Friday, July 6, 2012

Avery update

Avery has had quite the exciting life lately…
We went for her check up for her hip the other day and I am sooo happy to report that Avery no longer has to wear her cast at night anymore. WOOOHOOO!!!  So we are completely done with the cast. Soo happy. Everything from a clinical stand point looks great. Her xrays look awesome he said and he was amazed at how well she was doing since it has only been three months since having such a major surgery. Now to think about scheduling her surgery for her other side. Oh hmmmm..I'm not ready to go there but so far this surgery was a success. She isn't in pain and she no longer pops her hip. It stays in place. So I know that we have to do the other side. and soon.
THe best thing that has come out of the surgery besides fixing her hip of course is she is now night trained. She has only peed the bed once since her was the easist thing ever bc i didnt have to do a thing.she just did it on her! I noticed her not peeing when she was sleeping while we were in the hospital and i wondered if she would stay that way when we got home. But i just made sure to make her go to the bathroom before she went to bed and she of course had them big diapers on over her cast so it wasnt a big deal if she did go to the bathroom but she woke up dry every time..and so since the cast has come off and we dont need to wear them big diapers..and she hasnt gone to the bathroom while sleeping but once i dont put pull ups on her anymore..she gets to wear her undies to bed...and i dont even wake her up to go to the bathroom before i go to bed or anytime in the middle of the night..she just holds it bc she doesnt get up to go either.I am soooo happy that she is night trained..i really thought we were going to be in pull ups for a couple of years at least from all the stories that i heard..but just shows that you just never know..:)
We had a lunch date just her and I while we waited for her other dr appointment in the afternoon. Which everything turned out was her GI appointment and he said to just keep what we are doing with the fruit-eze for her constipation.
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So we all decided to go to Academy the other day for a quick trip and it turned into a nightmare. Avery decided it would be a good idea to wander off from us. So after frantically going down the isles that were by where we were and still not being able to find her I went to the front of the store to tell them.  Code ADAM. where they lock down the store so no one can go out. and they put out her description over the intercom. My mind of course thought of every bad possible solution. and got myself pretty worked up. Avery doesn’t respond to her you cant call out Avery..and expect her to say that didn’t help us any. and Avery will go to ANYONE without a fuss. not even thinking anything. so another thing that didn't help us any. So after what seemed like eternity I finally hear the lady at the front of the store tell me they found her. They found her at the other side of the store..far far away from where we were. and she comes around the corner with the associate just smiling away..and she had no idea how happy I was to see hear smiling face again. She had no idea but as soon as she saw me she did have an idea..she read my reaction and picked right up on it.  She knew she was in trouble..BIG TROUBLE! I hope that is the last time I ever have to go through that. People still amaze me..I cant stand most of them. When I went up front running and telling them that I lost my should of seen the looks from everyone…like I was the worst mom in the world and how could I let that happen..and not one of them offered to help look for her. they just continued to give me a look. I'm sorry but if I heard someone lost there child I would not sit there and just stare at them..I would start looking for their child but I guess that is just me and I might be the only one..It can happen to ANYONE. In a second they are gone. It doesn’t make you a horrible mom if it does happen to you. Just praising God that we found her and she is safe.
Avery’s talking has seemed to taken off. Just the other night on the boat Avery was talking non stop and we had to ask her to be quiet for awhile. NEVER did I think that day would ever come. EVER. I have waited five and half years for her to talk. That is a long time to hear her talk and make sense..most of it was yelling at the babies..She had yelled Baby at Jianna says “I not baby..I Gi-gi.” Lol!  Just the other day she asked me .."”Mom, where ketchup go?” after she couldn’t find it.. I had tears. That is a HUGE moment. First because she asked a question using where…so that tells me that she is starting to understand the w questions that we have been working so hard with her. second she said a four sentence word non- prompted. Will she do it tomorrow???? Probably not..She isn't consistent with it yet. But right now I am enjoying that little big moment to us right now.
I love her..I can not tell you enough how much she has brought to my life..I find myself just looking at her and Thanking God for giving me such a beautiful blessing. Her giggle is soo stinking contagious. Just today we were hanging by the pool and she was sooo giggly. and pretty soon everyone was all giggles too..
Here are a few pictures of Avery just chillin by the pool today.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Oh June where did you go???

