02 September 2014

Beach Vacation and Back to School

We had did our summer vacation in Pensacola, Florida. 
We had a nice view from our hotel room. 
I enjoyed taking photos with my new camera.



We had a great time.  The beach was great.  It wasn't crowded and the weather cooperated with us.


The kids have gone back to school.  We were all excited about it. :)

27 July 2014

July Happenings

 David lost his two bottom front teeth!  He pulled out his first tooth last week and the other tooth came out on Friday.  
 The tooth fairy gave him a $5 bill the first time and 2 $1 coins the second time.
 David's new smile.  His new teeth started growing before his teeth fell out so he had "shark teeth."  
 The kids visited Fast Lanes for the first time.  They had so much fun bowling for the first time and playing games.
Kayla had another cardiology visit.  She was 12.6 kg, 96.5 cm, 93 pulse ox, 80 HR, 24 RR.  The doctor took her off the Lasix medication.  She is still on baby aspirin, warfarin, captopril, and digoxin.  The doctor thinks we'll be able to take her off warfarin and digoxin in 6 months.  
Kayla got a cute little bunny in the mail that has a zipper scar.  It was made by Booboo Buddies on Facebook.  
 Our favorite neighbors moved away :(  We're going to miss these girls.


07 July 2014

July 4th

We had a great time on the 4th.  The kids were so excited about staying up late to see fireworks.  This was the first time that we've done fireworks.  It was so fun to watch them see all the different things.  The snappers/pop its were a big hit.


 















28 May 2014

Last Day of School 2013-2014

First and Last Day Comparisons.  
I love seeing how much each has grown over the school year.  They're in their bathing suits because the last day was a fun water day.


This was on Kayla's first day. (She started in October instead of September like David)






27 May 2014

Half Years

Looks like I forgot to update the blog with the kids' half year birthday stats!
So here it is.

David - Age 5.5


David is growing to be a really sweet and smart boy.  We have started giving him more chores around the house.  He has to help with laundry more.  I make him fold all of his own clothes now and put it away.  He has to make his bed.  He has to put away his dishes after he eats and clean the table.

He enjoys swimming class and finally moved up to Preschool 4 in this last session.  He loves it a lot more now they're in the water the whole time.  I've seen a lot of improvement in his swimming, but he still needs some help.  He has difficulties paying attention to the instructor and likes to do his own thing.

He is still enjoying the same things at school.  He likes math, geography, and science.  He is starting to read a little bit.  He can write all his letters and knows the sounds they make.  We decided to keep him in the same Montessori school instead of going to kindergarten in public school.

Height 44.5"
Weight 41 lbs
Shirt Size 4/5, 5T, 5,  and sometimes 6 if it's short sleeve.
Pants Size 4/5, 5T
Shorts Size 4 and 5T...although he still fits perfectly fine in 3T swim trunks.
Shoe Size 12
His favorite toys are his Legos and Leappad games.
He drew a picture on a candle for me for Mother's Day.  This was extra special because he NEVER draws pictures.

We don't eat at McD's much, but the last time I took him he was able to eat 10 McNuggets and some fries..yummy unhealthy stuff.  He can eat more than me for some meals.  The kids meals at some places aren't really enough food for him.

Kayla - Age 3.5

Height 38 inches
Weight 28 lbs
Shirt Size 2T-4T
Dress and Pants Size 2T and 3T
Shorts Size 18 months to 2T.  I put 24 month shorts on her yesterday and they fell off while she was walking around.
Shoe Size 7, 7.5, sometimes 8
Girl clothes seem to vary a lot based on the brand which makes it hard to figure out what size to get.  She's my little doll that I like to dress up all the time.


She's pretty excited about being able to reach the water fountain now.



Kayla enjoys playing pretend.  Her favorite movies are Frozen and Pirate Fairy.  She goes around the house stomping her feet to turn the ground to ice and throwing imaginary pixie dust at us.  When she's not playing pretend, she's doing her doll's hair or doing art.

She is still very sweet and always happy.  She loves hugs and wants to be treated like a baby a lot.  She also likes to be helpful around the house.  She enjoys putting laundry away and folding towels.

Kayla missed almost 2 months of school due to her heart surgery, but finally went back 3 weeks after surgery.  She is doing really well.  She is still figuring out how much energy she has now.  You can see her face light up when she realizes what she can do now.  It makes me happy that we decided to move her surgery up earlier instead of waiting until summer.


I signed up both kids for swimming and a fit kidz class at the gym.  We're going to have a busy and fun summer.  :)


24 April 2014

Post Op Cardiology Visit

Kayla had her post-op cardiology visit.  They did all the normal checks.  Her pulse ox was 93, height 36.75"...I forgot the weight.
They also did x-rays.  The doctor said she was looking good and took her off 2 medications.
She got sent home with this lifecard cf/holster monitor.  She has to wear it for 24 hours.  It's like an EKG.
She got this mesh shirt to go over it, so she wouldn't mess with the leads.
Here are the leads.
It's too bulky to wear, so I put it in one of her purses.  She likes wearing it, but has a hard time not pushing any of the buttons.  We're only supposed to push the green button if she has issues like vomiting.  
The day before Kayla had another dental visit to checkup on her grey front tooth.  The dentist said it didn't look like it changed, but if it gets bad it might need to be pulled.