Friday, December 31, 2010
Here are some highlights of our 2010:
January: Easing into 2010 after the holidays. Gina had a much needed girls weekend with Kelly and Robin. We got snow at the end of the month.
February: Our puppy Kramer was killed on the day before my 37th birthday. Later in the month we adopted our sweet, sweet Annie :-)
March: Birthday girls: Lydia turned six and Madeline turned 8 and they had a spa party and sleepover.
April: Easter and David ran his 1st 5K.
May: Hot day at the Ham N Yam. David ran his second 5K. Mother's Day. Dance Recital.
June: Weekend at Camp Don Lee with the Grimes. End of school. VBS. Cousin Caroline turns THREE! David participated in his first triathlon on his 36th birthday. Margo turns TWO!
July: 4th of July neighborhood parade. Find out the girls are gonna have a new cousin! Madeline goes to starter camp at Camp Don Lee. Beach week at Pine Knoll Shores. The girls start 1st and 3rd grades.
August: David participates in his second triathlon. The girls attend their first concert (Brad Paisley) with us at Walnut Creek.
September: Lydia starts piano lessons. Children's choir resumes at church. Camping at Lake Gaston...Annie's 1st camping trip.
October: Madeline starts violin lessons at school. Family camping trip to the mountains and Biltmore. David and I celebrate 13 years of marriage :-) Cousin Brayden turns TWO. Our niece and cousin, Avery, is born at 26 weeks.
November: School and activities are in full swing. I met Avery for the first time. Spent Thanksgiving with the Grimes/Gammons families in Wake Forest.
December: Girls play piano at Festival of Trees. Breakfast with Santa. Madeline misses being in Christmas parade with Brownies because she's sick :-( Children's choir musical. Lydia is Mrs. Claus in school musical. Holiday baking. Lots of excitement in our household. Santa came. Margo gave him her pacis. SNOW the day after Christmas. Cabin fever! PJ days. Visiting with Avery and her family.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Well, the time has come to hand over the pacis to Santa. So tomorrow night (if all goes well), Margo will place all of her pacis in her stocking for Santa and he will replace them with toys and goodies. This worked for Madeline and Lydia. So let's just hope the same will work for Margo. We have been talking about it for weeks now and she has even watched the videos of M& L putting their pacis in their stockings on Christmas Eve. Wish us luck, because we would like to get some sleep tomorrow night :-)
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
On Sunday night our Children's Choir performed The Christmas County Spelling Bee. They have been practicing for this since September and they did an outstanding job! The storyline was a spelling bee where children spelled all the different names of Jesus, such as Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, etc. Madeline was one of the main characters, Amanda Allen. She did a great job. Madeline is not as outspoken as Lydia in public, so I'm really proud of her for doing so well with this part. She spoke clearly and knew every one of her lines. She didn't seem nervous at all.
Monday, December 06, 2010
Next up: Lydia
Below is a clip of the girls playing their Christmas songs. The first bit is pretty shaky because I was holding Margo while videotaping.
Friday, December 03, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
In this pic, she's telling me to "shhhhhh, be chiet".
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
If you want to get an idea of what the NICU is all about, tune in to Discovery Health today. They are re-airing the docu-drama called NICU that originally aired this summer. This show follows real-life families of premature infants and the roller coaster of emotions that they encounter at some of the country's top NICUs. It shows the day-to-day care required to sustain the smallest of lives and how doctors and nurses work around the clock to ensure the survival of their tiny patients. ( This info. was taken directly from their website).
November 17 is dedicated to raising awareness for prematurity. I am participating in Bloggers Unite to promote awareness for prematurity by:
1. posting their badge on my blog ---see upper right hand corner. Below the bloggers unite badge is one I just created for Avery. You can post it to your blog too...the code is underneath.