Tuesday, June 30, 2009

So we walked into Target, shopping for some birthday gifts and what did we see? The patio set we've been dreaming of for the past few months had been marked down to a clearance price, and it was going fast. Big bummer. This was a definate splurge on our behalf, but we are so happy with our new outdoor living space, it's finally useable for just hanging out on a regular basis! The umbrella tops it off (no pun intended...) enabling Mya & I to be out in the heat of the day enjoying the patio!
Like Father... she already likes to watch TV way too much. Usually it's a Mariner game that Rob has on, but they were both inthralled at this show. And look who has control of the remote (and control of what else Rob?) Enjoying our patio time! video

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What a Week! We've had an extremely full week that has included the 2nd ear infection for Mya within 2.5 weeks, an allergic reaction to amoxicillin, two trips to the doctor and a day at home for recovery... we're all exhausted. Poor thing has been a trooper thru it all, but it's been a rough go with lots of sleepless nights! Needless to say our little one continues to steal our hearts with her daily antics. She's all over the house now; walking along anything she can pull herself up to. She's not figured out the stairs yet; but I'm sure it won't be long! We're reveling in the last few weeks of her "health" as we know it. We had a nice Father's Day at home together, Daddy's real celebration is this weekend on the Jackson Golf Course!
Happy Father's Day, Daddy!
She's EVERYWHERE now! Including under the table... We decided to get her an early Birthday toy since she'll be out of commission the day after her big #1 Birthday. She's enjoyed her new toy- thanks for the recommendation Elliott!
One spot I don't have to child proof... yet. Thank God for little arms.
Her current status on attempting to walk... it's going way too fast! Notice she stops to watch the Mariner game... she claps with the crowd too (we didn't catch that on video though). I guess we can say she's been well trained (or is it propaganda)???

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Surgery Update:
video So we have scheduled open heart surgery, August 3rd. Only six weeks away, it finally hit me yesterday after taking the phone call from the scheduler at the hospital. I don't know what will be harder going forward as a parent after seeing your child in a hospital bed all hooked up. I'm not a pro, but I'm guessing this probably tops the list of the one of the least fun things to do as a parent. Amazing how this little girl that we've known less than a year has stolen our hearts and is breaking them at the thought of causing her physical pain. However,we are confident in the doctors and surgeons to make good choices and to perform a somewhat routine procedure on our special little girl. We appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Just being Mya...
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Our Little Mya We found out yesterday that Mya needs to have open heart surgery. We're waiting on a surgeon's conference on Monday to find out the timing of when they think it should be done. At this point we're hoping for sooner than later... and are assuming it will happen within the next 3 months. We would really appreciate your continued prayer for her little body, for healing and for the doctors involved in helping her! We're so thankful to be living so close to Children's Hospital where she will receive the best care in the industry. She will be in the hospital 7-10 days and will need 6 weeks of recovery prior to returning to "normal" life (ie daycare) post surgery. I'm very blessed with a great employer where I can take most of that time off- but we'll also have 4 family members who are all teachers and on summer vacation who have offered to help us as well. We really have been blessed by many wonderful & encouraging messages and comments, we are so appreciative of all of the thoughts and prayers that have been sent our way. Thank you for your friendship and continued support for our family!

Friday, June 05, 2009

FAMILY
We have been so blessed to have such a wonderful family! We had the pleasure of hosting our families last weekend for Mya's Dedication at church and for Mark & Brittany's return from Saipan. We had an action packed weekend- Church, BBQ at our place, swimming at the hotel pool and the Mariner's game. We really appreciate all the support our family gives us, we love you!
Mya turned 10 months old this week. She's crying in this picture because I took the dirty door stop away from her. For some reason she loves to suck on it! I'm always amazed at how she can find the grossest stuff on our floors- of course it always has to go in her mouth. It's so disgusting! We've caught her several times with a big hair ball in her mouth, nasty. She's just started to eat "normal" food - we're loving that. She had shredded chicken, peas (her favorite :), carrots, cherries, pineapple, cheese and noodles for dinner... a lot of it! Luckily she's not showing signs (at this point) of her father's picky eating habits, anything we give her is shoved into her mouth and enjoyed! She's all over the place now, playing with toys and stuff that Mommy & Daddy will learn to put at a better height with a little one around. Soon we'll be investing in baby gates, we're reveling in the time we have left, as she hasn't figured out how to climb stairs yet. But there's always tomorrow...