Madelyn had her appointment with the Nephrologist last Friday. She does not seem to be in any discomfort at all. The kidney stones are large but have not caused any damage at this point. They seem to be slowly shrinking so she wants to watch her and do another Ultrasound in 4 months. We were so relieved that there is no pressing need for surgery and that there is a possibility they could go away on their own now that she is off the bad formula. We thank God for this news and we thank you for your continued prayers. Madelyn continues to be happy and so much fun!
We had a wonderful week with Aunt Barb and Uncle Kevin. They came to visit and were such a great help to us. We had a wonderful time, as always. Yesterday, (12/20) was Megan's 6th irthday! Time just flies! She is so grown up now. With everything else going on she got a bit slighted on the birthday plans so we tried to make the day about her. She wanted to lunch at the American Girl Bistro and have her doll, Ashley's hair done. They were booked up so we opted for a visit to Build A Bear. It was Madelyn's first experience and we all had a great time. Both girls got new bunnies. Megan's is named "Cutie" and Madelyn's is "Gracie". We topped the day off with lunch at Cheesecake Factory followed by shopping at Costco. Megan has waited so long to have Madelyn sit next to her in the Costco cart and it finally happened. Aren't they sweet? Megan adores her sister and has had only one day where she declared "I knew it would be like this. I am packing my bag and leaving!" She was headed to Grammies! You know, I have my moments where I would like to pack my bag and head to Grammies too!!!
We got the tree decorated today....finally and we look forward to some wonderful family time on Tuesday with my brother, Mark and his family as well as my mom and dad. We are excited about Madelyn's first Christmas and will be staying close to home celebrating with family and close friends.
We wish you the blessings of Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our Savior.