Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Holiday Family Christmas Program

For the second year, Lilah and I attended a holiday concert put on by the Wichita Orchestra. This year was more packed than last year, but we always had fun! The music presented is beautiful and well planned, as well as the program. The holidays are among us and Christmas is creeping ever near!!!

Excited and waiting patiently!!!

Who needs music to dance?!

 Tried to get a great photo but this is all I got!

It's about to start! Sssshhhhh
Oh, I also can't wait to show Lilah a few of the light shows we have locally, and let her see Santa Clause! Since it is getting dark out earlier I try to take a few detours on the way home and she loves to look at the lights!

LPA Christmas Party

This weekend we had our LPA Sunflower Chapter, District 8 Christmas/Holiday party. As usual we have a mixed turnout, but we always have fun! This year was more important than any before because we also discussed events for our LPA regional meeting to be held here, in Wichita, KS April 8th-9th. We are so EXCITED about this because there has not been a regional conference here in almost 7 years!

We have a lot of exciting things planned for this regional meet. I have been given the task to help coordinate the teen and parent groups that will be held. Something I am nervous about, but also excited! I am being helped by another brave mom for this task! (Thanks Petey!!!)

Also, I took on the task of being the online coordinator for the Sunflower Chapter! There will be an official website up and running next year, hopefully by the end of January-but that will be spearheaded by a parent-company who so graciously volunteered their time and talents to get this started and running for our chapter. My main focus will be on Facebook and the social networking of the group for now. Look for that page to be up and running by the end of the year!

We always love getting together with our LP friends and are so thankful to have so many local families here for guidance and support with and for Lilah. There is a lot we would not be able to do if it weren't for the support of families!

Looking forward to updating you all on our Chapter regional and the outcome!!!

Thanksgiving...and giving, and giving!

This year we had the chance to hang out for a total of 3 Thanksgiving! 2 festivities were held on Thursday, and one on Saturday. Boy did we eat a lot of food and have a lot of fun! We LOVE being around family so much!

Three generations! My mommy, Lilah, and myself!

Mommy and daughter!

Cousin love!!!
More LOVE!!!

And this is what 2 days of food, family, and fun do to you!!!

Can't wait for next years festivities!!!!

Birthday Parties!!!

'Tis the season for more birthday parties! We celebrated my nieces 7th birthday a few weekends back. We had a pizza party, then headed to All-Star Sports, a family entertainment spot. They have arcade games, go-karts, mini-gulf, and PRIZES!!! All the kids had so much fun!

All the gang!
 Frustrating, but she still got it in there!

 This is how she plays!!! hahaha
 Oh how I love you sister!!!!!
We had so much fun! We have so many birthdays coming up this month and next month! Can't wait to have more fun!!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Trick or Treating!

This is in addition to the halloween post... we got together at my dad's house for some trick-or-treating fun! It was a little cold this year, but more manageable than years before! We made it around a few blocks before Lilah's legs started to hurt...but she made out with a lot of candy!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Halloween 2010

Another family get together! Which I can NEVER get enough of! My brother and his wife invited us all over to do some pumpkin carving for the kids. We ate dinner, then started in the pumpkin carving. We all had a blast, although some of the pumpkins were harder to carve than others, my eldest brother helped with that! Oh, and NO, I did NOT touch the insides of the pumpkin, I stuck with my camera!!! The smell just gets to me every time!!!!

Just finished eating and waiting to CARVE!!!

Pumpkin guts...ewww!!!

My older brother and nephew

My Sis-in-law....she decided to make Kai-Lan for my niece, BRAVE women, but the finished project turned out really cute!

Had to get a picture before their hands got to icky!!

These are their SCARY faces!!! 
And Lilah's scary face next to her pumpkin!

My nieces scary face!

My sis and her family!

My eldest brother and his family

My brother acting goofy with his family

Oh, see what I have to deal with!! *In the back!!*

Showing us their Cap'tn Morgan poses!

All the kids and their pumpkins!

See, it turned out really well!!!

We all had a blast and can't wait to do it again next year!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Friends in MO places!

In early October, Lilah had another appointment at CMH in Missouri. This appointment was a follow-up neurosurgery appointment from the seizure she had in September. The appointment was a success and failure all in one. 

First, we were assigned a new doctor (a good one though!), so she was unfamiliar with him and was not very talkative. Once we were in the appointment, he tells me has has looked at her CTScan from the day of the seizure and cannot notice or see anything that would cause her seizure. 

I was concerned that her foremen magnum had started to close again, but he assured me that it was doing just fine and the surgery she had almost 2 years ago was doing its job. What a relief! The not so good news was that even though he did not see anything, did not mean that nothing was there. 

So we were referred to another doctor, a neurologist. So, we are scheduled at the end of this month to see a neurologist and get her first EEG done. I am concerned, but looking forward to getting some answers and see what her EEG reads.

After our appointment we headed to further to Missouri to visit our friends from Texas who had recently moved. I must admit there is another benefit to living in Kansas- we are smack dab in the middle of the country! Being here means we are not to far from the many friends that we have made along the years.

Playing as if they have never spent a day apart!

Lilah loved this red scooter!

Little miss Diva at the Big Annual Knobnoster Fall Parade!

Our friends Bryson and Tatum showing school spirit in orange for the Knobnoster football team!

Loud fire truck!

The Air force came out in support of Knobnoster!

Lilah and I had so much fun while in the good ol' Knob! I was not able to catch pictures of baby Micah, such a cute and happy boy! He kept me entertained with all his smiles, giggles, and bouncing around! We hope to catch up with you guys again soon and thank you for welcoming us into your home!!!