Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We are going to catch up on some pictures from the past few weeks, so here are some slideshows:

The first one has some pictures of the kids from Thanksgiving. Mary and Kate decided to bake some pumpkin pies and take them up to the local fire/rescue guys to thank them for everything they've done for us. It is always better to see them when it is not an emergency!

The second slide show are some fun pictures that I took of the kids in the playroom yesterday. Mary was having lots of fun playing with her little brother and visa versa:

These last few pictures are from when Mary's great aunt Danielle visited us a few weekends ago. It was great to see Nellie again and it was great for Mary and Jackson to meet her. We hope to see her more this spring and a lot more when we move to New York next year!

Again, we hope everyone had a great thanksgiving! We truly do have a lot to be thankful for!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Mary's New Stander

Here are some pictures of Mary in her new stander! She even chased Sam to the end of the street today and was smiling the whole way! She is doing much better than her ambulance ride and ER visit yesterday - lets pray it stays that way!

We woke up to a light dusting of snow and then we had flurries in the afternoon - winter is arriving!

Hope everyone had a good day!

Kate, Ryan, Mary and Jackson

Sunday, November 9, 2008

VeggieTales Live!!

Hi All! We drove of to Woodbridge, VA yesterday (Near D.C.) to meet some friends and see a very special show. . . we saw VeggieTales Live- God Made You Special!! Mary was SO excited, that she wouldn't sleep the whole ride up! She really enjoyed the show and she did really well. It was our first opportunity to use our new MAX EasyS stroller and we LOVED it. Mary was so comfortable in it all through the show! I'm attaching some pictures from the day. I would recommend this show to anyone with children. If it is ever in your area it is definitely worth the drive and price of tickets!

Larry the Cucumber and Jr. Aspragus

Mr. Lunt (The Gourd)

Bob the Tomato!!

Mary and her new friend Emily

Posing for pictures!!

The whole crew (L to R- Heather, Emma, Mary, Jackson, Ryan, Nate, Diana, Emily)

Mary hanging out with Elmo and Larry the Cucumber in her new stroller!

Lastly, a super cute picture we took of Jackson today! His eye is looking a little better!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Mary at Camp Holiday Trails

Today was a beautiful fall day! 70 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. . . and Mary got to go to day camp! It was a wonderful experience! Camp Holiday Trails is a camp for children with chronic illnesses located here in Charlottesville. It has been operating for 35 years! And it is absolutely beautiful!! Mary had a wonderful time at the camp. She played with all the other children and she even got to ride a horse!!! (Mommy was SUPER excited about that too!!) Mary had a super good time, but it really wore her out. I the ride home she was so tired she was asking for her Bipap.
Here are some pictures from the day! Enjoy. . .

P.S. Her horse's name was patchy and he was the oldest horse there. . . he was 34 years old!!!