Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Free Day at the Zoo

Our local library has an amazing deal where you can check out an informative DVD about the Atlanta Zoo and when you return it, you get a free pass for four into the zoo! We got the pass last week and headed up to Atl for a few hours. It is a great zoo! Our favs:

Joshua: the reptile house (You know, because he's definitely in that "I love snakes" boyish phase.)

Anna Bell: the flamingos ("because they're pink!")

Caleb: the parakeets (he loved to "feed da birds!")

...I personally loved watching the gorillas. The babies were so adorable and amazing to watch!!! Fred was our great travel guide daddy who kept his map in hand and made sure we made it to all the attractions. And Ezra..well, he's just along for the ride. And in gracious true-fourth-born fashion, he contently sat in his stroller and didn't make a peep!:)

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Monday, September 19, 2011

One Tough Girl

Little Anna Bell had a big day last Friday. She has been visiting our friendly neighborhood ENT doctor regularly since she was a year old. (Thankfully, he really is pretty great; he goes to our church and his oldest daughter is in our ministry.) AB had tubes put in when she was just over a year old. And all was well until the tubes fell out and the hole left in it's place in her right ear failed to close. Thankfully it was a small hole, but it has effected her hearing and she still has needed to wear a plug in that ear. Little bit has also become quite the little snorer...and has battled quite a few rounds a strep throat. So on Friday, Anna Bell had what the Dr called a blue light special of surgeries: she had her tonsils and adenoids removed and her hole patched with fatty tissue from back of her ear lobe. Surgery went great and she is recovering amazingly. She is drinking and eating soft foods and hasn't even taken any pain medication since yesterday! She's a little trooper for sure.:)

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Rock Ranch 2011

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