Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Promised Pictures:0)

Okay, to start off here's a video of our newly deemed "mountain climber". On the swing set we have there's a "rock climbing wall" that Vaeh has been eyeing for quite a while. We started out when the weather got nice letting her try to climb it & she did fairly well. Look at how she's doing now... (Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the page & pause the music before you watch her in action!)

So much for needing therapy or being behind developmentally! Boy, am I going to have a fun summer trying to keep up with her & her sister!

So, did you get a good look at her in the video? Did you see her hair? Take a peek again in this shot...

Isn't she just as cute as can be?!! (okay, so maybe I'm biased!) Here's Gabby's new do...

Doesn't she look so grown up?!?! I don't know if I can handle this - ugh! Oh, & I'll even show my new look. They took about 6 inches off the back & I love it!

(I put that picture up just for you, Amber :0) I cropped this out of a picture that my Mom took of our little family right after Miss Gabby's graduation last week from pre-k...

So there's some up to date pics of us! I'm sorry that I've been a slacker here lately. I have no excuses. But I'll warn you I'm not sure how frequent posts will be coming in the next couple of weeks. After we get past tomorrow (I have to help blow up balloons for my Mom & Aunt's - 500 orange balloons that will be released at a funeral tomorrow...) I'm going to buckle down & try to get Miss Vaeh potty trained! She doesn't like to wear diapers anymore - just pull ups. The problem is she won't yet tell me when she needs to go. She isn't really grasping the concept yet, so we're going to try regular big girl panties!! I'll let you know how things are going... :0)

Hopefully everyone is doing well. Oh, & if you would remember to keep Mr. Elijah in your prayers... he is scheduled to have surgery to release a tethered cord June 18th. He's one of our little heart buddies that is just too cute for words! I'm sure he & his family would appreciate your prayers! Thanks again for checking in on us!


mina said...

You girls are all too cute with your new 'dos'! And Gabby does really look grown up.

Who was that offering Vaeh all that sweet encouragement? She looks so independent climbing up and sliding down. Thanks for sharing...... finally!

Amber said...

I KNEW that pic was for me!!!! :0) Thanks...you do all look too cute!
Nice summer cuts and thank you so much for proving to me that you exist! ;0)

Tina:0) said...

Amber - you had doubts that I exist?! (LoL) I'm telling you, I'm just always the one behind the camera!

Mina - It was my cousins Josh & Jacob. They were spending the night with us & they love to play with both the girls. They really do a good job - for an 8yr old & an 11yr old!

Lee Family said...

OH I love the photos how cute is everyone. Thanks so much for sharing

Vanessa said...

Look at her go! I'm SO proud her. :) Isn't it great to see our girls doing all these wonderful things. I'm beginning to wonder if Arianna will even qualify for therapy through the school system. :)

Wendy said...

Hi Tina,

Okay, I'm trying to wipe my face dry from all of the tears! It's been a while since I've had a chance to stop by, so I was catching up...

The videos are great! The one of Vaeh climbing and sliding...ha! It made me laugh out loud to see her scoot all the way to the slide! :) Emma does the same thing, too cute!

Then the one of her last surgery...Wow! I know I've seen the photos before, but what a reminder of all that Miss Vaeh's been through...and to think that's just one of her 3 surgeries! She's truly an amazing little girl, and it's awesome to see her doing so well now. The Lord is good!!!

I love the new haircuts! You all look so cute!!!

Good luck with the potty training! Vaeh is so smart and you can tell she wants to follow in Gabby's footsteps, maybe it won't take as long as you think. (Keeping my fingers crossed for you!)

Take care and give those sweet girls a big hug from us!

Lots of Love,

Wendy (& Emma, too!)

The Portas said...

You are so sweet. Thank you so much for the prayer request. We certainly appreciate it!!

I LOVE the new haircuts! They seriously could not be any cuter.

Vaeh is AWESOME, climbing up the wall like that! Wow!! I'm super impressed! (And still just so smitten with that smiley face of hers.)

Have a great day! Weekend almost here..xo

jencooper said...

I am finally back!! Thanks for hanging with me while I was on hiatus with my computer issues!

I love the girls hair!! It looks beautiful!

I will try to do much better at signing now that I can log onto the internet!!