Sunday, February 28, 2010

Visit to Shriners in Chicago....

In the hotel room the 3 pre-schoolers found great ways to entertain themselves. Jackie and Luke came to hang out and help with Sofi.
They thought it was funny it was snowing outside and they were swimming.

We got to visit Ikea. It is such a cool place. They have everything and the kids had fun too...

Shriners has been a great experience. They have treated us so well. Lize's care has been amazing! When we got there, I thought it was going to be a quick visit. That was until I mentioned I didn't think Lize was hearing well. At that point they did a hearing test, took x-rays of her ears. When that came not so favorable...they had her see the ENT, Speech therapist and another Audiologist. They spent awhile going over the findings. They have decided to try pressure tubes one more time. If that doesn't work .... then she will be fitted for hearing aides. That is totally not what I expected to hear. I'm so thankfull they caught it.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Fabulous 40!!

Thanks to you for making this birthday special and not letting me "hide". Your wonderful and I appreciate you bunches. Luv dawn

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Lots of fun.....

We have been pretty busy. The girls were sick with ear & sinus infections. We got a snow day. James got "stuck" in Florida on bussiness 6 days (2 extra than we expected). Zach had his worse asthma attack yet but everybody was well enough to have friends over Friday. We had a blast. I LOVE the kaos of having a house full of kids. I was blessed to have my 4, 4 of a dear friend & an extra for good measure. Baby Lauren is cute as a button. Her sisters & brother watch every move she makes.
We decorated cupcakes. Lily did very well.

Sofi and Nora.


Ring around the toddler.

Pizza anyone?

Snow day.....Will was out all afternoon.

My best friend Trish sent the kids valentines and these adorable outfits. Of couse she made them. She is the most talented person I know.

Lize called to tell "Mst Twis" "ank ooo"