Tuesday, November 27, 2012

New & Improved Ears!

Clay had tubes put in his ears at Boys Town this morning and did great!  We have been lucky and he has only had one ear infection but he has had ongoing fluid in his ears that could cause damage/issues down the road.  The tubes should fix that right up!

Dr. Allen, our wonderful ENT, also did a scope of Clay's throat to find the source of his "barky" cry.  We were thrilled to learn that she did not see any damage to his vocal cords or epiglottis, like we had previously been told may have occurred while being intubated for heart surgery!

Doesn't get any cuter than this!
Heading home!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

We have SOOO much to be thankful for this year!  ...and we got to celebrate that thankfulness with turkey and pumpkin pie FOUR times!  Yes, that is right, FOUR TIMES!  I am now also thankful for warm weather in November so I could squeeze in a few runs!

Things were so crazy last year at this time.  Baby Janke's arrival was getting closer and while we very excited to meet Baby J, we were also so scared of the unknown.  Little did we know that he would be a superhero and amaze us everyday with new milestones, good health, and lots of snuggle time.  He made heart surgery look easy for crying out loud!

We also learned of my dad's prostate cancer in November last year.  This news was so devastating and surreal.  I remember thinking it all had to be a bad dream.  You know the saying "When it rains, it pours"...it felt like it was hailing.  But a year later, we celebrate my dad being cancer FREE and an amazing dad and grandpa.

So although last year was a time that has forever marked my soul, this year will be remembered as the year that we knew every little thing is gonna be alright.

The thankful tree that the kids and I made.  We added a new leaf everyday.  This will definitely be a new tradition!
Papa love ;)

This marble run has been around since before I was born!
Wyatt & cousin Sarah.  Apparently, Wyatt is already too cool for pictures.
There may or may not have been a cousin fight over Clay right before this picture!?
Aunt Esther and Clay

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Just Like You - Down syndrome

What a great video to wrap up Down syndrome awareness month!  The tears were flowing but they are happy tears.  I can't wait to see the amazing boy, teenager, and man my little Clay will become - and someday that could be Wyatt & Hazel making a PSA for Down syndrome!