Friday, December 16, 2011
It is so hard for me to believe that we have a 4.5 year old that is so grown up. We went this week to her Kati Ann sing in her Christmas program with the other 4 year old classes at her preschool. She knows the songs so well and sings all the time. I love to hear her tell the Christmas story complete with "Jofus" and "the Wizzmen". She definitely offers lots of Christmas cheer as we see Christmas through her eyes. It is a stark reminder that Christmas really is the celebration of a birthday and we love to party in honor of a baby that changed everything.
Around July, I noticed a "bump" behind Kie's right ear while he was sick. It wasn't something I thought was normal but thought it might have something to do with him being sick. It kinda felt like a swollen gland but was not where you would usually feel for one when your sick. I monitored it and it never went away. We visited 2 general physicians and finally the ENT about it. The recommendation was to have it removed. Jared & I wrestled with if that was the right thing to do. We just weren't sure that putting him under and cutting on him was the best move. We prayed and sought further medical advice and finally decided to go forward with the surgery.
And we are so glad we did. We had the surgery at Huntsville Hospital and it was such a pleasant experience as you can see from him watching the Disney Channel in his little gown. He had the surgery on a Monday and I had made arrangements to not do much for the week. However by Tuesday morning he was better than before. Kie has felt remarkably better since his surgery and we are blessed to have 2 healthy children
Every couple of years, we make the drive (or flight) to Northeast Oklahoma to visit Jared's grandmother for Thanksgiving. It was the first time for Grandma Joan to meet Kie and Jared's parents met us there.
Grandma Joan lives in a fabulous duplex connected with the Baptist assisted living village. Right outside her back door is a little playground. We were blessed with wonderful weather that allowed us to spend lots of time outside enjoying the playground.
We also enjoyed some delicious food! Grandma is some kind of cook and it was good to see her.