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Kayla, my oldest. She is 4 1/2 and is a sweet, loving and silly little girl. She took us 2 ½ years and 3 IVF’s to conceive. Kayla is allergic to dairy. We manage her allergy and work to balance her safety with giving her a normal childhood. Kayla loves to read books and play games - she amazes me every day.

Alysa, my youngest. She is 3 years old and is a silly little spitfire. She’s our monkey and loves to climb on everything. She was a “natural” baby, but it was only b/c of my wonderful doctors that we were able to stop an impending miscarriage. Alysa suffers from Acid Reflux Disease and sleep apnea. She may be little, but she has a big personality. She adores her big sister and is so much fun to be around. She keeps me laughing every day.

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Saturday, July 12, 2008
Delaware Trip & Invite
Before I forget, here is Kayla' birthday part invitation. I used Pamela's amazing mega ABC kit to design it.

The party will be Aug 2nd and we're doing two, yes, I said two parties in one day. Kayla had wanted a party both at the inflatable slide heaven Pump It Up, as well as a pool party at the house. I was very uneasy having her friends from school at the house since I've been told by multiple people that it's not uncommon for parents of 4-6 year olds to drop their kids off and leave. That is too young for the pool - unsupervised except by me. And I didn't want to take the risk. So...we are having the kid's part at the play place and then having family and a few close friends back at the house afterwards. Crazy, I know and I'm sure that day I'll be kicking myself, but I figure on Sunday I'll be glad to have it be over and done with. I will be posting more details and the menu and recipes as it gets closer (or after), but as of now, based on who has responded it will be dairy, peanut/tree nut and strawberry free. I may add egg to that list depending on more RSVP's.

This week, we went down to the beach in Delaware for the day. My Sister and her family had been down for a few days with her brother-in-law and his family. It was a nice day and the ocean breeze kept the beach cool (actually down right chilly, but it's better than too hot). A lot of driving - 2.5 hours each way - but all 8 kids got along really well. We had a couple melt downs from various children, but overall the day was a success. After a couple hours at the beach we hung out at the beach house on a pond and the kids fished with the men. My Sister's in-laws ar wonderful people and voluntarily made the day dairy-free so it was as safe as it could be for Kayla. It was amazingly generous of them (it was their rental) and really made my day enjoyable.

Here are some pics from the day.
Elliot waiting for the beach shuttle (he is 3 weeks younger than Alysa)

Maddy buried in the sand

My Dad in the ocean - he spent the entire time body surfing

Kayla was ALL about the sand

Alysa just loved to snack

Fishing with Uncle Jason

J and little Zach

The older kids with Colin's fish

Colin's so proud of his catch (I can't believe my nephew is 8)

A rare family photo

The whole gang

*We actually got all of them smiling except Alek - but he's 9 months old and the song and dance we were doing to get them all looking and smiling overwhelmed him a bit.*

posted at 11:38 AM  

At 1:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great photos!

Very good call on the pool party...parents just never cease to amaze me!


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