Thursday, July 7, 2011

No News Is Good News

 Yes, I know it's been a while. Time flies when....your life is complete chaos. My children and home take exactly 100% of my time and energy these days and even then, I still can't seem to stay on top of things around here. At any given time, something has to be sacrificed for the sake of survival. But things are so, so good.

Harper is doing wonderful! At her appointment last Tuesday, Dr. Robinson told us that she was ready to "go run and play." We were thrilled to hear that she has recovered so beautifully and we were also excited to hear that we can resume life as a normal family....even leaving the house together (gasp!).

Here is Harper with Dr. Robinson. I have a special place in my heart for this man because he has taken such good care of Harper these past few months. He is very gentle, very understanding, and very concerned for his patients.

So upon getting released from house arrest, we immediately attended a swim party for two of our little friends at church. Unfortunately, these are the only pictures I got. Eli and Landon sure enjoyed themselves!

Eli and Landon have gotten to do a lot of swimming lately, thanks to some sweet friends at church. Here they are anxiously awaiting Rance and Alissa, who picked them up to go to the splash pad.

Harper is an absolute joy. That is just all there is to it.  The latest news on Harper is that she is finally rid of the feeding tube. She isn't doing stellar, but she is at least taking the bare minimum she needs to by mouth. I'm ready to go back to the doctor and she how much she weighs tomorrow. I hope she's getting enough calories to start gaining some weight!

We finally got to go to church together as a family. Harper got to meet so many people who have been praying for her and it was fun to finally show her to the world. 

Harper also got to experience her first two fireworks displays. She slept through both of them!

We had SO much fun on the fourth of July. Ross and D'Ann invited us to be in the parade with them. It was our first time to even attend the parade and I wasn't quite prepared for what was in store for us. Most of the town is IN the parade. There are really no's a free for all. Scooters, golf carts, go carts, Gators, horses, tractors, lawn mowers...if it is a mode of transportation, it was probably represented in Snyder's big parade.

We had a good time decorating the Gator and we had an even better time riding, waving, and throwing candy.

A BIG thank you to Ross and D'Ann for sharing all of the fun with us!

So that's what we've been up to. I have good intentions of writing and sharing things here. Eli and Landon do so many funny things these days and there is so much I want to remember...there just aren't enough hours in the day.

My new mission is to get one family picture. We haven't taken even one snapshot of the five of us together since Harper was born and I'm quite distraught about it. We'll work on that and maybe I can share that with you soon.


Jessica said...

This was the most wonderful post - I'm smiling so hugely! :) SO happy that all is well with your sweet family. Love all the pictures, but that one of Harper ready for church is beyond words. SO SWEEET!!! Love you!

Laura said...

Thank you so much for posting this update! I know we have never met, but it made my heart smile to see and read how well Harper is doing. SOOOO happy for y'all!

Jana said...

SO happy Harper is doing well and for getting out of the house! Love all the pictures! We will keep praying and waiting for updates! Hope yall have a great weekend!

Theresa said...

We are really happy to read that Harper is doing good and healing beautifully, Amy! She is just so precious. You still have plenty of people (and many of them here in Tyler) praying for you guys so that the good news continues!

Anonymous said...

Thanks sweetheart for all the updates. Looks like you had fun, fun, over the holiday. Then Kristin and Madison came to add icing on the cake. Know you had fun. Give the children a big hug for us. We love all of you...grandma


Anonymous said...

i require an update. immediately. thanks in advance. your girl, sliz

Zahara said...

hi! i just found your blog by pushing the next button on blogger. and im glad i did. your blogs are inspiring. and your kids are adorable. Harper posts touches my heart. i hope she gets better.

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