Today Calee had a pre-school field trip to the Tree House Museum. It is one of her favorite places to go and we had a blast. She has a best friend named Lincoln that she hung out with most of the time. They play really cute together. We spent the majority of our time on the bottom level today.
It is nice to have parents with season tickets to all of the Weber State football and basketball games. Saturday night Carter and I got to go with my Dad and brothers to the game against Montana State. All of us guys went out for dinner and had a blast at the game, while all the girls were out shopping. Weber State beat Montana state and it was a really good game. It was a fun night!
As much as we love our cute little Calee bug and everything about her (including her ears), we also knew that as she got older, kids were going to tease her about her ears. Christy and I have always talked about looking into surgery for Calee to have her ears pinned back.
This year we discovered a plastic surgeon named Dr. Thompson who has an office in bountiful that specializes in plastic surgery from the neck up. He also specializes in ear pinning and was even in a magazine. We felt pretty strongly that we needed to make an appointment to see him. We were really impressed with him from the very beginning. He was so cute with Calee and talking to her about her ears. He told us that Calee was actually an extreme case.
Ususally people have 1 of 2 things wrong with their ears that causes them to stick out like hers. She had both things wrong with hers. He took a lot of pictures and we scheduled a surgery date for February 15th. Well, before we knew it, the big day was here. We had to be at the Bountiful Surgical center at 6:15 am. Calee went into surgery at 7:00 am. Dr. Thompson took an hour on each ear and then Calee was in recovery for about a half an hour. All the nurses fell in love with Calee. They all told us how good she was and how cute she was. They all wanted to keep her.
Well, we brought her home friday morning and she did great all weekend. She has to wear a headband for at least one week and take antibiotics. Our good friend Stephanie Petersen made Calee the cutest headbands for her to wear while her ears recover. I want to say a big thank-you to my parents for their support and for being there friday. They are a big reason whey this surgery was even possible for Calee and we really love them and are grateful to them. We also want to say thank-you to so many other friends and family for your love, concern, and for visiting Calee. It means a lot. We are really happy with how her ears turned out. She looks so cute and little bit older. Although we loved her ears and will miss them the way they were, we know that she will thank us one day.
This year Carter wanted to do Lego Valentines and Cambree did Disney Merida valentines. They also spent a lot of time on their Valentines boxes. Of course Carter built something out of the video game Minecraft and Cambree did a really cute girly box.
Cambree loves going to Achievement days and this week they had a cupcake decorating contest. She won an award for craziest cupcakes. They were definitely crazy. I don't think she could fit anything else on them.
Can't believe Carter is 11 years old today! It is hard to watch our kids grow up so fast. We tried to make his birthday a good one today. We surprised him by making him cinnamon rolls for breakfast. We let him open up his presents before school this morning and for lunch, I took Mcdonalds to his school and I got to eat with him and all of his buddies. We finished the day off with a birthday party at our house with friends and family. Carter wanted a kindle fire HD, Skylander Giants, legos, clothes, and a new suitcase for the cruise. Well, he got everything he wanted and more. Thanks to everyone for loving and supporting Carter and for making his birthday great! We love you Carter! Stop growing so fast!!!