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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Happy 18 Months Maddie!

We have been having so much fun with Maddie lately. She has always been fun, but she is really talking a lot and noticing everything! We have to be careful what we do and say because she will mimic us. Today we went to the park to play and take some pictures. She had a great time exploring.

Catch Up on Postings....

This summer we have been very busy. We have had some good times, but we also had a couple of scary things happen. Adam had to have emergency back surgery and my dad had to have a stint put in one of the artery's of his heart. Both are doing well now, but they gave us quite a scare.
I'll try to keep this short, it is kinda complicated. Adam has been having trouble with his Sciatic nerve all summer (since May). We were in Keller visiting by parents for my dad's 60th birthday the first weekend in August and Adam experienced a shooting pain from his back all the way down his leg. He was putting his shoes on at the time and he fell the the floor. He could not get up or move without excruciating pain. So, he laid on the floor resting for about 4 hours and still could not get up due to the pain. We had no choice but to call an Ambulance, we had to do something and we could not get him up and into the car. He was admitted into the hospital that night and had an MRI the next day. They discovered a herniated disc in his lower back (L5S1). They kept pumping him full of steroids and pain medication, but he was still in so much pain. They did not want to do surgery on him in Grapevine since we lived in Houston, but there was NO WAY I was going to drive him 5 hours in the car in the amount of pain he was in. Finally, the doctors decided that the pain meds and steroids were not helping and so they scheduled surgery. He had not been unable to sit up or even move for 3 days. He had a micro disc-ectomy to remove the herniation. The doctor said that he had a pretty bad herniation and they removed a big 'chunk.' After the surgery he was able to sit up!!
While all of this was going on my mom and dad had to drive to Houston because my dad had an appointment to get a heart catheterizing with his doctor. He had been instructed to not do anything to cause stress, ha. The heart catheterizing found that he had a 95% blockage in one of the main arteries of his heart and needed a stint put in. Between Adam and my dad both having major things going on my mom and I were nervous wrecks, but we made it through. A week later they were able to successfully do the stint and my dad is doing well! He had to have the surgery on his 60th birthday! What a way to spend your birthday!
It is so ironic that we were staying in my parents house while my parents were staying at our house. When it rains it pours! Adam's mom "Honey" came up to watch Maddie while Adam was in the hospital. We are so thankful that everyone is ok now. God is so good! We are so thankful that we had wonderful doctors.
Everyone is on the mend now and life is starting to return to normal.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad "J-Pa"

Happy Birthday J-Pa!!
We celebrated my dad's 60th birthday this year!! It is a good thing that we decided to celebrate it early given he had to have surgery on his actual birthday.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


While in Keller we checked out the local Gymboree. Maddie had a good time exploring all of the activities. She was intrigued by the other kids.

Friday, July 30, 2010

First Haircut...just a trim

Maddie had her first haircut! She tends to have my hair, which can be WILD if not tamed! We went to Cool Cuts for Kids and had them trim it up and she got some bangs so her hair would not be in her face all the time.

The Before

Watching Dora (the only cartoon she knows)

Showing off her new haircut with Margarita (the lady that cut her hair)

Too tired to even eat my Cheerios. We went to lunch with Mimi, got a haircut and
went shoe shopping. It was a fun day!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Pointe West Galveston Texas

Maddie LOVED the ocean and she had so much fun spending time with her cousins. This was her first time to see the ocean and 'swim' in it. She loved splashing in the shallow water and walking around in it. She also liked shoveling sand into the bucket.

She wanted to go 'night night' in the ocean

Bathing beauties Maddie and her cousin M

Maddie and her cousin S hanging out at the pool

Having and tea party before heading out to the beach. Cousin S, Maddie and cousin Z.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Luggage Carts....

Maddie likes the luggage carts when we travel. I think this will have to be a picture tradition.

San Antonio, Texas 11 months old

Springfield, Illinois 16 months