Saturday, July 30, 2011

End of a Chapter

This week was the girls last week at daycare with Ms. Regina.  For the past year Ms. Regina, Ms. Debra and the staff at First Baptist Church have loved the girls and taken them in as their own.  It has been such a great year with them and it is amazing how much the girls have changed in just that short year.  They started as babies,

and they are leaving as big girls,

Thank you Ms. Regina!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Bye Bye Shuttle

Growing up in southish Florida, the shuttle launches were a big part of my childhood.  We would go out in our backyard to watch them go up.  My favorite one was a night launch, we went over to the beach to watch it, it was simply amazing.  We had debated trying to go see the last launch, but in the end it didn't work out. Because of what happened earlier in the week, we were home with Emma to watch the last shuttle launch in TV.  I really wish that Lily would have been there.  It was such a cool moment and to be able to share it with Emma, made it that much more special.
What a great picture and a historic moment.

Emma moved the chair over so that she could watch the TV.  Shortly after this she moved over to the TV and started to say "Bye Bye shutdle.  Since that day, we have seen the re-runs of the shuttle launch a few times and she has stopped what she was doing and waved and again said bye bye shutdle.  Does she really remember that???  Oh how I would love to live in their brains for just a short time.

What a Week

So this past week started out normal, July 4th was on Monday, I had a mommy day on Tuesday, but when Em woke on on Wednesday I knew something was wrong.  She had this lump on the left side of her head that was not there the night before.  I instantly knew that something was wrong...I had that mommy feeling.  You know that pit in your stomach when something is just not right.  I called the Dr.'s office and got her in that morning.  We did not see her regular doctor, but he was very nice.  He checked her out and sent us to get some further tests done.  So we had those tests done and then ended up in the hospital for overnight observation.

I've always had a soft spot for nurses and the pediatric nurses at the hospital were no different.  They were so kind and supportive.  Daddy brought Lily by and they girls went to the playroom.  They had a great playroom at the hospital.  Once daddy and Lily left for the evening, it really hit me.  This was the first night that the girls were going to be away from each other.  Mike said that Lily was asking for Emma in the car and when she went to bed.  It is amazing to see the bond that they have and I know that it will only get stronger with time.

We were released late Thursday morning.  I learned some very valuable lessons from this week.  One, mommy intuition is a real thing.  I knew that something was wrong and I am so glad that I acted on it.  Two, as much as I want to protect the girls from the world, I know that I can't control everything.  I wish that Em did not get hurt, I wish that I could have done something to halt it. Three, I want to put the girls in a bubble so I can protect them.  Does anyone have a spare bubble that I can use??

We did end the week on a good note, we are all back together.  The girls were...well the girls were themselves and we love that.  Here's hoping that this week is much better than last week.  :-)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Playing with Mommy's Shoes

It's a known fact in our household that the girls love to wear our shoes.  They love daddy's flip flops, mommy flats and flip flops.  I have made an effort to keep my heels off the ground, because the last thing we need is a broken ankle.  Well the other day, I left my 3" black patent heels on the floor and the next thing I saw was Lily walking around in the heels.  She was a natural, she must have inherited the heel gene from nana and mommy.

July 4th Weekend

We had a low key, but fantastic Independence Day Weekend.  We stayed in town and played around the house.  The girls are amazing to watch.  They are growing and learning everyday.  My favorite thing right now is that they are interacting, playing and constantly looking for each other.  It is very common to hear "EMMMMMMMMMA or "LILLLLLLLLLLY" from the girls as they are looking for each other.

I downloaded the Retro Camera application for my phone and I had a lot of fun with this this weekend.

Grandma and Grandpa came over on Monday so that Mommy and Daddy could run some errands.  Once they woke up from their nap we played with our new waterpiller on the back porch and took a dip in the pool.  Maybe in a few years we will take the girls to see some fireworks.  So for now, mommy will just watch them on the tv.  A side note, the girls wore these rompers for last 4th of July.