I am a little behind but two weeks ago Parker turned two years old! She has grown into a strong, independent, young lady. Which can sometimes be good and sometimes be bad. She is strong enough to stand up for herself when she is being picked on but also stubborn when it comes to what she wants. (I wonder who that sounds like!?...😉) This stubbornness particularly comes out when you are trying to get her in the car seat. She hates that thing! It is a fight every single time.
She loves playing with princesses and watching Mickey Mouse Club House but she also can hang with the boys and dig in the dirt.
Her favorite movie is a toss up between Frozen aka "Elsa," Zootopia and Trolls! She loves these movies because of the music in them. She likes to dance to the songs.
She absolutely loves shoes. I think she may have more than I do. She also loves to pose when there is a camera on her.
The day of her birthday I may have allowed her to have a little too much candy and by the time we got to her cake she had a melt down...
Overall it is sometimes fun to have a small and simple party.
Thank you Lord for blessing me with a daughter. I pray that I can show her how to be a woman of faith. I pray that she is confident but respectful to others.
This year was a little different in the fact that majority of our break would be spent recovering from Porters Tonsillectomy. The first five days we were suppose to do pretty much nothing and eat only soft foods.
It also allowed for Porter to sleep in Mommy and Daddy's room for 10 days! Parker joined the party one night. She has now learned about "Mommy's bed" and constantly wants to sleep in here.
This was the second day of spring break and this was about the only sun we saw all ten days!
Drew and I were able to get away to see Beauty and the Beast.
We watched Trolls Movie and Zootopia probably ten times in three days.
Once Porter started feeling better we finally got out of the house. We went to see my Dad, my Granny, and our friends Addie and Gabriel.
One day we visited Crown Center where we colored, shopped, and visited their under water exhibit which was AWESOME!
We topped the week off with a "surprise" to Disney on Ice.
I had three goals over the break: 1. Break Parker from the pacifier. 2. Stop drinking coffee. 3. Potty train Parker. Let's just say we successfully finished two out of the three. And we will still be buying diapers until at least the summer.
Now let the count down begin for summer! 33 school days!
Earlier this year Porter continued to get strep over and over again. He could not recover. Once he finished an antibiotic he would get strep again. We went to the ENT and sure enough he was a strong candidate for tonsillectomy and adenoids to be removed. He also suffered from sleep apnea and snoring.
Surgery took place at Children's Mercy with Dr. Latz who actually did Parkers tubes last year. The photos above are from the presurgery room. Probably the most anticipation was here...Porter loved playing with all of the toys. The procedure took about 40 minutes total. Then the doctor came in and stated everything went great! Porter had a split Uvala so they left 30% of his adenoids. (Not sure what this means?) About 30 minutes later Porter was awake and ready to move to his room. From there on he was great!!
He was pretty lethargic from the surgery but the only real pain he had was from the IV. Immediately he wanted a drink and some ice cream. He drank the required liquids fairly quickly. He passed all of the guidelines and we were out of the hospital within 2 hours post surgery.
We went home and rested the first three days and Parker went to daycare. Porter seemed great and like there was no pain. Although, he was on pain meds non stop.
On day 5 we started to wean him off of the Tylenol. This is when he started to have a little bit of pain. Mostly when he would eat. The worst was around Day 10 when they say the scabs are coming off.
Ice cream and pudding sound great until you eat it for 7 days straight. At one point Porter said "I just want meat!" It's hard to see your child want something they cannot have. I found out later that he loves egg salad and this was the best way to feed him something soft with protein.
We are now on day 12 and he had chicken tonight but we are still holding off on chips, crackers, and anything sharp. Hopefully he will continue to get better as he returns to daycare tomorrow. I think both of us may suffer a little from missing each other. 💔