Tuesday, February 11, 2014
I’d like to take this time to say “I’m SO sorry” to all of you other kiddos out there who have been skipped over by the tooth fairy. You see, the Steece household has been running her ragged. I’m pretty sure she filed for bankruptcy last week.
Cheech and Chong have been losing their teeth at the same time. It is uncanny. Ethan and Andrew have lost the same teeth, in the exact same pattern. In December, their top right teeth came out within a week of each other. (E, A)
The identical twinnies sharing identical twin smiles… (E, A)
And just last week, they became my toothless wonders yet again---each losing the top left tooth within a week of each other. (E, A) Look closely, the same top right permanent tooth is beginning to show. UnReal.
And then there is Ben…my dear, sweet, sensitive soul. He was starting to get a little teary eyed that he was the only kiddo who hadn’t lost a tooth yet. Come to find out, he was a smidge traumatized after watching Ethan’s top tooth be pulled out (lots of blood)…
I nearly had to straddle the poor guy! true story.
And now I ask YOU!~~~What is your preferred method of tooth-pulling? I’m curious to know!
Saturday, February 08, 2014
I had originally made plans to travel with my parents to Houston for Mom’s 2nd round of chemotherapy. After completing routine blood work, the MD couldn’t risk treating Mom with her platelets at such a dangerously low level. They will try again next week.
In the meantime, Mom has been losing a tremendous amount of hair (a common and expected side effect to her chemo). I drove to Waco for the weekend to love on Ma and accompany her to the beauty salon for support.
She was cracking me up---laughing SO hard at all of the wigs that Robert would try on her. (Robert and Linda have been cutting/coloring Mom’s hair since I was a baby girl- good people).
Here we go… deep breath…
No more long strands of hair falling in her face at night, when she showers, when she sits down or walks across the room…
This is Mom’s “new-do” on loan until her own, personal wig arrives.
Even Shi dawg approved of Granna’s new cut and had to give her some wet, sloppy kisses.
I absolutely HATE cancer, y’all. My heart aches for all of you out there who are experiencing this horrible disease in one way or another. Fight on, my friends---and thank you so much for your prayers and well wishes for Mom.
Tis only a small blip in a LONG and beautiful life, sweet woman.
I love you, Mom.
Friday, February 07, 2014
Madelyn and Kinley turned 5 today and we cannot believe how the time has flown! Liz brought them up to school to eat lunch with their besties! (aka- my kids)
Feeling all nostalgic, I started going back through my pictures. You see, my friendship with Liz started waaaay back in 2007. She had heard through her church, that a crazy woman had just given birth to quads. She offered to help out and started coming over to my house weekly. The first time I saw Liz get down on the floor and juggle all four babies in her lap without breaking a sweat~ I knew we would be best friends forever!
Liz and Chris with our dudes when they turned 1!
It was only fitting that Liz got pregnant with TWINS (completely naturally) a few years later… (don’t kill me for this picture, Liz! LOL) Liz’s kidneys were shutting down, she was taking on tons of fluid ~ going in for an emergency C-section.
2 healthy baby girls were born, and become the best friends that my kiddos could have ever asked for…
A trip down memory lane…
We LOOOOOOVE you girls SO much! Hope you have a WONDERFUL birthday!!!!
Uncle Joe, Auntie Suz, Benny Boo, Drew, Ebud, Savi, and Shi dawg