Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sweet Adeline's Second Surgery

Okay, people...the Prewetts need your prayers again. Tomorrow at 8:15 Adeline Camille goes in for her second heart surgery. You guys...this is, seriously, the sweetest baby ever. And in her short little life has endured more than so many of us will have to go through ever. Tomorrow and the next 10 or so days will be long for the Prewetts. Please keep their entire family in your prayers. You can follow updates from the surgery on their blog: Pray for the surgeons and nurses, pray for strength and healing for Addie, pray for comfort and peace and strength for Camille and Scott, and pray for understanding and patience for sweet Ellie. These days away from her momma and daddy are hard on her too. I am in awe of this precious family, for their strength and faith in The Lord throughout this entire ordeal. They need us to lift them up in prayer. Thanks, friends and family! I know they appreciate all the love and support that has poured in since Addie's diagnosis. They need it now, more than ever.

Photo stolen from Camille's Facebook...courtesy of Britt Savage Photography.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The State Fair

Ok, I admit it, the State Fair is cool. I never really understood the hoopla surrounding the State Fair before. I mean, people here love the State Fair. I have friends who go, like, well, more than once...and that seemed crazy to me. As an outsider making judgements without ever having been myself, it just seemed like it was a crowded, overpriced, dirty, loud, fairground. Why subject myself to that when I can have a corn dog from the freezer section at Kroger's for a tiny fraction of the price?!

But I get it now.

It happened sort of by accident. My friend Ashley and I decided we wanted to take our girls down to the Aquarium for a little adventure. They were advertising a lower price during the fair, which we assumed was to lure people away from the fair since surely no one would want to learn about water and a creatures while the fair was going on. So we loaded the girls up, and took the DART down to Fair Park.

However, the "lower price" was because you had to pay admission to the fair to even get to the aquarium. What!? It's pretty obvious now, in hindsight, but there was NO word of this on their website. Anyway, we chugged some Cokes so we could get a discounted admission, and once we were in, we were all, "why would we go to the aquarium and learn about water and sea creatures when we just got into the FAIR?!"

So change of plans...

Ok, I'll say it, I was wrong. I liked the fair. There are games, and animals, and actual things for kids to do!

The Barnyard was pretty crazy. It was packed with people and all kinds of animals. There was a giraffe, some cows, a hedgehog, animals that I had never seen before. And then there were the goats. And you can feed the goats from little cups that these crazy little animals would rip from your hands and swallow whole. I mean they should warn you about that. Because Harper loved the goats. But I was seriously scared that they would rip her hands off.


They also had this super cute farm where they teach the kids where their food comes from. Harper didn't care about anything except her bucket and playing in the dirt. But she sure looked cute!!

Oh, and that corn dog from the freezer section at Kroger's? That's trash compared to the cornY dogs from Fletcher's.

And come on, where else can you get fried Oreos??

The lesson here, people? Don't knock it 'til you try it. Seriously. Those Oreos were amazing. And I'll be back to the fair, no doubt.