Sunday, July 12, 2009

Busy Weekend

Elle had a lot of fun this weekend! Saturday, July 11, 2009 evening she got to experience her first restaurant. We met Lee's parents and brother at Palio's Pizza for a great dinner of pizza and spaghetti. Elle loved it! It just so happens that as we were walking in, there was a couple at the next table over with twin 9 month old daughters. One of the little girls is a cardiac baby. They were happy, beautiful little girls. It just goes to show the resilience of these little babies and the work of the Lord! Our little Elle Belle was not aAlign Left happy camper when it was time to go. She was having too much fun with Vivi, Big Daddy and Uncle Jake! Sunday, July 12, 2009 was a huge day for Miss Priss! We were anxiously awaiting the arrival of another one of our Mississippi friends..our favorite artist came to visit...Shannon Jex! Elle was so excited to see her Aunt Shannon!
Elle spent the afternoon being held by Aunt Shannon, smiling and making funny faces at her new friend, and trying to suck on her finger while taking her bottle. We had so much fun and we even got a surprise visit from one of my friends from junior high. Jackson "Dee" and he girlfriend, Andra came over to visit for a little bit. Dee is scared of babies - so the closest he got to Elle was sitting at Andra's feet while she held Elle. After eating a fabulous lunch and catching up with everyone, Shannon and I took Elle over to my parents house to go swimming. This was only Elle's second time to go swimming, so we are still testing the waters - literally. Just like before, we went swimming before dinner time so I wasn't' too sure how she would react - but she had a good time! She had her eyes closed for most of the little swim but towards the end, she opened up her eyes and enjoyed the water and kept looking at the big trees that surround the pool.

After our quick swim, it was time to go home and get our little princess fed. We got to visit a little more with Shannon before she had to head back to her parents house. I miss my wonderful friends so much, but weekends like last weekend and this weekend make me realize just how special true friends are. Elle is so incredibly lucky to be surrounded and loved by strong, Christian, smart, vibrant, funny, loving and amazing people. We are so blessed to have these people in our lives. It was such a wonderful weekend!

This coming week is our first week in a long time without any doctor appointments. I am praying for a very quiet week. Elle's cousin, Witt, underwent heart surgery this past week. We are praying for his recovery and for his wonderful family's peace and strength.
Psalm 18:2
"The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower."


Shannon said...

Hip hip hooray give it up for a week of NO DOCTORS!!! Have a great week...I recommend a margarita and a good gossip mag! I had a blast this weekend and cannot wait to see ya again with Megs! I asked for and was granted an allowance increase just so I could see you guys more often!

Jess said...

Hey- try old navy for the swim suits, that is where i found Olivia's. glad to see you guys out and about!