My Day

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My Birthday was a good one. I told Paul it was good because I didn't have to get onto Melissa at all yesterday. She was good for me. It was also a good day. I had lunch with a good friend and then that evening Paul and Melissa had my little birthday party. I had to make my own cake, but that's fine with me. Melissa loved the cool whip on the cake as you will see in the last picture of the video.

Thanks for all the birthday wishes


Happy Birthday To Me (Traci)

Monday, June 29, 2009
Today is my birthday, I just thought I would let you all know about this special day. Well to me it's just another day. Don't get me wrong I still like to get gifts and have all the fun for my birthday. It just seems as I get older I don't do as much for my day.
Here is a picture of me when I was two. The dress I have on was made by my great grandmother Buck. She loved to sew and made my sister and I dresses.
I had Melissa's 2 year pictures made this past weekend and I wanted her to wear the dress also. These are just some of her 2 year pictures. Do you still think she looks like me?

me at the age of 2

Melissa's new friend Baby Rock

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Last weekend Paul and I took Melissa swimming and she found a new friend to play with. Meet Baby Rock. Baby Rock goes every were with us and has been taken good care of by Melissa. You will see in the video that Melissa rocks Baby Rock to sleep and puts Baby Rock to bed. Baby Rock isn't the prettiest rock, but to Melissa it's just perfect.

Melissa CF Check up

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Last Tuesday Melissa had her CF Check up and it was another good check up.

She has to go every three months. First I have to say it has been a fast two years. On this day Melissa took cupcakes to the CF Clinic to help celebrate her 2nd Birthday, but also to thank the CF Staff for all they have done for us. It hasn't been an easy two years, but it has been good. The staff was so surprised that Melissa thought of them. I think it's important that we thank them.

Melissa's check up was great once again she is doing well. Her lungs are clear and her weight is good. She weighs 29lbs and is 35 inches tall. Melissa's was examined by Dr. Prestidge today. He was one of the first CF Doctors we met and he was shock to see her. He said that she doesn't look like a CF patient. He means this because of her weight and she isn't cough all the time.

Paul and I went to a CF seminar back in April and got to meet Adult CF patients. It was great to hear their stories and how they are living a normal life. The oldest adult was a 51 year old female. She has twin boys who are 21 years old. She was telling us the stories of when she was diagnosed. She said the Young kids these days have it made with all the drugs, and medical supplies.
Also a Doctor from Cook's Children gave us some great news that there is a drug in the testing faze that looks promising.

Once again thanks for your prayers, I truly believe that this is why Melissa is so healthy because of all the prayers.

Here are some pictures of the CF Staff with Melissa

Happy Father's Day part 2

Sunday, June 21, 2009
Last night Melissa and I took Dada out to eat for father's day. Today after his first cup of coffee Melissa and I gave him his presents. I got him a father's day shirt and Melissa made him a picture frame that says I love Daddy and at VBS she made him something special.

The poem on Melissa's gift says:
"Walk A Little Slower, Daddy"
"Walk a little slower, Daddy," said a little child so small.
I'm following in your footsteps, and I don't want to fall.
Sometimes your steps are very fast, sometimes they're hard to see;
So walk a little slower, Daddy, for you are leading me.
Someday when I am all grown up, you're what I want to be;
Then I will have a little child who'll want to follow me.
And I would want to lead just right,
And Know that I was true;
So , walk a little slower, Daddy, for I may follow you."
Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day part 1

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Tomorrow is Father's Day and I want to thank Paul for being an awesome dad. Melissa is so blessed to have him as her dad. They have so much fun together. Paul thanks for all you do, you work hard so I can stay home and take care of Melissa. We miss you so much when you are traveling. Melissa loves you and she made this video for you.

