Sunday, May 25, 2008

Weekend at the Beach House

Annabel's week didn't start off so good due to an intestinal virus, but by Saturday she was well enough to take a family trip to the beach. On Saturday morning I had a few errands to run so Annabel got to spend some time with her favorite Loma. She has not been able to spend time with her since Annabel was last in the hospital, but she sure did wonder where Lanny was. During the day on Saturday we took a ride down the beach in the Jeep. The weather was a little windy during the day for the golf cart, but by evening it was perfect. Annabel was unsure of how to react to the wind blowing in her face on the golf cart. Today started out somewhat normal for an Annabel weekend. She woke up and watched cartoons for a little while. Who needs the beach when her big sister Tara can bring the experience to the beach house! Annabel had her own setup with her swimming pool and umbrella to keep it cool. Tara also bought her a new swimsuit to help her from getting too much sun. You can check out the photos of the whole experience!!! Can you believe how long her eyelashes are?!? Once she got comfortable in the pool she sure did enjoy playing with the toys and kicking her legs. It's hard to believe that as hard and fast as she kicks she isn't out running a marathon or chasing after Forest Gump. Her largest feat this weekend was eating pound cake off of a fork. Annabel does not like to be fed off of anything except her small purple spoon due to her oral aversion. Also, to take actual small bite of cake is very exciting to see. Hopefully she will continue to progress with her eating and one day be able to eat table food and not the baby jars that she has been on. We look forward to a good week of school and therapy. Hopefully this week she will get backon her routine schedule. Thanks everyone!!


Hilary said...

She looks like she was having a great time with big sis! I hope she has an infection free week :)

Laurie said...

Oh Cathy,

She looks like she's having so much fun and I was going to say that she has the most beautiful eye lashes and eye brows. She is just the cutest and I am glad you guys got to get away for a bit and just relax. Praying for her health to remain steady and for you to continue to be blessed daily, surrounded by those you love. Great pictures!!!

Love you, Laurie in Ca.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see Annabel enjoying life! It the simple things that make her the happiest, splashing in a swimming pool surrounded by those that love her the most! What more can we ask for! LaLA's Mom

Anonymous said...

Very glad to hear she is doing better. I noticed one of the pool toys was the top of her Miralax. We miralax mom's would recognize them anywhere. I look forward to seeing her soon.

I love all the pictures, she always looks so happy.

Kathy said...

Glad you all could get away to the beach! But then again, little Annabel shows us who needs the beach when you have an amazing big sister and a cool pool!

Annabel is so beautiful! Her lashes are sooooooo amazing!!!
Her new wheels are very cool. Hope you can keep up with her!

Loved that Tara cared for Annabel so you could get a way Cathy!

Tara, you may not be ready to be a mom yet but when you are you will be the best!

Lots of love and prayers coming your way!!!

Katie said...

Annabel is such a beautiful little girl. Several of those pictures really capture the sweetness of that face. Looking forward to see you ladies again soon.


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the update. Seeing her happy little face brings sun shine to my day. For a little girl with so much against her, she enjoyes the small things in life to the fulliest. Thank you for shearing her with us.
Hugs and kisses Suesue

Kenzie said...


It looks like you had such a wonderful time at the beach! I continue to be so amazed at Annabel and the beautiful little girl that she is. God's hand is so evident and her life is so precious... thank you for continuing to give so many hope and share your everyday journeys with us!

Love you guys! Praying,

Anonymous said...

Cathy, the EYELASHES! Sometimes I just check on her to make myself smile, because Annabel's smiles are truly contagious. But her EYELASHES! She is the most beautiful baby. I love seeing her with all your family.

Tamra said...

oh my look at those beautiful eyelashes!!!!!