Monday, July 27, 2015

Christmas in July exchange

  Did you know that there are only 
150 days 12 hours 45min and 45sec 
UNTIL CHRISTMAS ??!!

And that means

Lia and I participated in a Christmas in July Gift Exchange
Hosted by Courtney, Elizabeth, Jamie & Amanda

Thank you so much to Brooke and Kinley, they had Lia in our exchange and 
Lia's gift could not have come at a better time! 

Lia's package arrived just as she was beginning to feel better from her 
recent tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. 
Look at that happy little face
Lia had so much fun opening all of her gifts

Lia got sidewalk chalk and a glow stick princess crown

Nail polish for our nail spa days 

And everything she would need to make cupcakes

The "sprinklers" were her favorite thing!
They also served as a maraca :)


 Later that evening Lia wanted to add sprinkles to her sundae 
So, here it is... 
Lia's Sprinkle Sundae Surprise 
Surprise ... she used 1/4 of the bottle on her sundae!!

Thank you again Brooke and Kinley ~ 
It was the perfect box for Lia

Lia and I had Ez and Baby Declan to shop for. 
Let me just say shopping for a little boy(s) is 
SO MUCH FUN.
We tried to stick with the theme of 
THINGS THAT GO for Ez - he is a big fan of cars.   

I forgot to take pictures of our box we sent so head over to Ez and Declans' 
Mommy's blog- Nina @ The Joni Journey to see their fun gifts.

Thank you so much ladies for hosting such a fun mid-summer exchange.
Sweet Turtle Soup

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Our little patient

It's surgery and recovery time
Lia had her tonsils and adenoids out last Thursday. 

We are on 5 days post op 

I cannot believe the parents that said 
"Oh it's so easy when they are young" 
Um... Nope it's not! Every 3 hours we are giving some type of medicine and there are tears. It may be easier than if your older but it's far from easy. 

I cannot believe the parents that said "My little one ate fries and nuggets during recovery" 
Um...Nope! We are lucky if Lia wants to swallow let alone eat. 

Lia is on a steady diet of; 
Popsicles
Ice Cream - peach 
Noodle soup 
Popsicles 
Ice cubes 
Juice 
Ice Cream - peach 
You get the idea! 

Having your tonsils out is hard. 

Let's recap the last 5 days with pictures; 

The early morning walk to admissions 
Follow that blue path! 

Pre -op 
Look at that sweet face 

Post Op 

We are blessed to be so close to a wonderful Children's Hospital




Going Home - Day 1 


Day 2 


Day 3 

Day 4 

Day 5 

We are hoping to turn the corner very soon~ we know Lia is ready! 
Because having your tonsils out is hard 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Lia funnies

Lia has said some funny things in the past week or so. 

And because this is our way of recording memories and because I as of late I find myself a little more forgetful.. (I do not know what that is about) 
It's best I "write" them down now! 

1- While on vacation Jim walked into the room with his cycling shoes on and Lia looked up from her book and said - 
" Dad, you think you're so smart in those shoes!" 


2- As I was saying goodnight to Lia for the 100th time a few nights ago our conversation went as follows:

ME: "Lia - we have a big day tomorrow. 
You know what big girls do at night?" 

LIA: " Yeah - they eat sandwiches" 


3- Lia and I were talking about what Daddy would like for Fathers Day for a special gift. 
She came up with may ideas like 
a new car 
a card 
a picture 
a new bike
I mentioned that maybe he would like beer. 
She thought I said a bear. 
So... 
Jim is now a proud owner of a soft brown Teddy Bear named 
GRRR-EY
(Guess who got to name him too?)  

Straight from the mouths of babe!!