I Love Me Some Gymboree!!!

I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to mention it, but we are taking the kids to Gymboree!  I take them once during the week.  On Saturday, Raj and I take them together.  The kids adore getting to play with their Daddy on Saturdays.  It has made going to Gymboree even more special and fun for us to have him there.  I do think he loves it as much as the kids though!!!

I finally remembered to bring my camera today!! 

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We are an entire step ahead with Evie these days!  She’ll go near the parachute…even walk on it!  This is huge for her because it used to scare her so much.

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Here he goes…DOWN the slide!  Today was up and down day.

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He did pause to give me a smile though!

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Evie is sliding to her Daddy!

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Here comes the little wild thing named Maggie!

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My kids do love to jump on the mini trampolines!

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Hmmm.  What are they doing??????

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Evie knows she can do it!

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Josh loves the tunnel!

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What a precious face!

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Look how grown up my babies are…..:(

The most fun part of the day………

The FREEZE song!!!!!!

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You pat the air log to the beat of the music, and when the music says to you………..

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F-R-E-E-Z-E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Here is one last picture of Daddy playing!  Maggie thinks this is the most fun game to play with her Daddy!!!!!

I love you all.

Ginny

I Hate Paint

Yes. I do.  Okay, not really, but I do hate it when paint is all over my children.  They may love it, but it really does me in!

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BTW, none of these pictures show the disaster after they had finished painting………

I love you all.

Ginny

UGA Miracles Dance Marathon 2010

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Saturday was a very, very special day for us!  I had the privilege of  taking Maggie and Josh to the University of Georgia for a dance marathon raising money for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  The entire day was so special in so many different ways.

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First, just the honor of being asked to tell Maggie’s story to hundreds of college students who had worked so hard raising money for CHOA was amazing.  These students made this fundraiser amazing!  I was impressed beyond words!

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Second, we had the most WONDERFUL sponsor.  Her name is Naeha, and we adored her beyond words.  Her roommate, Megan, is the daughter of one of my friends at work!  That was so cool because Megan spent the entire day with us too!  Then, another friend, Sarah, also spent the day with us!  They were awesome with Maggie and Josh!  Had I known I was going to have so much help, I would have brought Evie.  I just knew I couldn’t handle three alone for an entire day, so I only took Josh and Maggie.  They are the two who have benefitted most from CHOA.  I still feel pretty bad about leaving Evie at home………

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Third, we got to meet so many other amazing families!  I loved hearing each of their stories.  It really is amazing how many families’ lives have been affected by traumatic events.  They were all such inspirations to me.  In fact, it was amazing how many of these families come year after year to share their stories.

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Fourth, we met so many incredible students.  I do have to admit it was weird being “the mother” of one of the miracle kids.  I’m still supposed to be one of the students.  How did this happen?  I digress.  Every student we met was wonderful.  I adored spending the day with Naeha, Megan, and Sarah.  I hope we get to see them again!  We also met another triplet after telling Maggie’s story.  He was one of the students participating in the dance marathon.  He is one of a set of fraternal boy/boy/boy triplets!  He was one the kindest guy.  It was so nice to see a triplet who has turned out so well.  Josh liked him a lot too! 

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Then entire day was just so special.  The students raised a little more than $250,000!  That is so amazing!!!!  Go Dawgs!  Go Children’s!

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I love you all.

Ginny

Big Dreams

Today has been the most phenomenal day for me!  Maggie, Josh, and I were in Athens for a Children’s Miracle Network fundraiser for CHOA!  I’ll have a HUGE post about it tomorrow. 

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However, I was able to take the kids to see Sanford Stadium.  I showed Josh the stadium and told him he can play football there one day if he wants.  He wasn’t real impressed.  Then,I told him that he can throw a ball there one day, and he was really excited about the idea!  I told Maggie she can be a cheerleader or on the dance team on that field.  She was MUCH more impressed with the idea!  She thinks it sounds like a great idea! It was really special to me taking them there today.  I still remember my brother seeing the field for the first time!

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I loves having dreams for myself and my kids!  I hope they dream even bigger than me!

I can’t wait to share all of the wonderful stories from today!  Stay tuned!!!!

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I love you all.

Ginny

Like Father, Like Son

Aaji took these pictures, and they are PRICELESS!!!

Josh is definitely a lot like his Daddy!  I bet computers are in his future too.  What do you think?

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He’s definitely working on something important here!

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What a sweet look of concentration!

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He’s not real sure about the information he’s gotten!

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Yes?  Do you need something?

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Oh yes.  He can tune it all out!  Sissy is pushing his teddy beat in the stroller behind him!

I love you all.

Ginny

Sick, Sick, Sick, And MORE Sick

We’re all sick here.  sorry for so few posts.  I had an MS flare last week and was on IV steroids.  This week, Josh has the flu, conjunctivitis, and double ear infections.  Maggie has the flu and strep throat.  Evie though not yet diagnosed, most likely has conjunctivitis and an ear infection.  We will find out for sure about her in the morning when I take her to the pediatrician.  For me, my ear is killing me, my throat hurts, my nose is running, and I just feel yuck in general.  I’ll be going to the doctor in the morning too,

Needless to say, we are not loads of fun right now.  Hopefully we’ll be there again real soon!

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What do you bet this is where we got all of our germs?

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I love you all.

Ginny

I’m So Glad To Wait 14 More Years…

I’m so, so glad my kids aren’t at the driving stage yet.  It seems like they are more than up to the task!!!

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Evie driving with Maggie being a distraction!

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Evie doesn’t need anyone to teach her to drive!

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She’s even looking before she backs up!

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Evie and Maggie both want to drive….uh-oh!

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Maggie says, “Look no hands Mom”!

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If Mags could just see over the wheel!

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Driving on her knees helps a lot!

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Josh is just standing at the door laughing!  He has a date tonight, and the car is all his!!!!

I love you all.

Ginny

Cookie Time

We made cookies today!  It was so much fun!!! 

I mean, WE MADE COOKIES!

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We rolled out the dough!

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We cut out our cookies with heart cookie cutters!

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We played with the flour!

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We baked the cookies!

We decorated the cookies with a bunch of friends!

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We enjoyed the cookies with all of our friends!

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What a fun and yummy day!!

I love you all.

Ginny

P.S. More to come on the IV meds.  I had another MS flare.  No biggie!