Friday, October 31, 2014

Harper's 3rd Birthday weekend

Harper love recently turned 3 years old.
She is the funniest, most unpredictable 3 year old . All she wanted was a pink bike, pink cake and a pink play kitchen.   The week surrounding her 3rd birthday was full of check ups and lots of them.
She  had her flu shot at the well child check up and lucked out on any others. Her height is 35 inches (6%) and weight is 29 pounds (32%). She is a petite little thing.
Three days before her 3rd birthday, Harper had her 4th set of tubes placed by our new ENT up here. She is doing great from that. Our ENT is also adding another daily maintence medicine for Harper each day through the end of March. No one likes to be on antibiotic, especially that long but as he said we are to that point. Her pneumonia  vaccine is still strong in her system so together with her Pedi, we are hitting the winter armed. Sadly, she began Augmentin today to try and clear up her sinus infection.
Another check up was her little pinky finger.  You can see in the picture that is doesn't have a nail and is a tad smaller. She got a good report, watch and treatment later unless if starts to curl or lean. Basically, there is no bone in the end of her finger. She says it doesn't hurt and we all know it doesn't slow down one bit. A brace or surgery is in her future but as long as it is growing, even slowly, and not causing pain, we can leave it alone. This is something we have been monitoring for a while and her 3rd birthday was the cut off for having it looked at.
Her Neuro stuff was a bit before her birthday and that is a whole post in itself. She doesn't go back for another check up until after the New Year to check her balance and we will repeat an MRI to rescan her brain cyst next Fall.  This will be done to look for growth.  Very good chance we won't have to touch it if it doesn't grow or change in shape.
Poor baby had her finger slammed in the door to the house.

Harper holding her Brobee lunch bag from Heidi and the boys.
Opening gifts.
Loving her pink Minnie Mouse tricycle. 
We really wanted to do a small bicycle but out neurologist says we need to wait a bit longer.
The husband putting together the million of pieces.
A little birthday dancing.
Shaking it.
Everyone loves it.

We made her a homemade strawberry cake with special icing. The cake was okay and dairy free since we were on her nondairy diet.

Then HG had a turn.

So proud. She is the bus stop afternoon treat girl.

She has only wanted a Minnie Mouse costume for 10 years mom.
Thanks to Aunt Kendall, her wish was granted.
Saturday night of her birthday weekend we had family fall pictures done by a fellow Texan who just happens to in the Indy metroplex as well. We love the pictures, love them. After pictures, 

We braved dinner out, in public, at 7:30.  This was a rare treat for the kids.

Hudson loved all the cooking items.
 Playing at the park after pictures.

I just love Harper's dress.
Sweet, sweet Momma's boy.

No weekend is complete without swim stuff. We did not make HG participate being Harper's birthday but we had to deliver $30 worth if fruit.

Harper enjoyed her birthday weekend and is always so thankful for each and every gift given.  She is so funny, she doesn't ask for a million thing like a lot of kids for birthdays or holidays.  This girl knows what she wants, doesn't forget it and even goes into great detail. 

Happy 3rd Birthday sweet Harper love.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy 9 months

Happy 9 months Hudson!

You are such a sweet delight to us and a Momma's boy.  Maybe this month you will learn to sleep. We had one 7 hour stretch followed by 9 wake ups in 4 hours and then just getting up for the day at 3. Silly boy, your momma needs sleep.

We missed your 9 month visit but you had two sick visits with in the week you turned 9 months. Both of these appointments you weighed 23.5 to 23.75 pounds. One appointment, you began Prilosec like so many in your family and the other was today for green snot and swollen cheeks, eyes and nose. You and Harper seem to share everything these days.

My sweet thing, you are such a sweet delight not only to us but everyone you meet.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hudson's first hair cut

Hudson recently began sporting the rat tail in the front rather than the back.
While it was cute going from a mohawk to rat tail, it was time for a trim.
Boys get trims right?
Or maybe just called hair cuts?
Either way, he got a little trim.

Fourth set of tubes

Sweet Harper love had her 4th set of tubes done this morning.
We can't say enough wonderful things about our new doctors up here.
Much to our surprise, our new ENT is supposedly the doctor of all doctors.
People travel from all over the state to get into him.
He is being very proactive with Harper and that is exactly what she needs.
Waiting on the surgery to begin.
And the versed aka giggle juice kicked in.
She was so out of it and remained that way until almost home.
Then, she was quickly back to herself. :)

Barn dance

Hailey's swim team organization hosted a barn yard dance on Saturday night.
The girls were delighted to paint pumpkins for the event.
With the two youngest just getting over croup and the cold temps, we opted for a short 2 hours at the dance.
While there, we felt freezing rain, missed snow flurries, HG danced stood still chewing on her hair on the stage with the seniors, ate dinner and stood by a warm fire.

I just took Hudson's sleep blanket to ensure he stayed warm.
I'm telling ya, the wind made it freezing.
Hailey Grace said it was one of the most fun nights ever.

Monday, October 6, 2014

HG's first swim meet

Hailey Grace had her first swim meet Friday night.
It was a fun swim fest to kick off the new swim year.
The event was a huge learning experience for us all.
I now fully understand why some swim events begin before sunrise on the weekends.
So proud of her stuff on her arm.
After the big swim meet was over.

Harper was done early on.

Hudson wasn't enjoying the swim meet at all.
He felt so crummy so I kept him away from everyone.
Dreaming big.
Getting all ready to go.

BIG swimmer.
I had been up since 3:45 on the day of the meet, Starbuck's helped as we pulled into the high school.
Over all, it was a great experience and HG loved every second of it.
She is still trying to figure out is swimming this much, this young is her thing.