Monday, October 20, 2008

Can you hear that?!

For several year we have suspected that Anna has trouble hearing, but at all of her check-ups her hearing has tested normal.....until last month when they did hearing screening at school and she didn't pass. We took her to the doctor, and to make a long story short...last Wednesday she had surgery to have tubes put in her ears and her adnoids removed. (There was so much fluid in her ears that her ear drums weren't vibrating at all.) She was so brave and did so great! She's almost completely recovered already! The first thing she said to me when she woke up is," I hear beeping (hospital machines), can you hear that?" And she's asked me that several time since. She has never been able to hear those little noises before! I'm so thankful that she can now! Here are some photos of her big day...

Before we left, in her comfy new "surgery outfit."

And a close-up of the slippers:

Anna, Jake and I all had to have matching hospital bracelets:

In her hospital gown before they took her into surgery.

Just after she woke up. She hated that IV and pulse monitor!

She went back to school today and is doing great!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A new addition to our family.....

We are excited to announce and welcome a new dog to our family! I thought it would probably never happen, but now it just seems meant to be. Her name is Lilly. She is a Goldendoodle (that's half golden retriever and half poodle.) She's a year old, fully trained, and really cute! Jake just brought her home tonight. We got her from some people who breed and train dogs that Jake knows through work. Apparently a family paid $3000.00 for her, then decided it wasn't working out and gave her back. We were the first people the trainers thought of when Lilly needed a new home.

Our girls our so thrilled and Lilly seems like a perfect fit for us. We took her to Anna's soccer game tonight and took some photos.....
I took this last picture to show off her pink bows, collar, and leash.....see a perfect fit for our family!