Other things may change us... but we start and end with FAMILY

Saturday, May 31, 2008


Friends of ours lent us their Bumbo chair. Ihad seen them before but had never bothered to buy one cause they are expensive but borrowing one I am all for! Lily bean loves it! She can sit and play with her toys and see what is going on and she has discovered her toes! I don't think she realizes yet that they are attached to her!!! Too cute to watch

SIDENOTE: Lily laughed tonite for the first time. We don't have a video camera so I can't take a video but I will try and borrow one cause its so cute!!!

Grandma's visit

At the end of April Grandma ( David's mom ) came to visit us for 2 weeks. We loved having her here. She hadn't seen either girls since Lilybean was born so she noticed a big change! We had such a good time and fit alot into those 2 weeks... if you are reading mom... come back anytime!

Grandma and Grandpa ( Patah and Greenpa as Madi calls them) went to Israel and brought back the cutest shirt for Madi. It has a bunch of animals on it with their names in arabic...too cute!

I think that Madi was talking to Grandpa!

Grandma with her Lily bean... and of course the tongue sticking out!

Oma ( David's grandma) sent Madi some playdo.... so much fun!

Grandma's visit continued.........

Grandma brought Madi some My Little Pony memory cards. She doesn't quite get the concept of memorizing where they are, but can find all the pairs with them turned up.... pretty smart eh!
Grandma took Madi across the street to the park a couple of times. Yes people... this is the end of April and she is in a winter coat and boots... gotta love the north!
Grandma brought us up our new stroller. It is a double, Lily rides in the front ( in her carseat for now) and Madi rides/stand/sticks her feet in the basket in the back! It is so great.. very light and easy to move and highly recommended if you have to kids. Its called a Joovy Caboose and we love it! Grandma and her granddaughters!
We unexpectadely bought a new car when Mom was here... it was a jam packed 2 weeks!

An oldy but a goody!

I was organizing pics and videos today and came across this one from christmas. Madi stayed with Nana and Papa while David, Lily and I went down to the coast. I don't think she even realized we were gone till we came back!!! She and Nana made cookies one day and got this cute video of them decorating them with sprinkles!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Ms. Lily

We had the ultrasound today and as far as we know all went well. The tech was very good and gentle with our Lily and Lily was very still and content the whole time. We will know more when we see our Dr. on wednesday. It really sucks that they can't tell you anything at the appt.
Oh well.. God has it all in his hands and we need to just trust him!
Anne and David

Ultrasound appt

Ms. Lily has an ultrasound appt today ( 28th) at 3:15 pm. We are not expecting to hear any results today but would ask for your prayers for her to be calm during the tests and for the tech performing the test, that God would guide their hands to see what needs to be seen and for us as parents to have calm hearts as we wait to hear the results. We have an appt with our dr next wednesday ( June 4) for the results, so we will know more then.
anne and david

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Lily's Dr. appt.

We just got back from Lily's pediatrician appointment. He did a bunch of tests to test her neurological development and felt that there is no evidence other than the size of her head to indicate problems with her head. He is still sending her for the ultrasound, but the techs here aren't comfortable with doing the test so he asked a specialist who is in town next week if she could fit Lily into her schedule. So we are waiting for a date but at least we don't have to go to Edmonton for the test, which is what would have happened since no one here would do the test. So as far as the head circumfrence we are still waiting but feel a lot better knowing that while we wait to find out there are no other issues coming up!
On another note, Lily had had some brusising that had shown up really easily in the last couple of months and we had taken her for some routine blood tests and nothing had shown up but the pediatrician said he was more concerned with the bruising than her head so he called a blood doctor in Edmonton for some other tests to do. So we took her to have her blood taken and will just have to wait to see what turns out.
So from one thing to the next with little Lily bean..... she keeps us on ours toes!
Keep on praying please
anne and david

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Lily update

I just got a call that Lily has an appt with the Pediatrician on Thursday at 10 am. I haven't heard about her ultrasound date yet but the Pediatrician still wants to see her on thursday regardless. Praise the Lord for such a quick appt date and hopefully he will be able to shed some more light for us! thanks for all the prayers...they are being felt
anne and david

Saturday, May 17, 2008


We took Lily for her 6th month checkup yesterday and got some sort of bad news. Incase you don't already know, they have a chart that the drs chart the progress your baby makes on. When Lily was born she was in the 50th percentile for everything ( height, weight and head circumfrence) At her 4 month checkup everything was still on the 50th ( they want to make sure that things don't all of a sudden jump or go down) But yesterday she was still on the 50th for height and weight but had jumped to the 95th for head circumfrence. Her dr. is worried that for some reason her body isn't draining her brain fluid properly and that it is collecting and making her head grow bigger. They are sending her for an ultrasound sometime next week and then we will know better. At this point we don't know much other than it is something that will have to be taken care of quickly if it is indeed a problem with draining the fluid because as her soft spots close the pressure can cause developmental problems so they want to do it quickly as possible. She has been moved to the front of the list to see the Pediatrician and we won't know much more till that happens. It is hard to know what to pray for cause we don't really know what if anything is wrong. But we would ask for prayer just the same... there are a lot of logistical things that will have to happen if indeed she needs surgery as it would have to happen in Edmonton... but again.. we don't know if that is indeed what will happen yet.. We will keep you posted when we know more.
Thankyou for your prayers.
Anne and David

Monday, May 12, 2008

A special post!!!.....for Shannon's mom!

I just got back from Vancouver and visiting with my sibs and mom ( who drove down to surprise me!! ( more on the trip later!!.... thanks though to my honey... it was the best present ever!)
Anyway.... while I was there I got to catch up with a close family friend Shannon Storey. I don't even remember when we first started hanging out with her... it feels like she has "been in our family" forever.. but in a good way Shan shan!!! She had been in Africa for the last year and it had been a long time since I had seen her.. Madi was only 6 months old the last time she saw Madi!
I have never met Shannon's parents but she told me on the weekend that her mom loves to read my blog... so this post is dedicated to a dedicated blog viewer!!! It is so great to know that people love to peek in on our lives!! I hope someday to meet you Shannon's mom!!
I love this pic of David and Lily... i think they look alike..don't you??!!

Friday, May 02, 2008

Me and my girls