Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dells Photos 2

On Day 2, we had a lazy morning at the condo, exploring the place and letting the boys play games at the arcade. In the late afternoon, we went to the outlet mall in town. We also went to Knuckleheads, and indoor game park with rides, games, and gocarts. Unfortunately, the boys started to suffer from "too much vacation," and we had to cut our time there short.

This morning (day 3), we spent quite a while at our favorite water park, swimming, riding the lazy river, and playing in the kids area. Noah even rode on the "purple slide!"

This evening, we are headed out for an early dinner. We hope to get back in time to spend our last evening at the water parks! :( We are having a fabulous time and will be sad to pack up in the morning.

Noah rides the purple slide
Noah rides the purple slide

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="The family hangs out in the hot tub"]The family hangs out in the hot tub[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="499" caption="riding the go carts"]riding the go carts[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="399" caption="A ride at Knuckleheads"]
A ride at Knuckleheads[/caption]

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Dells Pictures 1

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="453" caption="Seth plays in the fountain"]
Seth plays in the fountain[/caption]



Ellie relaxes at the pool

Ellie relaxes at the pool


[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="453" caption="The boys playing in the kids' park"]The boys playing in the kids park[/caption]






[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="604" caption="the lazy river"]the lazy river[/caption]

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

What's new with our family

We had a fantastic party on Saturday! I want to thank everyone who came out even in the rain. We felt so supported and uplifted after the party.

Eleanor got a new carseat with her birthday money. She was getting too big for her infant seat and was starting to feel less supported in her seat. We searched high and low for a seat that would support her torso and head and were so happy to find one that works so well for her! She is very comfortable in this seat!

Today we have the appointment with the neurosurgeon that will perform the nerve biopsy. I am eager to hear when and how we will accomplish that.

We also have an appointment with Ellie's dietician this week. Ellie has been doing great with her blended diet, incorporating bananas, sweet potatoes, chicken, and yogurt into her diet. Ellie is the first child that her dietician will be working on the blended diet with, and she is impressed at how well Ellie is tolerating it. I'm not surprised though: real food for a real baby!

On Sunday, we leave for our vacation! We are going to stop Sunday night at Adam's parents to sleep. Then on Monday we are headed to the Wisconsin Dells. Adam's parents have a time share that we will be staying in: a three bedroom condo with full kitchen, whirlpool tub, fireplace, etc. The boys will love the waterparks and pools. Mom and Dad will love a break from housework and love spending time as a family. Ellie will love watching the boys play and being held a lot.

After we stay 4 nights at the time share, we will be returning to Adam's parents house. On Saturday the 27th, Adam and I, along with his sister and friends, will be running in a 5k to support breast cancer research. We are so excited to try out our new running skills in a real race!

So, that is what is going on with us. Enjoy some pictures of our family:

Friday, September 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Ellie!

Happy Birthday Ellie! We love you so much!

I want to remind you about the Open House tomorrow. We will still have the party if it is raining, just please pray it doesn't rain! ;)

You are invited to an Open House celebrating Eleanor’s first year of life. We would like to thank God for the blessings of this past year and our community of friends and family for their prayers, encouragement and support. Come and meet Ellie in person, squeeze her cheeks, and hang out with us while eating some snacks and cake on our back lawn. Please give us this opportunity to thank you in person for the significant role you play in Eleanor’s life.

Date: Saturday, September 13

Time: 2-5 pm

Location: The Vedrafamily House

Email me for more info or directions. We hope to see you there!