Thursday, October 29, 2009

When did this happen!? ........

I'm not quite sure when it happened, but it did. My baby girl just turned 5. I really can't believe it. I've been a Mommy for 5 whole years now, and it's the best job I've ever had, or could have.

I don't think a person can even understand the term "unconditional love" until they become a parent. There is just no grasping it beforehand. My kids are my life. They're my hopes and my dreams. They're everything right in my life and I love them more than I could have ever imagined. Ever.

I hope you had a wonderful birthday and that it was everything you wanted. I can't believe it's been 5 years since your were born. I feel like I've missed so much and it's all been one big blur! Time truly flies when you're having fun.

I'm so proud of the wonderful little girl you're becoming and watching you grow and change is so much fun. You fill my life with happiness and I don't know where we would be without you. You are our hopes and dreams.

I love you more everyday and I just thank God for blessing us with a daughter as awesome as you.

I love you crazy!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Oy Ve......

I've gotten a few emails this week regarding this blog, and they all go a little something like this:
"Chas, update your dang blog. We need to see new pictures of the kids, now"

So, here I am, happy to oblige......

Last weekend we went to Hunsader Farms in Bradenton, FL to have a little family fun on the farm. There was a hayride, corn maze, craft booth, etc. It was a giant waste of money, but the kids had a great time and that's all that truly matters.

Here's a pic of each kiddo on the hayride!!

Later on in the week we dressed the kids in their costumes for a mini-photo shoot, here's a sneak peak. Cuteness overload!

I promise to update again this, tomorrow. We have a fun day planned for Morgan's birthday! I can't believe my baby girl will be 5 in less than 24 hours.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Football player in the making....

Zachary has played 3 football games now, and believe it or not, he really does get better each week! The last two games have been so much fun. He did great!

This picture cracks me up. That little boy in the black tackled Zachary (and note, it's FLAG football) and then proceeded to just push him down over and over again. The coaches got onto him and then the rest of the game he kept hugging and apologizing to Zachary. It was so funny!
Zachary says his favorite part of football is when he gets to *hike* the ball. So, the coach lets him do it alot.
Zachary is the smallest kid on the field, so when it's his turn to run with the ball, he's pretty much tackled instantly. And, he's yet to pull anyones flags because his little legs just don't move as fast as the other kids legs do! LOL

He has learned however, that football players get all the chicks!!

My friends Kristin and Lauren had both come out to watch him play, and he just eats up the attention! Chicks dig football players ;)

Update on Morgan

Thinga have just been nuts around here since Morgan had her surgery! We're so thankful that everything went well and she came home to recover nicely. Here's a big of info from her surgery:

When the DR was about 1/2 way through the surgery he sent the nurse out with an update. Apparently when they got inside her they saw that the extra sinus cavity ran through her carotid artery. That discovery made things a bit more tense and caused the whole thing to take a bit longer.

When all was said and done they told us she's lucky to be alive. He said it was a miracle that with as many infections she was getting in that cavity, it never got swollen enough to block the artery completely or cause it to burst. If it had been left alone, it could have eventually killed her and we never would have known why. Praise God that this doctor was proactive, I don't even want to THINK about the possibilities.

Anyway, the rest of the surgery went smoothly. Her right adenoid was blocking about 80% of her regular sinus passage and her fluid levels in her right ear were off the charts! He drained her ears and removed the adenoids!

Since the surgery we've noticed such an improvement in her breathing and hearing! She's done so well.