Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas


This year was even more fun than last! Callie was more into the spirit this year, telling everyone about "ho, ho, ho", Jingle Bells and the Christmas tree.

This year, Callie really understood the opening of presents and tried to open one every night leading up to Christmas! Her favorites this year were the big boxes and bows!!

Daddy spoiled her with a Barbie Power Wheels that she loves to drive around the living room terrorizing the dogs!!

We made the trip up to New York this year to spend the Holiday with family! It was so nice to take her back to Mommy's church and show her off to so many of those that prayed for her so hard last year!


Christmas morning at Mom and Pa's was so much fun! As you can see from the pictures, Callie was literally on top of the presents reaching for bows!


We all had a great day watching the twinkle in Callie's eye as she discovered new things around her!!
We hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Coming out of her shell!

Callie has had a great week coming out of her surgery! From the picture above, you can see the redness in her eye, but it isn't nearly as bad as we expected. It is moving pretty well, although the surgeon said it would take 3-4 weeks to really see how well the surgery worked. So far, we are incredibly pleased!
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If you have sound, you can tell from the video above that Callie is becoming quite the talker. She is using words all of the time and starting to combine up to three words at a time. Every day she says something new. One of her favorite things right now is "Jingle Bells"!
Callie still loves bathtime! She got a new toy from her Great Grandma and Grandpa Spillane that she loves, loves, loves!!
Callie is still not big on TV, which we don't mind at all. But, if they are singing or dancing, she is completely captivated. She likes Barney's Christmas songs and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse songs the most!!
She also loves to dance and spin. Anytime music is playing, she breaks out into a dance! Sometimes, she doesn't need music at all!
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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Home From Surgery

Our brave little girl did great in surgery today! They took her right in at 8:30 and she was out at about 9:15. She was a little unhappy coming out of anesthesia, so they gave her some good pain medicine and she fell back asleep. When she woke up from her nap, she was back to herself asking for apple juice and her baby doll! We are back at home getting some rest and Callie should be back to school on Thursday. We will know more about the results in a few weeks, but already seems to be moving the "lazy" eye more. Thank you so much for all of your thoughts and prayers. We are truly blessed!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Surgery Tomorrow

I just wanted to update everyone and let you know that Callie's surgery is scheduled at 8:30 tomorrow morning. So assuming that she doesn't come down with something before then, Callie will finally have her eye muscle surgery. If you could please keep Callie, her doctors and nurses in your prayers, we would greatly appreciate it!




In fun news, Callie got to see Santa on Sunday. She couldn't stop staring at him...too cute!!