Sunday, June 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Craig...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CRAIG. You are getting so old. I really tried to scan a baby picture of you and upload it here to the blog, but I just ran out of time. I am sorry honey, that I missed the opportunity to embarrass you. We love you and hope you had a great weekend. Thank you for a great dinner last night up in Ballston. Love your girls!!!!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

VBS at Mount Ararat Baptist Church

The girls and I had a great time this past week helping and attending Vacation Bible School at our Church here in Stafford. I had a lot of fun acting as the first grade coordinator, I basically made sure that the four first grade classes had what they needed for kids, the bible teachers, craft teachers, and teen helpers. I made sure they got where they needed to go and also got what they needed. Reese had a great time, I would go visit her classroom when ever I was on an errand and she was so happy and having a great time. The most exciting thing for Reese was to be in the Rally in the FLC every morning with all the big kids singing and dancing and also the Penny Wars as the boys and girls fought over who could donate the most pennies. The boys won by 60.0o, but in all the 481 children raised over $2000.00, Reese had so much fun walking up to the buckets and putting her pennies in. I didn't see Paige much, in fear that if I went by her classroom she would get upset and want to be with me. The last day was hard for her, she was done with being in the classroom with about an hour left on Friday. Reese's teacher did tell me that when their class was on their way to recreation that would pass Paige's class and the girls would stop and HUG and Paige's face would lite up with a huge smile that she saw Reese. I hope that stays that way. Thank you MABC for allowing us to participate in a really fun week, we are all still singing the songs and doing the dances from Outrigger Island.

Know the Truth
Speak the Truth
Live the Truth

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Paige's Surgery

Ok, So Paige is scheduled for Surgery on July 15th to have tubes put into her ears and her adenoids taken out. We are really nervous about the procedure. I know it is fairly routine but it will still be scary to put your child to sleep and have them go under any kind of knife. This isn't the first time we have had to see her go to surgery, so we know what its like to have to sit around and worry and well WAIT. On the other hand we are somewhat excited about the outcome after the surgery. She hasn't been prone to ear infections, its just her speech therapist suggested getting her hearing tested again. We have always thought that when she does actually speak the few words she knows it seems and sounds like she can't hear. After the morning trip to Bethesda to have her hearing tested and to see the ENT, we find out that she does have an effusion in both ears and that the ear drums aren't even vibrating. She doesn't have any hearing damage. Like Craig her adenoids are very enlarged, the cause of why she still DROOLS like crazy and her mouth is always wide open. Ok, bottom line is, that this is good news. It means that Paige is OUR a miracle child. Her diagnosis before leaving MUSC Children's Hospital at three weeks old was, Cerebral Palsy, would most likely be mentally and physically handicapped, that she would NOT be in the normal spectrum (what ever that is.) so after overcoming her hypertonia through physical therapy and now dealing with the speech delay to find out that the speech delay is not at all related to the hypoxia (brain injury)/seizures, well is a MIRACLE. We love you Paige and can not wait to meet the new you after you can HEAR correctly.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008