Friday, April 9, 2010

Updates & Pictures...

Sorry it's been so long since my last post. Things have been a little stressful in last few weeks. For those who don't already know, David was diagnosed with Kidney Cancer last month & had his right kidney removed a couple of weeks ago. Luckily, it was caught in the earliest stage & hopefully having his kidney removed will be the only treatment he will need (other than frequent follow-ups). He had to spend a few days in the hospital & that was tough on all of us. I was able to spend the first night with him, but needed to be home with Micalee as much as possible. She didn't quite understand why Daddy couldn't come home & still doesn't quite understand why he can't pick her up. She did regress a bit, but seems to be back to her regular self now (almost!). She is doing much better with the whole thing now & will say "Daddy belly hurts" over & over again. David is feeling better, although still very sore. It should be about a 6 to 8 week recovery period. I'm just glad to have him back home where I can look over both him & Micalee at the same time. Thank you to everyone who kept us in your thoughts & prayers & to those of you that called, visited, sat with me at the hospital & helped take care of Micalee. We couldn't have done it without you!

And now.......a few pictures of Micalee over the last couple of months! I am amazed how much she's changed since the day she was placed in our arms a little over 8 months ago. She's really blossoming even more & becoming even more goofy & fun to be around. She's a sweet, compassionate, beautiful little girl & everyday I thank God for bringing her into our lives. I couldn't imagine my life without her. I love her more than I could have ever imagined. It's been a crazy, emotional ride, but SO worth every tear!

Micalee hunting Easter eggs at home. Millie helped sniff them all out for her!
Micalee's Easter basket (the Easter Bunny went a little overboard!). That morning, she woke up yelling "Mama" as usual, but when I walked in her room, she pointed to her basket & said, "mama, bunny!". She was SO excited!
Micalee at the Easter Egg hunt at Blanchard First Baptist. There were alot of kids, so Micalee didn't find an aweful lot, but had fun. And her sweet cousin, Jacob, gave her some his eggs! Thank you Jacob!
Micalee playing in the backyard. This is favorite thing to do & now that the weather is so nice, we spend ALOT of time here! Look at that beautiful smile! I love that we get to see that so much now! I think over the last few months, she finally really feels like she's at home!
Goofy girl trying to sit on her Mickey Mouse ball! She fell off a few times, but didn't care! She would just lie down where ever she fell and pick flowers.
I was trying to get her pose for me. This was supposed to be her "cute" look, but she sorta combined it with a pout! I thought it was cute anyway! One day, I'll get her to pose for the camera!
This is at one of the parks. She had so much fun playing the Xylophone! I couldn't get her off of it to try another one, but when I did, she liked all of them just the same. She was pretty good, too! I think she may be musically inclined!
She was supposed to be in time-out, but she always tries to charm us with a goofy smile. I admit, it sometime works! It's hard to be serious with her sometimes! She is very smart & knows just how to work us!
Playing on her slide....I guess she decided she needed a little rest!
My pretty little girl playing at the park at a Birthday party. Thank you, Sydney, for the invitation. We had so much fun!
This was taken at the Tyler Zoo. We were feeding birds & some would sit on our fingers. Micalee was fascinated by them.