Wow it is already July 1st, well actually it’s the third now..boy did that month just fly by..why does the summer always fly by and the winter seems to drag on and on…at least it does for me..Well what have we been up to???? Well we have been living up the summer and enjoying every minute of it.. I love love having my kids home and we are having so much fun…So to catch you all up on the last is what we have been up to…
*The girls planted some flowers..
*We made some strawberry jam, and we are waiting for blackberries to make some blackberry jam
*Swimming..LOTS of swimming…Avery is getting to be quite the fish..she loves to jump in..and she will plug her nose and put her head under for awhile and try to swim…in fact everything pretty much goes to pot in the summer bc we spend too much time outside swimming or just being lazy by the pool..and then nothing gets done..but that’s ok bc its summer..
This girl loves to jump..she is all smiles..even up until she hits the water…
*Grilling LOTS = easy suppers
*Avery is still trying to practice riding her bike…we will get there someday..she keeps wanting to push the pedals backwards and then that stops it of course..I got her a little bigger bike at a yard sale to see if that would help and it did some..
*Spending time at the lake on the boat
Avery jumping off of the front of the boat
Do u see where Avery is?? Right up there fishing with Daddy…
Where are the other girls while dad tries to fish a little bit…??

*VBS..this was the first year Avery went and she had a blast..and this last Sunday I caught her singing away in church…maybe a little to loud but that s ok;)

*Eating our fresh vegetables that we grew
you win some you lose some..not sure what happened to these squash plants but they didn’t make it
Almost ripe
Jared’s grapes..hopefully they taste good this year..we haven't had any luck with them in past years  but then we only got a handful of grapes last time..
and this year we have lots of little cluster of grapes
*Making homemade popsicles, and fudgesicles. Destiny has been going on pinterest and finding great recipes to make..they all love em…we have only have one bad one so far..but I think it was because our watermelon wasn’t that great to begin with
*Sleep overs
*Staying up late and sleeping in…ooh the best part of summer…sleeping in and not having a schedule
*Making our quilt
*Eating lots of Destiny’s goodies that she has been making..she is def my baker..and cleaning out the bowl and mixer of courseSmile
*Made it to week 4 of the Couch to 5k program..Here’s the link if u are more interested..(Its a iPhone app that gets u from the couch to 5k slowly through 9 weeks but you don’t have to have an iPhone to do it..the app just makes it easier bc it talks to you and times you to tell you when to switch over to walk and run plus it tells you how far u many calories u burned..and so on..) ..I'm not a runner..I'm a runner wanna beSmile but so far this program as been great if I can stick with it I might just be a runner.ha! I haven't made it this far yet so I am soo pumped.This is my third time retrying it..Third times a charm rightSmile It has been going good..I do it every other night faithfully by myself or with Jared and it has been the best thing for me..Afterwards I usually just jump in the pool and go for a swim after to cool off..But I'm not sure why they call it the couch bc its not like I've just been sitting on the couch or anything..but we all know that right;)

*Going for Ice Cream of course..we tried out a new place Tutti Frutti- frozen was sooo yummy def will be going there can pick what ever flavor you want and get it yourself which the kids loved doing..and then any topping you can imagine you can put on..and put on as much or as little of the toppings that you want..and then you weight it and surprisingly it wasn’t overly expensive. I think it was ten bucks for all of us..not bad for a little treat once in awhile I think..
*Fishing- cant leave that one out..Jared and I had a fishing date which was so great…and so peaceful..just being out on the lake where it is nice an quiet and you can talk and don’t have to talk over all the music that the restaurants play so loudly down here..watching the sunset…aww my kind of date even though we didn’t catch any big ones..just little ones..but Jared can never catch anything with me… Avery has also turned into quite the little fisher lady too…she LOVES it..if she hears daddy is going fishing well its all over and she ends up going with too..she will climb in the boat and stay there until Daddy says she can go..she caught a big 5lb bass with Jared one night and the minute she caught it she says “A-a-all done” she caught her fish she was all done and ready to go home.haha!! IMG_1869[1]
Our big one for the nightWinking smile
Sorry for such a long post..that was like five posts in one..Well that pretty much sums up our June..Bring on July…we are planning on making a trip back to SD again for a couple of weeks..just me and my girls.we did that last year and it went good..but this time on the way back Grandma is going to ride back with us and then spend a couple of weeks down here..She don’t know what she is in for but she’ll learn quickly she wants to see the country so she thought it would  be a good idea..ha!