Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Whitney's new hair-do

On Thursday I decided to try putting Whitney's hair into pig tails because I noticed it seemed longer all of the sudden... Anne wanted pig tails too, after seeing me do Whitney's hair. Here are some pics of the girls with their piggy tails :)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Longing for vacation

Mike chiming in here......We're back from our Florida vacation. One full week in Daytona Beach, Florida and it was awesome. No, no, no, not the MTV, binge drinking, crammed bars, no sleep Daytona Beach trip, but the kids, the pool, the beach, sand castles, looking for seashells, being lazy kind of trip. Both girls did very well on the drive down. 19 hour drive down and 16 hours back.

In Daytona Beach we stayed with our good friends the Friedmans at their plush condo. They have two boys around Anne and Whitney's age, Carter and Tyler. All the kids got along well and we had a great time. It was the first week long vacation we took since before Whitney was born! It was nice to get away from home, work, doctors, therapies (for Laura and Whitney's sake) and to just sit around the pool and the beach for a week. The girls loved it!

Here is our rowdy Daytona crew above.

Since we've been back, Anne informed me this a.m. that she wanted her sucker after breakfast (we bought her a HUGE sucker in Daytona and she brought it home - see below). I informed her that her sucker "was only for vacation," to which she replied, "I want to go back to vacation." I shot back with "Yeah, I hear ya, but that sucker is only for Florida." she then replied, "I want to go back to Florida." If only it were that easy Anne. So we're trying to get back in the swing of things and get on with our lives and out of la-dee-da vacation mode. Whitney starts her therapies back up tomorrow and Anne goes back to school.

We also got to see my brother and sister-in-law and our nieces, Julia and Grace, for one night on the way down in Macon, Georgia, where they live and my brother is a professor at Mercer University. Four girls together......a lot of action for one night, and it was great to see everyone. Notice Whitney below surrounded by two costumed Ariels and a Tinkerbell.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

so many things to write about...

ok - for most of the month of July I was having major problems with our computer and the end of July and most of August I was, for the most part, completely without a computer, so I have MAJORLY fallen behind on anything computer related!!! Of course this had to happen during the month of Anne's birthday (JULY) and also the month of Whitney's birthday (AUGUST)... I will have to do some "catch up" posting! I did want to share a video of the first time Anne met Whitney on her birthday last August, 25, 2008. This is the first time we were able to take Anne into the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) to meet her sister:

(isnt' that the sweetest video?!?! this is definitely one of my favorites!)

We also just returned from an AWESOME family vacation in Florida with our friends the Friedmans... more to come on that later :)

Hope everyone had a great weekend!!! It is nice to be home, but I really still wish we were in Florida!!! Vacation goes by much too quickly!