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!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

A Birthday Girl...

Lily turns 7 this week!
We had a little semi-surprise family party at the park Saturday to kick off her birthday week!

It was a HOT day.... seriously hot!
But we didn't let the heat slow us down at all!

The kids enjoyed playing with a beach ball, blowing bubbles, and drawing with sidewalk chalk.

The grown ups enjoyed sitting in the shade in front of the fans, lol!

Everyone enjoyed the birthday girl, the gifts, and the cookie cake and ice cream!

Dawson was the only little boy that could join us, but he didn't mind one bit!  He's such a little man and he stole some of the show!  :-)

Lily got all she wanted and more!
A Tea Set...
The Disney Princess Set (Barbie size princesses... all of them)
...recognize the box?  American Girl, of course!  She got Felicity's best friend Elizabeth!

Mimi brought home made chocolate ice cream to go with the cookie cake - YUMMY!

Lily and her Pap!

My Mother-In-Law, Lily's Mimi and my mom, Lily's Grandmommy and Lily!  There's a whole lotta love sitting on that bench!

It was a happy happy birthday celebration, and just the beginning of a happy birthday WEEK!


Sarah said...

Looks like all had a wonderful time! I can't beleive how much the birthday girl has aged since I saw her in April! She looks so much more mature in her face! Amazing! I love that hot pink and lime green decorated cookie cake too!

Valerie said...

It was such a fun party! I wouldn't have missed for anything. Love ya'll.