Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Pretty places, Pretty faces

We have been enjoying alot of our summer outside discovering new and beautiful places. No complaints from me here!

Maddie doing her sunset dance :o)

This is why I love summer!!

Silly girl just could not resist!!

More to come!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Little Joys

When her mommy leaves the room for 5 minutes....its time to party (is that confetti she made?)!!!

When they mow down one of my beautiful fields (much to my horror!) that I use for photos and can still make pretty good use of it..

Telling silly sister secrets and tickles..

Having your very first ice cream cone all to your little self (excuse the diaper shot- she is sooo lady like!)

Yup~ that pretty much sums up my week! :o)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

One year ago.....

Something changed my life...


My sweet Kassie was dx with hip dysplasia and had her surgery that morning. Bringing my baby in that awful cold operating room and coming out something completely different than anything I have ever know is not something I can forget.

I was going to start this post out negative- how this went undiagnosed for 15 months, how 2 doctors never noticed, how she spent 6 months in a cast- 4 different cast changes, how I had to search everywhere on the East coast for a doctor/surgeon that was at least half human.

I went from thinking how can I possibly do this for 6 months, explain to her how or why this happen, to how in the world will she ever learn to walk again?

But at the end of the day the only thing that really matters...

I am thankful, lucky, blessed and in total awe. I don't know how she has overcome so much and can walk, jump, crawl, roll, climb, swim and out run me. How can someone so tiny and little just forget about everything and move forward as if nothing ever happen? I am suppose to take her hand and led her... but I think she took mine.

I wish this journey was over but I have no idea what her future holds. It could be more surgeries or we could be one of the "lucky" ones to walk away and never have to look back. But for now I will soak up the all "Kassieness" I can possibly get before her next appointment. I will watch her run, climb and discover herself this summer as a normal two year would. We will just live on hope & love because that's all we have. :o)

We are soooo proud of you my sweet Kassie!!! Here is to "One Year" and hopefully many, many more to come....

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th!!

Just a few of the peanut today!! She wanted nothing to do with the water though...

Funny~ this swimsuit use to be Ms. Maddie's when she was this tiny! I was shocked to find it still looking new- I am glad I saved this sucker! :o)

Hope you have a great one!!!