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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.


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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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Mothers Day 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009
DC Trip
Wow! The DC trip was seriously more than I could imagine. With an estimated 1-1.5 million people in attendance I am happy to report is was an amazing success!

My parents and I got up bright and early at 4am and met up with the bus-goers at 5:30am. There were three buses all completely full heading down to DC (and that is just one part of the state – there were other bus trips from NJ as well). Although we got off to a bit of a late start we made it to DC by 10am. The march itself was initially supposed to start at Freedom Plaza at 11:30. But when we arrived on Pennsylvania Avenue at 10am the march was already in full swing. I believe there was a bigger turnout than expected which prompted the march to begin early since everyone would never have fit at Freedom Plaza!

We joined the march at PA Avenue from where our bus dropped us off. I was absolutely blown away at the number of people we marched with. Once we arrived at the Capital building we were able to settle close enough to hear the speakers throughout the day. There were a ton of great signs and I was able to get pics of many of them. Although with 1-1.5 million people I know I only got to see a fraction of them.

We also had a couple amusing happenings.

I was told on the bus that I looked 17. I tested that theory last night by stopping off to get J some beer. I wasn’t carded. So either I do NOT look 17 or the employee at the liquor store was not doing her job.

I went with my Mom to the bathrooms and wanted to forget it when I saw the lines. She insisted we stick it out. 1 hour and 40 minutes later we ended up taking our picture with 2 newfound friends we bonded with on line. It was running joke that we were practicing for our future healthcare lines.

We met a lot of great people and it was a very peaceful and respectful event. It was an awesome experience and I am very proud to have been apart of it.

The March:


We arrived at the Capital:


Us getting settled at the Capital:


The crowd around us:


Looking over the crowd and down Pennsylvania Avenue:


Some of my favorite signs (and yes, I had a lot of favorites): :)






























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Tomorrow will bring us back to our regular scheduled programming and photos and an update on their first day of school last week. And yes, I know I'm behind on my visiting too. So catch-up will get underway on Wednesday.


posted at 8:06 PM  
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2 Comments:
At 7:59 AM, Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said...

LOVE this! Wish I could have been there with you. And love that blogged about it since the major "news" networks didn't even the march. March? What march?

 
At 10:11 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

Wow what an experience that was for you! can't believe you stood in line for over 1.5 hrs to use the bathroom! I wouldn't have been able to hold it for that long waiting LOL I didn't realize there were over 1 million there! I thought about you when I read the article in Sunday's paper :)

 

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