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Thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit! We hope to share with you our journey of raising a child with Achondroplasia, the most common type of dwarfism. If this is your first time here, please start by reading Caitlyn's Story. It will share the beginning of her life with you. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Weekend in Visalia

My brother is getting married on June 14th so there are only 30 days until the wedding. You can check out their wedding website. A few weekends back, Caty and I drove down to Visalia (which is where Erin grew up) for the Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party. We drove down on Friday and it was our test run for our drive to San Diego for the wedding. Visalia is about 4 hours drive, plus more if you are driving with a 3 year old, where the drive to San Diego is about an 8 hour drive. However I'm assuming that it's going to take 9 1/2 - 10 hours to get there with Caty. She does well for about 2 hours, then she starts getting antsy and with her being potty trained, we'll have to make a few bathroom stops. Anyways.... we had a blast over the weekend. On Friday we helped get things ready for the shower. Flower pots were given out to all those that came. Caty, being the big helper that she is, helped fill 40 pots with soil and then she planted the flowers. Erin's shower was so much fun. Although I had met most of her bridesmaids, there were a few that I hadn't, so it was good to meet them. 2 of the 11 were missing, YES I said 11. Caitlyn is one of 3 flower girls. We had a great time during the shower but afterwards is when the fun REALLY started. Her parents had rented a limo for the night to chauffeur us ladies around. I had a wonderful time spending the evening with Erin and her friends. It was fun to get to know some of my brother and Erin's friends. We went to a few different bars and I have to admit I had my share to drink. Since I'm not a big drinker, my couple gave me a nice hangover the next day. What happened to my days or should I say nights in Chico. Pretty sad! When Amy (Erin's sis) called their house to let their parents know we were headed home, I got the word that my dear daughter and wonderful mom were waiting up for us! Did I forget to mention that this was at 12:30 AM!!! Caitlyn had slept for a few hours, but I guess that she just needed to see me before heading to bed again. We headed home on Sunday and finally rolled into town late in the afternoon. What a fun weekend we had. Enjoy the pictures!

Friday, May 9, 2008

I'm back!!

So I took a little hiatus from the blogging world for a couple weeks, but I am back.

As for things that are going on with us:

Caitlyn will now go to the bathroom by herself. I still have to take her pants off for her, but at least I don't have to follow her into the bathroom each and every time. So picture this, at playgroup recently (it was at our house otherwise I wouldn't have done this) we were all outside and she said that she had to go potty. She was wearing a dress so I took her panties off and she went to used the potty. All of a sudden she appeared at the door with her dress pulled up to her chest giving everyone a show! All the moms started laughing and she came over and said "what?" More laughter!

Scott is almost out of school for the summer, only 4 weeks left. He is so ready to be done for awhile! We are looking forward to having him home.

As for me, not much is new. Just living everyday to the fullest and loving every minute of it!