Tuesday, July 04, 2006

California Girls!

At the BeachSwimming
Good news and bad news...

Oakland ZooThe good news is that we love California, and are having a fabulous time with our family. So far we have taken the girls on a trip to the beach, visited the Oakland Zoo, gone shopping and out to dinner in San Francisco at Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39, saw Uncle Keith play opera in the park, took a walk in Muir Woods among the redwoods, and shopped and had lunch in Oakland. Bay Bridge (June 30th, 2006)John and I also got a chance to escape for a dinner and opera date to see Uncle Keith play french horn in The Marriage of Figaro at the San Francisco Opera House. The girls have been amazingly good and flexible on our many adventures, despite the fact that their schedules have been completely out of whack.

Holly SlidingThe bad news is that both girls have come down with a yucky cold. Eden woke up stuffy from her nap on Saturday, and got worse throughout the day sneezing and coughing. Today Holland woke up with a constantly runny nose that also got worse as the day progressed. Edie SwingingHopefully it won't come to it, but I called the insurance company today to find out where we should go if we need a doctor. I can't help feeling anxious about congestion and coughing, even after being home for the past 20 months. It's especially scarey when I am away from home and out of my comfort zone.

Muir WoodsWe had to cancel plans to meet another micropreemie, Kaitlyn. I was so dissappointed, but certainly don't want to take any chances on making anyone else sick! Hopefully everybody will be well soon without any trips to the ER, and maybe we can meet Kaitlyn next week. Send get well vibes our way!


Kate Giovinco Photography said...

I hope the girls are feeling better! It sounds like you guys have done alot. I am glad you are having such a great vacation!

Shannon said...

Awww, such a great time to be had! Hopefully the girls get over their yuckiness asap and your mine can be at ease!

Have fun!

Maggie (Sarah's mom) said...

Sounds like a busy and fun trip. Sorry about the colds! I can imagine how anxious you are being away from home. I hope that everyone is feeling better real soon!

Anonymous said...

I wish we ALL could be Califonia Girls!!! The Girls seem to likong those Baby Bjorns!! Who knew they would be good for more than a year!!

M said...

Aww, poor sick babies. I hope everyone's feeling better soon. I love that photo of Eden and Daddy in the lake!

liz.mccarthy said...

I hope indeed we can see you - and if they aren't better, as I said on my msg, I'd be more than happy to drive to Oakland to meet you and the girls without Kailtyn if need be. What day do you guys leave?

Where in the wordl did you go in the ocean? It's FREEZING. I'm impressed that John went in!

Glad you made here to Marin to see the redwoods in Muir Woods. It's an amazing place.

BendingPeak said...

Sending you all get well vibes.

Kendra Lynn said...

Glad you guys are having a good time, but I'm sorry the girls are sick. :( I will be praying for them.
By the way...I'm having a yardsale this weekend, and have lots of cute matching stuff...Kim said you liked that...and if you want her or Missy to stop by...just tell them.
I have tons of stuff.

Love ya.

Anonymous said...

get well, get well, get well!!!
You girlies don't need to be sick on your vacation!
Hope you are feeling better already!
Love, Mamma Jules

Anonymous said...

hi guys.
i am glad you could have some time out to just enjoy yourselves. CA is a great place to do that.
i noticed Eden has the same orthotics as my son. I have been looking desperately for shoes that fit it. have you found any? has anyone given you advice on where to find some? your story (and your strength) is amazing.
thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

btw, my email is boxedinstantmama@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

Hi- Response to the orthotics question- Stride Rite shoes have Xwide to XXwide. They totally fit the orthotics while still being snug enough to walk properly. A big kids' shoe store (here in LA its Brooks shoes for kids, maybe nationwide?), not a department store, is the best way to be properly fitted. -E

Anonymous said...

When do you come home? I'm guessing you'll need a ride from the airport but we don't know what time to plan on comming:) Kim

Anonymous said...

Hi Billie & John,

You just got on the plane and we miss you already. Thanks for coming to visit us. What a pair of wonderful babies! Filled with light & love. (Must be the parents)

Love you.