Monday, April 30, 2012
You can't tell by looking at this but each day can hold more than one picture, which I take advantage of to the fullest! ;)
I am, unfortuantely, behind on PL due to our trip to Disney & from how busy the month was for us. I've been working on it, slowly but surely though & refuse to get discouraged. We've got a lot going on which only makes my album BETTER! ;)
Sunday, April 29, 2012
This is another favorite shot. I will definitely hang this up.
We went over to the church early to meet with the photographer for some formal pics. He took her pics super quick so to pass the time, we then went outside for more pics. She wasn't thrilled to have to take all these pics but she did what she had to.
Of course we took some pics inside the church too.
We weren't allowed to take pics during the ceremony except for the very end when they handed the kids their certificates.
Afterwards, we took more pics of course. I told Gianna to stand in front of the altar & she posed herself like this. Yes, it's another favorite.
We took pics of the cousins together.
Of course there was cake. Decorated in Gianna's favorite color of the moment.
It was a beautiful day, full of love & happiness....
Friday, April 27, 2012
Marissa got her braces yesterday. After finding the floating tooth & visits to the orthodontist & oral surgeon, the wait is finally over.
Of course, like any kid, she's not happy about them & calls them "stupid". But she got purple elastic bands & that makes it a teeny bit better....So did the caramel apple we got her at Disney as a last hurrah! ;)
Today she had oral surgery to expose the floating tooth so they can align it slowly over time with the braces. She did wonderfully during the surgery, although I did not. I tried being brave & go in with her in the beginning but as the Dr. told us what he would be doing, I lost it a little. I can't handle needles to begin with but seeing them do all this to my baby girl was too much for me. Luckily Joe got there in time & kept me distracted. Plus the office nurse was terrific! She kept us updated & told us what to expect afterwords.
Marissa did wonderfully during the surgery, according to the doctor. She says she kept her eyes closed so she wouldn't see any blood, & she says it felt like it took forever. Unfortunately, after the surgery while the nurses were telling us what to do etc., the pain kicked in & she had to have more Novocaine. Luckily the doctor gave us a prescription for the pain.
The first part of the afternoon was tough for her. She was hungry & could only eat soft mushy foods. Chewing was tough for her. I feel so bad for her since she barely had time to adjust to the braces & now she has to adjust to a couple of stitches on the inside of her chin. I keep telling her that this is the worst of it & it will only get better from here!
Thursday, April 19, 2012
We spent Easter at the Happiest Place On Earth this year. While I won't be blogging every pic or detail of our trip, I just wanted to share our Easter.
Can you see all the candy on the ground??
We took the girls for driving lessons....Gianna wasn't too bad at it either.
We did a few more rides then watched the show at the castle.
The Azalea Trail Maids were back again in the parade, looking lovely in their beautiful gowns. You can read more about them HERE. There was an ocean of girls in colors ranging from yellow, aqua, baby blue, lavender & peach. There is only one that wears pink.
Following the maids are an assortment of Bunnies.....
We left the park shortly after the parade to relax back at the hotel. Basically, we were tired. I got sick the week before we left & Joe wasn't feeling great either, so we (the adults) took naps while the girls watched TV. They didn't complain, they had CANDY!! ;)
We had dinner at the Yachtman's Steakhouse that night. While we were waiting to be seated we took pics. Looking back, I should've asked someone to take a family pic, oh well.
I didn't take pics of dinner but the girls' desserts required pics (they asked). They each got a hollow egg to decorate with edible "paint". They had fun with it, of course!
Going back to our hotel we made sure to stop in the lobby to take pics of all the handmade chocolate eggs that were on display. There were so many beautifully done eggs but I'm only going to share a few, since this post is so pic heavy. If you have Instagram, you can look me up (sarar7499) & see all the pics I took while on vacation. In case you need to see MORE!! ;)
As much as I enjoy all the cooking & Easter activities at home, celebrating it at Disney was relaxing!