Friday, April 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Chandler Kate!

Yesterday (4.29) was my sweet niece's 1st Birthday! Yay! Funny how time flies by!
Getting ready for her 1st cupcake!
Halloween October 2009
Key Largo March 2010

This is what "Amnesia" Meds do to our little girl...

Chloe's Surgery Continued

So, last Wednesday, Blake, Chloe, and I headed to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital for Chloe's Otoplasty (Ear Surgery). This was when we first arrived...I don't think she really knew what was going on...because she was so happy!
Once we got in and settled, they gave Chloe some rocking pj's to wear and some fun skid free socks! Here is a before picture of Chloe's little ear lobe. It just never fully formed before birth. It has not been a big deal at all...but we knew from the start that down the road we would get it fixed. I have to say, I knew I would always be one of those moms that got her daughter's ears pierced as an infant....but, because we couldn't...I am so thrilled that it will be her choice. She talks about earrings ALL the time (she is quite girly). So, we are going to make it a HUGE deal when she can get them done so that she will always remember it! Maybe as a big sister treat in the Fall or for Christmas. We have to wait at least 6 months to avoid infection.
Before Picture
Playing with the Dolls the hospital provided. I know they are a Children's hospital...but I could not believe how kid friendly they were...amazing. Chloe got to meet every Doctor and every Nurse that would be coming in contact with her!
The picture above was taken after she was given her "amnesia" medicine. They gave it to her to help with the separation and with the recovery! They said it was equivalent to us drinking 4 Margaritas! She was quite goofy.
Trying to get a picture with her Dad :)
Right after she woke up. She was a little out of it and not sure of what was going on. The popsicle helped!

We were discharged about 30 minutes after she woke up...she did great with the surgery and the anesthesia so there was no reason for us to stay. When we got home, my Dad came over for a short visit. Chloe was still a little loopy from all the meds so this cupcake with a mile high pile of icing helped :) She obviously enjoyed it! Thanks Papa!
All in all, it was a very easy and positive experience. Chloe barely complained about any pain and you can't even see anything when you are looking straight at her. She has a few stitches on the back side of her lobe but other than battle wounds! :)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Chloe's Surgery...

Went well!!! Thanks for your prayers. More of an update to come...until then, this sad but sweet picture of my baby girl!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Dancing Queens

They definitely had a great time listening to the Lauren Weakley Band at Rivers & Spires!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Happy Easter

We got home from vacation just in time to attend Grace for Easter Service on Sunday. It was amazing. So thankful....Chloe loves Grace Acres too. She always has a great time and looks forward to Church on Sundays ;) The Easter Bunny visited our house as well....well, he made his appearance while we were at Church because the Easter Bunny was tired after traveling all day Saturday!!! But, nonetheless, Chloe got her Easter treats and was a happy girl. We headed to Monika's house for Easter lunch (yum) and then to my Dad's house for a quick visit! It was a great day!

A little bit of ladder was the first time we have ever played!

"Key Largo, Montego, Baby why don't we go..."

Last Saturday, the Jenkins / Combs clan headed out to Key Largo for a 20 group trip! Of course, Chloe and I were happy to accompany Blake, Don and Casey to their meeting :) I have to say, the 2 places we stayed were beautiful. The food was amazing...we had fresh fish every night (Chloe too)! Here are a few (well, several) pictures from our amazing trip! Fun times indeed!

Candlelight Ball

Blake and I attended Candlelight Ball this year. It was good times! I am so glad we were able to finally go...I'm sure we will go for years to come! We hung out at the hotel before and then got to go out on the town after! The food was YUMMY! A good time was had by all! :)

Funny Girl

This morning, Chloe said "Mommy, your belly is really big..." (Thanks Chloe).

My response "Well, it is going to get A LOT bigger than this..."

Chloe then said that she was ready for HER baby to come out. Not quite ready for that :)