Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pretty, Pretty Princess

My photos have not been uploaded to the computer yet. Here are a few that were emailed from Miss Lisa. This is at the end of her Trick or Treat evening.

The original costume was a bit to short so I had to sew her a satin skirt to make it a bit more appropriate :)

Friday, October 29, 2010

I want to be a cowboy baby!

This has to be one of my favorite photos from our Mommy and Me trip to Valentine this year. We walked around a pasture, drank out of a windmill, rode a horse, explored a barn, rode on several tractors, and hiked to Fort Falls.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wake me up...when September ends.

Sooo.....we were going to head down to Texas for Labor day weekend. My dad was taking Emma down a few days early and we were following after work on Thursday. That's where the planning endith.
Emma and my dad started heading down to Texas on the way she was not keeping fluid/food down, so they got to the state line of Oklahoma and dad stopped for the evening and see if she was just getting carsick(she has never been carsick). She was up that whole night asking him for water and then not keeping it down so the next morning I told him to take her to the closest hospital in Blackwell, Oklahoma(thank you google). Ben and I QUICKLY left Omaha and headed that way(to Blackwell OK). They ran tests...put a NG tube in her nose and determined that she would need to be transported to Wichita to a hospital to have a scope to see why she was not able to hold down anything. We met them in Witchita (her, the ambulance, and my dad) and waited another 36 hours or so of Emma not getting anything by mouth...
that evening we found out that she 1)had part of her stomach and intestine in her CHEST CAVITY and 2) they wanted to cut her open in less than 2 hours. (we saw this on the x-ray/scan)
So Emma has emergency abdominal surgery to "fix" a herniated diaphragm......the surgeon said 2 hours...(thank you Kim for translating surgeon time for us) 2 hours and 45 minutes later she comes out and states that the diaphragm was not herniated it was completely detached on the left side of her body, so it took longer than thought to stitch the diaphragm to her bottom rib.
Friday: PICU
Saturday: PICU
Sunday: Pediatric floor
Monday: checkout after lunch!

Then a week...week and a half later Sadie the dog breaks her toe (they think) Emma and I take her in to the vet and it's infected, and smelly, and both of her ears are infected. So I'm at the vet in a small room, with those smells, the vet, 2 vet techs, and...... Emma is screaming because 1)she is scared of anyone in a white coat now and 2) she did not want the vet touching her or Sadie-lady as she calls her.....

Luckily both are mended because I don't think I could have taken anymore.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

First off....before the September update....a Thank you!

A BIG, HUGE, and HEARTFELT thank you to...

Grammpa Griffiths- because he had to first deal with the puke in his peekup, he had to take Emma to the first hospital and be there with her during the tests, he had to deal with me on the phone and had to follow the ambulance. Because he stayed with us in Wichita and helped out with the hotel, gave us breaks, made sure we ate, and helped with the medical professionals when we were just to tired to listen anymore. He had no idea that the start of his vacation would turn into something much, much different.

Gramma and Grampa Larson- because you drove down and helped us with the hospital rotations, you got her a tiara and pretties. Thank you for canceling other plans and helping us with Emma the rest of the weekend.

David Cooper- because you emailed and asked if we needed anything and did exactly what we needed you to do and that was to start prayer chains and send down your wonderful spouse.

Kim Cooper- because you drove down....at the exact time I/we would need you. You told me the good, the bad, and prepped me for things that would have never crossed my mind...ever. You knew what it was like to be in my shoes and showed me how to get through :)

Jamie-Thank you for letting me call and vent....thank you for sending Emma gifts...both before surgery and when we got home :)

Kristen-Thank you for the wonderfully soft and cuddly Elephant...it arrived while we were in the PICU. Perfect timing.

Nana and Papa Ray- Thank you for coming to Omaha and spending several days cooking, cleaning, laundry, and watching Emma so that we could try to get back on schedule.

I know the nurses and doctors will never read this but most of them were awesome....from the doctor who first thought that she heard stomach noises in Emma's chest to our wonderful PICU nurse who got us a quieter room and let us stay a bit longer, they made our "experience" more manageable.

August Update

So....August was good. Mommy went back to work (part-time of course), Gracie (Emma's bestie) started coming over every other day, Emma got her big-girl bed, and she got her own peppa shaker and a harley tie-dyed shirt.

Monday, October 4, 2010

First Haircut!

On 10.01.10 Emma got her first haircut, she did great!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Be Jealous!!!!

As Emma was being put to bed tonight I sang her the "shunshine" song, she loves the Sunshine song and tonight... she was singing it with me!!! Precious!!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

It's been that long????

