|I like how it turned out, but I would have loved a pink pail!|
|..and here's the back-a little sticker that says, "A friend loves at all times" Proverbs 17:17|
Now Mary Claire's getting more and more excited for her birthday (May 15th-the big 9!). She chose to not have a party last year, but this year? not a chance! She wanted a movie/pool/slumber party, but I'm not that cool. I said slumber or pool, or swim late and spend the night. And we'll have to limit it. Girls are still girls. ; )
I'm excited and tired. Ches and I are flying to Florida tomorrow for a little vacation, and I've been getting ready. I always wait till the last couple of days to pack and plan! We are flying into Orlando, and we'll stay closer to Tampa. We have tickets (and box seats!) to see the Phillies (baseball team) play during their spring training. It is a great time to see them play, get autographs and see the players up close-it's so much calmer and relaxed! For one of our games last year, we sat in the outfield on the grass (and it was my favorite-sitting out getting sun-talking with other fans), but Ches didn't like it! I'm not baseball-crazy, so anywhere is fine with me.
Busy getting ready..I've packed Ethan and Mary Claire's lunches (Clay prefers to eat at school!) and written Mary Claire's little school notes with her carbohydrate counts, totals, and insulin bolus amounts. I've started (but not quite finished!) the meal plan with carb counts and insulin boluses for breakfasts/snacks/dinners. I got the groceries today, so I waited to finish the chart so I could read the carb counts on the sides. There are so many foods, I can't remember them all! I also laid out their clothes (and tomorrow is class picture day!) for each day.
This trip is a little bittersweet. It brings back memories of last year's trip, what we thought would be our last trip alone for a long time..who knew we'd be back only a year later. We were planning for the twins, and we got a new set of baby monitors while we were there-and they are still in my closet. I'm debating on taking them back. I know we could take them back here (maybe), but I just want them to go back to Florida. (to undo what was done, I guess?). I've learned not to plan too far in advance, and to just be thankful for what is today. My doctor told me last year that the only real way to heal after a lost baby (or babies, in our case) is to have a healthy baby. That is proving harder than expected. I remember being young and fertile-the time goes so fast. I so wish I could turn back time. (oh, the
The kids are excited that Gigi is coming to stay with them, and I got them some special treats/snack foods. They may just have more fun that us! I'll leave them a camera..Mom, take some pictures! : )
Please pray for safe travels for us, and let me know how to pray for you! : )