Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011!

Merry Christmas Animal Zoo Talkers Animal Vroooom Puzzles Concentrating Listen up, pal Presents! Piano Rock n' Roll Elmo! Little Drummer Girl Best Christmas ever! Such a blessing to have a healthy, happy little girl off of oxygen so we could go to holiday parties and travel to visit family this year. We are thankful every single day for the wonderful year that we have had. Thanks to everyone who got Lucy something for Christmas. We are truly blessed and look forward to another great year. Happy Holidays, everyone!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! A snapshot of this year's Christmas card. Our beautiful family wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year!

Christmas Cards Past

A review of Christmas past. 7 years of glorious cards, 2004 to 2010. Click to view the entire set.

Elmo Time

Playtime Beating Up Elmo Elmo Stacking BFF Lucy's BFF

Monday, October 31, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Socks? We don't need no stinking socks.

Elmo Pajamas Socks? We don't need no stinking socks. Sorting cups. Destroying the bookcase. Yelling at plastic forks. Tearing off socks. Getting ready for bed.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Excited for Fall

Excited for Fall Pumpkin Lucy is still toobie free and we couldn't be more excited to play in the leaves outside for Fall. We are all looking forward to our first hayride together next weekend.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Apple Orchard

Lucy helped pick apples at an apple orchard today. She was pretty good quality control, but if anyone eats an apple with a worm in it, we know who to blame.



Apple Orchard

Quality Control


Say Cheese!


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Buddy Walk

Lucy's team, Buddy's Beauties, have raised an astounding $11,423 and are currently in 1st place in team totals! Unbelievable! We're so excited to be walking with eight new friends.

Last year, Team "Catalina Joyce" was the winning Buddy Walk team, raising an incredible $11,140. So, we're very excited to have done so well this year.

If you haven't donated yet, please help support Lucy and her team by making a small donation. We only have two more days to secure our lead!

Thanks for your support, everyone!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Toobie Free!

Toobie Free!Notice anything different?

NO MORE OXYGEN! And new glasses!

At Lucy's cardiology appointment today, it was finally decided to try her off of oxygen for an extended amount of time (probably indefinitely). Now that she's scooting around the house, the last thing she needs is a tube holding her back.

We're so excited to see that beautiful face once again!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Zoom Zoom


Zoom Zoom


Lucy is ready for a night out on the town with her spiffy haircut, new orthotics and shoes.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Farty Mouth

Practicing for the Raspberry Blowing Championship.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Team Buddy's Beauties

Team Buddy's Beauties

It's that time again for the years' most fun event! The Buddy Walk! This year, Lucy has teamed up with eight other beautiful girls to create a team of beauties, because what could possibly be better than an all girl team? Lucy looks forward to walking (or riding in a wagon) with her new friends.

We hope you can help support Down Syndrome Indiana and team Buddy's Beauties by making a small donation at Lucy's fundraising page. Lucy is participating to help promote advocacy, raise awareness and show everyone just how awesome Down Syndrome is.

Thanks for your support everyone!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Get Your Motor Runnin'

Get Your Motor Runnin'

Hello Boys

Lucy has been cruising the streets in her new ride. They may only be 3" rims, but she keeps them clean.

Monday, July 11, 2011




Showing off her full set of razor-sharp shark teeth. Also, you can see the "play corner" in our living room. No, this child is not spoiled at all.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Picking Blueberries



Summer Days

Quality Control

Lucy was an excellent helper to pick blueberries and blackberries. She was in charge of quality control which was basically smashing everything she could get her hands on.

Then again, next time she won't be in charge of quality control.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011



Say Cheese



Thanks again to everyone for the lovely prayers, thoughts and wishes. We couldn't have done this without your support. We truly appreciate all of the good people out there that were thinking about our little munchkin during surgery.

Lucy has been recovering extremely well at home. Her oxygen saturation levels are around 93-94% without extra O2s, so she's at the low end of where we would like her to be. So, for the time being she's still on very little oxygen, 1/4 to 1/2 liter flow. We have a follow-up cardiology appointment tomorrow and pulmonology appointment later this month to review her current medications and discuss oxygen requirements.

We are so excited to hopefully have a toobie free baby soon. In the meantime, our little butterball couldn't be more happy to be home. And so are we.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Home Sweet Home!

Home Sweet Home!Guess who's excited to be home!

We were released directly from the ICU this afternoon. Lucy did so well, we are so proud of our warrior princess. This kiddo is stronger than an ox!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Healthy Heart Club, Update 6


Checking email

Sitting Up

Lucy had a big day yesterday. Her chest tube was removed, arterial line was pulled, pacemaker wires were pulled and sedation was stopped. She woke up a happy, smiling girl. It was so nice to see her beautiful blue eyes again.

We left the ICU and were moved to the Heart Center.

If it sounds too good to be true, it is.

Lucy's blood pressure was really low all night even after receiving dopamine. And in true Lucy fashion, we are back in ICU. Been awake for way too long and we're all in a delirious stupor.