Olivia met her first grade teacher tonight and saw her new classroom. She is beyond excited about school starting which is music to this mama's ears! She couldn't believe that she had her own desk that opened. Olivia wanted to start tomorrow (but, she has to wait until Tuesday.)
Two of her friends from kindergarten are in her class as well as her bus partner. I feel so much more at ease about school starting as I know Olivia will do wonderfully! So proud of her!
Olivia recently began asking for a dog. She wanted a chihuahua with long ears that she could name Daisy. I had my own long list of necessary traits like must not be a puppy, be potty trained and from a rescue. On a whim, I visited the humane society and found our Daisy.
She is an extremely gentle and affectionate 2 year old dog. . .a potty trained chihuahua with big ears.
She is so good with the girls, which I'm surprised at with such a small breed. Some have a reputation for not being good with small children. Daisy is a very gentle soul who I believe is meant for our family. I have yet to even hear her bark.
I have never seen Olivia so in love. Every hour or so, she says," I can't believe we have a dog!" She used her tooth fairy money to buy her a toy at the pet store.
After almost seven years and close to 2500 posts, I've decided to stop blogging. Well, I'm sure I'll update big events like birthdays, first days of school, etc. But, I'm no longer going to blog about the day to day events in our lives. It's a good thing. It means our life has become rather boring and normal. And as Olivia gets older, I doubt she would appreciate all the details of her life being shared and I have to think about that. I've decided to write in a personal journal as my outlet because writing has been rather therapeutic to me over the years. So, for now, I leave you with a big THANK YOU for checking in on us and sharing in our joys. It has meant so much to me.
American Girl Store: Abigail picked out her very own Bitty Baby and named her Mimi. Mimi will be very loved as Abigail is quite the little mother. Olivia got some new clothes and accessories for her Bitty Baby, Aly.
Shopping and dining at Legends
Olivia is quite the skee ball player (just like her mama was. LOL!)
It was a great little vacation. Abigail wanted nothing to do with the water park, but did pretty good overall. Both girls seemed to have a really good time.
I unexpectedly gave birth at 23 weeks to micro-preemie twins on August 27, 2007. Olivia Paige weighed just 1 lb 1.5 oz and was 11.5 inches long. Logan William weighed just 1 lb 1.75 oz and was 11.5 inches long. Our sweet Logan passed away after 1 month and 1 day. After 105 days, we were able to bring Olivia home. She is our miracle, our survivor, our joy. . .
On November 20, 2012 we welcomed little sister, Abigail, into our lives. She was born at 35 weeks, but only spent 8 days in the hospital before coming home. We feel very blessed. To contact Ryan and Jodi you may email them at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
You were the perfect little boy Of whom we always dreamed. Did you know we had your name picked out? All along or so it seemed.
You even had your daddy’s hands So miniature in size. In life we never got to hold you Or even see your opened eyes.
We had so many plans for you. Did you know you are a twin? I wanted you to grow up together. What a pair you would have been!
I wanted to take you to the park And push you on the swing. I wanted to teach you how to walk, And read and write and sing.
I wanted to show you a fire truck And let you ride upon a horse. I wanted to take you to the zoo To see the giraffes, of course.
I wanted you to watch cartoons And play video games with dad. And you and I would take a nap Oh, the times we would have had.
But, your mommy’s plans were not to be. “I have other plans,” God said. “You won't be playing in life’s playground You’ll be playing in heaven instead.”
And although I ache with sadness And in my arms I long to hold. I’ll see you again in heaven When my story on earth’s been told.
A thousand tiny fireflies Parading through the night Illuminate the starless skies With incandescent light They are miracles, here on earth So bold, so strong, so wise And bring to life a sense of worth For those who lack great size.
Some of this life’s smaller treasures Are the ones which matter more Than the larger joys and pleasures That we have grown to adore Volume is not as essential As the gift that lies inside Smaller souls with much potential Who shall never be denied.
A thousand tiny fireflies Parading through the night Illuminate the starless skies With incandescent light These children, while born premature Are testaments of worth Their spirits bold, their futures sure To ever bless the earth.