Saturday, June 27, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Last night, after all of my children were in their beds I had a few moments to reflect on my day. My mind was filled with wonder, stress, happiness, fear, and so many other emotions. Shriners Hospital in LA finally called me in the morning to give Rydon's cleft lip surgery date. We are going in very bright and early in the morning on July 7th. I have waited for this call since June 4th. I have waited for this surgery since October, when we saw the cleft on the ultrasound. This little boy's surgical journey has been in the back of my mind constantly since then. Some days I feel so much stress about the pending difficulty he will have because of the cleft lip surgery and the cleft palate not getting fixed until he is one year old. I feel so much happiness knowing that this first surgery is the beginning of the end. I know he is in very good hands with Dr. Howell and her team at Shriners. I am so grateful to have access to good medical care for our little boy, even if it is out of state. Rydon's face will be forever changed in two weeks.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
I wasn't too sure how my shy friend Gideon would do?! But the minute he walked in a little guy here came over and told him he likes boys not girls. :O) This little guy hung near Gideon most the day. Gideon didn't say a lot but he was smiling and happy doing all the activities. Ayla was cute and sat on my lap during their music time. She told me she wanted food right after they got here. :O) She was excited for snack time but she did everything else too. :O) She loved having a spray bottle and spraying the tortoise…who also loved to be sprayed. They were great and seemed pretty comfortable the whole time. :O) Thanks for bringing them. (I know Gideon is one that needs to be warned … so trying to get him to rush over Wed. was not going to work out but I'm glad he was willing today. :O))
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Sunday, June 7, 2015
18 ¶And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
20 And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.
21 And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.
22 And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Little man discovered nature's first toys this morning. And I must say that Ronald McDonald house charities is one of the most worthwhile organizations on the planet. They have done so much to help people dealing with medical issues, there are really no words to say thanks. This is the second child we've had with a medical issue requiring out-of-state travel and they have rescued us again. If you want to do good where it is needed and will for sure be put to good use, I ask you to donate today. I will, too. You will probably get sick of me saying it over the next couple months, but these people are amazing. Please visit http://www.rmhc.org/ to learn more about the Ronald McDonald house in your area. — with Keiza Lindsay at Pasadena Ronald McDonald House.
Friday, June 5, 2015
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
This little guy had 22 ounces of milk today. He ate three times before 7 am, and six more times during the day. I am pretty sure he has never eaten that much in a 24 hour period before. Babies his age should be eating 20-24 ounces every day, with bottles being 4 ounces or more each time.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Last night was the school swim party at the rec center. Yesterday morning the kids played in the water out back. Saturday we went to the splash park. With all the water exposure one would think they are water logged. However, we are just getting started for the long summer here. It is already 100 degrees. Blah.