Posted (Tina) in All Posts on July-6-2008

It was a busy weekend. Along with finishing up all of our projects around the house, we knew that it was Grandpa’s birthday on Tuesday and it would be tough to celebrate mid-week. Later in the afternoon, we headed over to his house.

We gave him a new address plaque and a framed picture of Ella. Also, Josh helped out by doing lots of maintenance projects around his house.

While the boys were getting stuff done, Ella was watching videos in her travel crib while I was getting my fair share of kisses and affection from the two dogs.

By the way, did I mention that Joslin was my only little girl before the Bun entered the world?

We ate pizza for dinner and then it was time to sing Happy Birthday to Grandpa. Hopefully, he made a good wish for this upcoming year.

Although Ella could not partake in the ice cream cake, we ate some for her! I know we have not given an update on the food situation in a while, so here it goes.

When we visited the doctors the first week in Denver, they ordered a swallow study. We filled out all the paperwork and are waiting for a call back from the Children’s Hopsital. They want us to proceed with occupational therapy and feeding her foods, but they also don’t want us to push hard for something that could be harming her. In other words, the swallow study will assess to make sure that she is not micro-aspirating into her lungs when eating and drinking.

When I was trying baby foods during early June, she was choking, gagging and retching a lot more than normal for her. This experience combined with the concern about her micro-aspirating, we decided to hold off on any forward progress with solid foods. We’re hoping that her swallow study will be scheduled soon and that she will pass with flying colors, so that we can get back to eating pears and apples!

Counting down until the big day…only 18 days left…Ella will be 1 year old! Praising God continually for our little miracle.

The Laz Fam on July 6th, 2008 at 10:24 pm #

what an awesome early birthday celebration for Grandpa! thanks for taking us along!
blessings ~ KTJB

Steve and Joan Odell on July 7th, 2008 at 6:17 am #

Happy Birthday to Grandpa and soon to Miss Ella – Our Lord is certainly awesome in all ways – the journeys he prepares for us are unimaginable and yet we know he is guiding us in every aspect and with each step – Lord Bless – Steve and Joan

Matt, Abby, Austin & Caed on July 7th, 2008 at 7:44 am #

Happy (late) 4th of July to everybody!! And a happy birthday to Ella’s Grandpa too! This country is getting further and further away from the Christ-centered nation it started out to be but there are still those of us who remember. Thank God for this country and for the military that protects us. My brothers have been in the US Marine Corp for the last 4 years (they are both out now) and this year is the first 4th of July we’ve had together since before they went to boot camp. Jesus brought them both through 2 tours of duty in Iraq each, 1 tour in Haiti, 2 surgeries, 1 spider bite and many firefights in between (one of my brothers was hit by IED’s 5 different times and the other was frequently out on missions for weeks at a time he wasn’t allowed to talk about). God in His mercy brought them both home safely. I praise Him for that and for bringing you three through the last year. Ella is a miracle, there’s no doubt about it. We all have so much to be thankful for.

Jim and Char Jordan on July 7th, 2008 at 10:25 am #

Thanks for the peek of your celebration. We appreciate your time and effort to share your life with us. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BROTHER! Ella you look like you are out growing your basinet. YEAH ELLA!

Kristen on July 7th, 2008 at 6:17 pm #

Haven’t been able to check in for a while. But praying for you all along. She is a wonderful gift to celebrate along with grandpa! Enjoy!

Joel Snyder on July 7th, 2008 at 6:33 pm #

Ella, Thank you for coming to my house yesterday with Mom and Dad to celebrate my birthday. This has been a great year and I am so glad to have you and Mom and Dad home. I am praying that we can all have a great year and that you will keep up the steady progress from last year. I am looking forward to your Birthday in a few days. Tina and Josh thanks for the address plaque and Ella’s picture frame and picture. You are the greatest. Catch you three later. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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