Emily and Ashlyn are always much-loved by their teachers in school, and by their many friends as well. This year they both got Citizenship awards for being such good school citizens. We're very proud of them for being who they are, and for helping others to be successful in school too!
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
She's our tiny, spunky little girl, and now she's 10! I can't believe I have another child in the double digits. Emily is just so much fun, and cute as a button. I can't imagine my life without her in it. For her birthday we went and saw Frozen with some of her friends, and had ice cream afterwards. Everyone had a great time.
This year, the girls performed in the school talent show again. They just love to show off their dancing talents, and to have fun with a all their friends. They did a great job as always. The family was there to cheer them on, and a great time was had by all!
I thought my days of having a little girl to buy girlie clothes for were over, but then along came Cara! I just have so much fun shopping for her. I know she doesn't usually care much at this point, but I just love the fluffy stuff and big flowers. And how could I not buy adorable things for my adorable little dolly?
In Jan. Cara started attending a developmental preschool program. At first she was a little unsure, but after just a couple of days, she couldn't wait to go! She now brings me her backpack all the time and tries to put on her shoes so she can go to school. She's learning so much having so much fun, and we're just thrilled. I hope this continues throughout all her school years!
In Jan. 2014, Cara had to have a g-tube placed. It's a tube that goes from the outside of her belly directly into her stomach that we can feed her through. She just wasn't eating enough orally and we needed another way to get nutrition into her little body. It was not fun at all, and Cara was in the hospital for almost a week. But in the end, everything went very well and she's gained weight steadily since the surgery. Cara was a little trooper through it all, and even smiled a few times. In this picture, she had an n-g-tube going through her nose and into her stomach. She hated that and we were so glad when it was removed and the regular g-tube was placed. Being Cara's mommy is certainly a learning experience for me!
We had a great Christmas filled with family, food, and laughter. It was an especially great one because it was Evie's 1st Christmas, and Cara's 1st Christmas with our family. Cara and Evie didn't seem to know what to make of everything, but they both seemed to have fun!