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Busy Life

In Uncategorized on January 25, 2012 at 11:14 am

So, as always life has been very busy.  We took Mini down to Wisconsin Dells for her birthday.  It’s always important to do something special for the girls because outside of some phone calls the only thing they get for their birthday is whatever we give them.  Kind of sad but what can you do?  We decided to stay at The Wilderness again because we stayed there last year and had such a good time.  We got one of the birthday packages because she was supposed to get a monkey with an eye patch (monkeys are her favorite) but instead of a monkey she got a parrot that attaches to her arm, Daddy helped her name it Petey.  She also got some other goodies to go along with it and I bought Beans a stuffed tiger so she wouldn’t feel left out.  It is go, go, go when we are there and there was no talking them into going down any of the big slides this year – I think last year scared them a little too much:)  But, we did get them agree to hop on some inner tubes at the wave pool and they really had fun…more fun than I think they thought they would.

Tonight is week 2 of their theater practice for Charlotte’s Web and tomorrow we are heading over to the Valley Academy for the Arts to check out their dance program.  We are also going to look into the Badger State Girl’s Choir for Mini (Beans is too little) and will be signing them up for swimming as well (this through the rec department).  Staying busy is always a good thing and giving the girls these opportunities is extremely important to both of us, they are so special and I want them to be as well rounded as possible.  And with Mini’s limitations when it comes to sports, I try and find things that she will enjoy that also enrich both of their lives.

So, that’s all for now but will be back soon!


8 years ago today

In Uncategorized on January 9, 2012 at 11:15 am

Once again it has been way too long since I have written anything here.  This week is always hard as it reminds me of the worst (and best) day of my life.  8 years ago today is the day that Grace had her open heart surgery.  It is hard to believe that so much time has passed when it is still so vivid in my mind.  How could you ever forget watching the monitors beep and drop and watch the nurses and doctors rush in to perform CPR and bring her back?  Especially when it was something that happened multiple times?  I will NEVER forget the sound the monitors make when they are hooked up in the ICU and remember turning to my hubby saying, “There she goes.” It makes my heart hurt to think too hard about it, but also remember Nana and Cari being there for us…what some angels!

Thankfully our little Mini is doing well and we have a little bit of a breather before we have to worry about whether she will need another surgery or not – this is something that will be determined as she gets bigger and her body has to start to pump the blood to a larger area.  Even though this was a horrible time for us, we are so blessed to have our little girl here with us and able to do almost everything that other kids can do (no contact sports though).  It certainly could have been so much worse.

This weekend we are heading to the Wilderness in Wisconsin Dells to celebrate her birthday – we had a small cake and ordered in Chinese and just spent time together on her birthday.  It should be great to go down and spend time together, we always enjoy it down there.

So, off to play the Xbox and see if Beans can get her groove back.  I’ll try to write more often.  Here’s a recent picture of the girls: