Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Past Two Weeks ~



Life has been busy lately, but full of silly moments like this ....

.... and fun times like this (riding a train to Flower Land):


Last week Ella had her kidney check-up and overall things are looking good.  We're not sure if the deflux is still there, but since she hasn't had any infections we're assuming it is and that it still is working.  We decided against doing one of the more invasive procedures (that would tell us for sure if it is there and if it is working) because she hasn't been having any problems, but we will continue to keep a close eye on things.  There's a chance she may still need the abdominal surgery when she's older, but there's a really good chance she won't too -- so for now we're really thankful (and happy) that she is so healthy.


Drawing, coloring, reading, writing and creating art any chance they get continue to keep Zoe and Ella busy -- and so does decorating their bedroom with their art, of course ....


Lucky the Leprechaun visited our house again this year, and to the delight of Ella and Zoe he left many notes, treats and even some leprechaun messes.  Green has been a favorite color as of late, and on St. Patrick's Day we ate (and drank) a lot of green things, starting with green pancakes and green milk for breakfast and ending with green leprechaun pie for dessert after dinner (that looked a lot yummier than it tasted) --  with a lot of other green foods and beverages scattered throughout the day.

We also spent a few nights in Buffalo with Grama and Grampa, which of course was a highlight for the girls (and me too).  Grama Dianne led them on a St. Patrick's Day parade, which was so so SO cute to watch ...


... and visiting Auntie Jen's preschool class (and seeing Elise, Kevin, Abby and Shay) was another highlight:


Despite colder weather it was still nice and sunny out, and the girls played outside for quite a while, though they took quite a few breaks too ....


.... and of course they had lots of cuddle time with their grandparents -- I didn't get any photos of Grampa but I did get this cute one of Zoe and Ella with their Grama Dianne ~


On the way back to the cities we stopped at Auntie Jen's house and the girls played with Quinn the cat (who really thinks she's a dog) ....

.... and Belle --- who really is a dog : )


Now we're starting to think about 'Rainbow Birthday Party Ideas' for a couple of soon-to-be-five-year-olds, and equally exciting, we're starting to see some signs of spring .....  BIG smiles on that one!!

4 comments:

Joe and Jane said...

Great series of photos! Glad Ella's kidney appointment went well too. Jia got the party invite today and is excited to attend!

Annie said...

So glad Ella's appointment went well. Looks like lots of fun with your family.

Rainbow party, I like it. Can wait to see pictures. Are you going to make all the things for their birthday?

Grama Dianne said...

wish you would have had a picture of the expression on the girls when they started to eat the leprachaun pie they helped me make. we won't be making that one again any time soon:)

Grama Dianne said...

typo on my last entry with "leprechaun." :(