Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The most amazing people...

Hi there heart family! So many times in life we are lead to the MOST AMAZING PEOPLE! Some are young and some are old... and many are in between. Each one you meet brings so many blessings! I'm so THANKFUL for the "most amazing people" in my life! I wish there was a way to thank each and every one of you out there... because you all are "My Most Amazing People". Each day you bring words of happiness, hope, friendship, encouragement... not just for me... but for soooo many! That's what makes you all so amazing!!! The messages, extended arms for hugs, and meaningful words... all done for so many who need it makes you so wonderful...and I'm so thankful for you all! Together as one, we make a very special HEART family and you mean so much to us all! So THANK YOU, each and everyone of you!!!!!

Family & friends are so special to us! A good friend of my family, Suzanne raised over $500 for the Children's Heart Foundation in honor of Sydnie. The school she works at participated in Casual for a Cause. Each staff member paid $20 to wear jeans through out the school year. Thanks Suzanne! It sure is going to a great cause.

Recently I received the Heartfelt Blogger Award from Jessica Twigg. I'm so honored to receive this! Jessica is an amazing person who shares her journey with us showing her strength and faith. She has been through so much with her Angel Ethin! She is a wonderful mother, person, friend and I've learned so much from her. Her blog is Ethins Heart Still Beats. Check it out! Thanks Jess.

Here are the Rules for this award:

1) Display the award logo

2) Nominate up to 9 blogs that make you feel warm and fuzzy inside

3) Link to your nominees and leave a comment on their blog telling them about the award

4) Link to the person whom you received the award

The following are blogs that I follow and certainly are HeartFelt! Each one shares strength and hope... and lots of laughter!

Gracie's Adventure - Gracie has Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome (HRHS), Pulmonary Atresia with IVS, and Coronary Sinusoids. Her mom Jen has a great way of sharing her Adventures and always has amazing pictures!

Hailey's Journey - Hailey is having her Glenn today and her Tricuspid Valve replaced with a mechanical valve! They are very scared today and could use some encouraging words. Pray for Hailey!

Heroic Chronicles of a Micro Preemie - Hunter was born at 24 weeks gestation at 1 pound and 12 ounces and was only 12 inches long. Renee, Hunter's mom, does a great job of spreading the awareness about Micro Preemies! In her posts she shows so much strength and hope! Not to mention I've been friends with her since she was 4 and I was 5.

Life with Sam - I've followed Sam's stories from the time he was snug and comfy in his mommy's tummy. Kathy, Sam's mom, does a great job of sharing Sam's journey. Her post's are insightful and very fun to read.

There are many more... but too little time! I'll have to add more soon in the future!

Life in "Sydnie" land is going well! Sydnie and her sister are a blast to have around! So many times through out the day I wish I was not the only one here with the girls... I wish someone else was here with me so that I wasn't the only one hearing the funny things my girls say!!! I spend so much of my day laughing because of the silly things my girls say! Today after Sydnie woke from her nap she stood at her gate singing her version of "Happy Birthday" while holding an anatomically correct plastic cow, with udders and all! When she finished singing she blew on the cows belly.. so I asked her why did that and she said, "to bwoo out the candews momma"!!! Confused, I asked her to show me the candles and she pointed to the cows boobies, it's udder!!! So funny! I love it!

We're still working on going to the potty! Syd is a Champ at going #1 but we struggle with making it to the potty for #2! We'll get there!

Charlie is done with school until Dec.1st. She's so excited. She told me that she so happy because she can watch Tom and Jerry with out having to stop and go to school! She loves tv. That scares me... I don't want her to watch too much! She loves any type of story... book or tv. I'm hoping once she learns to read she'll pick up a book more often than the remote! I hope!!!

We're all looking forward to ThanksGiving! We would like to wish you all a safe an Happy ThanksGiving!!!


The Sydnie Team

Thursday, November 12, 2009

On the Move....

Hey there Heart Family! Everyone has been doing fairly well around here! Sydnie is officially potty trained! She has been so stubborn about giving up her diapers! She was showing all of the signs of being ready and finally gave in. She has been accident free for three days! Way to go Sydnie! Sydnie has been practicing her future career:

I know this might be singing overload... but take a look at Sydnie's face while the girls sing! There's nothing quite like a big sister, so special in a little sister's eyes... even if she's shoving you back to steal the show!!!!

The girls have been truly enjoying the "warm" fall weather!
We were able to merge our leaves with our neighbors and have a great afternoon full of "cannon balls" and running jumps!!! They all had so much fun!

This past weekend Charlie had the flu! She caught it even though she had the seasonal flu vaccine and the H1N1 vaccine!!!! Poor baby... I made her endure two shots to protect her from the nasty flu and she still caught it!!!! It was pretty nasty, but she was a great "sick" kid! No issues from her at all! Way to go Charlie!

Bob was a great help! We worked hard to keep the girls separated... which included separate bath times! I was in charge of Charlie and Bob took care of Sydnie's baths.

Sydnie has on Bob's socks!!! :) too cute!

Sydnie loves anything she can go fast on... She loves to be "On the Move"!!! I'm worried about what kind of things she'll like in her future.... but, am also relieved in knowing that her very special single ventricle heart will not slow her down! Go baby go!!!!

I would like to say a huge Thank You to Stefenie Jacks for helping out with my Blog. She sure knows how to work the Blog Magic!!! Thanks Stef!
I also would like to ask for many prayers for the Lebert family. Their precious sweet fighter earned her angel wings yesterday unexpectedly. They have a care page cp: alebert. I'm sure they'd love to hear from you all.

Thanks everyone and have a happy and safe ThanksGiving!!!