Friday, October 14, 2011

Enjoying Fall

We've all really been enjoying the warm fall we've been having this year as the kids adore spending so much time outside. Now that the cooler weather is beginning to set in, I think the kids will really be sad to have to spend more of their time inside! I took the kids to the Pumpkin Patch and it was so warm this year compared to that of years past that the kids were red-faced and hot after searching for their perfect pumpkins. Olivia loves pumpkins and whenever she sees one will cry out "punkie, punkie". Whenever we leave the house she never forgets to say "See you later punkies", to the pumpkins that adorn our porch. Ever since we've had kids, Halloween and fall are one of my most favorite times of year.

Last week Olivia had her 2 year well-check. She is doing well aside from her continued drop in weight. She now resides in the 3 percentile for weight. She continues to gain weight, just at a very, very slow pace. So we will continue to fight to get her to eat better, take in more fats and calories to hopefully help with the weight gain issue. She continues to grow taller, trying to keep up with her dad and Landen I guess!

We'd like to thank those of you whom will be walking with Team Olivia in the U of M Breathe Easy CF 5k next Sunday, October 23rd. For all the little ones that will be joining us, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the weather won't be too chilly. We look forward to seeing our family and friends and continuing our fight to help find a cure for CF. Thanks to everyone for all you do; we are blessed to have such a wonderful backing of friends and family in our fight to find a cure for our daughter.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday Olivia!

Olivia celebrated her 2nd birthday this past weekend, my how quickly those 2 years have gone by! We took the kids back to the MN Zoo for a fun filled day where both Landen and Olivia enjoyed the aquarium exhibits as well as seeing the "kitties, meow, meow" as Olivia says, otherwise known as the puma and lynx. Olivia also had a kitty themed party as she absolutely adores cats these days. She's been having fun with her Fur Real kitty that she got, which will be as close as she gets to having a real kitty any time soon. Aside from waking up on her birthday with her second cold of the season, she had a wonderful day filled with fun, birthday cake and presents.  With every day, year, birthday being ever so precious, we are very grateful for the past two wonderful years Olivia's had and look forward to so many more birthdays to come!