Friday, May 27, 2016

She Can See Clearly Now

 As my sweet Miss V has been learning to read, I noticed that, like her brother before her, she's been straining to see the words and holding the pages close to her face. I put it off for a while, but since James and I both wear glasses, along with the J-bird and countless other relatives, I thought an eye exam might be in order. We have a wonderful optometrist we see in our town, and he confirmed that our darling is, indeed in need of glasses. No surprise. It's a little bit of a bummer, because keeping a kiddo in glasses is a giant pain, but I'm so thrilled that as of today, my sweetheart can see a LOT better!

As an added comfort, our optometrist was able to tell me that there is no residual damage from the hemangioma that was removed from Miss V's eye lid and socket when she was an infant. That was so nice to hear.

She took her time choosing her favorite frames, and we picked up her glasses today.

Just look at that precious face!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sister Time!

 I grew up in the great state of Kansas with four siblings - three sisters and one brother. We are mostly pretty spread out in age, and I am the oldest. My three sisters are all quite a bit younger than I am, so they've done a good bit of their growing up since I got married and moved away. We stay in touch, of course, and I love them fiercely, but when we get a chance to visit, we visit HARD. This weekend, two of my sisters came to Oregon to stay for five days, and we had so much fun! We showed them some of our favorite places, I took them into Portland for a hilarious show, they met a few of my closest friends, we spent lots of quality time with the kids. It was really wonderful - lots of laughing and talking and silliness and some nice relaxing in there as well. Perfect.

Emma and Olivia, come back soon!