Tyson Hugh Hooper

Tyson Hugh Hooper
Our son, Tyson Hugh Hooper, was born with coarctation of the aorta, hypoplastic arch, and a transitional avsd. His first open heart surgery reconstructed his aorta and was on day 9 of life. His second open heart repair was not anticipated to be needed until two or three years of age. Ty had other plans. We spent the vast majority of his first 3 months of life at Vanderbilt as he went into heart failure and was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension. As a result, the medical team concluded that he needed the repair much sooner than usually recommended, and at just shy of 3 months old Ty underwent his second life saving open heart surgery. God has already worked so many miracles in Ty's life and the life of our family and we know he is using our story. Because of this, we are grateful for Ty's special heart and feel beyond blessed that God chose us to travel this road. We ask for prayers as Ty continues to heal. We are praying for a full recovery and life without restrictions for Ty. We are praying for God to use our family and Ty for His glory.

Thank you to each and every person who supports us through prayer, giving, or just by loving on our family! We are humbled and blessed by all of the ways the Lord is providing for us and know that he is using Ty and his story to do great things!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fun on the Farm...

I never got back to tell about the rest of my weekend, so here it goes!

Saturday after Mom and I had lunch and shopping, I headed to the farm (Megan and Web's) to see my two best galz and their boys! We had SO. MUCH. FUN. Lauren brought chocolate chip muffins and Sonic drinks (um, none of us can pass up a Sonic Happy Hour Cherry Coke)! :-) I brought sausage cream cheese casserole for dinner. We all three went super comfy in yoga pants and had the best time hanging out and having fall fun with the boys!

Baby Jack is growing like a weed! Well... like a little butter ball anyway! He is one chunky monkey and full and overflowing with bright baby smiles! I had a great time cuddling and snuggling! As Leigh Ann would say, "holding him makes my uterus hurt!" LOL!!!!!

Megan was a wonderful hostess! Her home is always unbelievably clean and tidy yet cozy and inviting! It's a wonderful place to hang out and I just want to give her props because I don't know how in the world she keeps things so clean and organized AND works AND is a great wife AND is an all-star mommy, but somehow she does!

And another all-star mommy, house-wife, working woman.... La! (Dang I have some awesome friends!) La was, of course, beautiful and crackin us up! This is one chick I can count on to make me smile! Usually around La I end up in pain because my mouth hurts from smiling and my abs hurt from laughing! :-)

As wonderful as my two beautiful best friend's are, it was the little men in our presence that made us laugh and smile the most! They were TOO. CUTE!

"ROAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" This is Vance's "roar" face and he did it over and over and over! We were laughing so hard we had tears in our eyes! It was especially funny because he was doing this to Dawson back and forth in response to....

...Dawson's "I'm scaring you" face! They were SOOOOO funny making their funny faces and I was excited to actually catch them on camera! These two have the best time playing together!
Although it was meant to be a relaxing, lazy, hang out kind of afternoon, we are all three big planners! We are also all three big play-with-your-kidders! SO... we had a few projects planned as well! Moo provided the art projects:

Dawson and Vance colored Candy Corn pages and then we got the paint out and let them finger paint trees! They had so much fun putting leaves on the trees with their fingers! Vance got so excited he even used his whole hand! It's funny... just like Moo, Vance wasn't afraid to get down and dirty with it! Dawson, on the other hand, like HIS Mama, was very careful and precise and wanted his hands cleaned off immediately! It was so cute! Here are their finished products...

Dawson's is on the left and Vance's is on the right! I thought this was a wonderful idea, Megan!!!
After the art, the playing, and the dinner, it was bath time for the boys! Megan bathed Jack first so he could take a bottle and settle in for the night....

(Like our carefully placed bubbles? Nice, huh? LOL!!!!) Look at his big beautiful blue eyes!!! They're huge and adorable! And... he really is a little Weblet!
After Jack was taken care of it was time for the "big" boys to head to the tub! It was SO funny! They both played and bathed and laughed and laughed! At one point they were laughing so hard, Dawson was literally doubled over with his hands on his little knees! It was SOOOOO funny!
Overall the night couldn't have been more fun! Just good, relaxing fun with some of my favorite people! Thank you La and Moo for such a great night! I love you both and I love your boys so much!!!!


Betsy said...

You have the best friends ever, Meagan! Don't you feel so blessed???

I love all the cute pictures! I can't believe how much Jack looks like Web! Seriously! That's amazing. :)

Megan L Hutchings said...

By far...one of my favorite posts!!! Thank you for being such a wonderful Aunt to my boys. We are truly the blessed ones to have you in our lives.

I love all of the pics and I hope you will make me some copies :)!

Allyson said...

Great idea with the bubbles! Hilarious! We usually get a toy or washcloth, but the bubbles are cracking me up!

Sarah said...

The bubbles were a creative solution...the adult "art work" for the evening. I liked the boys fall leaves and trees art too. As always, envying your friendships with those two. Maybe one day I'll meet some kindred spirits that live within at least an hour of me...maybe even closer if I'm lucky!

Lauren said...


You are amazing with that camera.

I had the best time...I wish we could do it every weekend.