Friday, November 18, 2011

Nathan"s fun school days

 Storybook character parade.  Nathan wanted to be Christopher Robin, which was so sweet to me. The costume was hard for me to know how to dress him any different than he normally looks. All the kindergarten classes paraded through every elementary class and it was precious.
 His class did a "Fathers Feast" and only the fathers got invited! Eric said Nathan was so proud of himself in his lil play and sang the loudest when they performed their songs.  His teachers told Eric they put Nathan up front during the "Turkey Tango" with his partner b/c he took it so serious and wasn't embarrassed like some of the others.  I hope his innocence never wears off!

This is from Hoe-down day!
Kristen, that hat was the BEST party favor!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Samuel at 1 month!

9lbs 1oz.
21 1/2 in. 
I can't believe its been a month!!  I will let these pictures tell the story of his first month!   I am so thankful for him!  His digestion is still his biggest issue these days...but we are still enjoying him despite the long days and nights.  I keep remembering...they do all sleep and stop crying eventually, right? We are so thankful for friends and family that have loved on us this month.  The meals have been sooooo helpful and the phone calls have been very encouraging.  Our sweet journey groups pitched in together and gave us a new CAMERA!!!  We are so here's to making memories!

Naomi's eye surgery

So, here is a post i didn't have a picture for.  Naomi had surgery on both of her eyes at the end of October.  It is a surgery that we knew was inevitable...but was suprized at our last eye exam when the Dr. suggested it was time to correct her eyes.  She has a condition called exotrophia.  It is the turning out of the eyes. It is not a problem with her vision, it is a condition in which her brain does not send the right message to her eyes.  So, in the surgery they tighten the muscles which can only last a short span of years.  We will not know for 6mos. if this surgery will be the only surgery she will need or if she will need it every 5 yrs or so.

She did great!  Her surgery was scheduled for 9am but didn't get taken back until 12 and couldn't eat or drink anything.  She went back with the nurse and didn't cry! She was totally subdued when she woke up from the anestetia and was totally out of sorts for the rest of the day.  When she woke up the next day she was a new person!  It will ake 10 days for the bleeding in her eyes to go away...but it is looking so much better.  We are hoping we don't have to do this again!

Halloween 2011

Pumpkins Picked
Pumpkins carved

My pumpkins minus Nathan

Naomi and her friend Elcee
 We decided to go trick-or -treating on Ridge this year to visit some friends.  It was more manageable than we anticipated.  We got to meet up with some friends, which made it more fun! 

Dennis Family: we missed you!!!

 Naomi cheezing it!  She wanted her nose painted just because i painted Judes...not sure a ladybug needed it!

And... the cutest dalmation you have ever seen: Jude!
Nathan and Catch: ultimate super-heroes