Sunday, November 14, 2010

Buddy Walk 2010 with our princess ...


My sweet little princess.




I could always photoshop Caitlin and Taylor in :(







The oldest and the youngest beauties.


I LOVE this one!


Zoey loving on her daddy.


Zoey and her best buddy,Amanda.


Zoey and her Godmother,Michelle.


It has been an extremely long couple of days.First there was eye surgery day for Miss Z on Friday,which,I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I think I can say,with about 99% certainty,was a failure.Yep,fairly frustrating,total bummer and unfortunately, next step is most likely a naso-cranial surgeon.Add that to the long list of specialists.We had barely caught our breath from our 4:30 am wake up call,when Saturday morning arrived and found Mark sick with something.What,not sure but it wasn't pretty.His illness and my attitude.He literally slept all day and all night.Which made my Saturday,feel much like every other day of the week.Sunday morning found us scrambling to get ready for the Buddy Walk and found Mark feeling 75% better and able to join us for the day.So off we went and a good time was had by all.We missed Caitlin,Danny and Charlie but the drive and turn around was going to be too much to undertake.And of course,Taylor is busy living the hard life in Switzerland and this weekend found her busy trying to get essays and school work done so she could head to London to attend the opening of the new Harry Potter movie.Poor girl.Life is tough all over.

Zoey was tired most of the day.Still not quite recovered from Friday.I think too,as much as she is a people person,the environment seemed to be a bit overwhelming for her.She did however LOVE the music and was happiest when watching all the little performances.We also were able to have a very brief and I mean very brief,meet up with the darling Sweet Pea.Oh my gosh.What a cutie!She and her family were just arriving and Zoey and I were trying desperately to not get separated from our little group.We said a quick hello and hoped to run into them later but it wasn't to be.Hopefully we can plan another stress free playdate soon.

The day was filled with tons of oooing and ahhhing over some of the cutest ever,extra chromosomed people.We bought a few new Signing Time DVD's,enjoyed each other's company and captured some wonderful moments on camera.Another day,that reminded us of how blessed and lucky we are to be part of this truly beautiful,beautiful community.

18 comments:

Lacey said...

I'm coming to your buddy walk next year! Sunshine in November, I'll take that any day!
So you think the surgery failed again? bummer, whats up with that? See you soon!

The VW's said...

Great pictures! Zoey looks absolutely adorable.....as always! Buddy Walks are the best! Love and Hugs!!

Peter Olson said...

Wow, you have been blessed with a beautiful family!
I pray that everyone gets and stays healthy and that the doctors have the wisdom and skills to fix Zoey's eye. AMEN!

Kelly said...

Oh no, poor Zoey, sorry to hear that the surgery was a faiure=( Praying that her next attempt (whichever that may be) is nothing but successful=) Keep us posted on that little LOVEBUG of yours.

On the flip side, I am so happy that you had a wonderful day at the Buddy Walk. LOVE the pics, and a princess Miss Zoey is!! Being surrounded by so many (chromosomes) can only brighten the day.

Anna said...

I love the shirt! Great pics too! So sorry to hear about the surgery news...... God remains in control. Hugs from Florida.

Mama Mason-Mann said...

Beautiful pictures from your walk. What a beautiful looking day! And yes, isn't it amazing when you go to one of these events and are reminded about how special this journey can be?! Sorry to hear about the eye surgery! I hope it gets resolved for you soon!

Becca said...

Sweet pics, and I'm so sorry about Zoey's eye surgery. :-( Buddy Walks are always so fun, but so stressful, trying to keep everything organized! There were so many people at ours that I wanted to connect with, but too many people and too much chasing Samantha around to actually socialize or to even find them in. *sigh* The photo of Zoey and her daddy is soooooo precious!

SECRET PEPPER PERSON: said...

What a beautiful family.

Melissa M said...

I'm so bummed that the eye surgery didn't work. I was really hoping it would!

We had fun at our first buddy walk this year, but it was hectic. I spent too much time trying to entertain family to even walk around and see everyones tents. Next year, I'm going to make sure Claire and I have time to socialize some.

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Those pictures are beautiful! You have a gorgeous family. The buddy walk looks like it was so much fun. I'm sorry that you think her surgery failed again. That sucks. :(

Tina said...

Sorry to hear that the surgery was most probably not successful, any chance of the 1% coming through for her??
What beautiful pictures, looks like such a wonderful day as well. I LOVE both your t-shirts, where did you get them? Did you order them off a website? Let me know, I need to get a set for us as well.

Anonymous said...

So sorry about the eye business! Add that one more blurp in Miss Z's journey. Maybe the next time will be the magic one!

LOVE< <LOVE ALL these photos!!!! Cannot name a favorite because each one is perfect! Nice to see you and Miss Z in first photo Heather, that doesn't happen often.
Love the big/little sister photos - Miss Z looks so happy with big sister Jessica, & Amanda & Matt & of course her main squeeze - DADDY!

Can I say this again - I love them ALL!!! Hi to Amanda too

Aunt Bluebelle

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhh...shoot. I was hoping no news was good news (about the eye surgery). Hang on to that 1% until you hear otherwise! The pictures are wonderful and I Love your shirts!
Keeping you close in thought,
Karen in Logan

Angi said...

Ahhh, the Buddy Walk...Awesome ! Love the pictures -the PRINCESS is beautiful as always:-)

Googsmom said...

{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}

Keep me updated on the eye stuff. LOVE the pics :)

Just Another Ordinary Miracle said...

Love the pictures. Looks beautiful there, been very rainy here. The picture with her daddy is my favorite! sweet daddy's girls!

Mary said...

You really do have such a beautiful family! I do pray Zoey's surgery was successful.

Elizabeth said...

I'm so sorry that the eye surgery didn't work. I don't know how I missed this post and feel badly that I didn't check in sooner.

Love and blessings from down south --