Sunday, July 25, 2010

Way better than eye surgery ...




(signing "water")






As disappointed that I was, to not get that pesky eye procedure out of the way for Miss Zoey,the beach proved to be a far better option.

Once again,a great time was had by all and this week,oh boy,Zoey found her new favorite place to hang out while at the beach:right up at the water!Usually Zoey and I hang back on the dry sand.She is content people watching and scooting around and snuggling under the umbrella but this past Friday,she kept signing"sit" and pointing to the water.So what the heck.I heading down,plopped her down just where the water creeps to shore and well,she was in heaven.See for yourself.So darling she was.A mess but still so,so darling.

Tomorrow we are off to UCLA to visit Dr.Shields,Zoey's neurologist.It's been 6 months already since her last visit.Hoping we will remain status quo on her medication dosage.I just hate messing with it when things seem to be going so well where they are at.Something tells me we won't be making any changes.Which suits me just fine. Our appointment is at 9 am and with lovely LA traffic that means a 6:30 am on the road call for the little love and I.She is such a trooper.I know she will wake with a smile on her face and me,not so much.But what can we do?Another Monday and another "ologist" to check off the list.Won't it be nice to think that a day will come when we could permanently cross off all Zoey's "ologists" from her schedule?Wouldn't it be nice if someday,our lives were just overflowing with days spent frolicking in the sun and surf?Sounds wonderful to me.I'll keep praying for that.It could happen.Tell me it could,won't you? video

32 comments:

Kristin said...

She is lovin' it!!

Lacey said...

Oh my gosh her legs look long! My kind of girl, a beach lover! Kiss my cute kids for me!

Kelly said...

Based on those pics and video, I would have to agree that the beach definitely was a MUCH better option! Oh Miss Zoey, you are such a beach babe!!! So glad you all had a fabulous day:)

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Look how much fun she is having in the sand! :) What a great family day.

I hope her neuro goes well. I sure wish we could have gotten into Shields this month!

Rochelle said...

Oh yea, she is totally enjoying her seaside seats! Best seats in the house for Zoey!
That does look WAY better than eye surgery.
Good luck at the "ologist" tomorrow. Appt's stink but, I like the part that she is doing really well so there won't be any changes...that is awesome.

Skye is the Limit! said...

That video is too cute. She couldn't have more fun!

Peter Olson said...

Wow, so much more fun! ;-)

Kelli said...

Beach days are way more fun!!!!

Heidi said...

So glad you were able to enjoy your day so much! Zoey looks like she enjoyed the beach a lot!

I hope your appointment goes well on Monday and that you don't feel too tired with the early start to your day.

Caitlin said...

Possibly my favorite post of all time!
Love you sweet sister.

Cait

Dawson said...

It most certainly can happen!! I have to admit that the picture of little princess with a mouth full of sand had me laughing kinda hard...

Think of you guys daily. Thank you for sharing the sun and the surf with us

Love from Bama to you guys

Cammie Heflin said...

Love the pix! The water was freezing last week so I didn't even attempt to put Addy in!

Anonymous said...

As Zoey gets older I notice more and more how much she resembles Caitlin. Such a pretty baby : ) I love those pictures of her in the surf!

You are very brave taking three kids to the beach, Heather. I can barely get my two to the park.

Mo

livehappy08 said...

She is soooo adorable. What a little princess you have. :)

Penny said...

I think your days in the dry sand may be over! She is having the BEST time!!!! She seems to be growing by leaps and bounds...

I LOVE the video!

Karol said...

Nothing more beautiful than a filthy baby who's been playing so hard. At times, Laynee would spend a day with my friend Kathy. It never failed that she was filthy when I picked her up. Sometimes it was dirt or flour or chocolate. I loved it and I miss it.

Jamie said...

hahahaha what a tub tub time she has waiting for her! what can I say that others havent said?? adorable.

Sunnie said...

Ohh sooooo much better than eye surgery!!
Love love love it!!!
Sunnie in NC

mandd3 said...

That video is awesome! She is having so much fun. What a great day filled with new discoveries.

Have you finished with any ologists yet? So far cardiology has been kicked down to once a year but no one has been scratched off the list yet.
Praying for you, sweet friend, you've been at this longer.

Maybe after the eye procedures and folloe up that one can get scratched off?

Bea Braun said...

Oh my goodness! Absolutely, completely adorable and you have it on video!!!

The VW's said...

Simply adorable! Zoey shows us how excited we should be about the simpler things in life! Hugs!!! :)

Kristy said...

I watched the video 3 times!! Zoey is just so happy!! Made me smile BIG! Beautiful California girl!!

Googsmom said...

{{{{{HUGS ZOEY}}}}}

Anonymous said...

Think this video was one of the best ever! EVER!!!! She was so HAPPY, playing in the sand & water and getting it all over her. No more sitting on that dull, dry stuff any more mommy! It's to the surf for Miss Z!! The sound of the waves is a wonderful background. Good luck today. Keep us posted. Praying for good results....

Aunt Bluebelle

Watched the video several times - makes ole Great Aunt Bluebell esmile here in Syracuse! LOVE< LOVE IT!

Haley said...

What a joyous site to see Miss Zoey enjoying the beach!! Beautiful girl1

There is a sweet 6yr old girl named Daisy Love who is battling a Wilms Tumor for the second time. She was transferred to CHLA a few days ago.
Perhaps if you have time, you could drop her off one of those lovely blankies you create for the hospital kids?

http://prayfordaisy.com/

Tina said...

More beautiful pictures of the little love, wow she seems to love the beach, that's the way to go Zoey, enjoy the sun, the water and from the looks of it the sand too!!!

And yes it could happen! Hugs

Mama Mason-Mann said...

The pictures are just amazing! And I love the video. Makes me want to be right there sitting with her in that "puddle" kicking my legs too. Chloe would be doing the exact same thing.

I hear ya with all the "ologists"! Fortunately for us, we haven't "crossed them off the list", but we have cut down how often we see them. That counts for something, right?

Barbara said...

Darling. Yes. Very.

Sure I can see the subtle differences, but her leg and arm movement is more symmetrical than not. That is a good thing, I think.

Barbara

Just Another Ordinary Miracle said...

Hah-! ologistsssssssss!!! One day, one day -

A mess yes, but looks like she was having a fantastic time...even a little taste of the sand?

Seems we have similar drive times too... East coast..West coast..doesn't seem to matter..

Much love to you all-
from the duldroms of your hospitalized friends....sigh....another night here...no sleep.

This no sleep/stress thing is really aging me . and fast - I think I found a new wrinkle today. ugg.

Kele@ said...

Melts my heart to see her kicking and splashing that water!!! Such a total DOLL!

Melani said...

Love the pics and the video is so, oh what's the right word? WONDERFUL! LOVE IT!

I do love that blanket, it is perfect for her.

Melani said...

FOrgot to add, I think it sounds wonderful to me too and yes it could happen! ANything is possible.