Thursday, June 21, 2012

Healthy Heart!

 So on May 31 Emma had her cardiology appointment. It had been two years since her last one, and although I honestly didn't fear anything, it always brings me back to the memories of Emma's first year. Emma was a trooper! It was a really long appointment, over 4 hours! But the best news is that she looks great! All the repairs are holding great with no problem and we don't go back for another two years! She got released from ALL physical restrictions! Yay!! She still has one valve that we will continue to look at as she grows, but for now it is letting plenty of blood pass through!

Getting her echocardiogram- looking at her heart with the "magic wand"

At about 3 hours into the appointment, the natives were getting Emma played doctor with her EKG stickers!

 Mommy's turn....

 Afterwards, we took her to her favorite type of restaurant- Chinese and then I surprised her by taking her to Six Flags. She has been asking and asking to go to Six Flags for a while. And now that we had no physical restrictions, nothing was out of reach! (Well, as long as she was tall enough of course!)

One of the first rides we rode was the Judge Roy Scream. Now, I kinda didn't tell her how high the roller coaster was nor did she get a good look at it first. Let's just say she was holding on for dear life on that first hill but by the end she was screaming in fun and wanted to do it over and over and over! (We did it three times total!)

At the top of her first roller coaster!

On the swings

At the top of the parachutes! (I have to admit, this is the one ride that makes my stomach turn a little!) We did the parachutes twice!

 We took a stop for a "Pink Thing" per Daddy's request!

On the Conquistador!

We rode the Log Ride about 4 times continuously- there were no lines and so the people just let us keep on riding!

Celebrating the trip with Dippin Dots!

And as you might guess, she didn't last long once we got into the car. She's holding "Cuddles"...her prize for beating me in the water gun game in the midway area.

And saving the best for last, here's our picture on the log ride!

Monday, April 2, 2012

We love our cupcakes...

I made the news!

So totally weird experience just happened....I went to the Yahoo homepage, and just happened to see this story...

Yahoo News Video

(click on the link to see the video)

At about 0:42, you will see myself and my friend Kristen on the right hand side, waiting for our food at the front food truck. I have on a brown top and khaki pants. So weird!!!!!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Carol's Birthday Party!

I can't believe it was already time for Carol's 2nd Birthday party! Her actual birthday is on Thursday, but because it is Easter next weekend (and Rangers Opening Day, of course) we decided to have it this past Saturday. We had a real informal affair at the Benbrook Park. When I pulled up I couldn't believe how many people were there....there was a community Easter egg hunt and bounce houses that morning! But luckily the egg hunt had just finished as we were setting up in one of the pavilions and they kept the bounce houses going for a while, so we got to enjoy those at no cost! (All planned, of course!) Here are some pictures from the fun day!!!

Carol and her cousin Zac

 Just chilling, eating some applesauce with Granddad.
 Um granddad, your cheetos look really good!

 Emma and her good friend Madi
 Evelyn and Senna Curlee

 About the only "homeade" part of the party! Strawberry cupcakes with frosting and Elmo toppers. After I iced the cupcakes, Emma put on the confetti and Elmos!
 The candle only stayed lit for a second because of the wind!
 ...but we still pretended to blow it out!

 One of Carol's best friends, Brock, attacks the cupcake! We went to high school with Brock's parents and now Carol and Brock play together at Miss Angie's house during the day!
 Don't even think about taking my cupcake!!

 ....or touch Brock's cupcake!! (Actually, this was his "cheese" face!)
 Opening presents!


 Playing on the playground!

 Drew Coleman

 Playing on the bounce houses!

 Getting bread to feed the ducks at the duck pond. Last time we were at this park, Carol fell into the pond! Luckily, she stayed dry this time!!
 Ethan Bah

 Tuckered out at the end of the day!

 Mom, do you see me???

 Blowing bubbles!!!

 I can't figure out how to rotate this one! (Or I'm too tired at this point!)
 Beautiful big sister!

 Nothing like getting a tired hug from a sweet little girl!

 As a little comparison, here's Emma at her 2nd birthday, complete with Elmo cupcakes!