Monday, November 30, 2009

Miss Personality

Can I be silly? Well....of course!!!!
Pucker up and give me a kiss!
This is my serious, reflective pose....
Look out people.....Stand back! Chloe has arrived!
Oh yeah....I know I'm cute!

A few weeks ago I took the kids to a forest preserve for our annual fall photo session. They walk around and I take tons of photos. The kids are all good sports about my fanatical posing and snapping. I took these photos of Chloe. I didn't prompt her or anything. She just starts to strike these funny poses. She is so comical and I think it shows almost all the time.

On a side note I wanted to share a little story about how sweet she can be too. Last night I stayed up really, really late scouring the grocery shopping ads for the week. My newest obsession is super couponing and I am on a mission to save some mucho money. When the coupons all started blending together I decided to go to bed. It was probably pretty close to midnight. Chloe was fast asleep already in our bed. I crawled in and she sat straight up! She looked at me all wide-eyed for a second. Suddenly she blew me a kiss!!! She laid right back down and started snoring again. LOL! I don't know where it came from but I'll take it. Usually she wakes up all cranked. Definitely not sunshine and rainbows for sure. Matt and I just looked at each other and laughed. It was too cute!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Great Day!!!!

Strike a pose!

Today we had our one year follow-up with the pediatric cardiologist. We made the hour and fifteen minute trek into the city all the while Chloe was listening to the Taylor Swift music Daddy downloaded to his ipod for her. When we brought Chloe home from China she had a small VSD in her heart. We knew this when we accepted her referral. She did great for the echo and other tests. A few times she started to get nervous and whine a bit. The staff was wonderful and you could tell they really have a heart for kids. *Wink Wink*
When the echo was done the doctor walked in and said that he had been watching in the next room on his screen. He then asked, "What have you been doing? What have you been feeding her?" Huh? Then he said the most beautiful thing, "Because it's gone!" I almost started to cry. It was very emotional. It is GONE!!! She had a 40% chance that it could heal itself and it did. He seemed a bit surprised and said to us, "I wish I knew the date this happened." Me too, because we would be having a nice celebration.
Chloe's VSD was never going to require surgery and she didn't have any health restrictions. It was something she could have lived her entire life with and never had a problem. I just loved hearing her heart was whole and healed.
Tonight we were laying in bed with her helping her fall asleep. She leaned over and said to us, " make my heart so happy and make my heart so happy too!" Oh man, that really brought tears to my eyes!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Princess Turns 3!!!!!

I can't believe Princess Chloe is now 3 years old!!! The last few days when ever anyone would start singing Happy Birthday she would stop them and say, "It's not my birthday yet." This morning she woke up next to me and I starting singing Happy Birthday to her. She looked at me all wide eyed as if she was thinking that everyone must get a birthday but her. She just acted like "Pinch me! It can't be MY birthday!" She is so happy today. This week when I asked her what she wanted for her birthday she said a Belle dress, crown, princess necklace, and princess bracelet. When she opened it she was giddy with excitement. She Ooohed and Ahhhed at everything. After many Thank Yous she said, "I can't believe I got everything I wanted!"
We can't believe we have been blessed with being her parent's. How could we be so lucky? She is all we could have dreamed for and more. Happy Birthday Princess!!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Dancing Queen

*Disclaimer-I have no idea where she learned any of this. It certainly wasn't from us. LOL!*

I just had to post this video of Chloe I took yesterday. Whenever she hears music, she just has to bust a move. She is especially fond of really bad 70s music but she won't discriminate. Anything with a beat will do. Rachael was practicing some new music on the piano and Chloe broke out into her interpretive dance. It looks like a cross between Michael Flatley and Michael Jackson. She cracks me up when she closes her eyes and shakes her arms and legs. Make sure to watch it until the end. She does this moon walk thing. It is hilarious!!!!