Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
Friday, December 18, 2015
Friday, November 6, 2015
We took the kids to the Gateway to Science museum in Bismarck for our homeschool outing this month. The kids had a great time with all of the different science stations and experiments.
Natalie somehow coerced Caitlyn P. to carry her around a good portion of the day.
This station was fun. Two people sat down, one on either side of the glass, and it merged them together to form one person. It was pretty funny.
Even the adults got into the experiments. We learned some really fascinating facts.
Kaitlyn putting the human head and brain together. Let's just say, she may need a little more training and practice before she performs actual brain surgery.
Talon found the noise making machine. Surprise!
Even the little kids had fun with the experiments.
We love the Sefciks!
Can't have a group picture without doing at least one crazy pose!
For lunch we went out for pizza.
The "boys' table", with a visit from Mariah.
The "girls' table"
Monday, October 26, 2015
We went back to see the urologist today, and Kaitlyn had a follow-up VCUG. This was the final test to see if the surgery was successful. The study showed that she did not have any reflux back into her kidneys. Thank you, Jesus!!!
These are the comparing X-rays.
Before surgery. (The dark line on the right side of the picture, is the contrast that they injected. You can see that as her bladder empties, a large amount of urine goes back up the ureter into her kidney.)
After surgery, at the same point in the imaging study. No evidence of reflux is seen.
Again, we are so thankful that the surgery was successful. She does have a significant amount of scaring on that left side, but her kidney function with both of them is very good. To God be all the glory!
Monday, October 19, 2015
Sunday, October 18, 2015
It's hard to believe my little Nolan-bug is already 5 years old!
We had a big birthday party yesterday. He had a blast celebrating with all of his friends!
They had some war game going and they all had long sticks that they were running around with. The nurse in me wanted to confiscate them, and give them something they couldn't poke each other's eyes out with, or impale themselves if they fell. The mom in me really enjoyed the fact that they were having so much fun and using their imaginations. The mom side one. No one got their weapons taken away, and no one got hurt. Win-win!
The finished product... the Mario cake that Grandma Bauer made for him. It was super cute, and tasted fabulous too! He loved it!
(...though you would never know it by his face, would you?)
Group picture with all the kids
Time to open presents!!!
He got a lot of really fun gifts!
I love Kaya's expression in this picture. She was shocked when he opened the doll!
Jonathan and Taneil kept telling him they were going to get him a baby doll of his very own. He didn't believe them. Guess what they got him... Yep, his very own baby doll. He wouldn't touch it. It was pretty hilarious! They also got him a fun 'boy toy', so he gladly gave the doll to Natalie.
One thing he requested was "a hat like Uncle Jesse's", so Uncle Jess and Aunt Ruth got him one. He was very pleased.
Thanking everyone for the gifts.
Me and my baby boy. Love him to pieces!
Natalie wanted a picture of her in her "wollers".
What a fun day. Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate, and helped make Nolan's birthday so special!