Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Camping in November too?!

Ok, you got me, it was actually the first week of September! :)
We had so much fun camping earlier in the summer, that we went again and stayed for a few days longer during the week this time. This time, we chos Hospitality Creek and loved it!!
Emily was able to stay with us in the afternoons, evenings, and overnights, but got to go home and relax with her nurses during the day. This also kept her away from the mosquitoes and bees!
Our set-up: the pop-up camper, the corral (playyard with extra panels to enclose a play area for the little ones), and the picnic table with canopy. Looks good, eh?

Cozying up by the fire - Drew and Daddy

Mommy and Drew

(more pics of the campfire below - issues moving pics.)

The campground had a very large lake area with a shallow spot perfect for the kids. They loved the low dock, the climbing turtle, and tunnel slide. Maybe next year Drew will attempt the BIG tunnel slide and rope swing!
(more pics of the lake below - I couldn't get these in order and I've run out of time!!!!!)

They also had an amazing activity pool that we enjoyed everyday. It had zero entry all around one end where Carter and Brenna spent most of their time playing with the sprayers. The deeper area had some water guns and a lily pad course that Drew got to play on. So fun!!!!

More from the lake

Campfire pics of Drew and his cool clip on hat light and sweet little camper Em :)

Having some relaxing playtime at the campsite with Play-Doh (and we didn't have to worry about cleaning up the crumbs!!) We also brought that picnic table from home, it collapses and we strapped it to the roof of the VUE!!

There were several playgrounds to choose from, this one in the back of the campground was perfect for our gang.

We really had a great time!

The Boardwalk in November?!

Actually, we went to the boardwalk in August, but I'm just that far behind with posting the pictures!

Before school started, Gee and I decided to take Carter, Brenna, and Drew to the boardwalk to use up some amusement park tickets. Emily stayed at home with her nurse since we were going to be so active that day.
First, we stopped to enjoy some apple cider donuts. YUM!

I HAD to step on the beach, and Drew didn't mind posing for me. :)

Bumper Cars were the first choice for Drew.

Brenna was so thrilled with this race car ride, it was hysterical watching her! I posted a video of them on Facebook back in August, you really have to see and hear them in action to appreciate the full experience!

They had an "Emily" boat, but we couldn't get it fast enough! :(

Enjoying some lunch after all the fun - Carter



Tuesday, November 10, 2009

We're the featured blogger!!!!

I'm so excited to say that We Could Not Ask for More is the feature Blog today at Multiples and More!

You can check out the interview I gave at the link above. :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Steps for Seizures - Team Emily!!

It was a beautiful day for a walk on Saturday. Our friends and one of Emily's nurses walked with us. We were so happy to see so many people there to support the cause. We got to meet Shelby, Clayton's Mom as we started the walk too.

We would like to thank everyone who donated again for all of your generosity with donations. We ended up giving over $1400.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Miss Emily

Drew, sporting his Steps 4 Seizures t shirt!

Team Emily in action :)

Go Team Emily!

Mr. and Mrs. G. times 2!

Friday, November 6, 2009

In My Daughter's Eyes

It's been a long while since I've sung publicly, but I felt it was a worthwhile time to share... I recorded In My Daughter's Eyes with some new lyrics in my brother's studio(Thanks, Mark) and created a slideshow of Emily in honor of our Steps For Seizures Walk tomorrow. We raised $1,375 for Clayton's Hope (Thanks, Everyone) and are endlessly proud of our little girl and how she has changed our lives.

I hope you'll take 3 minutes to watch and listen to this tribute.