Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Kate's BooBoo

I have SOOOO many pictures from Christmas to look at and edit. I found 3 of the girls that I thought were very cute. I'll add more later. The picture with Abby and Kate together in their pj's is very cute. When we had Abby, I wanted to start a family tradition of sorts. Michael and I thought that it would be really neat to give Abby a gift on Christmas Eve night for her to open. The gift is the same every year...pajamas! I love pajamas and so does Abby! I look forward to shopping for her special "Christmas pajamas" every year. After she opens her present, she can put them on to wear for Christmas morning! (I have pre-washed them of course!) I love our little tradition and I got to carry it on with Kate. Abby and Kate had matching (different colors, same design) p.j.'s this year!
On to Kate's arm...a couple of months ago Kate got what appeared to be a pimple on her arm. I didn't think to much about it. Then it didn't go away and it started to get bigger. I was going to wait until her next well-baby checkup to talk to the Dr. about it. Well....I was talking about it at work and someone said it could be a staph infection. I quickly made a Dr.'s appointment and we went in. The Dr. said that it wasn't a staph infection, but he wasn't quite sure what it was. He made us an appointment with a derematologist. People have said it looked like a wart, mole, etc.... I wasn't too worried. We went to the appointment yesterday and the doctor at first kind of said hummm....and wellllll....I believe it is juvenile xanthogranuloma or JXG. He started to explain it, but all I heard was tumor and could lead to problems with her eyes. I immediately started to cry. When he saw me crying he said that he didn't mean to worry me! I wanted to say "Well what did you expect??!!!" He said that it is very rare and that he has only seen 1 other case of it. He left the room to go read up some more on it. He came back with better news. It probaly won't affect her eyes because the JXG is not on her eyes it's on her shoulder and the tumor is benign. He brought in another dr to look at it. This dr has seen them before and he said that it is most likely JXG but not to worry. We have to have it removed. Since she is so young they can't just do a local anathesthia and then cut it off. We are meeting with a surgeon on Friday to see what and how this needs to be done. I'm very nervous but I'm thankful it's nothing too seriously bad. I've done a lot of reading up on this in the past 24 hours and I feel a lot more better about it now than I did. Unless the JXG was on or IN her eye, she will not have to worry about her eyes. The dr still wants us to go and take her to the eye doctor to be on the safe side.
Please keep her in your prayers. I don't want them to have to put her to sleep to take this thing off, but if that is what has to happen then we will do it. We've prayed over Kate and I have complete trust and faith that God is watching over and protecting her. Our church has been handing out prayer cloths and Kate has one under her mattress that she is sleeping on this very second.
I'll update everyone after Friday!

Here is Kate's JXG!!! :(


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Sunday

Here are some pictures of us on Christmas Sunday. This is a special day because it is Kate's first Christmas Sunday. Our church always hands out treat bags and Kate really enjoyed it. Abby and Kate had dresses that were alike. Abby's was pink and Kate's was cream. They looked beautiful!

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

All I Want For Christmas...

Abby's preschool had their Christmas program this week. They sang really good. Abby loves to sing. When she sings at home she is SOOOOO serious. She does the little vibratey thing with her voice when she holds out a note! It's so funny! There was something in the sanctuary that was making her eyes water. If you watch her in the video below she was wiping her eyes. She must have been allergic to something. I'm very sad that this is her last preschool Christmas program. I don't want preschool to be over for her. They grow up too fast!
Abby and her friends from school
Pretty girl!

I don't remember what they were singing.

Aren't they cute?

Isn't she BEAUTIFUL!!!

She sang really good!

Abby and her friend Kate

Getting ready to sing

Sunday, December 14, 2008

My girls are growing up!

Everything has been good here at the Holycross house. Kate has been busy sitting up. She is trying to crawl, but gets frustrated and wants off of her stomach within a minute. We are eating baby food now and she likes it. She tried bananas the other night and LOVED them. Abby has been busy with school and ballet. She loves ballet, but ever since we saw The Nutcracker, she is IN LOVE with ballet. Mom, Abby, and I went and saw alma high school put on "The Wizard of Oz". It was wonderful! Abby absolutely loved it. She is all about that right now too. We are trying to see if we can find the wizard of oz on dvd. Don't know if they have put it on there or not yet. I'm ready for this week to be over with. The last week before Christmas break is always hard. It's like the last week of school in some ways! The girls can't wait for Christmas. I'm so excited that Kate is sitting up in time for Christmas. Abby's school is putting on their Christmas concert this week. I will put up some pictures of that after it is over and done with.
Kate LOVES to play in her walker. She is in that thing probally up to 3 hours a day!
This is her "I'm hungry...feed me" face :)

Laughing at something Abby is doing.

Here is Abby at her school. Her class sang for the "Pacesetters".

Us girls being goofy :0)

Abby and Kate


Here is Kate playing in her crib.

Kate sits up really good now.

The girls in the morning time.


Here is Abby and me before we went and saw "The Great Russian Nutcracker"

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Here are some pictures we had taken of the girls this past weekend. I thought they turned out really good.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

It was hat day at school...Abby was a cowgirl!

Here's Kate eating with a spoon for the first time.
She mostly kept her tounge out the whole time!

Abby blowing out her candles

Abby's cake...It was a horse party

All the party guests

Abby got a bike from her grammy and pappy

One of her birthday presents
Abby's cake on her birthday

Abby's horse cake she took to share with her class