Sunday, August 1, 2010

I Don't Believe It........!

Where has the summer gone? Can it really be August already? It has been such a busy summer with camps,amusement parks, the zoo, baton twirling, and horse riding! In just 3 weeks school starts again, it seems like the kiddos just finished up! Let's

This summer both kiddos were able to go to camp! Teddy just loves it! He can't wait to get there, and play! His favorite thing is water day. He also got a chance to swim in Uncle Tom's pool this summer. He had so much fun swimming, and riding in Uncle Tom's truck! He is so happy go lucky, the simplest things please him!

Emma rode in her first little horse show at the barn, and won 1st place for walking and trotting! Horses seem to be her passion! She really looks like she was born to ride. She also started twirling baton with her friend Hope. They did their first little show on Tuesday, and did an awesome job!

It's really something how Em and Ted have grown over the summer. They are turning into beautiful children, with wonderful personalities. I am so blessed to have them, and be their Mom.


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Lions, and Tigers, and Bears.....Oh My!

Yesterday the kids and I went to the zoo.....Yes, I drove on the Schuykill, and hell did not freeze over....I swear! It was Emmy and Teddy's first time ever at the zoo, and they were so excited! The whole way there they kept talkinb about what they wanted to see, and Teddy said he wanted to see cows of all things! Em wanted to see the zebras, because they were the closest thing to a horse! They would run over to all of the exhibits, point, and squeal with delight!

It was a very fun day, Teddy slept the whole way, and Em talked about her day until pulled into our driveway! So glad we got a membership, it is going to be such a great summer!


Sunday, May 9, 2010


As you all know Teddy was scheduled to have surgery last wednesday at DuPont Hospital for Children in Delaware. I am happy to report is doing well, he came home friday. He is having some pain,and spasms of the bladder, but so far so good!

Last Sunday we had a party to celebrate Teddy's road to recovery. It was so nice to have all of our close family and friends to come and celebrate with us! We feel so blessed to have all of you!

This process has been hard, but was made easier knowing we had tons of friends and family in our corner. We appreciate it very much!

Monday, April 19, 2010

April Showers Bring May Flowers

There has been a lot going on in our day to day life. As you all know Teddy is getting closer to his surgery date. It's only 2 weeks away, we have now started breating treatments everyday to keep his lungs clear of junk. With the weather being so inconsistent we are having ashthma troubles....Keeping our fingers and toes crossed we can get his lungs all clear before May 5th. Teddy seems to be taking to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles these days....his favorite Turtle being Michaelangelo. He has been running around the house saying "Turtle powper". He is really funny, he takes two little tennis rackets, and sticks them down into his diaper pretending he is a turtle......He is a total crack up, and we get a lot of pleasure watching the wheels of imagination constantly turning.

On a positive note, Emma has decided to throw a "Road to Recovery" party for her brother. We have lots of family and friends coming out to wish Teddy well. She is becoming a second mommy to her brother. Telling him everything is going to be okay, and holding his hand through his breathing treaments. It is really a comfort to know that they are best friends, and lean on each other for support. They are truly amazing children, and she is one amazing big sister!

As April is coming closer to an end, we are looking forward to the month of May....There are so many positive things coming our way!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Moments to Remember.......

Last night we took the kids to Chik-Fil-A for dinner, and Merrily the clown was there painting faces, and making balloon hats for the kids. Emma and Teddy were very eager, and excited to have their faces painted. Emma had hers painted like a tiger,and Teddy wanted to look like a cow (his new obsession being the Chik-Fil-A cow)

This morning, when I went to clean their faces they were upset. Teddy pleaded with me to let him wear his to school so he could show Mrs. Ellis (his teacher). Why not? After all so many of us stand in front of the mirror every morning "painting" faces so to speak, so why couldn't they go out with their painted faces. That is exactly what they did. I had the cutest little tiger and cow by my side today!

They are only little once, and now is the time to make our memories. It made me think of the lyrics to a song called "Moments to Remember", though summer turns to winter and the present disappears, the laughter we were glad to share will echo through the years.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Room for 2....Uh Maybe 3.

For the past week Teddy has taken up residence in my bedroom. It started last week when Em decided to tell him there were ghosts in his room (what a nice big sister prank...NOT). I am beginning to wonder who the butt of this joke really is Teddy or me......I vote me! It has been complete murder trying to get him to go back to his room. He shakes, and throws a fit that could honestly make the hair on the back of your neck stand straight up , and then some.

Every night now, his smiling face looks up at me from my bedroom floor, and asks "What movie are we watching tonight Mommy?". This is seriously " Three's Company" gone seriously wrong, don't remember telling him to come and knock on my door! For now the little guy feels secure, and thats all that matters. However, Mommy is seriously thinking of proper punishment for that wildly hysterical sister of his!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

An Act of Kindness

Our family has been blessed with having lots of friends whom we care for. However, yesterday, we received an act of kindness from a family we are acquainted with, but do not know very well. Ths family took it upon themselves to make us brownies to let us know they were thinking of our family during Teddy's difficult time. This family is also going through their own family medical cirisis, and it just touched us that they took the time to think of us, while they are going through their own issues. For this we say Thank you so very much from the bottom of our hearts. What a wonderful community we live in.