Thursday, September 27, 2012

Eye surgery....again

This morning.

Ella had her 2nd eye surgery today. Her eyes began crossing again, though not as bad as the first time, and her doctor decided it was time to fix them again. This time she just cut the outside corner of her right eye and tightened the muscle....apparently it fixes both eyes. While she was in there the doctor decided to probe her tear ducts in both eyes as Ella had been having problems with watering eyes. The surgery went well, the doctor was happy with the outcome and said that her tear ducts were really blocked so was glad she did it. Ella was a champ. Besides trying to claw her eyes out while waking up from anesthisia she has been doing pretty good! Here she is relaxing at home.

Funny story...The anesthesiologist, a good looking guy, tried to get Ella to put her hat on before surgery to cover her hair even gave her a flowery one and Ella would have nothing to do with it. He told her how much he liked her hat and said he would trade her. She said ok! So he left with a pink hat on and she had his blue surgeon type hat on and off to surgery they went. He said "well that backfired" lol.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Step Up for Down Syndrome

Today was our Step Up for Down Syndrome walk!!! We had a really good time! The weather was great, the venue was perfect, and all the people with Down syndrome...AWESOME!

Daddy and Ella before the walk
The Big Bubba
Ella watching the cheerleaders.
Ella with the pom poms that she refused to give back
Cool quote in the park.
Team Ella Grace with the Pretty Face...minus me behind the camera!

The walk was a mile long....Ella probably walked about half of it.

Crossing the finish line...people were cheering for her but she only had playing in the park on her mind!
We finally got to meet this family....but the girls had had enough by this point.  At least we got one pic of them smiling : )
Ella overheated....she looked horrible.  This pic just doesn't show just how red and blotchy she was.

We sat in the shade for awhile and then got faces painted!
Admiring her hearts
Love this pic
Bubba's turn
So cool!!!
We went back to the van and picked up Ella's stroller and then headed to the rest of ValleyFest.
We of course had to stop and check out the old cars!
This one is a hearse and had a casket in the back....I mean a tool box, lol.

We had a great day and can't wait till next year!