Monday, October 20, 2008

KC get together

We had such a great time on Sunday. For those of you who live on the east coast and get to see Noel's family when they go to CHOP, you are in for quite a treat. Abi is so full of hugs and I love you's - I really just can't get enough of her. The kids had such a great time at the gym. They open their doors one Sunday a month for special needs kids and it was so neat seeing all of the kids running around having a great time.

It had been a couple of years since I had seen Matan. I could not believe how much he had changed - he is such a doll! The last time I saw him, his hair was full of curls, just like Payton's, but now he's got the shorter hair and looks like such a little man!

Here's the group:

Once we got done at the gym, we went to Cabela's with Noel's family. Wouldn't you know as soon as we walked out of the gym, Payton climbed into Noel's van and made herself at home. So, she got to ride over to the store with them. I can only imagine how much fun they had in that van with Payton and Abi both. They had a great time looking at all the big fish (and turtles) in the fish tank - and then all the other huge animals. The day really couldn't have gone any better. I'm so thankful all of us can get together and live just a short distance from each other. It really helps out in the tough times.

Payton's sleep has still been really wacko (and nearly non-existent). Should I just assume this is part of ws? I'm guessing it is - but I just can't fathom how a four year old can thrive on such little sleep. We give her 3 mg of melatonin at night (and then if she's gone a long time without even acting sleepy, we give her some more), but I'm just suprised that she's not a bit sleepy after 3 mg. I haven't taken any melatonin, and I'm tired :)

******Please keep my Aunt Sue in your prayers. She recently had back surgery and has been in severe pain. She ended up getting shingles on top of trying to heal from the surgery so she has been put in the nursing home for about a month so she can heal (her husband is unable to take care of her because he has dementia). We're praying she can heal quickly and get some relief on the awful pain she's in.


Kerry said...

How cool you can spend time with Abi & Matan. It is so cool to hang with other WS families. Looks liek they had a blast!!

Thoughts are with your Aunt Sue... what luck to get shingles too~

On a PS, FYI , it is hard to read your headlines and comment line- I think the color is too dark against the black.

Laura said...

Great pictures! Looks like it was a lot of fun.

Noel said...

We always have so much fun together. Everytime we get together I think, we need to do this more often. It is hard to fit it in with all the other stuff going on in both our lives but it is sooo nice to just hang out!
Payton and Abi were fun in the car...check out the last of the video on my blog, it is too cute!
Thanks again for coming!

Ava Jewel Leilani said...

You all are so lucky to be able to get together! Oh by the way, my jewel hasn't been sleeping and I just don't know how she does it, I all so give her melatonin.
I love all the pictures!

Amy said...

Oh no! Poor Aunt Sue, I hope for a speedy recovery.

Great pics of the get together.

Michelle said...

It sounds like it was a wonderful get together and what a fun place for the kids to go to!

I'm sorry about your aunt, will keep her in my prayers.