Monday, July 30, 2012

10 days post surgery-

and doing great!  
We are going to start using silicone strips in an effort to try and prevent any scarring. I am impressed with how good her "mark" looks now.  

We got the results back and it was a type of epidermal cyst.  Although, I knew it was nothing... I did breath a sigh of relief hearing fro sure! :)
Before pic 
after pic...

Such a sweet patient! 

Artistic Boundaries

are needed... 
my sweet little lovebug even signed her name (the first letter at least). 
Thank heavens for washable markers- which have been put much higher our of reach!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bye Bye Bump!

I am still not sure what it is... but the "bump" that Mattie has had since she was about 18months old is officially gone!  It hasn't always looked like this with the purple bruise...  It used to look like a mosquito bite, but about 3 months back she fell and bruised it... and it hasn't gotten better. 
Here we are with our most favorite doctor!

Hailey had to have her picture made too! :)

We go to the office and got Hailey-bug all set up.  
I went back with Mattie to help get the anesthesia going.  I held the laughing gas mask on her while the NA started her IV.  She was asleep in no time.  A very brave little girl= a proud mommy.  I snuck out after that and they went to work.  :)  
About 20 minutes later... bunny emerged with his boo boo bandaged like Mattie.
My sweet girl- coming out of anesthesia... 

When we got home- she was SO wide eyed, but bounced back quickly.  She has yet to complain about her mark hurting.  

Already looking better!  She got 5 external stitches and several internal.  I am so amazed and appreciative that this can be done for Mattie.  
Here she is the day of surgery...
You can take the girls out of Memphis, but you can't take the Memphis out of the girls... We love our "Grillz"- sucker balls. 

Here is Mattie the day after surgery.  You can't really see much other than a few stitches.  I was impressed her eye wasn't black!

On Sunday, Ken too the stitches out and put surgi strips back on.  It looked great!  Isn't it wild how well kids heal!!

Mattie- one week after surgery.  Doing great!  I think the bandages will come off in the next day or so.  

She is so HAPPY and so are we! 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Corpus Christi- the 1st month...

Our little life has begun in Corpus... We are off to a big start!
After almost 5 years together.... We finally own a home!!  A home that we LOVE!
Ken did all the landscaping in the front!  Doesn't it look great.  We still have a little more to do- but amazing from where it was when we moved in.

Honey and PaPa were real troopers- they helped us move and we had a little time for some fun... 
Honey and her girls- found the mall!  There is always time for shopping. 

We tried some new restaurants.  

We appreciate all you guys have done for us the past 4 years!  We couldn't have done it without you.  

The girls are adjusting nicely.  We LOVE to go to the mall and play on the play structure. 

We have been practicing our modeling...
We have splashed around A LOT!  Thanks Honey for our "new house happy"!  We love it!

We are loving the freedom to explore the neighborhood- riding shorties!
M&H started the "Flippers" class at the gym- and LOVE it!  

I am so proud- Ken's name in lights!  Go Ken Go!

We are loving swimming! 
The whole family visited Port Aransas... MUST GO BACK!

A painting project for me...
2 adorondack chairs.
A painting project for the girls...

We have found a little time to relax as well.

We have made friends and learned ANTS are not our friends...

Hailey decided she wanted "fancy hair"- so we cut off 5 inches... isn't this adorable!
We saw Madagascar 3!

We even have taken Belle on a few adventures...
Enjoying our new life.