cheerio! i'm off to finish this wedding!
Friday, April 29, 2011
cheerio! i'm off to finish this wedding!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
today was our followup with the cardiologist. it was a great appt! they hooked about 10 or 12 wires up to her for a few minutes and printed a graph of what looked like her heart beat (think the printout when you're in labor...that's what it looked like.) she handled that like a champ. then we saw brenda the NP and then dr. king. he confirmed that her ultrasound looked good. he went over her murmers and leaky valves and the hole in her heart. we go back next week for one more echo just to "cross our t's and dot our i's." at the last echo o got a little ancy so he quit before he could really check one artery and today was another afternoon appt which meant no nap... so we'll go next week in the morning when she's not quite as "tired". :) if she still won't cooporate then well do an MRA for which she'll have to be sedated but he doesn't expect us to get to that point. we'll see the pulmonologist in june (in monroe so no driving to alec!!) and assuming his findings are good we won't go back to the cardiologist for another year! PRAISE! he assured us that she's totally healthy, has no heart disease and can be treated as a normal toddler! if we never mention this to anyone (other than disclosing it on mandatory forms - daycare, school, church trips, etc...) they will never know she's "sick". and we certainly don't want her to feel "different" from other kids so except for when it's necessary it won't be mentioned again! obviously when she's old enough to understand we'll tell her that her heart is on the wrong side but as far as we're concerned it's just a technicality. NO BIG DEAL!
Monday, April 25, 2011
now to get some matching rubberbands and more bows. her bow holder isn't big enough for 2 of each color; what are we gonna do?!?! now that i type that we may go old school with ribbons. yes! can't wait! i just love having a little girl!
and tonight she looked at me, grabbed my face, said mama and then kissed me. melt. my. heart. good day!
once i got home the stevens clan gathered at jenny's for our easter celebration. let me just say...we are not a game playing family. we're just not. it's not our style. but jackie decided that we needed to add some spunk to our family holidays so this year we had egg races and egg tosses. i'll admit; i'm a pessimist and thought "this is so cheesy" but i participated and actually had fun! so, we may have started a new stevens family tradition. way to go jackie for making us look like fools but it was fun! after eating and games o got to hunt eggs.
pops may have cheated during the egg race. i think he set a record for egg races around the world!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
olivia now kisses her own bobo's. does this mean i'm falling down on my job?
we got home today about 5:15 and didn't come inside until almost 7! o went straight out back and i followed shortly with water. she played hard! then we had dinner outside (she eats so much better outside!) and discovered that the college guys next door (that call me mam - i am NOT that old) had a dog. o was in heaven! she went to the fence and petted it. then he ran away. she stood there and called "hootie" for a very long time. he'd come and go but obviously didn't answer to hootie. so finally the boys take the dog back inside and a full blown melt down occurs over no dog. OMG. i'm glad she has dogs at her daddy's house to get her fix b/c i sure don't want that responsibility! i may have to have a chat with the college guys to see if we can dog sit some saturday afternoons that we don't have plans!
she sat at the fence for a long time waiting on the dog. then i realized what she was doing... does she think if she digs a hole she can crawl under the fence to get to the dog??? i was laughing so hard!
Sunday, April 17, 2011
jackie stayed with us friday night so i was able to go to rachel martin's 30th bday party at sundown. so glad i went; rachel and i got some much needed catch-up time!
saturday morning started with the 2nd annual kd egg hunt. we had to miss last year b/c o got sick so i was thrilled to go this year! o totally got the concept of hunting eggs and was all over it! after her nap we went to amelia's first bday party! it was another egg hunt and again, o was good to go. it was great catching up with a lot of friends that we don't get to see very often! then miss shelby came to stay with o so i could go to amelia's mommy's 30th bday party at portico! i had a blast and wish valerie a great bday on good friday!
since i'm going to be out of town on easter sunday morning i decided that we'd have "easter morning" today. olivia wore her easter dress and we did pics in the front yard. the whole sha-bang (except for the easter bunny that is coming to see o at her daddy's house on easter morning.) then at church Jesus was there with his donkey "burrito" for palm sunday. o was skeptical at first. so we went on in. when i went to pick her up after church the nursery worker informed me that o loved Jesus but she loved burrito more! she even went as far as to suggest that the easter bunny bring o a donkey. nice try. not gonna happen!! and then God smiled on me; trinity was doing a baked potato lunch as a fundraiser for one of our ongoing ministries. no cooking for me!! we enjoyed having lunch in the fellowship hall with janie and jeff mcgehee! i know i complain about busy weekends and being tired but honestly, i wouldn't like it any other way! weekends with no plans are so boring!