blue day next week, and then whatever dress-up day is next!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Abigail's Big Day

Abigail has had ear infections nonstop since she birth. Sean has always been very resistant to the idea of putting tubes in her ears, because of the risks of her being put to sleep. We were going to do the surgery at the beginning of January 2011 because she had ear infections every month from June-October 2010. Then when January came, she never had another one until August. Then had one every month August-December 2011. So Sean and I discussed it thoroughly and decided to do the surgery no matter what come January 2012. So on January 23rd, she got tubes!! I was so excited, and Sean was so scared and nervous. (I was too, but I was being strong for Daddy) She also got a frenulectomy to help with her speech. She wasn't really nervous or anxious on surgery day. She is so used to going to the doctor for her ears, it was like any other day! She was not too fond of the gown and socks that she had to wear though! Before the surgery they take the children down "toy hall" and let them pick out a toy. She picked make-up of course. So when they walked off with her holding her make-up, she was just fine! They gave her bubblegum gas, and she is still talking about the lady that gave her bubblegum stuff! Her tongue was pretty sore for a few days from the frenulectomy. She is definitely acting different (for the better), is talking better, and I'm sure feels soooo much better!!!

While sitting at the outpatient surgery center, I thought to myself how we are fortunate that Abigail was having such a minor surgery. Some families have it much worse and are put through many many major surgeries due to childhood illnesses. I do not know how they go through it, and my heart truly goes out to them. I love my husband and children so much, and I thank God that we are all healthy.