Thursday, February 13, 2014

Off I Go!

Tomorrow I leave for a wedding in Arizona.
It will be my first time away from the girls (4 days), other than when I was in the hospital having Dinah.  And it will be Cory's first time watching them for an extended period of time with out me.  
I admit, I have anxieties over the whole thing.... 
but I want to be there for my cousin.  

We grew up dreaming of our weddings.  

She was in mine, now I have the chance to be in hers.

Prayers for peace and safe travels would be appreciated!

I'm sure gonna miss these sweeties!

**Please keep Cory's dad in your prayers.  He saw the doctor today to get the results of his biopsy.  We were all under the impression that the results were good (from what we had been told before)... but one of the head doctors is doubting the results (basically said they were garbage) and is upset at the doctor who performed the original biopsy. He is having a different doctor perform another biopsy on Feb 24th.  Needless to say, that threw us for a loop!!**

Sunday, February 9, 2014

The World of Learning...

Looks who is learning to write...

I had been working on getting Eloise to write "EL" over the last week or so.  The other day we were practicing other things in her dry-erase book and I asked if she could write her name.  So she did "E- L" and as I was telling her she did a good job... she started writing "O I S E" (but her "S" left much to be desired).  I think my jaw dropped to the floor.  I was stunned.  We had never worked with her beyond the E and the L!  I asked her who showed her how to write her name and she said, "Just me" (meaning herself).  Wow.  So then she and I sat and practiced some "S's" and this is what she wrote all on her own:

 I had to take a picture, of course!

It is so fascinating to me to watch Eloise develop and learn and grow!  (You should hear some of the crazy things she says--always gives us a good chuckle!!).  We are so proud of her, especially for having just turned 3 only a couple of weeks ago!  We hope to home school when the time comes... but it seems like it's already begun! :)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Snow, Snow GO AWAY!!

Go away snow!  Go away!  Don't come back until December!  Preferably right before Christmas... then you can go away again until the Christmas after that.  Get my drift?  Cuz we've sure got yours... LOTS of 'em!  Snow drifts and ice EVERYWHERE!  Blah!

Ok... now that I've got that outta my system... I have a few things to share!  I can't remember if I posted about this before - honestly, I'm too lazy to go back through my old posts and check at the moment... so bear with me if I'm repeating myself on some of it.

Cory's dad had a scan early in January and they discovered a spot (believed to be a tumor) on his lung.  We couldn't believe it.  He had a clear scan back in October and the size of the new "thing" after only a few months was just unbelievable!  He was able to get a biopsy pretty quickly and we just got word the other evening that they found NO cancer in the many samples they took!  PRAISE GOD!  We honestly were preparing for the worst (again)... but miraculously, they believe it may have just been some kind of infection or something.  So we are doing the happy dance over here!  
(Except where snow is concerned.)

On another medical note... we were visiting at my sister's house on Friday and unfortunately, little tootsies took a tumble.  Translation: Dinah took a fall and ended up bashing in one of her front teeth.  Actually, more like shoving it back up into the gums.  Poor girl was NOT happy, which I don't blame her... I bet it hurt like the bajeebers!  Of course, I started to panic.  I didn't want to upset her... but we were not home, so I wasn't near the pediatrician.  I tried calling them... then my family doc... then the pediatric dentist (over an hour away!).  The dentist said that it happens more than you would think... especially with toddlers learning to walk and just getting their teeth.  The tooth wasn't loose, which was good as far as it falling out and her swallowing it!  It was more jammed than anything!  Oddly enough, Eloise has an appointment at the dentist on Monday for a check up... so they told me to bring Dinah as well so they can check it out.  Cory was googling things to see what to expect - and I don't like the results!  I refuse to google it!  So we are praying that it hasn't done too much damage (none at all would be awesome!).  

And look... Dinah eventually stopped crying to hang out with her buddy, Ruthie.  Not sure how Ruthie feels about it, but she was a good sport!

Eloise enjoyed spending time with Madelyn, of course!


Eloise has some blood work coming up next month for her food allergies!
Always something with us, that's for sure!

I am just thankful for our over all health this year so far!
And I'll be ecstatic when this snow melts!  haha!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

13 Months

We're gearing up for another snow storm here over the next few days!
I will be honest, I'm ready for spring.
But if I have to be cooped up, at least I'm cooped up with this sweetie...
who just turned 13 months!  
(And her silly sister, of course)