Tuesday, May 25, 2010
It was super windy on Saturday, but we still spent a lot of time outside! Justin and I went for a run on Saturday morning, and then we took the girls on a walk before lunch. After lunch Justin's parents stayed with the girls and we went to sit by the pool for about a hour.
Our plans for the weekend changed a little though when Justin's parents received a phone call saying that his grandma was in a car accident. Grandma Helen broke her neck - no surgery needed, but she'll need to wear a brace for 12 weeks. Please keep her in your prayers. They are brought her home from the hospital yesterday.
We took the girls down to Arnold's Park on Saturday evening just to walk around. Justin and I were exhausted after that. The wind was so strong and pushing a double stroller up hill in the wind is not easy! We had to take turns ,but Justin did most of the pushing!
Here's a few pictures from Saturday ... Can you believe how big Jayla is?
Pushing Jayla in the swing ...
Snuggling with Daddy ...
Jordyn has figured out how to climb on beds (she grabs the comforter and puts her feet on the bed frame). She was pretty proud of herself ...
Friday, May 21, 2010
One week ago, our family gathered around you, shed many tears, held your hands, laughed about some of our favorite memories about you, prayed over you, listened to calming music in your hospital room, and sadly said good-bye to you. I kept thinking you were going to wake up and laugh with us, or say "Oh Marlene" (as Aunt Diane put it). I kept praying that this was a dream, only to find out that it wasn't. Although she's very scared of hospitals, Jordyn blew you 3 kisses and waved to you. I am so happy you met Jayla, and I wish that my girls would have grown up knowing you.
You were such a friendly person - and it was proven true when over 400 people came to your visitation, and we had a full church at your funeral while we celebrated your life. When Ron sang, I could hear your voice, as I remembered you singing that same song in church.
The last few days, my knees have been so sore when I run. My knee pain has been a clear reminder of you ... the pain you dealt with after knee replacements. So in my last 4 runs this week, you were constantly on my mind. (Can you make my knee pain go away?! :))
Although none of us were ready to say good-bye, we find comfort and peace knowing that you are Home, you are healed, and you are healthy. I hope you're catching some big fish! :)
I Love You - Jessica Jo
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Friday was an incredibly difficult day. It was such a comfort to have almost our whole family at the hospital, in my grandpa's room all at once. As hard as it was to be there and have the tears fall, we also shared so many laughs about my grandpa.(I'll be doing a post on him later.) I am thankful that we could all be at the hospital to support my grandma as well.
This is my cousin's daughter, Addisyn. She was such a good helper! (There are 10 great-grandchildren, and 9 of them were at my grandma's house. 6 of them are under the age of 3 - can imagine how crazy it was??!!)
Kisses for Jayla ...
More kisses ...
... is growing way faster than Jordyn did. She weighed 10 pounds 15 ounces on Friday.
... is a great sleeper and very content throughout the day.
... has about 1-2 hours in the evening (from about 8-10) that she is fussy.
... has reflux that just seems to be getting worse. The Zantac didn't work - now she's on Prevacid, which Jordyn was on for 10 months.
... has become very alert and loves to stare at us when we talk.
... recognizes her mommy and daddy's voices.
... loves to hold our fingers when she is upset.
... isn't quite sleeping through the night yet, but she'll be there soon. :)
... is such a sweet little girl. We love her very much!
Friday, May 14, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Aunt Kayla and Jordyn (this took about 5 times to get a good picture) ...