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, March 18, 2012

Thrill Points...

If you have kids, especially little girls, you have got to watch "Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer" movie!  It's great!  Lily got it for Christmas from Santa and we have watched it a few hundred times! The movie basically is about a little girl who thinks every summer is super boring, so she makes a Not Bummer Summer checklist that her and her friends try to complete!  For each thing on the list, they get "thrill points" and can even earn bonus points!  Lily LOVES this movie and wanted her own list sooo....

Chris created the above, "Lily Hooper's Not Bummer Can We Do It All Before The End Of Summer Thrill Points Check List!"  Not only did he create it {the rough draft is seen above}, he had it blow up into a GIGANTIC poster and had it laminated!  Haha!!  It's now hanging in Lily's room and includes things such as:
-swim in a stream or river
-catch a toad, frog, or lizard
-go to the store in your pajamas
-have a backwards day

The list is wild and crazy!  Especially for a girly girl like Lily!  Well, she wanted to start earning thrill points, so the other night completed the first of many things on her list...
 Yep, the picture is just what it looks like!  That's Lily changing a diaper! 

But not just any diaper folks... 

...a dirty one! 


She got 30 thrill points and a bonus 10 for taking it out to the trash!  (It was a stinker... for real!)

I can't wait to watch her check off each thing on her list!  Think about making a list of your own!  Things that take you outside your comfort zone and keep you on your toes!  It's fun!


Allyson said...

SO SO SO SO FUN!!! LOVE this idea. And love how dainty Lily is being as she changes the diaper! Ha!

Jennifer Burtram said...

I love this idea! Go Mom and Dad for making sure the girls have a fun summer and build some great memories!

Sarah said...

neat idea and what a colorful list! Looking forward to hearing about all the adventures this summer! And GO Lily for changing the stinky diaper!