Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Today at Vandy.... and Beyond!

So, Dania had her follow-up visit with the Endocrinologist at Vanderbilt today. She looks great!! They always wait for the results of the labs to refill her prescription since the results determine the dosages, but they are very confident that Dania will be weaned from the meds between 2 and 3 years of age! YAY!! Not that taking the little peach pill bothers anyone, but we are sooooo grateful that God has decided to answer our prayers for healing!!! THANK YOU, ALL OF YOU PRAYER WARRIORS!!!

Anyway, we had her blood drawn, which was a nightmare because of the other screaming children who completely stressed her out, but she was a trooper as usual. We then dashed over to the mall to reward the kids with some retail therapy, then home again to rest... well, for a little while. Then we went outside to play with water - that was fun. After which, the kids were blessed with the ICE CREAM TRUCK!!! The idiot Ice Cream Truck that drove through our neighborhood at 4:45pm. Yeah, so I get to choose: Meanest Mommy Ever? or Ruin Their Dinners For Sure? Hmmm, difficult choice. (yeah, we went with the meal-wrecking sweet treat) Dania even got a Popsicle.

Oh, and Dania has finally grown again!!! The doctor showed us that she had dropped down 2 growth curves, but she has since jumped up one. She is now up 1 pound and at least 1 inch. We are a little more relaxed about her size now. She is still small - just under the 25th percentile for both height and weight, but all the doc's say she is just small. Healthy, but little. (this must be how American moms who adopt Asian babies feel!)

Dania got a new pair of pretty white Stride Rite shoes today at the mall. She was steadily trying on the display shoes and trying to walk out of the store in them while I was trying to pick some out for her! She is such a shoe junky!! She showed them off like crazy to the neighbors tonight, to which they all oooohh-ed and ahhhh-ed like good little trained adults. (Yeah, she's a bit on the spoiled side on this block.)

I am going to try (yes, I make no promises) to take some summer photos next week. Since we are now only homeschooling, the burden of "school" pictures rests on my shoulders, and I would rather send out photos during the beautiful summer, then at Christmas, so that is my plan. Pray for me. Have you ever tried to photograph a monkey, hyper dog, and a melodramatic preteen rock-star? Well, that is about what it feels like when I try to take pictures of my lovely children. Two was basically manageable. Three is downright Vodka-inspiring!

Anyhoo.... that is all for tonight. Just wanted to say "hello" from Tennessee. We are having a massive garage sale this weekend, so you may not hear from me again... okay, at least not until after the sale. :-)

Have a blessed week,
Angie

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