April 20, 2008

Pictures and Camping

I know that I have not blogged in a VERY long time. Our Internet at home was not working and it took two different phone calls to Qwest, a new modem and finally a call to our friend who is the telephone repair man to fix the problem.

I don't know if I blogged about this or not but Mikayla has stromblis. Basically when she gets tired her eyes turn out and don't work. There are also times when I know she is looking at me but I feel as if she is not looking at me by the look I get in her eyes. About a month ago we took her to the eye doctor in Grand Junction. We found out that when you cover one eye and then un-cover it, it has turned out to the side. This is like lazy eye but when her eye turns out to the side it her brain shuts that side off. The doctor recommend we put a patch on her eye 4 hours every day and see what happens. This works about 50% of the time.

On Thursday, Joe and Mikayla, went back to the doctor in Grand Junction and the patching is working and we can reduce the patch time to 2 hours a day. If the patching solves the problem then she will not need eye surgery when she is six.

After the eye doctor Joe and Mikayla headed to Moab, Utah to do camping together. They had a blast and I think the Daddy daughter weekend was a must and a huge success.

Here are a couple pictures Arches National Park.

Mikayla standing in the arch. Mikayla climbing - how cute is this little tom boy?!

Mikayla is in the back pack on Daddy's back.

Our friend Keith came along with his daughter Sienna. Keith has a jeep and they had fun taking the jeep in the river.

Here are a couple of cute pictures we took of Lily today. She is 2 1/2 months old and is doing great. I gotta say that Joe and I make cute kids!

Mikayla cannot wait until Lily is big enough to play with. She loves her little sister.

1 comment:

GreenStyleMom said...

Oh my goodness! Both of your girls are so cute!

We are headed to Arches the week after Memorial Day. It will be the second year in a row we make the trip that same week. We like it so much that we are thinking about making it an annual event.