Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

I have been off since Wednesday and it feels like I still need some time off to recover from our road trips. We went to Americus, Ks on Thursday and had lunch with my dad's side of the family and then I came straight home and went out shopping. I got the girls a few good deals on Christmas presents so couldn't pass them up. We left early Friday morning for Sedan, Ks and stopped off on the way to visit with a few of Troy's friends. We stayed the night with Grandma Webb and this was the firs time the girls have spent that much time with their other grandma. They couldn't quite understand why we were not going to my mom's house when we told them we were staying with Grandma Webb. The girls did really good sleeping and I was surprised they didn't wake up too much. We went to Fall River, Ks on Saturday for lunch with his mother's side of the family and then took off shortly after lunch to head back for Baldwin. We had to be up at a fundraiser for the pre-school and the girls even got to do some Christmas shopping for mom and dad and each other. The presents are wrapped and under the tree and so far they haven't opened them yet.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Fall Pics

We had our first of many Thanksgiving dinners today. Was a little worried that we would have to miss it as Rylee woke up from her nap with a low grade fever. I gave her some advil and she was fine and never ran a fever again. Jordan started acting a little off after dinner and once we got home she had a fever too but she perked up right after I gave her some Tylenol. She was running around like crazy so I don't think it is too much to worry about. The girls will have their Thanksgiving day feast on Tuesday and then we will go to Americus on Sunday for dinner. We are packing up and going to Sedan for the weekend so this might be an adventure for us. Lets just hope the girls sleep good.

Here are the pictures we had taken a few weeks ago. These girls just melt my heart! One month from today they will be 3!

Sunday, November 13, 2011


This picture is the girls walking down the hallway at St Lukes when we went to the Halloween party. We walked down that hallway for 96 days and at the time I never even dreamed we would be this far with the girls right now. Made me tear up just a little bit.

I apologize for not getting a good post up this past week. My dad had surgery on Monday evening where they removed a large tumor from his bladder. We got good news Friday evening and he will not require any further surgeries at this time. He meets with the doctor on Tuesday to develop a plan of action. Thanks for keeping him in your thoughts and prayers. Our prayers were definitely answered and it is not as serious as it could have been. I ended up taking the girls with me to the hospital as my Aunt Peggy was back from Colorado to be here for dad's surgery so I bathed the girls in sanitizer and we were on our way. Not really but I am surprised I didn't as hospitals scare me because of all the germs. We were able to see my dad in his pre surgery room and little Rylee was terrified being in the hospital. She did seem to get a little more comfortable as the night went on. Troy came and picked the girls up before the surgery actually started and she would not leave the hospital until she got to say good bye to Pal Paw. We had teacher conferences on Thursday with the pre-school and the girls are doing very well. We were rather shocked with Rylee's test results. She can identify every letter, and almost all numbers to 20 and got all colors right except brown and the rectangle shape. We know she knows these so no worries with this little miracle. Jordan didn't do quite so good but did as good as she should be doing. The teacher told us that all this information is just extra and they should just be getting socialized and used to being in a structured setting. We had their school district screening the week before and they are still going to do some screening to see if they qualify for any services with the school district. They did hearing screenings and both girls passed. Both of Jordan's ear drums are moving and she only failed one of the frequencies so that means she is doing fine with her hearing. We have Tiny K (infant and toddlers) coming on Friday and so sad that our coach will have to discharge us when the girls turn 3. (next month)!

We just got home from Admire, Ks after attending a family gathering. My great Aunt was back from California and my uncle Fred was back from Colorado so he could go hunting and visit with my dad. It was so good to see all of our family.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Prayers for Grandpa

Sorry about not updating yesterday. I didn't get home from a cake decorating class until late and then was up too early to get on the computer. Unfortunately my dad is going to be having surgery here in a couple hours to have a mass removed from his bladder. We don't know a lot of information right now but will be sure to keep everyone up to date with what is going on with him. Please keep my dad in your thoughts and prayers. He is the only grandpa that the girls have and we would sure like to keep him around for many more years.