I've received some more balloon pics and I'll post them soon. I love them all. Thanks so much to all of you. Just a quick update... We were able to take our drawing of Mav's marker to the funeral home last week. They are working on it now. It's very unique - just like Mav. It has an airplane as the major aspect of it. I think it will be great. I think it's going to take a while, though. While we were there, Chloe kept wanting to go to the area where Mav was on our first visit there. She wanted to see if he was still in there. I explained to her that he wasn't there and reminded her that we buried his body in the ground. She's just so young, it's hard to explain. Greg picked up a few things that we had left there. One thing was the soft and silky blanket I held him in when I would hold him at the hospital. I'm glad to have it back.
Things around here are going well. I've been busy with school and kids. I'm loving school and it's going great - except for trying to get clinicals ironed out. The kiddos are doing well (just a few minor coughs). Maddie is dancing and having a great time. I had to sew elastic and ribbon on pointe shoes today - where is my mom when I need her???
Chloe's birthday is coming up and we're having it at Benedict Street. She's so excited - isn't that funny? It cracks me up that she would rather go there than McDonald's. I'm not complaining. Dejah took some amazing pics of her, a couple are on her blog at http://www.dejahquinnphotography.blogspot.com/. She is such a ham. The cute clothes are thanks to Dr. G. She brought us fall stuff and it is soooo cute. Chloe is having fun trying things on. It's nice to have friends with great hand-me-downs!
Carter is working on school - we had parent-teacher conferences last week. He is such a smart boy, he just has better things to do with his time. We're trying to help him think otherwise. He's been doing homework and playing with frogs in the backyard, I guess they're out because of all the rain.
I was just thinking today about how "normal" our lives seem. I watched the news today - I haven't seen it in several weeks. It broke my heart to hear the mom talk about her little girl at Children's who isn't expected to make it due to the flu. A year ago we were in the hospital with sweet Mav. Just remember to be thankful for your normal days and your healthy kids, and say a prayer for those who aren't having normal days right now.
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