Thursday, November 20, 2008

Good News!

Yesterday we took Samantha down to Primary Children's for a check-up on her eyes. We always have a fingers crossed when we go. This time, it was more good news. She is gaining strength over her wandering eye, and can (and does) bring it back fairly quickly. The only time she doesn't is when she is daydreaming. The funny thing is that she is always caught redhanded at school when she is off in la-la land because her eyes tell on her. Anyway, her doctor says that her vision is VERY good. She is still not using her eyes together, but that is something that may come or may not, when crossed eyes are a problem from infancy--which is the case with Samantha. The best part is that we know that the doctor is feeling good with everything because he doesn't need to see her again for a year! They will continue to watch her because the wandering eye could get worse as she gets older, and if it does they will do more surgery to fix it. But, for now, all is well!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It had to happen sometime...

Ok, let's be honest, it had to happen sometime...Haley and Kassidy were playing dress-up with mommy's shoes ( in this picture)...and Rhett got into their dresses. Where was I to make sure this wouldn't happen? Well, I was working on the last blog. It took me quite a while to figure out how to get the pictures on and working with the text. I know, but I had to learn sometime!

Little Miss Cache Valley

Ok, here goes. I just discovered how to get pictures from my camera straight to my computer. These are the pictures that happened to be on the camera, so I thought I'd share them.
Haley had the chance to be Cache Valley's Little Miss for the Miss Utah pageant this year. They had "tea" for all the title holders and their Little Miss. It was a lot of fun to get a sneak peak at all the titleholders and also see the other little girls that Haley would be performing with during the week at Miss Utah. This is also the place that they were given their dresses, crowns, production outfit, and some other goodies. Haley is posing by the waterfall with her Miss...Miss Cache Valley, Kathryn Hopkins.

Haley was actually the one to choose the pose...everyone at the tea wore dressses, hats and gloves.

Kathryn, had a "Preview" at her home before the Pageant in July and invited Haley to come and be a part of it. She was so excited to wear her dress and crown!

Haley and Kathryn practicing for the evening gown portion of the competition....

Samantha was Haley's biggest fan. She was so happy to help her practice and to be there to watch her. Ashley (Preston's friend) and Grandma Slaughter also came to see her at Kathryn's preview.

Marie Schneider (Miss Pioneer Valley) posing with Haley during Miss Utah week at the Show Me Your Shoes party. We worked with Marie a bit during the year since I am her director...
It was a super fun time! I'm not sure where the pix are from the pageant, because I didn't use my own camera...yikes!