Friday, June 28, 2013

Agh, Autumn has had a great new year, I just love seeing her grow and enjoy life like a 6 year old should! She had such a wonderful year in kindergarten meeting all new friends and having a ball! Unfortunately, she had a terrible reaction to amoxicillin last week which created a rash all over her skin that was unlike any I had ever seen!! I had no idea that it could be that bad! She was itchy and swollen and just a mess, poor little girl. I cried, it was miserable for her, she just didn't deserve another set back in life! It took about 5 days to fully recover and she is back into being herself again, thank god!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Oh what amazing, fabulous news!!! Autumn is going to have her port removed tomorrow!! I can hardly believe it, a great ending, a good beginning to a new life, closure...all of these things and more!!! We will be driving down at about 6am...please have her in your thoughts and prayers. It is surgery, but fairly routine and quite common.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Autumn is about to begin Kinder tomorrow! What an incredible day, how much fun she will have, and how happy I am that she has made it here!!! We had a clear scan a week ago, her third one! This means that we now are able to schedule her port removal...hooray!!! She asked if that meant we were "done with everything, no more shots or anything??". I had to explain that we will, for a long time, have to visit the hospital just to make sure everything was alright. She was a little bummed, but was so happy that it isn't very often!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Headed to SB today for a routine CT scan. Invariably they make me nervous as hell, but I expect only fabulous results, she is doing so well, she is one amazing little girl!!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

"Mommy, these are my tired eyes" said Autumn this morning, peeling herself off of the warm cozy bed. "Oh sweetie, they are tired indeed, and so are mine!". I cannot believe how we have just been going and going this past week! Last night at the pool where a few famililes had gathered, there seemed to be a concensus that the amusement park EVERY day you are here may just be a little too much. I hadn't realized just how much there was to DO here in Orlando, especially for kids. Each park can easily be seen over a 2-3 day span and we are trying to see 7 of them in 5 days...yikes! Today is our last at Sea World, so although I am happy to visit, I am thankful for an easy morning tomorrow before we head off on the plane.

Monday, June 4, 2012

We headed off to Universal Studios this morning...another really long day, but very fun and very VERY FULL!

The girls loved Harry Potter even though they (nor I) know nothing of the movie or books! We decided our favorite ride, hands down was the Hulk, a super fast roller coaster that made spins, turns and twists better than any other! Autumn was too little for it as was one other little boy in our group, but she had NO interest in going anyway!

We managed to return in time to swim, amazing anyone had any energy for it! We met two Irish couples with whom we spent the whole day. There were thirteen of us in total, the kids had a blast!