Thursday, September 22, 2011

P L O P it's gone




last november 2010 emma lael had a fall that caused her two front teeth to be damaged....today she accidentally knocked into the wand in the bathtub and P L O P out came her tooth... no bleeding or tears.... she didn't even know it had fallen out until i picked her up and said "oh my gosh, your tooth is gone" i picked her up let her look at herself in the mirror i asked "does it hurt" she said "no, mama"... it will a long time until her adult tooth comes in...in the meantime she'll be a cutie pie with one less front tooth.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Good report from ECHO








today was emma lael's 3rd cardiologist appointment since we've been home....no changes from her last two echo's YEAH...we learned today that she'll need 2 or 3 more open heart surgeries not 1 like we originally thought....the 3rd being when she's an adult....the 1st will depend on how long she can go before having symptoms of poor cardiac perfusion...it could be in 2 years or 10 years...they were able to get a good view of her pulmonary arteries today in previous echo's they couldn't get a good view of the pulmonary arteries...both her right and left pulmomary arteries are very narrow they will both be patched to enlarge them when she has the pulmonary valve replaced during her next surgery ....the pulmonary value will have to be replaced as she grows....the longer she can go without having it replaced now the better chance of having only 2 surgeries...her tiny frame is a benefit...valve's are replaced based on the growth of a child...if she is going to be 80 lbs as an adult and she has her pulmonary value replaced when she weighs 50 lbs most likley then she'll only need one more valve replacement.
she's been practicing writing her name and she wanted to practice while we waited for the echo to be done....pretty good, hah ;)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011




we are dressing in our "fall" clothes hoping the FALL weather will hurry up and arrive

Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 13, 2010












it is hard to believe that one year ago today we boarded a plane to china at 12:01 a.m. on September 13, 2010 to meet our daughter emma lael li sisler...it is surreal to think about it all....i can still feel the excitement fueled by adrenaline that rushed through my body that day...i remember what i wore on the plane...what i ate that day....the smell of Beijing when we got off the plan...the L O N G plane flight very clearly...what i remember more than anything is how much i loved a little girl i had never met before...some find it very strange that someone can LOVE someone they have never met...the photos i've posted clearly show what L O V E and a F A M I L Y can do for a child...Thank You God for allowing us to be emma lael li parents...still pinching myself and asking "how did i get so lucky to be her mom?"

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hickory Horn Devil Catarpillar will become a Regal Moth






today while putting up a deer stand in our backyard kent found this regal moth caterpillar...it can get to be a large as a hotdog YIKES...it is beautiful and harmless the colors are amazing...if interested in seeing what it looks like as a moth google regal moth when they are full grown with wings spread it can cover the palm of a man's hand....large & beautiful.