Monday, September 30, 2013


Lia has croup.
It was confirmed today at the doctors office.

So for trigger thumb has been postponed. We have to wait at least 30 days from today to have the surgery to correct her thumb. 

Now she is at home resting and waiting for the steroid medicine to kick in! 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Lia found her "something"

Lia found her "something special" 
A few weeks ago Lia was diagnosed with trigger thumb. To fix her thumb - surgery is required. It is her "big hand" which will make recovery a little challenging. We are having surgery this week. 

So anyway .. 

At the doctors appointment we were told by the staff at Children's Hospital to bring a blanket from home and a little something special to help with pre-op and recovery. 

Introducing ..

Brobee - the little green one 
From Yo Gabba Gabba 
He will be Lia's something special for surgery day. 

Here's what Brobee has been up to recently: 

He had lunch with us 

He went to an art show 

He went shopping and didn't complain once when Elmo took center stage for a minute 

He had a ball in the car, singing 

So of course Brobee is the natural choice for her something special. 

We'll keep you posted on how Lia is doing. 
Say a prayer all goes well, that this temperature and cold she woke up with this morning is gone FAST, ( so she can have surgery and not prolong it anymore) for a FAST recovery and if it's not too much to ask- 
for a fun pink cast!!??
We want to keep this little girl smiling :) 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mid-Autumn Festival

Or as Lia says: 
"Happy Chinese Moon Festival"

Tonight we celebrated the "Moon Festival" 

We ate Chinese food, had mooncakes from a local Chinese bakery and watched Kai Lan's Moon Festival. Lia LOVED the mooncakes! They were her favorite.
We definitely started a new fun family tradition.  

We are hoping the clouds move out so we can see the moon, make a wish and offer her some mooncakes ( if Lia will share) 
Happy Chinese Moon Festival 

PS: We saw the moon! She came out late and it was cloudy and foggy but.. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Lia's first selfies

Lia's first selfies with a little added sweetness- chocolate on the face! 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Friends are like rainbows

"Friends are like rainbows they brighten your day.."

And play with bubbles and sidewalk chalk and make s'mores and share their stickers! 

It's been a relaxing weekend just hanging out with friends. 
This is Lia's good friend and neighbor - Hazel! 
They have so much fun together. 
Good friends are hard to find - we are so glad these two found each other. 

Monday, September 2, 2013

Labor Day fun and the many faces of Lia

We had a nice long weekend. We ended our long weekend at the UA art show. 
There was a lot of cool artwork, a marching band, an Oreo Blizzard and a really fun kids craft area! 

Lia made a drum that provides hours of entertainment. 

It was a wood square wrapped with packing tape all around it to make it a drum! She loves it! 

We also practiced making faces. 
Can you guess what each face is? 
Yep.. That's happy!! Next up ...

Yep! That's surprised!! They get a little harder from here. 
That one was sad :( 

Last but not least ... Her fav 
That one?? It's Spooky. It's super cute, she growls and roars!! 

Happy Labor Day. Back to school and work tomorrow.
Bye bye Summer- Hello pumpkin spice lattes fall.