sarah ann was such a big girl when it came time for her surgery to have her tonsils and adenoids removed last monday! she was excited about wearing the hospital gown, and they gave her a cute little bear to take back with her to the operating room, along with her lovey. we spent the few minutes before watching cartoons while the doctors and nurses came in to give us information and check on the princess. when it was time to roll her away, they pretended that she was in a parade. she waved bye to us, and after what seemed like the longest 30 minutes of my life, the doctor came and told us that everything went great! once she woke up, we are able to stay with her in recovery for the next two hours. it took her a little while to calm down in my arms from the anesthesia, but after drinking some juice and watching some veggie tales she was feeling much better. she also loved cuddling with her daddy! we went straight to sonic on the way home to pick up a slushie!
overall, sarah ann has recovered so well from her surgery! as soon as we got home from the hospital, she asked to color and watch a movie. she has spent a lot of time over the past week making crafts, watching tons of disney movies, and reading lots of books. it has been hard to get her to rest! she has loved being able to eat so much ice cream and so many popsicles! we had a few rough nights, but the days have gone extremely well! her throat is still a little sore in the mornings, but she is sleeping so much better—and breathing all night long!
we are so thankful for all of the people that brought us dinner and sweet treats for sarah ann to help keep her occupied while she rested. it made our week so much smoother! thank you, friends!
since sarah ann was feeling much better by thursday, we went to school for her last day to celebrate with her friends at their end of the year party! she loved seeing mrs. clarice and all of her friends again! they went on a special adventure (following “map”) to discover their super special dora party upstairs! they also danced and sung to some of their favorite class songs. they did a special poem that talked about how they have transformed from caterpillars to butterflies this year. i am so proud of how much sarah ann has grown. she has learned so much about her letters and numbers, how to be a good friend and share, and so many wonderful Bible stories and truths. she is such a little learner, and she takes in everything that she experiences! i am so glad that this school year was so wonderful for her!
here is also a video of sarah ann’s ballet and tap dances at the dress rehearsal before her recital. she is the 2nd one from the left. she is a little shy at first from being on the big stage, but she warmed up as the songs went on, and she definitely felt much more comfortable on sunday!
from the moment that we found out that we were having a girl almost 4 years ago now, i couldn’t wait for her to be a dancer! i can’t believe that she has completed her first year. i love to see the joy on her face when she dances, and she pride that she had when she finished her recital. it was such a big commitment for her to make, and she did an incredible job! she sure does know how to make this momma’s heart melt!
and finally, another big update for our big girl…she is sleeping in her brand new “tangled” full bed tonight! she has been so excited about sleeping with rapunzel and paschal on her pillow case, and we are excited about her hopefully staying in her bed all night long! i think i was kind of holding on the the toddler bed, because it made me think she was still a toddler. but i guess at some point she has to grow up, and i absolutely love adore the little girl that she is becoming! i am so blessed to be her mommy! sweet dreams, my little princess!