Tag Archives : isabella


We’re off to see the wizard, um, surgeon! At Dell Children’s Hospital!

Our darling Isabella is growing up so fast. She’s nine now, and it’s hard to believe we adopted her just over six years ago. Time flies! When we adopted her at age 3, her palate had not yet been repaired, though her lip had been repaired in China. (Those of you who are new to […]

Isabella at the Cloisters Museum

Bart Simpson Mooning

Butt that’s so inappropriate!

As I mentioned on Friday, my little one just had surgery. Perhaps it was the codeine. Perhaps it was the kid. Frankly, I’m thinking the kid. Another episode of Heard at Our House: INT. LIVING ROOM – NIGHT The television is tuned to Real Housewives of Orange County. The PARENTS sit on the couch, watching […]


TODAY: Buy a book, help a kid!

As many of you know, my daughter Isabella was born with a complete unilateral cleft lip and palate, meaning that there was a gap through her lip and jaw and her palate was open. (Bilateral would mean two gaps). Her lip was repaired in China when she was about a year old (we recently did […]

Julie Kenner and her daughter Isabella