Melissa and Mommy

Happy Birthday Melissa

Friday, June 19, 2009

Melissa it's seems just like yesterday when I held you in my arms for the first time. Now you are climbing in my lap giving me hugs and kisses and even saying " Mommy hold you" it should be "Mommy hold me". You have grown so much in the last year that I don't even know where to began. I still remember you at your 1st birthday party with the cake all over your face. You had started walking around 10 months and now you are running. We went on our first family vacation last year to the beach. I got to see your face when the waves hit your face you would laugh every time. We went back again this year and you had even a better time playing in Uncle Steve and Aunt Cynthia's pool. You also loved floating in the ocean. You said "I like it". Daddy said that was worth the trip. We can't wait to have more family vacation with you. Daddy is holding out to take you skiing.
Over the last year you have learned to sing and dance. You can sing, Jesus loves me, Amazing Grace, Twinkle Twinkle little star, The ABC's, The wheels on the bus, Baby Bumble Bee, and lots more. Daddy and I are so amazed how fast you learn the songs and then you can signing it over and over. I love watching you dance it's just puts a smile on my face. You also can count to 10. I could go on and on with the things you can do. Daddy and I also loved taking you to see ELMO, you had the best time of your life that night singing and dancing. Things like that make us happy to see you happy.
You haven't always been the easiest toddler, you have had the hardest time with your teeth coming in. I always knew when you were teething, you would have a bad day or week and so would I. I have to say I'm glad you have all your teeth, expect for the two year molars that are coming in now.

Melissa you are growing up so fast that I'm so blessed to stay home with you and have this bonding time with you. One day you will be going off the kindergarten and I won't have all day with you. Speaking of school you will be starting preschool this fall. I know you will love it. I watched you at VBS playing with the kids and making art work and the teacher told me you knew all the songs they sang to you.

God has blessed you these last two years, he has kept you healthy. I know you don't know that you have CF, but there will come a day that you will know about it and will have to deal with your health. We count our blessings every day that we have you and that you aren't sick. I know in your life time there is going to be a cure found for this disease. I look forward to this next year to see what all you will be doing and have done.

I hope you have had a happy birthday this year. You had almost a whole week of celebrating going on. It started out with your birthday party on Saturday, June 13, 2009. Daddy and I know how much you like the water so we knew the water park would be fun. It was a good idea because it was hot that day, but you and your friends didn't seem to care that it was hot. You had friends and family come for your party. After all the fun was over it was time to go home a take a nap. When you woke up you had more gifts waiting on you. DD got you your 1st tricycle and Erica got you baby bed for your dolls. On Monday, June 15, 2009 we met up with our cousins from Arizona, they came to Texas for a visit. We had fun playing at a different water park. You and cousin Addie hit it off. She loved playing with you and you loved her playing with you. That night we went out to eat for dinner at the Rain Forest Cafe. You had fun with the Elephants and Gorilla's. Cousin David and Vickie got you and mommy a birthday cake and the staff sang Happy Birthday to us.
On Tuesday, June 16, 2009 we didn't do much other than go to your CF check up. I will post about that on the next post. Then on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 (The BIG Day) you turned two. I took you out for breakfast. Daddy was out of town so he could not join us. We went to Dunkin Donuts and you had a sprinkle donut. You told me " I like it mommy" That was all worth it. Then after breakfast you had your two year check up. Can you believe you weigh 29lbs and are 35 inches tall? I knew you had gotten taller because you are reaching things that are on the counter and table. I guess I need to keep the counters and table clean. After your two year check up we met up with Cousin Jana at Chick fl A for lunch. This is one of your favorite places to eat. I also like it. The rest of the day we didn't do much, because you have already had a busy week. On Thursday, June 18, 2009 the UPS driver knock on the door and it was a package for you. Boy are you spoiled, how many people get to keep having a birthday all week. The package was a toy from Uncle Steve and Aunt Cynthia.

Happy 2nd Birthday Melissa Pearl, Silly Girl and Dada's Cutie pie!

We love you so much

Mommy and Dada

Melissa turns two!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Our baby girl is two years old today! At 11:19am on June 17, 2007 she entered the world with her eyes wide open! It's hard to believe how fast two years has come and gone. I will posted more later on today, but I wanted to let all our blogger friends know about the special day today.

Melissa had her birthday party last Saturday so I'm working on the video. This morning I took Melissa to Dunkin Donuts for breakfast and then off to the doctors for her 2 year check up. I didn't think she would care if she got a shot on her Birthday! After her appointment we met our cousin Jana for lunch at Chick Fil A . Melissa has already had a busy day and I'm sure more surprises to come later on. Daddy is out of town this week so he is missing all the fun!

