Monday, October 10, 2011

Day of Nothing....much!

Since we all had a big day yesterday, we have decided to stay in, or really close to the apartment!Sarah's swelling is down as posted before, and guess what!! So far today she has NOT NEEDED any pain meds! That in itself is wonderful! Our friend Kris was able to get Sarah to forget about her face and stitches for a while (shes been wary of smiling really big and talking a little stiff like) and he was getting her to laugh big belly laughs and smile really big! Big Thanks to Kris! 
Oh, had to share this, a friend of ours told us before we left for NY to ask for an oral medicine before surgery to help her relax and not be so upset over going back into surgery. Boy was this THE TICKET! The hospital called it "goofy juice" and we know why! She was hilarious! She started giggling, and picking with us and just being an all out silly little girl, she wanted me (mama) to take her back this time and when I laid her down, she did nothing but giggle, I asked her is she was being a silly girl and she shook her head and said "oh yeah!" giggled herself right to sleep. We don't want to think about how hard it would have been without that, so a big thanks to Kim G. back home!
So far today it has been very lazy here...shhh we're all still in our PJ's!! Were thinking about taking the girls to the park again and another picnic.
Our day yesterday was really nice to catch up with our friends, and the weather here has been great, even a little on the warm side! We were actually looking forward to some cool weather here but what do ya do?!
God is Good!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Memorial

Today we met with our friends Valorie and Kris. Met them at Penn Station and we went on a ferry ride around The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridge. This evening we went to the 9/11 memorial, it was an emotional experience to say the least. The swelling on Sarah's face has gone down considerably and she isn't in as much pain now. We're all tired. Good day. God is good.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Central Park

Today we went to adventure park inside central park. The girls got on the swing and the slides for about two hours. After, we sat down on one of the lawns for a snack and some rest. We walked down to the famous candy shop for a bag of yummy gummies. Back at the apartment, sarah's writing some thank you cards to her friends and daddy's gonna go do some laundry. Good day overall. God is good

Zoo Bound!

We went to the Central Park Zoo today  per Sarah's request. Now that she's older and more aware she's been asking question's and we have been answering the best we can. You can prepare yourself for the trip, the surgery, and the unrest but it's hard to answer the "why" questions. Today went well though, we just kept her busy so she didn't have time to think about it so much, good thing we're in such a busy city with plenty to do. The hardest part would be the looks people give and the restraint required to ignore it. I have to remind myself that if I react badly Sarah will think something is wrong with her. My flesh and my heart faileth; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever (Psalm73:26)
God is good!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thursday night chillin!

Sarah and I thursday night, for the record I got the first post surgery kiss. What can i say, dad rules.

Big day for surgery!

Sarah had her 1st surgery in a year today. I don't know if Kim and I are out of practice or this surgery was a big one. I think a little bit of both. Surgery went well and we have all had time to rest. Dr. Waner took out most of the scaring on Sarah's cheek and fixed her lip. When the swelling goes down I think you'll be able to tell a big difference. In this picture, she was coming in and out at the moment and I just snapped a quick photo. God is good