Saturday, November 28, 2009

Give Thanks

"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever." Psalm 145:7

Peanut butter cup pie

Watching the Little Mermaid with Aunt Ray

Time to eat!

The Holak's

pickle time

Meme and her girls

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Broken bones

Wow! What a week! and it isn't close to being over yet!
On Tuesday, I got a pretty scary call from Mandy. She was VERY upset, and said she had some bad news. She told me that she thought that something was wrong with Avery's arm. Avery tried to run off when Mandy told her she couldn't run in the parking lot. Well, when Avery heard the word "no", she decided to throw herself onto the concrete....nice...I know.
She has done this to me a few times on occasion, so I knew exactly what she had done. I immediatly thought that she would probably be fine, and to just wait and see for a couple of hours, then I heard her cry. By chance I was in the OR with an orthapeadic surgeon. Mandy brought Avery up to TOPS where he did and xray, but really couldn't tell if anything was broken, because she is so small. He said just to watch her overnight, and if she wasn't using it, and looked in pain bring her to his office where he could do real xrays in the morning. I wasn't really sure what to do, but the next morning I decided to bring her in anyway. Well, I am sure glad I did, because he thinks she fractured her left radial head (one of the bones in your elbow). Our said he normally would have put it in a cast, but since I work in the OR he said he could splint it, that was we could try to avoid stinky cast. If she is able to keep it on, then she doesn't have to have a cast. This way, I can take it off after it gets rank, and put a new one on, yeah!
I feel so lucky that I work with such great people, we got the situation under control fast, and my poor baby isn't in pain anymore. He said the cast wasn't really to heal it, but only to protect her weakened bone, and immobilize it, which makes it feel better. So....we have three weeks with a splint on.
I took this pic after our first "sponge" bath. It actually went better than I thought. She came out pretty clean, and I was even able to wash her hair.

I told her to show me her cast

Since then, she has really been living it up. On Wednesday, Mandy treated her to Build-a-bear, and today she had cookie cake for breakfast. I am sure once the grandma's get a hold of her, it will really be on.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Dinnertime Chat with Avery

My favorite part is when she licks the salt off the cucumber....enjoy!

Just hanging around...

Well, not too much went on this week in the Ash household. It was nice to just relax this weekend. Between working at St. Joe's and Brian's hunting trip, I was exhausted. I did get to take a nice shopping trip to the Nutcracker Market with my mom and sister on Saturday. I look forward to it ALL year, and this year was pretty successful. It really got me in the Christmas spirit. I have already made my list, and am ready for Black Friday!
Here is Avery before church on Sunday, of course she won't look at the camera...little turkey!

After church, and a nap of course, we headed over to The Little Gym for Blaine's Bday party.

This was Avery's first time, and I think she liked it

Her first flip!

And the best part of a birthday party, the cake!

Here is a pic of Avery on her last day of MDO for the fall session. I love her goofy grin.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Sweet Babies

This past week I had two great friends welcome two sweet little boys into the world.
On Halloween, yes...poor Stephy was contracting during the hayride, Stephanie welcomed Luke Tyler Galik into the world. What a great labor she had, after arriving at the hospital at around 9, Steph and Larry welcomed Luke at 11:57! Way to go Steph!

Luke Tyler Galik

8 lbs 3oz 19.5in

Big brother Tanner and Baby Luke

And on Thursday, 11/5/09, at 8:47, Jessica and Dan Burden welcomed their son Walker.

He is so sweet! I know big sister Danica is so excited to meet her new baby brother.

Walker Burden

4lbs 10oz 19.25in

Hmmmmm...maybe Avery needs a little brother or sister????

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Happy Halloween 2009!

She is smiling!

Look mom, a bumblebee!

Serious kitten

Shelbey and Reagan

Avery petting BoBo the hog

Time for the hayride

Trick or treat!

Ryan bobbing for apples

It's Reagan's turn

Playing with play-doh the morning after