Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Family Pictures

We had our first family pictures taken recently and are so excited to have them!! Our good friend Becky Kimball took them, check her out www.thekimballfamily.blogspot.com. Thanks Becky!!

It's so fun to see our little 2 year old Eisley cheese it up for the camera. Becky hardly had to do a thing to get her to cooperate. She was ready with a smile and poses of her own! So cute! We love them! Hope you like!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

One Of The Animals

It has been WAY too long, we know, but we are alive and well. We are loving Eisley more than ever! It is so great to be able to communicate with her so well. She is also extremely fun to be around! She is now my official movie buddy. It doesn't matter what time of day (or night), she is always up for a movie and popcorn. I love it! Unfortunately I don't have anything new and exciting to share this time, but enjoy these cute pics.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

My Gratitude Post

Not many people know this, but about a week and a half ago our little Eisley gave us quite the scare. While Eisley and I were out running errands she began convulsing in her car seat. I immediately pulled over and got her out to find her turning blue. Nothing was in her mouth and I was so unsure of what had happened. Franticly with my limp sweet girl in my arms I was able to run to the nearest person for help. Together we did back thrusts and called 911. Soon she threw up and was thankfully breathing again. Still very out of it and moaning, the paramedics arrived and checked her out. We found out she had a temperature of 104.5 degrees. Because her temperature had spiked so quickly, she had the seizure. They are called febrile seizures. They generally aren't that dangerous unless they last a long time, but in Eisley's case I believe that the seizure had caused mucus to cut off her breathing making it very dangerous. It was all very very very scary. It is still hard for me. Thinking back however, I feel extremely grateful and that is why I am posting today. I am grateful that I had randomly decided to take an illegal turn into the parking lot before I even noticed her. I can't imagine trying to deal with that at a red light, or on the main road. I am grateful that I was close to other people included an amazing woman who helped me in a time of panic. It's amazing how prepared you can be (I'm first aid certified), but in the moment feel so lost and unsure. She kept me calm, focused, and helped with Eisley so well. I am grateful that Eisley was in a forward facing car seat. She was completely quiet back there when it was all happening and had been sleeping too. I am lucky I could see her so well, that I was looking back as often as I did, and was at a place to help her the quickest. Overall, I am grateful to have Eisley with us today. She is so sweet, fun, beautiful, and truly lights up our lives and the lives of those around her! Although the experience was awful, my love and appreciation for her has increased. I'm grateful that Heavenly Father sent us such an amazing little girl and that He has blessed us again by keeping her safe.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Eisley Sings the "50 States" song

Eisley started singing the ABC's a few weeks ago which surprised us... but this totally blew us away. She has only heard it a few times on Sesame Street and apparently has a great memory. She sings it pretty quiet and several of the 3 and 4 syllable states get truncated and mushed together but it is definitely all the states. Turn it up and listen carefully.


Last night I had an idea that made me laugh and laugh til about 1:00 in the morning. In fact, it seemed so funny I woke up laughing. The great idea was to take this video of Eisley screaming beyond the threshold of pain and, after luring unsuspecting victims into turning up their speakers and leaning in close, give them a pants messing surprise. However, judging by the "wrong video" comments, it is not nearly as funny as it was in the middle of the night. Sorry to disappoint, Eisley does not know the 50 States... she is 16 months old.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Binky Ransom Paid

We have heard from the Binky Brigands and we DID get the pacifier back unharmed. However, they did not eat the treat Eisley left for them. In fact, her and her daddy did such a good job molding those NO BAKE Cookies (hence the "not baked but definitely fresh" comment) into authentic looking "logs" that, not only did they not want to eat them, they picked it up with a shovel and placed it directly into the trash.