Sunday, February 27, 2011

{priceless moments to remember with Annabelle}

Annabelle is truly our sweet & spicy little girl!

She is doing very well at preschool (and will be starting PreK this coming fall) and she just loves going!

As I see my baby growing and changing, I just knew I wanted to write down a few things she has said over the past couple of months.

Here are just a few....

{one evening while I was cleaning up from supper, Annabelle and Benjamin were playing with their doll strollers around the kitchen area...and this is what I heard her say} "Come on Benjamin, we have to get to CVS for I need some Fleet enemas and tampons!" {yep that's our house, fleet enemas and tampons about sums it up}

{one afternoon, Benjamin and Annabelle were playing with their toy cars in the dining room area as I was in the kitchen doing some paper work and I could hear her say to him...} "Benjamin, go get that car and Jesus Christ! Benjamin, that one & Jesus Christ!" While she said, Jesus Christ plain as day, I just had to ask, "Annabelle, what did you just say?" And she repeated it all word for word to me. While I knew exactly where she heard that from, I just had to ask..."Annabelle, where did you ever hear about Jesus Christ in a car?" Her reply, "Whenever we are with Daddy and he is driving, he is always waving at all the others car saying Jesus Christ." I quickly explained to her that what Daddy was doing was so very wrong and we should never use Jesus' name in that matter. Once that was over, I called Keith....

~ and last but not least ~

{the other day Annabelle came home with a painting she did at school...when I asked her what it was she said...} "It's a picture of you Mommy! See that's you face, your belly, your legs and in the middle there that's your virginia!"

Oh our sweet & spicy Annabelle! How you showed me how I could love another child just as much as I love my first. For my little shadow who always chooses me! For my BIG helper ~ who is always helping me with Benjamin. And for being the best younger sister to Francesca and an amazing older sister to Benjamin ~ you are truly my mini-me!

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Where O Where...

Have I've been...


And soon you will all know why!

(for those of you who are 'my friend' on facebook, you already know)

I am waiting to tell two very important people in my life the big news before announcing IT here!

They are in Florida this weekend for the big it will have to wait until Monday.

Anyway has it really been since December that I posted?

Oh I have become one of those bad bloggers.

But I am going to make up for that ~ starting now!

Let's see if I can recap the past the 9 weeks...

We rang in the NEW YEAR at Grandma's in NEPA!

We all had a blast during our extended vacation at Disney World this past January!

While at Disney, I decided to purchased into Disney's Vacation Club!

(and yes I am already planning our next trip)

When we returned home {during an ice/snow storm), we lost complete power in our home for four days....that's right FOUR LONG power, no water, no heat, no tv...nothing!

Let's just say by day three, I was NOT happy ~ at all.

We celebrated Chinese New Year this year at home with our traditional meal ~ homemade Fettuccine Alfredo, oranges and olive oil, and garlic bread! I have been making it since CNY 2006 when we celebrated Francesca's first CNY with us!

My mom and aunt came down for a visit for a few days!

Benjamin had his 2nd post-op appointment with the surgeon and Annabelle had he first.

(it is looking like our sweet & spicy Annabelle will be next in line for bowel surgery which part one is scheduled for March 29th)

We celebrated Valentine's day with tons of candy, a few valentines, and a date lunch with just Keith and me!

(oh ya and supper out with the whole family)

As Francesca's home room mom, I have been doing a lot of volunteering at her school and I am just loving it!

I also was able to reconnect with a few good friends over the past few weeks as well!

(Krista, Kelly, Sandy, Sara and Lori - just to name a few)

~ and ~

I was able to help four families by explaining our lives, living with three children with severe bowel conditions!

And last but not least, I finally got Benjamin's paper work all ready and submitted for his US passport.

Yep, that's most of it!

So now that I bored you all with those silly details of our life over the past 9 weeks, here are a few photos of the kiddos that were taken over that time! Enjoy!!!!

{a few photos from our trip to Disney}

High Tea with just us girls at the Grand Floridian....

{Grandma & Francesca}

The girls truly loved it ~ as we {Grandma & me} did too!

Keith wearing all three kddos 3D glasses {just before entering "It's a Bug Life}!

Breakfast with Pooh and his friend!

Mickey & Minnie!

Sleeping Beauty on the Tea Cups!

Did I ever mention to you all how much this little boy has rocked my world!

{with Thumper & Miss Bunny!}

{and my favorite ~ Mulan}

{back to those 3D bug glasses}

Francesca aka Bettie Shorepaddler as the pirate princess
{Annabelle was Kelly Ropewalker but I am saving that photo for another post)

We celebrated Francesca's 6th birthday while at Disney! At first glance I wasn't too sure if I was going to keep this one, but as soon as I saw my mom's face I knew I had to (she is truly crazy about her grandchildren)!

Kiddos with Alice!

And finally I just had to add this one as well! I swear, she just takes my breath away.
So there you have it! I think I am on the road to recovery for lack of posts!