Monday, June 30, 2008


***Make sure you scroll down & pause the music at the bottom of the blog!

Finally, we're able to get out as a family! We've been waiting almost 2 years to be able to do things like this, but with Vaeh's medical status we hadn't been able to... until now! Last year this time, Vaeh was just days away from her second open heart, so we were under a kind of "quarrentine." But now, we're all go!

Every year, our church has a wonderful event to celebrate the 4th of July. They have a carnival-type set up, with rides for the kids, junk food stands (ie: funnel cakes, yum!), face painting, & they even have free hot dogs & hamburgers! Each year they have more people come, with upwards of 7,000 last year & each year it grows! We usually spend the afternoon there & then stay for the fireworks. They usually last about 45 minutes & are set to music.

Gabby had a great time playing on the rides that they have set up, jumping & running all over. They also had a puppet show by the kids in the church inside & the girls both loved it.

Once it was dark & time for the fireworks I wasn't sure how Vaeh would do. At first she was a little scared by the noise, but once she realized that she wasn't going to be hurt she had a blast! It was just so nice to be able to go out as a family & not have to worry! Hope you all enjoy the 4th of July!


The Portas said...

Fun! I'm so glad you're able to get out a little bit more now to explore the world. The fireworks look so pretty!!

Mina said...

What fun! I bet the kids had a blast. It's so good that you can finally do 'normal' family things! Happy 4th of July.

Amber said...

I don't think I've told you what a CUTIE she is! Glad your able to get out. :^)

Vanessa said...

Looks like the girls had a blast! I wish our church did something like that. I'm still debating whether to take Arianna this year or not. I know I should but it's so late and she will be so cranky. After seeing the way Vaeh liked the fireworks I'm thinking we'll probably go. I'm so happy your finally able to get out as a family! This is a HUGE step!