Kayla Mae Olmstead

Kayla was born with Left-sided Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (LCDH). When she was born she was in the NICU for a total of 55 days. She reherniated two years later, had her repair surgery in May 2011 and spent 11 days in hospital recovering. She is a tough little girl and we are truly blessed to have her here.

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Turkey Day

I am very thankful to have Kayla here with me today for her to have and enjoy her first Thanksgiving.  Even though Jerry and I are being very over-protective right now and aren't letting Kayla get into very large crowds or around anyone who has not had their seasonal flu and h1n1 shot Thanksgiving was still a success.  I am used to huge family gatherings at this time, mainly with me being the host- so this year was a little different.  It was just the three of us- and we spent most of the day lounging- I mean after that HUGE meal- who doesn't just sit?!?

We still enjoyed the turkey, potatoes, stuffing, cole slaw, and pie! :) I do wish Kayla could have been around family at this time, but it's quite possible she will be able to next year.  :) We did get to skype with my family who has mostly joined together in NC, except one sister- who stayed up north to be with her husbands family. I got to see their kids, and my parents, one sister (angie) and my brother (matt) and their spouses. It was almost as if I were there with them... just not quite. SO thank you to them... for skyping w/ me! :) I miss you all!

Here are some cute pics of Kayla first thing in the a.m. with the very best pj's ever! I love pigs!! Totally obsessed some would say- so when I found these pj's at Kohls.. I was totally stoked! :) hehe

look at her face- she is totally NOT happy with this pig coming towards her! lol (it's one that oinks and walks..)

I love this one bc you can see the pigs on her bum! Her feet are up in the air and she looks like she is just enjoying herself! :) Love it!

This was tough- this is K in her turkey day dress- but getting her to look at me and smile and keep her attention long enough for the camera to go off.. phew it was tough but I got a few! :)

In this one- she was smiling bc I was saying "dadadadada" but the remote which you can't see, was totally cooler than looking at me!

Here she is trying to get my camera- she saw the string and dove for it!

This was a picture of Kayla and her mommy (me) but I photo shopped me out... I did not look half as cute as she did. lol



Liz and Shane said...

Your Thanksgiving day sounds alot like ours. It was just the three of us too. We are used to having a big family get together. We hope we can do it next year. We are doing the same thing no one can come over unless they had their seasonal flu shot. Around here the H1N1 is not being given to anyone unless they have medical issues. We are still waiting for Nayeli to get hers they ran out.

I love all the pictures of Kayla. My favorite is the last one with her cute smile. She is so adorable!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Sands Family said...

KATE! We missed you, but there was only room enough for my cute girls-- a 3rd would be way too much overload for Julian...and Nina and Papa too! :) Although, I cannot wait to actually pick up your little girl and make her smile at me with that amazing smile of hers.... btw- the pic is like a Jerry Mini Me.... WATCH OUT! :) ha ha time for baby #2 so you can have one look like you! LOL--- Alaina looks like her Daddy, and Alyssa looks like her Mommy... even Steven! :)



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