Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Jumping in the pool

Well, summer came to our backyard last week and we were finally able to spend more than 10 minutes in our pool. The water has been too cold but we finally got some 100+ days down here that kicked the water temp up a bit. Now everyone is junping in! Shayla has been going to swimming lessons the past couple of week and and she gets to practice at home. After just three weeks they are already working! Take a look.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Morning

Shayla on easter morning. Does she seem happy to get an easter basket or what?

Monday, January 26, 2009


As all of you know by now, Shayla is awaiting her heart surgery at Texas Children's Hospital. She had a bit of a blue spell the on Friday and her pediatrician told Lori to take Shayla to the emergency room downtown. After a 5 hour wait in the ER, Shayla was finally able to see a cardiologist. While the cardiologist was examining Shayla, her O2 levels dropped to around 60%. At that point she was admitted to the hospital and Lori got on the phone to tell me. I was in New Orleans on a business trip and caught the next flight to Houston. Lucky for us it is only a 45 min flight.

We have spent the last 4 nights in the hospital with Shayla sleeping in a metal crib next to Lori and I. The days are not very entertaining as we really aren't allowed to leave the 15th floor. We have a great view of Mid-Town Houston from our room and Shayla likes watching the cars and people from way up high.

Today (Monday) a whole team of cardiologists came in to talk with us. They said that Shayla will most likely have surgery to repair her two congenital heart defects this week. We are unsure of an exact date, but when we hear more we will keep you all updated.