Monday, October 8, 2012

Annabel Grace meets Annabel Leigh

We traveled this weekend to watch Tara play in a tennis tournament in Dallas.  I was very lucky that our nurse Debbie offered to travel with us. The tennis was great to watch and fun to be with old friends. The tennis format was team tennis and it was mixed doubles.  She played 2 matches a day and I was able to leave Annabel sleeping in the hotel with the nurse and return early afternoon. The first afternoon we went out to my brothers and was able to see my niece Shauna who is wonderful with Annabel. She was leaving for a church camp but was sad that she couldn't be there longer to visit. James my nephew was there and we took Annabel for a swim before the cool front arrived. Thank you to Carl my brother, who thought ahead to warm the water for us. My parents had traveled to Dallas on Friday and were staying at my brothers for the weekend. Carl and my mom prepared a great dinner for us. Thank you mom and Carl it was yummy. Megan, my niece and her friend Matt came for dinner and we enjoyed the company. Carly and Colette came in for an unexpected weekend and stayed at the hotel with us and made it in time for dinner. With all of this activity and attention, Annabel was in heaven and full of smiles!

Now for a highlight of the weekend, my Annabel got to meet our blog friend Annabel Leigh. She has full Trisomy 18 and is 3 years old. I remembered they lived in the Dallas area and was surprised to find they were only 3 1/2 miles from the hotel!!!! So we scheduled to meet her Saturday afternoon. I had promised I wouldn't stay long. I held her sweet little Annabel Leigh and just didn't want to leave. As always when we meet another Trisomy 18 child there is so many similarities and is so hard to share in a short time. We didn't get to meet Jorge, her daddy but we did meet her two years old sister Ava. Thank you Carrie for being so available to meet with us.

My parents...

Carly, Colette, Megan (my neice)


Megan playing with Annabel...


Annabel and Mommy swimming any chance we get...


We are actually in the hot tub since it was warmer than the pool!


Annabel playing with her cousins, James and Shauna

Nurse Debbie, she made this trip possible for Annabel to travel with us!Thank you Debbie

Annabel was waiting for Shauna when she returned from school.


This is Annabel Leigh!! We have followed her blog for a very long time and so happy to have the opportunity to meet her face to face! 


Annabel Grace and Annabel Leigh meet for the first time...

Me, Annabel Leigh, Annabel Grace, Carrie and Ava ....