Monday, June 29, 2009


We went swimming in Aunt Darlene's pool this afternoon. Mary found the bin of goggles and had to wear them. All while being catered to by Madeline - a snack, and a ride!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Fashion (non)Sense

Mary picked her own outfit today. She looked a little like a deranged old lady~

Friday, June 26, 2009

Chinny Chin Chin

I guess it just wouldn't be childhood without a trip to the ER... Tonight at bedtime, Mary was jumping on the bed, and split her chin open on the nightstand :( Scott and I debated whether the cut needed stitches for about 15 minutes before calling the neighbor to stay with the boys and heading over to CDH.

The doctor there decided to use dermabond. Here's Mary waiting for the topical anesthetic to take effect~
Shrek was on TV while we were there - Mary was mesmerized~
She was so brave and patient while they applied the glue. I held her arms, but she didn't even cry. She just seemed sadly resigned to the whole thing. The nurse held her head still, and Mary just sat there with her little lip quivering the whole time. They were very nice and two different people commented on what a beautiful child she is.
Sound asleep after her ordeal - her chin doesn't look too bad~

Friday, June 19, 2009


That's what Mary calls herself. Here she is after tonight's storm~

Sunday, June 14, 2009


An exceptionally talented artist and very nice young lady we know (who also happens to be Charlie's former art teacher at the Greenhouse) commented to me last week, that she had been thinking about how beautiful Mary is, and asked if she could paint her. Of course, I said yes! Today after church, Laura snapped a few photos of Mary to take with on her trip to England. Here's one of my favorites~

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009

Summer Lovin'

Our first visit to our brand new waterpark!

Holter Monitor

We saw Dr. Varga on Friday. He said Mary looked beautiful. We won't see him again until March of next year! At our visit he explained that he will monitor Mary's heart once a year with a Holter monitor, to check for cardiac arrhythmias. She had to keep it on for 48 hours - we just took it off this morning. This is probably the most difficult age to do this - she's old enough to grab at the leads, but not old enough to understand why she shouldn't. She did pretty well with it, though~
This was a cell phone they gave us to continuously transmit the data. Technology is really amazing. The downside to this was it had to be within 10 feet of Mary at all times, and she did not like to wear it (it was pretty heavy for someone who weighs barely 20 lbs.). So Scott, the boys and I took turns chasing after her this weekend.
Here's our girl attempting to blow bubbles for the first time (at our church picnic, where daddy won the 1st Annual Cornhole Tournament with Gary B.)~
Isn't she cute?

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Mary Ingalls

We rode close to 7 miles today, mostly on the prairie path. Sam rode all but 1.5 miles himself, although he was pretty tired by the time we got home. Mary loves the bike - we've been riding several days a week, and she never complains. I usually have her in the seat on the back of my bike, but sometimes she'll ride in the trailer. And once in a while, she takes a ride with Sam next to her, while Charlie tows them.