Monday, May 25, 2009

Oh, goodness

I did it again. I went 10 days without a new post. Boy am I a slacker! But in my defense, we have been busy.

We were able to finally get our flower beds mulched, which really gave the house a finished touch. (It only took 3+ years - LoL!) And yesterday, Jon & his Dad hung my flag that I've had for nearly a year... just in time for Memorial Day. I'm a very patriotic person, so it was nice to have that flag flying.

We also all got hair cuts! The girls (myself included) are all short-haired now. Gabby & Vaeh both look soooo much older, it almost hurts! But they also look VERY cute! Gabby wanted hers up to about chin level, so that's where it is. Vaeh's is a little shorter than that, but I'm hoping cutting hers now will help it thicken up. With all the surgeries she had, all that anesthesia, along with her pulling her own hair all the time... lets just say her hair is quite thin. As for me, I just needed a change. I used to color my hair every 6 weeks. Now I'm lucky if I get it cut once a year!

Vaeh had her preschool assessment. She's too good - meaning she doesn't qualify with her therapies to have county based services paid for. So I'm going to try to get her into regular preschool this fall, & if I can't then I'll just wait until next year! To show off her skills, I have a great video of her, but can't post it right now. I promise I'll post it soon!

Oh, & Vaeh had her first sleep over somewhere other than the hospital! She & Gabby spent the night with Mawmaw. So Daddy & Mommy actually had a date night! The entire night without kids! We figured we hadn't been kid less (other than when Vaeh was in the hospital) in 5 YEARS!!! So, we went to see a movie - Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. It was a really good movie!

So, just a quick update here. I promise to post pictures sometime tomorrow. On a quick note, though... would you all keep Jesse's family in your prayers. He is a 15 year old that lost his battle with leukemia last week. I'm sure his family would appreciate your prayers.

Promise, more coming soon... :0)


Amber said...

Where are the pictures of the hair???? Mommy included! :0)

So glad you and Jon had a night to yourself...good stuff. :o)

The Domanico's said...

I was hoping to see pictures of the haircuts!! Happy to hear everyone is doing well and that is fantastic that Vaeh is doing too good to qualify for services!! Wow-has she come a long way in a year.

mina said...

Pics please!

Jake & Stephanie Ellinger said...

Isn't it great to get out? We saw Night at the Museum too this weekend and thought that it was cute.

That's wonderful that Vaeh doesn't qualify for services!!! (It would be nice for free preschool, but that says MOUNTAINS about her progresss).

You need to post haircut pics!

Kathy said...

I can't wait to see pics of the new hair dos!!!

and date night.....I know you guys had FUN@!

Lee Family said...

Yes, were are the pictures of your new hair cut. I want Pictures:)

I am sorry she did not make it into preschool I am shocked I thought for sure she would make it. I guess that is a good thing. You should try and get her in as a Mentor they do that you know. I know when the girls started when they were three they had two mentors in there class it helps the other kids. You should ask about it. LEt me know

The Portas said...

We just did our family hair cuts, too! :)

Wow, your first night out in FIVE YEARS? I'd say that was much deserved! Holy cow, Dan and I would go crazy.

I hope the preschool thing works out. It's too bad she didn't qualify, but that says great things about her progress!

Looking forward to pics!! xo

Josh, Carley and Kaitlyn said...

I agree with everyone else...where are the pics?! :)

I'm so glad you guys got to have a date night! How fun!