Sunday, July 6, 2014

Kindergarten Graduation...

It was a wonderful ceremony. We were all still getting over a bad illness (Mom was still really sick but still came). It was sure a good thing I dressed up as I was front and center with my carpool buddy LN. Mom says it's probably because we can stand still and keep our hands to ourselves. I made my cap - yes, that is a pea shooter on the top.

I even took a special good luck charm, a little guy, to help me be brave. His name is Hank. It worked. Mom and Dad said I did not miss a beat. I was also very eager to give Mrs. T her gift. We love her. She is very special to us and will always hold a special place in our hearts as my very first ever teacher. Unlike Lil Sis, I did not attend preschool.

Short video of me saying my favorite thing about kindergarten. Mom said after I was done I could give my teacher her gift from the class. I was so excited that I thought when I was done I could literally give her the gift. I had to wait though.

"My favorite thing about kindergarten is seeing Mrs. T because I love her and...recess."

Sunday, May 11, 2014


It's been over a month since my surgery and I bet you would never know I even had surgery.

You can see the before (horizontal) and after (vertical) photos of my belly button.

I mentioned in the posting about my surgery that we all loved my surgeon Dr. B. Well, here she is at my post-op appointment. Thanks to her I have a perfect belly button and not a noticeable mark or scar. She rocks.

T Ball

Just a few more shots from some of my t-ball games. 

This last game I played my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. T, came to watch. It was such an honor to have her there. She even had dinner with us before we headed to the game. It was teacher appreciation week so it was our treat to her. She is so special to all of us. We are all feeling a little (or a lot) sad the school year is coming to a close. I love school so much I have not even missed a day of school!

I still have a few more weeks of games before the season is over. If there are any more awesome photos we will post those. If not, we will leave it with this.

Can you spy Baby Sister in the first photo?

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

T Ball

T ball is well under way. I am enjoying it and am definitely improved from last year. I am definitely the most consistent hitter - usually getting a good hit first swing. Next, I know exactly what to do in first, catcher, and pitcher positions. Still, though, I prefer a little more action than I've been getting of late.

I am my same number as last year and Mom's company sponsored my team again. Mom even purchased a helmet for me this year which I REALLY wanted last year.

Contents of My Back Pack...

Dad took some random photos of things he unloaded from my back pack. Among them - plants I brought home from school (aka weeds that I think look like Plants vs Zombies plants), my precious Daniel cat, a book mark for "chaptering", a pom pom critter, some of my work book pages from JFK, a Lego minifigure,and a "peashooter" napkin Mom drew for me for my lunch that I wanted to keep.

Baby Sis and Me...

I absolutely adore my baby sister. I insist on playing with her first thing in the morning and will always offer Mom and helping hand when she needs someone to entertain Baby while she cooks or finishes up a chore. We play peek-a-boo and she always giggles for me when I tickle her or give belly kisses.

Friday, March 28, 2014

From Surgery Day...

Today I had surgery to repair an umbilical hernia. We spent several weeks preparing and today was the big day.  It was as positive an experience as one could have when undergoing surgery.

Mom made a new plant to add to my Plants vs Zombies family. This time it was "Wall-Nut" - whom I consider one of the bravest of the "plants". She also drew me a "guidebook" of plants from my favorite iPad game. My new plant and my most cherished "Daniel Cat" joined me in the operating room.

I had a great time decorating my anesthesia mask, too.

Dad accompanied me back to operating room (he even got to gown up, too). Actually, I had a whole crew of staff that accompanied me back. Surgery took 1 hour 5 minutes. We were at the hospital about 7 hours total. Love my surgeon - Dr. B.

I woke up very peacefully and quietly. My vital signs were monitored for a while before I left the hospital in style in a blue wagon. (I recall nothing of the surgery - just falling asleep and waking up - both with Dad at my side.)

When I arrived home I was given the dolls the hospital sent home for sister and myself. We get to use fabric markers to decorate their faces. They even came with hospital gowns and their own bandages, syringes, and anesthesia masks, too.