Mommy singing Happy Birthday to Me. Look at my sprinkle donut!

Take me out to the ball game

Sunday, June 7, 2009
On Friday, June 5, 2009 Paul, Melissa and I met up with our bible fellowship class for a night at the Frisco Rough Riders game. This is a minor league baseball team. It's a nice family friendly baseball park. We went last year with Melissa, but she was not even a year old yet and didn't enjoy it as much. This year was a different story. She was ready to cheer for the Rough Riders. She also had some older friends to play with so that help pass the time. One thing Melissa wanted to do was see the "Bear" that is really a praire dog. Melissa spotted the two Mascots and that was all she could talk about. Finally Deuce and Daisey came to see their fans. I didn't know how she would act when they were up close and personal. She ran to them and gave the a BIG HUG. I was shocked to see her do this. She hasn't been around anything like this other than Santa Claus. After the game we stayed for Fire works and once again Melissa enjoyed seeing the sky light up. She clapped and screamed "More". She didn't get to see fireworks last year at 4th of July she was sleeping. So this was another first for her. We had a great time hanging out with our friends and enjoying a nice Texas evening.

Melissa with Daisy

Melissa and Deuce

Melissa with her friends

Our 2009 Family vacation

Saturday, June 6, 2009

I'm sorry I haven't posted in over two weeks. Life around here has been busy for us. After we got back from visiting DD we had a week to rest and repack our bags for our family vacation to Florida. The week of our trip Melissa came down with fever so I had to take her in to the Doctors to make sure she was okay. Melissa had 102 fever for 3 days. The Doctor said it was a viral infection and nothing we could do expect give her Motrin. I had been giving her Motrin, but it didn't seem to be working. I ask the nurse how much I should be giving her of the infant Motrin. Well comes to find out even though the package said 6-24 months doesn't mean Melissa needs that. She weighed 29 lbs so they said she could take Children's Motrin. No wonder I could not get her fever down. After Melissa got better, I came down with a sines infection two days before our trip. I wasn't going to let this stop me from my well deserved vacation. So off to the Doctor's office. Since I was leaving for vacation my Doctor was nice enough to give me a shot to help speed up the healing. I still had to take antibiotics.

On May 23, 2009 Paul, Melissa and I headed to the airport for our family vacation. I was nervous about this trip because it was over 2 hours and with Melissa being potty trained I didn't know how she would do on a longer flight. She did great, no accidents. As we arrived in Tampa Florida we could already feel the warm air and was ready to hit the water. We stayed with Aunt Cynthia and Uncle Steve in Tarpon Springs Florida, this is on the West Coast side. This is our annual trip to see them. We love hang out with them and they love having us, but most of all having Melissa around to spoil.

We spent the first day taking a nap (since we had to get up earlier to catch a plane) and swimming in there pool. Melissa loved walking outside and seeing a swimming pool. She is our little fish! The next day we headed to Clearwater Florida to check out the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. We thought Melissa would like to see this. As we arrived a dolphin show was starting. This was the first time Melissa had seen a dolphin. She loved every minute of the show. They also had sea turtles, otters and sting rays.
After that we went to eat lunch at Bubby Gumps it was tasty! Then it was time to head back to the house for Melissa afternoon nap. That evening we stay home swimming.

On the 3rd and 4th day we headed to Honeymoon Island for the beach. It's only a 10 minute drive from the house. Once again Melissa loved the water. She loved the water splashing her face.

Our last day the 5th day we took Melissa to a park so she could run around. At this point we needed a break from the water. It was a nice park she had fun and made new friends. We had a nice picnic lunch the we headed back home to rest so we could swim one last time on our vacation. Melissa was doing so well jumping the pool. She isn't afraid to jump and I glad she likes the water, but it also make me scared that she loves it so much. I see more swim lesson coming soon.

On May 28, 2009 we pack our bags and headed back to the airport. We where sad to go home, but it was time. Melissa didn't understand why we had to go home. We love make this family memories with Melissa. We had a great vacation and look forward to going back again next year.
Thanks Aunt Cynthia and Uncle Steve for opening you home up.

Check out our video, I didn't put all the pictures on there, I didn't want to bore you all.