Friday, November 10, 2006

Meet the Parents

Shame on this grandma for not introducing you to Ava's parents! Actually, I have moved up in the world and am trying out my new scanner. I am pleased to introduce my family: Justin, my oldest son; his fiancee Laura, the best mommy in the whole world; and of course, beautiful Ava before we had any idea that something was seriously wrong. Aren't they beautiful? I am still learning how to adjust the image quality, so bear with me. Still, I love this picture and I am delighted to share it with you.

I am so proud of the fact that these kids, 18 and 19 at the time, have met their challenges head on. They are good, loving parents. Justin works full-time so that Laura can devote every possible minute to Ava's care. I applaud them both. Thanks to them, I have met my soulmate.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Blogger, Behave!

Hopefully these pictures will actually post!

Isn't she sweet?

They're Here!

Ava has two teeth! We thought they would never arrive, but two of the little devils sprouted last week. Laura discovered them by accident when Ava decided to bestow a slobbery kiss on her, and Bam! that hurt! She is going to look just adorable when they grow a little. We think maybe it was my mom's promise of a big steak that finally convinced Ava to get busy. Unfortunately, the poor kid also got a fever, runny nose, and cough to go along with her pearly whites. Nobody rides for free, huh?

We did have a little excitement over the weekend. My ex-husband, Dan, finally decided it was time to meet his granddaughter. Yep, 10 months old and she had yet to be introduced. Funny how folks have different priorities. Anyway, Ava just kind of looked at him as if to say, "I'm sorry..have we met?" My brain says it's a great thing that Ava gets to know her "other" grandpa, but my heart is hard. Where the hell was he when I was calling constantly to update him on her condition when we truly thought she would die???? There was a point when she was in the hospital that I literally thought I would never stop crying. No kidding, it was brought to my attention by a "friend" at work that I should think about Ava on my "home time" and just concentrate on work during my "work time". Yeah, right. The poor baby's colon protruded out of her body looking for all the world like a piece of raw meat.

I need to remember that the people who love and care for Ava are right here where we belong. And we ain't going anywhere!

I really want to post some links to other websites and blogs on here but sadly, I don't know how. Please help me, or I will have to ask my 13 year old son. And he already thinks I am from another planet.

Until next time, be well everyone!