Monday, June 30, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014

Lullabelle Update

 Lullabelle is doing really well.  She had the initial tumor and tissue were removed from her hip and another Mast Cell tumor was taken out of her side.  There were two other spots that were suspicious so our vet removed those as well.  Thursday she was, of course, very dopey.  But as the weekend wore on she came out of the fog and was her normal doggie self.  Other than the nasty stitches on her side you would never know anything was wrong! 


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Lullabelle Love

Y'all please keep sweet Lulla in your thoughts today.  We found a cancerous mast cell tumor (about the size of a quarter) on her left rear hip and she is having it removed today.  It has been fast growing and in the couple of days since we noticed it, it has gotten noticeably larger.  We are hoping for an isolated, low grade tumor with clean margins.

Lullabelle has had a mast cell tumor before, that time on her belly.  The margins weren't clean and our wonderful Vet Dr. Cox had to remove a lot of tissue to finally get all the cancer out. 

And as luck would have it, the kiddos decided Lullabelle needed some extra love last night.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Fathers Day!

I'd say my kids got a good one. Scored pretty well with their Papas and Uncle, too. 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Happy Birthday Daddy

Marc's birthday was a week ago today, and this is the greeting that Rosie sent him.  Even if I am posting it a week later, Happy Birthday Marc!!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Rosie Sings Let It Go

She was singing along, until she realized I was taping!

There is a really good video of Rosie belting out the chorus, but I can't get it to download for some reason. I'll have to try in another post.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Two Years, Two Days

Today Rosie had her two year well check, and she is wonderfully, perfectly average.  She weighs 26 pounds, 6 ounces  and her head is 18.5 inches, both of which are in the 50th percentile.  Her height is in the 45th percentile at 33.5 inches.  Honestly, she's taller than I thought, since she still wears 18 month clothes and Charlie grew out of that size when he was just a year. If you believe in the theory that your final height will be double what you are at 2, she will be about 5'6".

Developmentally she is right on target. Walking well, talking a lot, singing all the time and interacting with people, even if she is a little shy and prefers adults over kids. (And Mama over everyone else!)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Another Soccer Game

Pre-Game Strategy Session

Best Buddy Warren Scoring a Goal

And Charlie is sad that HE didn't score.  We worked very hard to teach him that a goal scored by any teammate is a goal for him.

Giving Warren a high five, after dciding that hats should be worn.

Charlie's friend Harris was on the other team.  He got in some high fives, too.

Half Time Silliness

Rosie, watching the action and wanting to go play, too.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Two Years Ago and Today

Happy Birthday sweet Rosie Nell! 

You are two!  Unfortunately your two-year molars are arriving right on time, so you are pretty fussy right now.  But usually you smile so much.  All the time, really. So much more than you ever have before.  And you love to sing, especially along to Frozen. You belt out Let it Go. But will also break out in random songs.  Favorites include "ABC," "Twinkle Twinkle," and "The Wheels on the Bus." You have been talking for a while but we now understand most of what you say. 

You are very attached to Mama right now, and always want to be "up" in mama's arms.  And when I am in the room at nap or bed time, you want me to sit right by you and hold your hand.  And sometimes you want me to hold your hand and the hand of a stuffed animal.

You adore Charlie and want to be where he is and do what he does most of the time.  At school, you will go to the fence between the 2 and 3 year old playground and call for him. You want to sit next to him when you watch TV and when you see him jump into a pool you want to do the same.

You eat so well and like to try new things.  If Mama and Daddy are eating it then you want to eat it, too.  You love to read and take care of your babies.  And your favorite show right now is Sheriff Callie's Wild West and your favorite movie is Monsters University, followed closely by Frozen and Toy Story. You will treat Charlie's Buzz and Woody dolls just like a baby, covering them with blankets and patting their backs. You have a Daisy, Piglet and Minnie doll that you like to sleep with, and you are developing the appropriate love of flamingos.

You are so independent.  "I do" is an often heard phrase at our house and you are not at all happy when you can't do. And you are a stubborn little girl. You have definite opinions on shoes. 

You are getting very good at gymnastics, and your favorite is the bar.  And while waiting your turn, you insist on sitting in mama's lap. You are first in line at the end of the lesson for stamps on your hands and feet, and you sing the tuck and tumble song so well, clapping along.

You have brought two years of amazing joy into all of our lives.