We have had so many fun days this May that I thought it was time to take all of the pics off of my phone and share them here (before the days of June start to push them even further down in my photo feed).
Before that though, I wanted to thank you for praying for sweet Ashby yesterday. She had her 13th procedure in less than two years, and it went pretty well. This month, Andrew and I have taken her to two really big appointments to discuss how we will proceed with the future and for now, we’re going to hold off on any more procedures until after a MRI in July. At that point, they’ll be able to tell us if we should continue doing this or if it’s time to do another debulking surgery (where they remove veins from her hand/arm), and then continue to do this after that. We’re hoping a lot of questions get answered and our path even more laid out by the end of the summer. The thing about Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome is that it grows as you grow…so, the bigger Ashby gets, the bigger her vascular malformation gets as well. We are also about to try compression garments again. We tried this form of therapy when she was three, but it did not go well and we stopped pretty immediately. The blood was not flowing up her arm, so instead of helping her, it caused a great deal of pain. We’re hopeful that now that she’s older and has had all of these procedures (plus previous debulking) that the compression garments will work and help ease the pain. So, that’s what’s going on over here. Today, we’re staying in and cozy. She wants to watch a lot of princess movies from the couch 🙂 . Thank you for your prayers.
Now, on to all of our fun days of May…
This year, Miss Kensington asked to go to the aquarium on her skip day. I thought it was a pretty random choice, but boy! We had so much fun! I always pick these days on days when they have a very light schedule at school. She doesn’t miss the whole day and isn’t counted absent, I just take her out a little early. On this particular day, they had a district assessment all morning, so their afternoon was dedicated to recess, lunch and PE. It was the perfect opportunity to take her out and let her see the fish. And birds. Why does the Dallas World Aquarium have so many birds????
She was just so animated and HAPPY to be there!
That smile 🙂 .
Love spending time with my oldest girly!
She’s just getting so big, so fast. As much as I miss the “little kid” stage, this stage is so much fun too!!!
A few weeks later, I picked this guy up for…
…an afternoon by the pool. His day fell on a realllly good day. All of the older grades were taking the state standardized tests and his teacher was literally just trying to keep kids quiet while the upper class kids tested. When I picked him up, he said they were hula hooping in order to burn off energy. Hahahaha! That would exhaust me!
I love that he picks swimming. I can’t get enough “outside” time with this kid!
He wanted me to order him pizza…so I obliged 🙂 .
It was the perfect afternoon!!
We’ve had so many days this May when all I want to do is be outside. On this night, Kensington and I were doing any and everything to keep us outdoors.
Friends! We have a turtle problem! This weekend marks four years in our house and this is the first time turtles keep falling into our pool. Like all the time. It’s so weird! We see turtles in our yard quite a bit, but we have now pulled over a dozen out of our pool. What’s up with that? Kensington had just rescued another one (pictured here) and then returned it to our creek.
On Monday, Bowen and Ashby swam all afternoon. They’re just so sweet together. I wanted her to have a fun swim day before her procedure.
We have had a lot of fun days in May 🙂 . Look out, June! You have a lot to live up to!!