Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween parties

I went with the girls to preschool on Thursday and we went trick or treating around the local business and then went back to the school to have a Halloween party. It was so neat to see the girls interacting with all the other kids. I guess Jordan had a tough day at school on Tuesday and had a hard time settling back into the whole school thing. They had a week off with the pumpkin patch and then they were off on Thursday. We celebrated Logyn Scoby's 2nd birthday and the girls loved being out of the house until 10 p.m. We went to Burlington yesterday so my parents could see the girls in their costumes and to attend the grade school carnival. They had a good time and even got to ride the choo choo train a couple times. We are going to St. Lukes this afternoon and the March of Dimes volunteer team that I am a part of is putting on a Halloween party for all the families in the NICU. The girls even get to go so that will be neat for them. I think they will need some good rest this week after this weekend and Halloween tomorrow. They are going to be assessed by the school district on Friday to see if they qualify for any services as we will be off the Tiny K program when they turn 3 in just a few short weeks. Yikes! I of coarse had to include pictures of the girls in the Hooter outfits. This is the 3rd year they have wore them and I attached a the pictures from 2009 and 2010. Someday these 6 to 12 month tank tops will no longer fit them and they will not have to be hooter girls anymore. Did you notice my new grill? I am now supporting braces at the age of 35. My dad reminded me yesterday that they spent thousands on braces when I was in high school so I better not mess these up too.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pumpkin patch pics, etc

We went to the pumpkin patch with the preschool on Tuesday and had a great time . It was so neat to see the girls interact with all the other kids. One little girl walked up to Ry when we walked up and hugged and kissed her and then sAid I lovE YOU. JORDAN SEEMS TO THINK I NEED THE CAPS LOCK ON RIGHT NOW! IT TOTALLY MELTED MY HEART SEEING THE LITTLE GIRL BE SO SWEET TO RY. THEY ARE BOTH EXTREMELY short compared to the other kids in the class. I think they are the youngest in the class so they have some catching up to do. We have teacher conferences in a couple weeks so we will get to see how they are doing in school. I am going with them to trick or treat on Thursday morning with the preschool and then they will come back and have a Halloween party. We went over to our friends yesterday to watch the KU vs KState game and the girls had a great time. We had family pictures taken today at Baker University and I can't wait to get them back. Jordan was the good girl today and Ry was her crazy self. After pictures we went and got some subs and had a picnic in the Lawrence park with our friends and their little girls. The girls loved the walk down Mass street to get ice cream as a special treat.

The picture of Jordy and the syringe made me laugh. We hadn't used Ry's gtube for several months prior to her getting it out in July and Jordy still thinks we can put stuff in her site.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Rylee is continuing to heal great and we are noticing less and less pain with her tummy surgery. Her neck incision is looking great and her belly scar not so great. We are supposed to go back for a check up with both clinics on Friday but I am trying to get out of the visits so we don't have to make the hour drive to CMH. There is several other things I would rather do than spend a day at CMH. We went to Lebo on Friday night to watch my nephew Walker play football and they lost in OT which was very disappointing to watch. We didn't get home until 11:00 p.m. and then had the girls up early to go to the Maple Leaf festival so they could ride in their preschool float. It was a long day of walking around and getting through the crowds of people. We then went to KC to go to a birthday party for a triplet mom I volunteer at the March of Dimes with. The girls had a great time and came home and crashed. We went up to the Maple leaf festival again this morning and had breakfast and then this afternoon we went to the train depot and rode the train that goes right by our house. I am not so sure we should have started this as I do believe they will want to ride the train all the time. I am taking off on Tuesday and going with the girls to their pumpkin patch with the preschool and looking forward to seeing the girls interact with all their friends.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Surgery #15/16

We took our precious little Rylee to CMH on Friday for her surgeries. She had her trach area revised and then had her G-tube site closed up. The surgeon had to do quite a bit of work to get the area to close up and it actually looks worse than when she went in. He said it would have been too big of a scar for him to cut out all the scar tissue so he decided to just get the area closed up. She could go back in for more work in a few years but I am pretty sure we will just call it good. I guess the ENT surgeon teased the GI surgeon a lot about her scar being prettier than his. The whole surgery took about an hour and then we were in the recovery room within 30 minutes. They had to put her in isolation so she was in a room all by herself and then she couldn't go into the second recovery room due to her MRSA. So we were in and out pretty quick. They sent us home with some oxycodone as her belly was really sore for the first few days. She had a hard time getting up and if we would pick her up she would cry. I had a trip planned to attend the Manhattan vs Missouri football game so I went ahead and went. I had some major mommy guilt the whole time. Jordan went to Burlington and spent the night with Grandma and Grandpa and had a great time. We are so glad that this surgery is behind us and we can move forward.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


We had a crazy busy weekend. I took both girls to CMH on Friday for Rylee's appointment with pre-op and all went well. We are still haunted with those yellow gowns and blue gloves due to Rylee having had MRSA. You wouldn't think that something so simple as a yellow gown would bring back all those horrible memories of her first few days. I have told the hospital several times that she has been cleared and has had several negative cultures but for some reason they want to get her nose swabbed out now. She will have to have 3 separate swabs before they can clear her again. I am hoping we are only at CMH a couple more times before we can say bye to that place for good. We went shopping for a little bit after the appointment and then came home for some late naps. We then went to my 16 year old nephew's football game and the game only lasted one half as they were winning 50 to 0. The girls had a great time and kept us all very busy chasing them around. I had a baby shower in KCMO yesterday so Troy stayed home with the girls and then I enjoyed an evening out as well. We ended the weekend with a trip to Cider fest in Louisburg and then went and did a little more shopping at the mall. The girls are really into shopping lately but all they want to look for is Thomas the Train stuff. Rylee is tentatively scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Friday so please keep our little girl in your prayers as she has the final two surgeries related to her premature arrival.