Today was Grandparent's Day at Mallory's school. She was lucky enough to have her mom, Grandma Dawn and Great-Grandma Shirley join her for Thanksgiving Dinner. Mallory was so excited to have us there. We were thankful that Grandma Dawn was able to break away from work and that Great-Grandma Shirley made the 1 1/2 hour drive. We even got to tour Mallory's classroom and meet some of the staff. It was a wonderful hour spent with her at school.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Endless Ocean. He loves being able to explore all the marine life. It was also a good lesson- showing him that hard work does pay off.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Recently I took Mallory to meet one of my favorite photographers, Meg.
Meg has a way of capturing the inner beauty of a person in her photography.
I wanted to have Meg photograph Mallory.
Mallory is at a wonderful stage in life right now.
She has overcome so many obstacles this last year and is truly happy.
She is a joy to be around and I wanted to capture that.
You may wonder why I chose Meg.
I met her through my friends, Steph and Beccy.
You see, Meg, is one of my favorite bloggers. I follow her posts almost daily.
Meg is about as real as it gets. www.megduerksen.typepad.com/whatever
I knew that Mallory would like Meg.
Her photos show it.
Meg posted a photo of Mallory on her blog. I don't typically cry. Often.
I did. To know that in the hour we were with Meg that my girl made an impression.
To read all the comments from other bloggers.
To see the words.... Beautiful. Love the sparkle in her eyes. Love the haircut. The list goes on and on.
They all saw what I already knew.
They looked beyond my daughters disability and saw her for the beautiful girl she is.
Thank you, Meg, for capturing that.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Both Mallory and Hannah wanted to wear costumes for Halloween.
Matthew decided that he was to old to wear a costume. :(
Mallory wanted to be Tinker Bell.
Hannah wanted to be a Fairy.
The girls enjoyed getting dressed up and heading out to Trick or Treat.
Once we got back home, we greeted Trick-or Treaters. We thought we were prepared. Sadly to say we were not. We had over 500 trick or treaters. We ran out of candy in 2 hours and 15 minutes. We had a line of kids waiting to get to our porch. It was non-stop.
This however was our favorite Halloween.
We were so relaxed. The kids enjoyed greeting everyone. We loved seeing all the costumes.
It was fun.
Can't wait for next year.