Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Love of Reading

Lydia has always had a love of reading even when she was really small. I love it too. Penny is becoming fond of our Library trips too. I hope both of our girls will continue to love books. Some of Lydia's Favorite books right now are:

May I bring a Friend by: De Regniers
Hat by: Paul Hoppe
Big Bad Bully Bug by: Ed Emberley
Darkness Slipped In by: Ella Burfoot
The Lama Lama Series by: Anna Dewdney
All of the Eric Carl Books
Goldie Locks had the Chicken Pox by: Erin Dealey
Little Bo Peep Can't Get to Sleep by: Erin Dealey
Pinkalious by: Victoria Kann
Harold and the Purple Crayon by: Crocket Johnson
If you have any favorites with your kids we would love to hear them so we can find some new favorites. Thank you all for your comments on Lydia's behalf. She is doing much better as you can see in the picture she is feeling great!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Unexpected

On Wednesday morning when Lydia woke up she complained that her surgery leg hurt. I looked at it everything looked normal and fine. I gave her some Motrin and we went to the library and lunch. Then she came home and took a nap. When she woke up from her nap she said she didn't feel good and she felt warm. I took her tempature and it was 101.4. I checked her leg and noticed a little redness on her ankle and some swelling. I called her surgeon and he said to meet him at the E.R in a hour and a half. Taylor was out of town so I took Penny to Grandma's house and headed to the E.R. When the Dr. came in the leg looked about twice as red and swollen as it had at 4:00pm. He told me she would need to have surgery that night and that we should expect to stay at the hospital over night. The tissue on the Neveus got too thin after it died which is why the infection was able to sneek in. She went into surgery at 10:00 pm and finished around midnight. Taylor got home about 1:00 am. He felt so bad he wasn't there to help and wait for her during her surgery. They had to take us in the ambulance to the other hospital she slept the whole way; she was exhausted. They took the expanders out of her leg and placed two drains in each side of the leg. They tested the samples from the surgery and she has staff infection. We ended up staying for 3 nights which felt forever. We just got home today and she is doing really well. They will keep her on an antibiotic and she will go back to see the doctor on Monday. Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for the calls and support, we feel so loved.

This is a picture of them flushing the leg. They would do this 2-3 times a day and it was the worst part for Lydia but she was so tough.

I did really well not having any melt downs until last night when she was so exhausted and upset. It is so hard as a parent to see your child hurt.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Lydia Mae

Yes, I am using her middle name. Lydia has decided to test the water recently and I am not sure where this has come from. Last week in Target I had to remove her from the store while she was kicking and screaming for misbehaving. She had to write an apology note to Target and deliver it to the customer service. ( I am kicking myself for not taking a picture of the note it was really cute.) But needless to say she has been much better since this little episode and I am hoping this is a good sign because I just don't know how to be mad at this little girl.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Up Where the Wind is Right

The girls bought kites with the money they got at the Easter Egg Hunt in our neighborhood and they had a ball flying them. Penny bought a mini kite. She is holding it in the picture, she was too busy running around with it to want to fly it. Of course Lydia had to show us all up with the one finger move.

Cotton Days

Taylor had to work all day Saturday but I braved it and took the girls to Cotton Days alone. It was awesome we have never been but we will go again next year for sure. Lydia ran around all day saying,"BEST DAY EVER!" Mel and family met up with us and Lydia and Jaida had a ball together. Taylor did make it home in time for the firework show that night. I love that we can watch it just outside our house.

Waiting for the fireworks in her Elmo jammies. Penny loved the fireworks. We let her stay up pretty late, two days later we are still paying for it.

Friday Nights

It used to be that I looked forward to Friday night sitting at home watching a movie curled up on the couch or going out to a favorite restaurant. Don't get me wrong these are welcomed Friday night too. But after having kids our Fridays have changed and I think for the better. Going out for yogurt and to the park was the icing on the week for me on Friday.

Plus, a plumber came with us and a troll like doll Lydia bought herself at the D.I. for 50 cents blowing out the window on the way home.

Me and The Juice

I realize this picture is far from perfect but there is one thing about it that is perfect my little juicy buns. I have decided that I need to start writing more things down when I post so I don't forget. I love waking her up from her nap she is always so loveable and her hair is so great don't you think.

Words that Penny knows:

Mama, Dada, Baba, Ooo Oh, Dora, Mum Mum, Granma, Lyda, Hi, Bye, Boo, Yay, she barks like a dog, and she screams alot.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ironman St George

First Place Woman

Taylor took these pictures at the finish line on Saturday after an amazing race. It is so much fun to watch an Ironman. These people are amazing.

First two men to finish.