January 28, 2015

Great-Grandpa Ross

On January 5, we drove to La Conner to say goodbye to June's Great-Grandpa Ross.  Grandpa wasn't awake, but June tucked her blanket and stuffed animal in by Grandpa to show him some love. He passed away the next day, 101 years and 1 month from the day he was born.  As June processes that Grandpa Ross won't be in her life, she uses language that he is "in her heart" - as she learned with the deaths of her Grandma and Great-Grandma last year.  Each time we talk about feeling sad or missing Grandpa Ross, I think of this photo.  It was taken the first time these two met each other.

January 4, 2015

Last month of 2014

Wrapping up 2014 with some highlights from the December.

Hunter's Tree Farm

decorating the house
making sugar cookies


wrapping gifts and practicing writing her letters

celebrating Grandpa Ross' 101st birthday

dinner with Jesse and Lauren

Schei Family Christmas Party

Room 6 Gingerbread Man Hunt

waiting for Kaili and Jonathon to arrive

Jonathon and June

June, Kaili and Britni

a new bathrobe from Auntie Geens
June, Ole, Owan and Eva

June and Great-Grandpa Harry

June was sick the last 10 days of the month.  First, she had a bad virus before Christmas and spent a lot of time resting around the house.

Then, on New Years Eve, June developed a mysterious swollen face.  She complained of pain and we took her to the pediatrician.  They diagnosed her with a swollen parotid (salivary) gland and said to keep an eye on it.  

Later in the day she spiked a 103.6 temp and showed increased swelling and redness so we spent the night in the ER at Seattle Children's Hospital.  (Third ER trip for June - if you're keeping track). All the doctors kept talking about June's "impressive" swelling.  After taking a blood draw, they were able to diagnose an infection, probably of the parotid gland, like her pediatrician had said.  We were sent home with antibiotics and got to bed right before midnight.  The swelling and pain are all gone now.

Here's to a healthy 2015!