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.

I'm Growing, I'm Growing!

Lilypie Fourth Birthday tickers

Christmas 2011

We had a very Merry Christmas this year.  The girls enjoyed every minute of it!  I know I've said this on Facebook but I just want to thank Mari-belle the elf again.. who ever you may be and the anonymous gift left on our door step Christmas Eve night.. you are both very kind. I would also like to thank Nina and Papa for their gift to our family, and Mema and Deda for the gifts they gave the girls, Jer and I. Also, our neighbors, the Levendusky's, thanks for the YUMMY cinnamon rolls (these were homemade and ABSOLUTELY AMAZING) and for the gifts you gave to the girls. And last but certainly not least, Aunt Terry and Uncle Larry's thanks for all the gifts to the girls- they loved them!
decorating cookies (again)

Daddy JUST got home, and the girls were VERY ready to open gifts

Lily's first gift.. <3 So slow and she enjoyed it when she got it opened.. 

this gift is always a favorite! 

I couldn't really get a pic of Kayla opening gifts bc she did it so fast.. so this is her after all gifts have been opened :) 

Loves her new Rapunzel dress and Cinderella dress. :)

this is not a new gift, in fact it's two years old.. but Lily LOVES to play with the pony.. she is saying "weeeee"

Uncle Tim and Uncle Darren got the girls matching art desks.. They LOVE them!

Uncle Larry Jr got the girls a princess CD player with the microphone... I am thinking we'll need to get another microphone as this was such a hit with both girls!


K's Dance Recital

My little CDH Miracle! She absolutely LOVED dance class.. and the recital!  She was always excited to go to dance class every Monday and the day of her recital, she had no idea it was going to be like this- I mean I tried to explain there would be a lot of people, but words could not describe how packed this place was.  A lot of parents had to stand on the side... it was crazy!  Jer and I thought she'd just stand there.. and not do anything.. but she did do some of her dance.  I am so proud of her tho- I was soooo nervous for her! I had to fight back tears when she was done.  Not only did she LOVE her dance, but she wanted to watch the others too, and our friends were there with their daughter, Gracie, and she waned to watch her dance.  It was just sooo cute, she was in love with the whole thing! :)  and just in case you aren't sure, she is the one on the left end, blond little cutie.. sort of looks as tho she is in awe... <3



Last night, we went over to our friends house- Courtney and Dave's- to enjoy some snacks and each other's company.  The kids always seem to have fun playing.. Kayla especially bc she just LOVES Gracie!! Gracie, 6 years old, and Kayla 2 years old.. she just looks up to her and it's ADORABLE!  Kayla is into all the princess stuff bc Grace is..  and Gracie is so cute with her.  She will play with her, dress her up, and send her home with some toys she doesn't usually play with any more.  Kayla just loves it!

Lily loves to play in Gracie's room as well, until Brody, 3 months younger than Lily, comes by- :) It's so cute, she'll like Brody SOMETIMES, but most times, she is not a fan.. and Brody just follows her around.

Anyway- K and L had a great time last night.  They had fun playing with different toys, and eating oreos! :) Then they got to watch a Christmas movie. It was a good time had by all.

the kids, minus Brody, watching a Christmas movie <3

Lily- not loving Brody at the moment.. haha

but how could she not- look at that cute smile!! <3




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