Sunday, December 30, 2012
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Friday, December 28, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
As we know, Leah is still a little afraid of Santa. Last night as we were getting ready she told me to ask him to leave her things outside. She did not want him in her house! When she woke up I asked her if she thought Santa had been here already and she said no, but ran to the living room anyway and started jumping when she saw the gifts and was excited. She knew immediately what gifts Santa brought as they were not there when she went to sleep last night.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
We paid yet another visit to the American G*rl Store the Saturday before Christmas. I had actually made the reservation for this the day before the store even opened. We were supposed to go with my friend Mary and her two daughters, but both girls ended up with strep. We missed them but had a great time. Leah chose Ivy to take along as Ivy didn't have a holiday dress and needed to get her hair done. After brunch we walked around the store and shopped a bit while we waited for Ivy's hair appointment. It was in the 40's that morning so it really felt like Christmas was nearing. It didn't last, the high for the day was 60's.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Saturday, December 8, 2012
November came to an end with my aunt getting out of the hospital. We discovered she has, according to the doctors "an insignificant mass" in her brain. This was causing some swelling and pressure that was causing the seizures. They sent her an anti-inflammatory and anti seizure meds, observed her for a few more days and sent her home. She is doing great and appears back to her normal. As soon as she was out of the woods and home we headed to Disney to film the Christmas parade. You can watch our studio kids on Christmas morning on ABC from Walt Disney World. Pictures coming soon. Right before my aunt got sick we did manage to celebrate Thanksgiving and go to the Miracle on 134 Street parade in The Falls. Leah had a good time, as immediately after the parade we paid a visit to the American Girl store.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Our Elf arrived the Friday after Thanksgiving. Leah named him Kenneth. This year our elf has been a little naughty. Last year and the year before re rally just flew around the house and we always found him in odd places. But this year he keeps getting into stuff.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
My great-aunt Isis is in the hospital. We've been here since 9 am. She keeps having seizures. Three so far today. Its almost 6 pm and they still don't know why. Every test has come back normal. Well, as normal as an 83 year old with advanced stage Alzheimer's can be. She is very healthy and no other illness. We are all praying very hard and I know all my prayer warriors out there are too. She has been admitted until a neuro comes to see her and they can figure out what is causing the seizures. She is on anti seizure meds now so I don't think she will have another tonight. Ed is coming to relieve me for a little bitt so I can deal with the little one and as soon as I have her home and in bed I will be back. On a happy note, I did manage to get one of our trees up last night and will post pictures soon. Please keep my aunt in your prayers. Specifically that they find the cause of the seizures tonight and that she can go home tomorrow. The elderly and hospitals is not a good mix. They need the visits to be brief. I have seen first hand what lengthy hospital stays does to them and how they regress.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Shortly after school started we had a minor storm. Hurricane Isaac came through with some winds and rain, but mostly nothing! However, we were the only ones with a little damage to one of our trees....