Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
We want to congratulate Chief and GrandMaMa on their new house! They closed yesterday. They still have the condo right on the beach as well. There might have been a small riot from their children and grandchildren if they had gotten rid of it.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Joe and the children and I had a pic nic outside under the willow tree. It was a beautiful afternoon!
Only 3 days until High School Musical!
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Orren and I spent our time piled in Mommy and Daddy' bed reading stories. It was wonderful to.
Orren got some spider man sippy cups today and Olivia got the legend of the water horse. CUTE movie and full of beautiful Scotland. We highly recommend it.
We have Orren's baby dedication/ recognition in the morning. Then we have a luncheon so I will post when we get home!
Well, I have cookies baking and some baby food cooling that needs to be put up. I better check out for the day.
Love to all, Jess
Friday, April 18, 2008
We had a great day today. Olivia spent the day with the precious Hayes boys and their Mom. They had lunch at every child's favorite place... Chick Fil A and then went to the picture show to see Nim's Island. Olivia loved it and had a fantastic day!
Orren and I spent the day playing and "talking" I put some canteloupe in the blender and added some yogurt and Oh my goodness, he ate so much! I hope it doesn't upset things tonight.
Joe and Olivia will be waking up at 5:30 in the morning for their FISHING. We decided to cut family game night short, they have fishing preparations to make. Say a prayer for them tonight that they catch the big one. Orren and I will just have to make do cuddled back up in the bed after we get them off.
Then let's hope we are still functioning for soccer at 11:30. Then we have the Health and Wellness festival, then we will be crashing. To get ready for Sunday. Orren's big day.
Well, gotta go finish baths and palettes. Big storms tonight and the children will be down here anyway so we might as well start them off and save the sleeplessness. Fill ya'll in tomorrow on the fishing!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Well, it is Survivor night and we are just crushed! OZZY was sent home. Maybe we can regroup and find another one to root for. James is still there.
I am in love with my new bar stools (part of the anniversary gifts. LOL Joe says one is mine and one is his) He has such great taste! (when I show him what to buy HAHAHAHAHA) Seriously, they are gorgeous and I love them.
Orren spent the day perfecting his Pterodactyl sounds. He loves playing with his dinosaurs. I thought those Imaginex dinos that roar and move would scare him, but what do I know. He LOVES them! The more fierce the better. One point Dad!
Orren is also very fond of the FREE CREDIT REPORT.com commercial the one where he is a pirate, he got very upset when Mommy couldn't get it back on today. So, I have now set the DVR and we can watch it whenever we NEED to. Yes, I had to sing it to him in the car this afternoon to keep him happy. Scary part.... I knew every word. hmmm yeah.
Orren is still the Wonder Pets biggest, we have to have them on at least once a day. How did I of all people end up with a 10 month old television junkie? Not really, but he could be headed that way. I have always had such strict TV limits for the ENTIRE family. What is happening here? Please do not even get me started on what happens when Alabama, Roll Tide!, Football comes on. His Daddy is so proud!
Olivia spent the day on school and playing littlest pet shop. She is looking forward to her trip to the Picture Show tomorrow with the Hayes family. They are going to see Nims Island. We will let you know her review tomorrow. I will post after family game night wraps up.
Saturday is mega busy: the fishing frenzy registration is at 6:30 AM weigh in is at 10:30AM then to soccer at 11:30AM then the Health and Wellness Festival for the afternoon.
Sunday is Baby dedication and recognition day at our church. Then we have a luncheon to celebrate. We are excited. Alabama Adventure opens this weekend and I think our family day with the El-Fallahs is going to be there.
Olivia has decided to cut her hair again for LOCKS OF LOVE. We are so thrilled and will post pictures of her new do when we get it done. We are going to try and work it in this weekend.
High School Musical is 6 days away! Olivia is so excited! She might pop before we get there!
Love to all!
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
I am sorry it took a little time to get this out today. We have been dealing with all we learned this morning as a family. But here is the break down from our appointment at the airway clinic:
Orren will have surgery on May 6, 2008 @ 6:00 AM this will include a biopsy, a scope, and a camera that will go all the way down his airway. He will be staying over night. We will be looking for four possible causes "obstruction" These are listed in order of severity. Least and most hoped to most severe and dreaded.
~One~ and what we hope nothing more than reflux that we will out grow medicine and steroid treatment. We won't know if this is the cause until they can see past his vocal chords. This has to be surgically done.
~Two ~ if we can't have #1 we would hope for #2 that is what is called a floppy esophagus. This would require extreme caution with illnesses and steroid treatment. No exposure to nurseries or day cares for a LONG time. And all of the above. A little inconvenient but we will be more than willing to work with this scenario.
~Three~ obstruction of some kind, cysts, polyps, etc. These would require surgical removal and correction and all of the above.
~Four~ Our worst fear a narrowing of his airway, depending on severity could require EXTREME reconstructive surgery to widen his airway at it's mildest would require extreme precautions to avoid illness and inflammations of airway, steroid treatments, and removal of any irritant from his environment and all of the above. Needless to say we will certainly need all of your prayers and support over the next few weeks. I have had my emotional breakdown this morning and I think I am ready to tackle this. Thanks to all those shoulders I cried on this morning, Mother... Daddy...Michelle... Lori ... our Church and my precious hubby! I couldn't do anything without ya'll you are truly my rocks!!! I love you I will be keeping all of you posted as we progress. All of you are so very special to us and we could not go through this without you. We will be lifting him up to our Holy father, the great physician and trust in him. We ask that you please add him to your personal prayer list as well as any list you are affiliated with. Thank You so much!
We will all be holding close to Olivia's favorite verse .....
What time I am afraid I will trust in thee
Friday, April 4, 2008
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