The OI babies!
Dana, Aidan, and Rhae
Aidan at The Track--first time riding a go-kart!
Rhae and Riley just chillin'
Aidan in the water at Kemah (it shoots up randomly out of the TX star)
3. Aidan again...can you believe he started FIRST GRADE this year? It's unbelieveable how much my baby is growing. He will be 7 in December and is already almost as tall as I am and can eat like Jay!! He brings such joy to my life. I have really watched him grow up over the last 2 years. I can only hope we are grooming a young man as responsible as he is kind. He has a heart of gold and LOVES his sister unconditionally. He is probably the one person in this world that I can say she is infatuated (sp) with! However, he is all boy, and is as hard headed as his momma is! First grade brings a lot of homework with it, so for this reason, I have not had a ton of time to blog!
5. And last but not least, I have to give a lot of credit to Rhae. She keeps me busy 24-7. We play, we fuss, we fight over napping and going to bed at night. She learned to stand up...and then fell and broke another arm. Then she got the flu. But best of all, we have surgery! Rhae, Mom, and I went to Omaha on 9/30 to prepare for Rhae's leg rodding surgery. Jay came the next day. Rhae went in for surgery on 10/2 and had telescoping rods placed in her femurs (thigh bone) and tibias (big bone in the shin) on both legs! It was about a 6 hour surgery and she looks so good! Her legs are so straight, and she is now about 2 inches longer than before! We have had a rough time since surgery, most of it expected, and I believe she has finally turned a corner! I also have to give a little credit to some of our best friends, Christiane, Matt, and Trinity Stine (they also have a son, Tysen, but he didn't make the trip), who were in Omaha at the same time as we were! Trini broke her right femur 2 weeks before Rhae's surgery and had her rods put in the week before Rhae. They are so wonderful, they hung around to be there when Rhae had her surgery. Many of you know how much Christiane and I talk (several times a week for hours at a time, for those of you who don't know!) so it was REALLY nice to finally meet in person! We also had some other friends, the Wittman-Lammie's there as well (remember sweet Riley?)! So with all that distraction going on, who really has time for blogging?
SO glad to be home!
Again, I am honored to have this title bestowed upon me, and though I appreciate it, I will try my hardest not to live up to it anymore! However, if I continue, please forgive me now and then...I'm only human!
Thank you....(wipes a tear, and exits the stage!)
P.S. I just HAD to include these pics! These are Rhae and Dash. His oldest sister, Ella, thinks they should get married when they grow up. They do make an adorable couple, so we took some embarrassing baby pics for the after rehearsal dinner...just incase! :)