Thursday, June 9, 2011


I know you're all dying to know how the girls are doing. I've been updating everything on Facebook, but if you don't stalk me, you may be in the dark. Plus, my blog now has pictures!

First, I forgot to post a couple pictures from Lylli's birthday. Shane and I got her a new scooter. This one holds up to 180 lbs and the wheels are quite a bit larger than the razors (which only hold about 95 lbs). It also goes much faster!
Lylli especially likes it because it is called a Road Rager!! She says she wants to cross out Road and write Lylli! She and Shane also painted the gold on the wheels green. She loves it!
In this picture you can see the size differnce of the wheels between Layla's Razor and Lylli's Road Rager!

Lylli also got a gift card and some money from a couple friends at her birthday party. So I took her to the store and she bought herself a skateboard, which she loves! She's pretty good, for never having done it before! She wants to get good enough to go to the skate park in Casper. I remember even when she was little she used to ask me if she could go there! Well, if she keeps practicing (and wears the right protective gear) she can!

Now to the tonsil.

My girls have always had big tonsils. When Seryn was a baby, the doctor told us she had 'beefy' tonsils. He also told us they would have to come out but we should try to wait until she was at least 3. So, Shane now has great insurance and, knowing my other girls have big tonsils too, we decided to get them all out. Crazy, I know. But maybe it was really genious! Either way, it's over and done with now!

If I'd been thinking clearly, I would have gotten a picture of them all together before they went in for surgery. They looked so cute in their 'hospital jammies.' But I didn't think of it until just before they wheeled Layla off. (Mommy was a little anxious about her babies!)
Layla was so cute in her little hat! I'm not sure if she was nervous and therefore happy or if she was excited to do something new. I have to hand it to the nurses who really made this a good experience for the girls.

So, my mom came on Wednesday so she could have a couple days to spend with the kids before they were miserable. So that was fun for everyone.

Friday morning, we went to the hospital. Seryn was first, then Layla, and then Lylli. One of the nurses told me that they sometimes will get two siblings at a time, but almost never three. She said she remembers only one other time with three, and that was 15 years ago!

Perhaps this was suicidal, but now it's done, and I don't have to worry about it ever again. Having my mom here to help was a godsend!

So life was pretty crazy there at the hospital for a while. They were checking all three girls in and the doctors came and talked with us as well as nurses and there were papers to sign. I think at any given time we had 5 to 10 nurses/doctors between two rooms before the surgeries started.

And everyone was enchanted by the girls!

So, they wheeled Seryn off, and while she was in recovery, they took Layla back. They then brought me Seryn (who was crying) while Layla went to recovery, and then they took Lylli. Poor thing. Seryn needed Mommy and Lylli was told she needed to go into surger and was a little nervous because her sister was so upset. She didn't know why Seryn was crying and that made her a little uneasy. Thank goodness for Grandma! Then Lylli went into recovery after they brought Layla out.

All in all, Seryn went in at around 9 and Lylli was back by about 10:30.

Seryn with her popsicle and watching TV.

Layla with her slushy and watching TV.

Lylli with her ice pack and watching TV. Isn't her little stuffed kitty cute! I don't know who thought to do that for her, but it was adorable!

After the first major effects of the annisthetics wore off, Seyn was bouncing off the walls at the hospital. The nurses were amazed! When she and Layla got home, they were both bouncing off the walls. Saturday morning was quite a bit different, though!

The girls have been real troopers. They have their good days and their bad days. They absolutely HATE their tylonal with codine! They try so hard to go without it, but they have learned to ask for it when the pain is too much.

The other day, I was singing and Seryn climbed up on the couch and fell asleep!

They have been sleeping in late the last couple of days, which is nice. It also lets me know their bodies are healing. Most of the time they are pretty happy. Their throats are still sore, but they are doing well.

This was Tuesday morning wearing their birthday outfits from Grammy.

Thanks for all your thought and prayers.

Discovery Center

We've had lots of family in town lately. First, my mother-in-law came to town for a few days, then my mom came to help with the girls' tonsils, and then my father-in-law came. So we've been busy.
While my mother-in-law was here, we went up to SLC to see Shanda and John who were in town for the bike races. We went to the Discovery Center. (I think that's what it's called.) The kids had a great time!
Lylli, Seryn and Layla on a horse.

Layla, Lylli and Seryn in the helicopter. Funny thing, last year when our friend was showing us the helicopter he drove for the hospital, the kids wouldn't get in it at all. Now, it seems, they have no problems with it!

Shane and his...creation.

They had all the cameras and teleprompters too and a weather green screen. This was Lylli's favorite. You could even write your own story to report on TV! She loved it!

Seryn and Layla climbing the rock wall!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Lylli's Birthday

I'm late posting this, but here are some pictures of Lylli's 9th birthday. Her party was originally planned for Saturday, the day after her birthday, but her best friend was leaving town for the summer that day so we changed it to Friday. Lylli had a GREAT day!! It was the last day of school and they got out at 11:30. Then her party was that afternoon.

Her friends decided that she needed spankings on her birthday. Vivian is doing the spanking, Brenya is standing by for moral support. Tenley is coming to join the fun, and Alisia is watching the fun!
This is when Lylli discovered that her gift from Grandma and Grandpa Lorimer was MUCH better than the computers her sisters got. Lylli got an ipod shuffle! She absolutely loves it!
Here are all of Lylli's silly friends!
Blowing out her candles.
Here Lylli is with her best friend Brenya Hand! They are two peas in a pod, and Lylli is quite lost without her this summer! I'm glad we changed the party so Brenya could come. Lylli is REALLY going to miss her!