As I'm sitting here just two days away from Lynleigh's surgery...I've been thinking about how it all started five years ago when Kaden was born with a cleft lip! Only God knew then what we would be preparing for now! I had to go back to my blog and look at how much Kaden has changed since that day in August 2006. You can read his story here! Going into Kaden's surgery, we were extremely nervous...but today...I'm very calm! I know that God has prepared us for a moment such as this!
Last night at small group, one of my dear friends was praying for us and she thanked God for giving Lynleigh a cleft lip/palate so that she would be the one to join our family! Wow! What a great prespective!
Despite a fever this weekend, Lynleigh lived it up with the family!!!
We took her for her first trip to the Nests at Shelby Farms!
She may show major anxiety when I leave the room to go to the bath room...but put her on a slide...and she's invincible!
She LOVED it! And would you believe that we actually discovered she had a fever while we were there! She didn't miss a beat!
She was not happy when she had to share this swing with the other kids. I think we need one of these in the back yard!
And speaking of the backyard...I would love to have something like this in ours! The boys wore themselves out climbing the ropes! Brady fell asleep in the car on the way home and even finished off his nap at the house! That's big since we can't pay him to nap anymore!
You can tell she was starting to feel bad here! We did get some italian ice and it helped cool her off a bit!
By Sunday afternoon, she was back to her old self and helping the guys do laundry! It was amazing to see her transform from a sick baby girl to a giggly girl playing with her brothers!
I'm super sad that the surgery will keep her from trick or treating this year! Mom bought her the cutest fairy costume!
The boys spent Sunday afternoon in the cold at a Halloween party but since she wasn't feeling well, Lynleigh played dress up with them before they left!
The boys are both ninjas...I made them wait until the last possible minute to get dressed because we have to endure the wrath of the Red Ninja and the Dragon Ninja.
Monday was pretty rough for the most part but for some reason, when we step outside...she's a different kid!
I decided today was a great day for sidewalk chalk! Doesn't she have amazing hand writing for a 2 year old?
She really enjoyed drawing on the driveway! I like it too so I guess we have something in common!
And now...I will leave you with a Fairy Tale!
Once upon a time there was a pretty, pretty princess....
Opps! Sorry, I meant a very handsome prince! He was the silliest prince in the land and he was always making people laugh!
One day...the evil Statue of Liberty Prince
Decided that silliness was no longer allowed! So, he decided to steal the pretty, pretty princess!
Unfortunalty for the Statue of Liberty Prince, the Pretty, Pretty Princess was the toughest princess in all the land! She scribbled all over his crown with her sidewalk chalk!
And so the Pretty, Pretty Princess and the Handsome Prince lived happily ever after!!!!