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Celebrating Owain’s 10th Birthday!

Celebrating Owain’s 10th Birthday!


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Home from The Hospital

Dr Devanagondi implanted the amplatzer device to close the fenestration, everything went great, and they were able to close up the fenestration. The team here is wonderful and I couldn’t be happier with the Heart Team at Golisano Children’s. He had an Echo, EKG, and x-rays, everything looked great and we bounced out! With...
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Closing Owain’s Fenestration at Golisano Children’s

It’s a Cath Lab day for Owain! He got the fenestration closed from his Fontan procedure when he was 3. This is his first procedure at Golisano Children’s. We miss the team at UVa Medical Center, but have tons of faith in his new hospital and the team here, they have been great to...
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Owain wakeboarding at Massanutten Water Park

The kids are going to the YMCA Summer came & they had a field trip to Massanutten Water Park on Ariel’s Birthday, I took the day off to go with them. I am so over the top proud of my Heart Warrior for getting on the wake board!   *Edited to add that the...
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52 Weeks of Handwriting: Blue

We started our 52 Weeks Of Handwriting today. We had a full day of lessons already planned, with a few left over from Tuesday that should have been done yesterday after Classical Conversations co-op. I always have plans of keeping up the momentum after CC and use our short afternoon to catch up, or...
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PreSchool Scissors Practice – Fun Friday Photos

PreSchool Scissors Practice

I wish I could remember where I got the worksheets for the scissor practice! I would like to see if there are more patterns to cut. I might just have to take a few minutes and make more myself.     Honey Nut and Wee Nut have made dozens of little scraps this afternoon...
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Reasons Why I Homeschool – My Five Nuts – Four Boys and One Little Girl

Reasons Why I Homeschool – My Five Nuts – Four Boys and One Little Girl

From the moment I knew I was pregnant, I knew I was going to Homeschool my children. By the time my oldest children were school age, I wasn’t ready and sent them to Montessori School first, and then to public school. Making the choice to send my kids to public school was one that...
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Dissecting Crayfish at Classical Conversations Homeschool Group

    I was room mom for Wee Nut’s ABC class the day our Classical Conversations group dissected Crawdads. The group of 4-5 year old boys were all super excited and not one bit squeamish. My Little Owee was not really sure what to do, but when we found the Heart, his excitement level...
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Way-Back Wednesday

I had to check the actual day to make sure it was in fact Wednesday. It is. Then I was gonna do a Wordless Wednesday post, but then I realized that I haven’t taken hardly any pictures of anyone in MONTHS. What I did find was hundreds of photos from our pre-surgery Hershey Park...
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Yep, we’re home

In case you are wondering, and missed the news last week, we are actually home 🙂 If feels so good. And a bit lonely. And very quiet! And Owain had a clinic appointment with peds cardiology yesterday and there is no fluid building up since we have been home! *doing some serious amounts of...
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Been Here One Week with No Sign of Leaving Anytime Soon

Passed out after running the halls and riding in the wagon

We are fully immersed in the up and down ride that is the recovery of the Fontan. We have been back in the hospital for 1 week, the days are blurring into one another and time is only really important when it comes to giving my Little Owee his meds. I think it was...
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Hanging at the Hospital Again

Owain is sitting here at UVa Children’s doing puzzles after actually eating a good lunch. I am guessing the nurse will come in to check on us any minute now. I think he has some meds due soon & with any luck they will come in before he gets sleepy and takes a nap....
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Super Quick Surgery Update!

I can’t believe how much time has gone by since his surgery, and since we have been home! Owain is doing great, we were sent home only 6 days post fontan. Unbelieveable! His brothers planned a surprise party for him, decorated the living room and gathered all of his favorite things. Everyone was full...
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