Thursday, May 28, 2009

Prayers, We Need Prayers

This morning I was contacted by a woman, Laurie, who is due to give birth to a little girl with Trisomy 18 within the next week. Coincidentally, they have planned to name her Brieanna. I ask for prayers for strength for the mother and father, this is their first child, I ask for prayers that Brieanna will be strong and here on this earth for quite some time.

I ask for prayers that Annabel, who is scheduled to have surgery next week, will come through it with flying colors. And I pray that her family, and Annabel who has such a GREAT smile, will find the strength to be strong. I am sure it is a scary and difficult time for them.

I also have to say thanks be to God for allowing our Brianna to be here with us for 24 months. Such a long time to us but in the whole scheme of things, such a short time. We are so very grateful.

Say extra prayers, please.

Thank you.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

I don't know

I don't know if the new video (on our YouTube channel) is playing on computers other than a Mac. If it is, someone please let me know because if it is not, then I need to figure it out.

Anyway, alot has happened the last couple of weeks. We were invited to attend the Down Syndrome Support Group and all I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you to the moms there who made us feel so welcome. Finally, a place where we fit in. Brianna was beside herself when sitting on the floor with the other children. She was clapping her hands, shaking her head in happiness and kept giving me the look of "it's about time you found me some friends!!". Anyway, a big thank you to the DS group for bringing us into their group.

We also finally made it up to North Florida to visit my family and have Brianna's 2nd birthday party. Ashley also turned 17 (yikes!) while we were up there and we celebrated her birthday by spending the day at the beach with my sister Sonya....I felt like it was my birthday too!!!

Here are some pics of Brianna before the trip, playing in her tub pool outside. She loves the water.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Haven't Figured It Out Yet

I spent HOURS trying to upload a video that I made on my Mac. Obviously I was not successful. Still trying to figure it out but in the meantime I did upload it to our Youtube channel. There is a link below left. The banging noise was roofers working on my mother's house.

More to come and hopefully I can figure this out.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Oh boy...or should I say oh girl....

I only have a moment but wanted to let everyone know for Mother's Day my WONDERFUL family gave me a video camera that is compatible with my Mac computer and I have been a video-ing fool!! Can't wait to share but no time today. I plan on updating Bri's site tomorrow.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Standing Tall

Look at me...standing big and tall. Last week Brianna's PT, Ms. Bea, said she thought Bri was ready for a "stander" and after explaining it to me, I could hardly wait for today to come. she is, loving it. No fussing, no whining, actually smiling and playing with her piano from her favorite aunt (Aunt Sonya!). The reason for the stander is for Bri to put weight on her bones in order to make them stronger. Next step will be a walker. Can you believe how big she is getting?

Saturday, May 2, 2009

A Day at the Park

What a nice outing we had today at the park.  The weather is just right.  Not too hot yet but close.  As you can see, Brianna is her usual happy self.  Finally, here's a picture of our new puppy, Belina.  Wish Ashley could have been here but she has gotten a job (her first) so she is at work today.  We missed her for the picnic.

Of course I saved the best picture for last. Once again, I swear I didn't pose Brianna. Actually I was reading when all of a sudden I noticed they were laying the same with their legs crossed. Grabbed my camera as fast as I could.

Isn't that the cutest thing ever?!!