Thursday, January 22, 2015

We did it!

If you have been following us since Dariya came home you know what a traumatic thing the dentist visits have been for her.

Three years ago at her first visit they seriously didn't touch her and she was screaming the place down.  But, slowly, slowly, slowly she has come around.

I made a book of what we do at the dentist a couple years ago (pictures were of Aidan at one of his appointments).  The girls still love reading that book and get it out often.  About two weeks prior to a scheduled checkup I let the girls know we are going and we begin practicing.  The girls LOVE to play dentist and let us clean their teeth so I was hopeful that this time they would both do great.

I also took Grandma along to sit with one girl while I was with the other!  PRICELESS~

I have to report that BOTH girls did fabulous!  They let the hygienists clean their teeth and put a fluoride treatment on.  The attempted xrays but the film was just too big for the girl's mouths yet so we opted to skip it this time.  Poor Dariya was gagging on the film touching the back of her throat.

Alayna's adult teeth are popping in on the bottom where she has lost her baby teeth, but no molars coming in yet.

Dariya has an adult tooth coming in on the bottom behind her baby teeth which aren't budging yet. Shark teeth!  Looks just like Aidan's did at this age hmm, anyone see orthodontics coming up? She STILL hasn't lost a tooth and will be 7 in a couple weeks.  She however, has 3 of her 4 six year molars already.

Thankful the appointment went without a hitch.  Thank you Grandma for the back up.

See you in 6 months Dr. David!


Friday, January 2, 2015

Recovering well


Surgery went well for both girls.

Alayna just had tubes placed and Dariya had tubes and an adenoidectomy.  Alayna came out of surgery second and was quick to wake up and ask about Dariya.  Dariya was still sleeping in the bed next to Alayna and was very groggy after anesthesia.

Late Monday night Dariya had a rash on her face and was breathing like she was Darth Vadar.  Not sure what she was allergic to but, thankfully after rest, benedryl and an advil she was back to her normal self.

Overall they have had an easy recovery and are definitely hearing better.  They both rang in the New Year at 6pm  (English time Zone) and were too tired to party any longer.

Today Alayna decided their doll's had birthdays so we had to have a tea party to celebrate.

Hoping they get rested and back to 100% before school starts again on Tuesday.


Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas in pictures












We hope your Christmas was as blessed.

The girls are having ear tube surgery on Monday morning the 29th. We would love prayers for an easy surgery, quick recovery and repaired hearing for both girls.  Thanks!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Getting ready for Christmas

We are in full speed ahead Christmas mode here.

We have listened to and sung Christmas carols.

We have decorated the house...

my helpers are awesome decorators!

We have decorated the cookies.
The kids all loved painting their sugar cookies.

Alayna won the prize for decorating the longest and getting the messiest!

The girls have truly enjoyed going to see the Christmas lights this year.  The first year Dariya was home she would cry every time we looked at Christmas lights.  Still not sure what the issue with them was but, thankful it is a thing of the past.

Finally, we have rung in the Christmas season with Aidan's 6th grade band concert.  He is excelling at saxophone!


We now have some snow to play in as the kids first day off for break is today!  Do you want to build a snowman? ;)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Anyone there?

I keep pondering shutting down this blog as I can't find time to actually update it.  My sweet uncle used to look at it everyday, but since he passed away I haven't updated regularly.  I know my sister in law Trudy enjoys the pics as she isn't on FB but, it is so much easier to post a pic and a tag on FB these days.

Our newest news...
Alayna lost her 2nd tooth and has an adult tooth popping in through the bottom.  Both girls still have fluid behind their eardrums so are schedule for tubes on December 29th (Dariya adenoids possibly too).

The girls and I enjoy our mornings together.  Here is a game of hide and seek where I was "it".  I'm not sure I will ever find the girls.  ;)
They are both loving school.  Hard to believe next week is the end of the first semester already.


So far I am keeping up with Jason on afternoon deliveries.  He actually hasn't been home too late as UPS hired plenty of new drivers to cover the holiday this year!  YAY!

Dariya had a little stomach bug for a day and decided to sleep the day away in our bed.  Little sister went in for comfort!  Thankfully nobody else in the family caught it and after a day or so she was up and running again!

Hope you have a great week~

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Blog catch up game

I somehow thought when the girls went to kindergarten I would have more time to do things like blog.  Well....as you have witnessed just the opposite has happened.  I find myself not even downloading the pictures I took for weeks at a time.  

Life is moving SO fast.

I often times consider closing this blog down but, then know our sweet family far away won't see pictures of the kids so I will try to update at least more often.  Try I said, Trudy ;)

So here is a quick update of what we have been up to.

The girls were THRILLED at the idea of Halloween this year.  They totally got the trick or treat thing years ago but, this year they requested who they wanted to be.  That is HUGE.  Of course, our little Frozen lovers chose Anna and Elsa.  They had a great time at our church's trunk or treat, at their school party and trick or treating in the neighborhood for a brief little while (it was cold)!  



The next week kindergarten partied 50's style in celebration of the 50th day of kindergarten.  Alayna loved dressing up but, Dariya was having none of the scarf I tried to get her to wear.

Their assignment was to bring 50 items in a ziploc baggie.  I thought it was a great way to get rid of the Halloween candy so we counted out 50 skittles and put them in Alayna's backpack. 
Much to my disapproval I found an empty ziploc baggie and a very green little girl.  Alayna had eaten ALL 50 skittles.  AHHHH~
Needless to say her behavior was OFF. THE. WALL this week.  
Praying like crazy that the dye wears off and that she gets back to normal...whatever that is.  Any and all prayers appreciated!


Aidan is LOVING middle school.  He is thriving and excelling in all his classes.  He seems to be maturing and growing up right before our very eyes.

In other news, I am dipping my toes back into the work world.  

This holiday season, while the kids are in school I am going to be Jason's UPS helper.  Oh, I hope I can keep up with him.  For next school year,  I have accepted a pre kindergarten teaching position at a Christian preschool in our community.  I am excited for the new challenges that are ahead.  

Finally, my mother is having open heart surgery on Wednesday.  I ask for all prayers for an easy surgery and recovery.  

Thanks!