Saturday, December 23, 2006

Little Miss Betty Crocker

Alyssa is finally getting interested in "helping" mommy do things. I bravely decided to let her help me cook today. She already has her little apron with her name on it "thanks to cousin AnnaCarroll". She was so excited. I let her actually pour in the ingredients. And then she mostly played in the water Until it was time to clean up of course.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Precious Children

Saturday, December 16, 2006


I can't believe that it has been so long since my last post. This month is flying by.

This week has been a busy week though. On Wednesday we had to spend the day out at Scottish Rite. I was blessed to be able to make both of her appointments on the same day. But it does make for a long one. Her first appointment was with the orthopedics. She got her cast off. She is so excited about it. She stops everyone saying, "Look I got my cast off!" But boy~ her arm stunk so bad. Besides sweat and food she managed to stuff play-doh down the cast as well. But luckily the room was equipped with cleanser and lotion. They must get that all of the time. After that appointment we had out yearly appointment with the genetics counselor, Kim Uhas. We sat there for two and a half hours waiting. Alyssa rode in the wagon, colored, watched TV and made some new friends. I met a mother who has to drive from South Carolina for her appointments. I feel so thankful that we have this hospital in our area and no longer complained of the drive and the $1.00 toll. But after waiting for that long Alyssa was no longer willing to participate in the visit. After about 10 minutes into the visit with Ms. Uhas she said, "So Alyssa while you were getting your cast off today did you go ahead and pick the color for the next one?" She did mention that the material her bones looked alittle stronger this time, but she still would never change her diagnosis. but maybe this means that one day she can dance or play some kind of sport.
Trent had a full week this week. Besides making gingerbread houses and other Christmas goodies he was able to wear his pj's to school for "Polar Express Day". It took me a full week to convince him to wear them but he did. He said that it was embarrassing and that the big kids would make fun of him. I had to take him to school and we watched the other 1st and 2nd graders go into the school in theirs before he would get out of the car.
We went to see Santa last night I will post the pictures soon.