Soooo....in mid-July after we got home from the 4th of July and had a patio door catastrophe(shattered glass door=evil new neighbors in the back?), Mimi came to visit. Mimi has come 2 years in a row now for about a week each time to get her some quality time with Emma. Who is Mimi???? Mimi is Jamie, my cousin from Texas. I'm pretty sure Emma is her fave....I'd bet money, all my Coach purses' and a bag of Pretzel M&M's on it.
The week was spent going to the zoo, making/decorating cookies and cupcakes for Emma's birthday and....the birthday itself.At the zoo, the child has no fear of most of the animals.....with exception to some monkeys. She is kissing one of the many goats in the "petting zoo" area at the zoo.

Because I love you more than fabulous glasses....

I'm back to rehash the past 2 months for you.....2 and 1/2 months if your a real stickler.
Random posts shall be popping up....kind of like a toddler that is SUPPOSED to be napping :)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

One week to go!!!!!

In one week we will be celebrating Emma's 2nd birthday....but first a busy week ahead. We are going to try to get in the zoo, cookies made, find a place to play in the wawwey(pool). Mimi will be here in a day and a half and Emma is excited to see her as well as Klausy, Mancock, and Manna later this week. I almost feel bad that her fun week will be ended by shots on Monday :(

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

4th of July

What to get a 2 year old...or mine at least.

If you want to see what Emma may be getting you can go Here.
Because of her "twue wuv" of minky fabric/bankees this is the perfect "store" for her.
I should just create a registry :)
Pictures from this last weekend will be posted within the next 36 hours...:)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Yes.....this is my child.(if you ever had a doubt)

This picture should be entered into a "write the best caption" contest.

We're weird and I'm ok with that.

Peeking out from behind the couch...
Playing with some of Dadee's plastic :)
Vegging infront of the tv.....she likes if all of the piwwows(pillows) are on the floor with her.
I don't know....really. I don't. I do know that very frequently she sticks her hand through and has a make-shift sling when she wakes up from naps, but unless that appendage is purple or she whines I'm leaving it.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Interesting article on what 7 food's kiddo's need to eat.

Hahahaha.....Have you seen my child eat????? We have this LIST down!!!
Thank goodness avocados and blueberries are on sale this weekend, because when it's just Emma and I next week at home guacamole will be a staple.

Happy 23 months!!!

A quick trip to the zoo the other day.....telling the goat to NOT eat her shoes....they nibbled on the stroller enough.
Her ability to accessorize....very impressive!
and again....so cute!
Chasing the polar bear back and forth trying to show him her little bunny :) This is where a couple of (*%&#) people said that she looked like a snack for the bear....KMA people! (No animals or people were harmed during the trip to the zoo :) )

Thursday, June 17, 2010

All within 3 minutes...earlier this week

This is only a sampling of what she was able to contort in that 3 minutes....if only I could do a slideshow off to the side to show all of the others :)

Sassy carpools to Colorado!

We stayed at Great-Great's and had pink frosted donuts.....
Dyed and hid easter eggs....
and played at the park. Gramma even went down a slide with me!

Back in the Saddle....so to speak.

A few highlights from Texas.....Mimi spoon feeding me salsa and guacamole.....I could live off of guacamole!!!
Table dancing....alot of table dancing....I didn't get any one's though.
And my Uncle Cake giving me what I want....ice cream.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


After wasting a good part of afternoon nap time trying to upload a video of Emma I'm not hearting blogger right now!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

April Vacations......

from here and away for Emma and I. But now it's May.....be ready for some pictures and video's from our travels....and some more recent pics.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Happy Monday!


I like to wear my socks on my hands...Michael Jackson style!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful that...

dirt washes out....from nails, teeth, etc.
the child enjoys her baffs.
my child eats good food...whole grains, veggies, fruits, and mook.
she humor's me by letting me make her hair pretty and put bows in.
she was able to go outside 2 days this week.
I got lovely spring flowers as a surprise this week.
I've gotten 20 awesome months so far with my Sassy!
Happy 20 months!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Working hard :)

Playing and working...with her St. Patty's bows.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Some Sassiness for your week!

Love the shirt...the piggies....and the face:)
Camo and a tutu, with a long john shirt.

Potties and such...

This weekend Sass decided that she needed to use the facilities. She stated her intentions and toddled to the toliet. Once there she lifted the lid and start to drop trou. She sat and tried....bless her heart...after a bit she said off and she was gone. She has done it a few more times since then so perhaps this week we will go pick out a little potty! No high hopes here at all...it will just be easier for her as the toliet is to tall.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Want....want....and want some more!!!

The Jack and Janie store finally have this collection on sale!!!!!!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Hmmmm....which toy to pick...
Inside after playing in the snow.....in my camo!
Playing in the snow with dadee....with my "Eddie" hat.