Thursday, September 29, 2016

Painting and Cleaning and Fun

We all slept in this morning.  Sometimes you just need a lazy morning.   After 3 cupcakes (apple muffins), 3 bowls of grapes, 2 fried eggs, and one piece of toast the girls were finally full and ready to head outside for the morning.   I am going to need to get a job, if ther eat like this now I can't imagine what it is going to be like when they are teenagers!   We headed outside to do some painting and have some fun.  Might as well enjoy the fabulous weather while we have it!  
While I was getting lunch together the girls were working on Safi's laundry.  Gotta start 'em young!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fall at Rocky Mountain National Park

This weekend we went up to Rocky Mountain National Park (yes again, it is kinda one of our favorite spots).  The leaves are changing and fall is in the air!!!   We got a few pictures of the girls.  Another fun filled weekend!!  

Baby Blues

This summer I noticed that the Bean's right eye was drifting out.  At first I thought that it was just because she was tired, but it didn't get better, actually it seemed to get worse.  I took her to the doctor and he referred us to the pediatric opthomologist.  We waited and got in on August 22.  After meeting with the doctor he deteremined that it was both eyes that were drifting out and that the right eye had actually gotten worse and was affecting her depth perception.  That was making her trip randomly while she was playing.   The doctor recommended Strabismis surgery to correct this problem.  Her eyes were considered to be in the severe range, patching and prism glasses were options but the chances of either working were slim to none. The Bean's best option was surgery. So we said yes and then started doing our research.   We scheduled surgery for September 13.  In the meantime we would patch for an hour a day to help retain her current vision.   The Ladybug stayed with some fabulous friends the night before and early in the morning of the 13th Chris, the Bean, and I headed down to Children's.  She was such a trooper and tolerated all of the vitals checks and questions.  Chris and I got to take her back to the operating room and she laid down and went right to sleep, everyone commented about how out of the ordinary her behavior was.   Oh she made up for that after coming out of surgery.  The Bean did not come out easily, she was very combative, mean, and angry.  Poor thing felt like she had a handful of sand in her eyes but she tolerated it with just some motrin and aspirin. By the next day she was almost back to her old self.   Here we are two weeks out and our Bean is so happy!!! Her eyes are not drifting out anymore, she is falling less (come on she is two and runs EVERYWHERE!), and is just a healthy happy kid.   I love those Baby Blues!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Taste of Colorado

Today we went downtown and walked around Civic Center park and went to The Taste of Colorado.

The girls had a blast riding rides and we had fun people watching!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Clowning Around

A trip to the grocery store and some backyard fun!!  These girls love to have a blast.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Getting Back on Track

It has been a while since I have updated the blog, but I am going to try to be better at it.  I will get pictures uploaded from the past, but it will probably be one post for a month of pictures.   The girls are growing like weeds!!! We started the morning off with school, Safi is picking up a bit of of division and mastering her multiplication facts.  She has struggled with her multiplication but I think that we have finally found something that works for her.     Penny is Penny, full of energy and curious about everything, especially if Safi is doing it.  I have started Letter of the Week with her, she seems interested but with it we are also working on fine motor skills, sorting, colors, cutting (heaven help me), coloring, and most importantly having fun.   Tonight we are at the gym for swim team practice, we are here every Tuesday and Thursday evening.  Safi made the commpetitive swim team and she is working hard, now to qualify for the swim meets.