Saturday, June 7, 2008

Schools out...

Let me begin by saying thank you to all who prayed for Jacob's family. I just felt each time I sat at my computer I could only think of Baby Jacob and then I just couldn't post. He has left an enormous hole in all our hearts. I know Heaven is rejoicing with his arrival.
This past week brought the loss of my grandmother who was 102 years old. Even though we suffer the loss on Earth of her prescence we truly celebrated her life. It was a week of tears and so much laughter and recalling of wonderful memories. She lived a very full life and until recently lived on her own. We were lucky enough to have four of my cousins from Seattle stay with us this week. Andy and his wife Kelly have a 15 mth. old son named Carter. He was so wonderful with Annabel and we witnessed how much Annabel loves having someone closer to her own size. Andy's sister Mary also stayed with us. I think Annabel really enjoyed the extra attention that Mary showered on her and my older children really enjoyed getting to know their cousins better. We will hope for a visit again, maybe next year. Again, I want to thank God for the many years he blessed us with my grandmother's prescence and the lessons that are left to us from her life.
Annabel did attend school as this was her last week of the regular school year. She will begin Tuesday for an extended school year. It will last until the end of June. We are so lucky that her teacher and aides will be attending with her.
Annabel finished her antibiotic on Wednesday and her urine is already showing signs of infection. Oh well, according to the doctor we have to wait until we become symptomatic. Her button (feeding) has not been looking like I would like, but we will wait and see. She does seem to be adding a little weight slowly which is good. Her body just seems to be stronger. The picture of Annabel is just a lazy summer day. She maybe spending much time here in the pool since she hates to be on her tummy any other time. We noticed today while in the pool she never wanted to get off of her tummy. I think she would have napped in this position had I not been afraid of her getting to much sun exposure.