Friday, June 19, 2009

A Normal Day

Family gets up. Daddy goes off to work and drops 3 year old at daycare while mommy stays home with newborn.

Could have been any family today. It just happened to be ours. With the exception of an in home assessment from the Regional Center, it was a mild, dressing-change-free day. Mommy, daddy, and Bella surprised Ali at daycare. You should have seen the pride and joy on Ali's face when she introduced everyone to her little sister. We went to the grocery store together, ate dinner together, then sat on the bed and watched Madagascar 2 with big bowls of popcorn together. Awesome.

It's nice to have a day with no wind, good or bad.

Here's the worst of it:

Watching the velcro on Bella's disposable diapers poke holes in her thighs is killing us. We're going to fuzzibunz.
We're also changing our diet around somewhat to give Bella the healthiest milk we possibly can. That's funny. I said we. I don't give Bella any milk! ANGELIQUE is changing her diet somewhat. We're gonna be hippies before we know it. She used organic hemp oil in her homemade salad dressing today! See! It's already begun.

We've had close to 50 messages from the past two posts. We can't begin to tell you how much strength and power that provides us. Even if we don't respond directly, again, each and every one of you is noticed and appreciated. THANK YOU.

Now, enjoy your weekend. Tomorrow, we get Ali new pool toys and it's off to the pool for the next 2 days!

Blessings to all of you. Good night.

1 comment:

  1. Comments from Care Pages Site:

    Posted Jun 23, 2009 10:15am
    by Judy Boyer

    Dear Ang, Tim and Girls:
    I just heard about Bella and I want you to know you have all been added to my prayer list. Be assured prayers will go up for all of you on a daily basis. If there is anything I can do, don't hesitate to ask me.
    Judy Boyer
    Posted Jun 21, 2009 7:29pm
    by Pat Julian

    Thanks so much for the update. I can just see the 4 of you on the bed watching the video. It is warm here and I am working on the Intercommunity Sister's Retreat. Last week the Grief Retreat went very well. The evals were wonderful--even though they were missing one of the best parts since you were not there. Love and prayers...Pat Julian
    Posted Jun 21, 2009 8:19am
    by Jan Pflaum

    CHOC has done a marvelous thing with this webpage. It really keeps us updated and you all are so awesome to keep us informed about the progress of Bella. Praise God for Care Pages and for CHOC Hospital............. We are blessed. Love Uncle Bill and Jan
    Posted Jun 20, 2009 9:46pm
    by Jennifer Higgins

    I think we take "normal" for granted. Sometimes it's nice to have a "typical" day. Enjoy the norm. I can see how this is a huge adjustment for you all and nobody could have done it the way you all have! Happy Father's Day! You deserve the best and you have it!
    Posted Jun 20, 2009 6:39pm
    by becky human

    It's all about the "we." Without that, there isn't much meaning in anything in life. We are praying for you! ~Jesse & Becky
    Posted Jun 20, 2009 5:41pm
    by Denise Dew

    THANKS for sharing. Life's great when it's
    "NOTHING" to share.
    HAPPY FATHER'S DAY & God Bless
    Posted Jun 20, 2009 1:07pm
    by Treisa Cassens

    Wonderful! We will schedule a Phish show and before you know it we will be bouncing around the room all together! The girls all 3 in their princess dresses.
    Posted Jun 20, 2009 12:31pm
    by Sheila Marchetta

    What a lovely, being in the moment day! Here's to many, mamy more!!!
    Love to all,
    Posted Jun 20, 2009 10:34am
    by Carolyn Rhinehart

    Angelique and Tim,

    Your update today is like MUSIC to my ears. HOORAY!!!!

    I love you,
    Posted Jun 20, 2009 10:13am
    by Marie Bresnahan

    I love the hippie vibe you are guys are channeling! Break you your old Grateful Dead albums!!

    Posted Jun 20, 2009 10:07am
    by Cindy Barr

    God is Good -- All the Time!
    Posted Jun 20, 2009 10:07am
    by Albert Alva

    Most of the time, it's the simple blessings that mean the most.
    Posted Jun 20, 2009 9:13am
    by terri wiener

    so happy to read this posting.
    Posted Jun 20, 2009 2:26am
    by mary amen

    So nice to hear some good news of a somewhat normal day. I am sure that Ali is proud to be a big sister and both girls are lucky to have such loving a devoted parents. Love and goodnight,
    Posted Jun 20, 2009 1:50am
    by Danae Thomason

    It was so nice seeing you. You are definitely missed. Being at work with you today and seeing/hearing how strong you and your family are was inspirational. What an incredible family you have. Blessings to you!
    P.S. I love hippies! Go Hemp oil:)