Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Jesus and Hot Dogs

I've already shared this story with a few of my friends. I thought that I'd post it to my blog because everytime I think about it, it makes me smile.
The other day David took Becca on a little Daddy daughter date to McDonalds. She was so excited that it was her turn to go on a date with Daddy instead of Mommy. Anyway, on the way there David told Becca what a beautiful girl she is and that he loved her very much. Becca quickly replied with, "I love you too, Daddy." (Aww!) Then David asked Becca if she loved Jesus. With out thinking twice Becca said, "I love Jesus and hot dogs!"
Hope that made you smile!

Monday, March 23, 2009

What Do You Think?

My sweet friend and advisor, Kathy Goodwin, has a fabulous blog that she keeps, and I love the "face lift" she gave it a little while back. It matches her vivacious personality exactly! When I asked her who did the work on it, she not only told me about pink armchair designs, but she purchased a complete makeover for my blog as a Christmas gift! I was overwhelmed to say the least! Thank you Kathy!! Love you lots!!
So, what do you think?

Friday, March 13, 2009


Well, our little cath-ing experiment failed. I posted earlier that we were experimenting with cath-ing Lizzie just before we put her down for the night and not again until she wakes up 12 hours later in the morning. This would free me from having to stay up until 11 pm every night to cath. Unfortunately, her morning urine outputs were just slightly too high, and the other morning she woke up with a wet diaper which means her bladder filled so much that it overflowed. (This is not good for her kidneys.)

So I am back to night time caths. However, on the bright side, I did figure out that at night I don't need to cath her exactly at 11 pm. As long as I do it before I go to bed, sometime between 10 and 11:30 pm, she is fine. That before my bedtime cath seems to take enough urine out of her bladder that her output in the morning is well within safe levels. Even though I am not free from the night time cath responsibility, at least I have some flexibility with it. : )

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Third Birthday Party

The excited birthday girl!

Outside playing games.

Lizzie Shortcake!

The cake I made myself. Pretty good for an amateur, huh? It was strawberry cake of course.

Time for presents!

Overall the party was a big success. Much candy, pizza, cake, and ice cream was eaten by all. There were many many giggles, smiles, and little girl squeals. I think I had as much fun as the party guests! Lizzie's party is next at the end of June/ beginning of July. She's already chosen her theme, "Moemoe" as she puts it. Translation: Elmo. : )

PS. These pictures were all taken with my new camera!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Becca Is Three Today!

I cannot believe that our Becca turned three today! It seems like only yesterday we found out that we were going to be a mommy and a daddy. We were elated when we found out that it was a girl. We could not wait to give her the name Rebecca Marie Ake. Rebecca for her great grandmother on her daddy’s side and Marie for her great grandmother on her mommy’s side and for her mommy.

Our precious angle so sweet and easy to care for became a big sister at the tender age of 15 months old. She immediately stepped up to the challenge of being a special needs sibling. Becca is a complacent, cautions, patient, caring, helpful, eager to please, imaginative, funny, and joyful member of our family. The Lord knew the extra challenges she would face as Lizzie’s big sister, and she continually impresses me everyday with her willingness to help mommy and the nurses and to encourage and love on her little sister. We are so very blessed to have Becca as our child. Happy birthday big girl! We love you so very much!