Thursday, January 17, 2013

Gotta Do a Little Braggin'

Little Miss 

The past week or so I've noticed some changes with Miss Rachel.  I felt the need to brag just a little about her.  So, here goes, in no particular order......#1.  She's doing a fantastic job in AWANA (bible club for kids).  She'll finish her book early (by about 4 months) and start review, when we go back on Jan. 21.  #2.  She got her very first library card this past Monday, checked out 12 books and has already read all of them.  She's really loving reading books on her own now and really enjoys the funny ones!  #3.  Rachel had to have some labs done Tuesday and when the lab tech. asks "name and birthday", she answers quickly with both.  As far as the blood draw went,......not a tear was shed!  She is awesome....all I heard from her was "Ow!".  For about 3 years now, I've been telling her to talk to the doctors about how your feeling and have her answer a lot of the questions.  She's been listening and is becoming more and more independent in her health care.  #4.  She's beginning to like shows on Disney that aren't cartoons.  #5.  When I ask a favor from Rach. she almost always answers, "Sure, no problem."  I love that.  #6.  Rachel has been extremely helpful in  preparing the baby's room.  She's very excited and happy to shop and do things for her soon to be here little sis.

God blessed me beyond my expectations when he gave this girl to me!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

My One December Post In January

Wow!  It's been a while.  December was a very busy month.  December 1 : we participated in a CF 5K Fun Run on North Shore.  December 2 : Rach and I went for our traditional Christmas tea at A Cup of Tea tearoom.  December 7 : we went to see Rachel's friends perform.  December 8 : Miss Rach went surfing with the Mauli Ola Foundation.  December 12 : Rach and I took a peppermint cake and sausage balls to the CF clinic for Christmas.  December 15 : we set sail for our 7 day Hawaiian island cruise.  December 22 : back from cruise but no time to waste.....had to hit the commissary.  December 24 : nice quiet evening at home resting and waiting for Christmas.  December 25 : woke up, looked in our stockings, Rach saw what Santa left for her, did chest therapy, sang "Happy Birthday" to Jesus, opened presents, ate breakfast (or shall we call it lunch!), and just took it easy the rest of the day.  December 26 : I had my 20 week ultra sound.  December 27 - I had an OB appointment.  December 31 : we all 3 managed to stay awake to bring in the new year....celebrating with sparkling apple cider! 

CF 5K Fun Run

Rachel surfing with Rochelle
Mauli Ola Foundation

On the cruise....sail away pool side party.

On the cruise....sail away pool side party.

On the cruise....sail away pool side party.

What a way to kick CF butt - on the balcony of a cruise ship!

Silly Rach at the Seahorse Farm on the Big Island.

Seahorse Farm, Big Island.

Rach holding a seahorse.
Seahorse Farm, Big Island.

Rach found a nice wahine to hula with.

At Keoki's Donkey Balls
(chocolate mac.nuts).

Rach found a fake person to get a pic with.
It's just what she does!

In the beautiful dress Nana gave her.
Sunrise and chest therapy
out on the balcony.
Being funny.

Sea arch, Kauai.

Waimea Canyon, Kauai

Rachel's favorite towel animal.
The Snake!

It wouldn't be a Hawaiian vacation
without shave ice.

View from our balcany
leaving Kauai.

Family photo.
Dressed up for dinner.

Rachel on the red carpet.
Everyone wants her picture!