“Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.” ~Gillian Anderson

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Indio, Ca

About a month ago the girls and I packed up the van and headed down to Indio, Ca. It is 30 minutes away from Palm Springs with an elevation of -13ft. The reason for the trip was to see how Sophie would do in low dry heat. It was about a 12 hour drive and I knew I couldn't do that all in one day by myself. So the first day we drove half way to Las Vegas and spent the night. Since my mom was just getting back from England, my dad arranged that she fly into Las Vegas so she could come with me to help me out. Well seeing how my dad hates to be left out of anything he then flew in the day after we got to Indio to Ontario CA which was about 90 minutes away from Indio. The girls were so excited that Nanny and Grandad got to be with us. The resort was GORGEOUS but the weather was miserable. It was SOOOO HOT there, 113 degrees for most days. To say the least we spent LOTS of time in the pool and in our air conditioned condo.

The trip was good though because we were able to see how well Sophie did in low elevation in dry heat. She did really good and was having really good numbers!  We had a fun time and wish that Damon could have been with us, but he had to work. 

Look out Sophie's red face from the heat!

Feeding the ducks that lived in the lagoons at the resort.

Breakfast on the balcony.
Olivia doing one of her many jumps into the pool.
Sophie with Grandad, floating in the pool.
It looks like Olivia is crying in this photo, but she's not, just wiping the water of her face!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

In a blink of an eye..

I don't know when it happened but Olivia has gone from this:

                                                                            To this!
She has really grown up in the last few months.  I think she is just becoming the most beautiful girl and her personality is really starting to come out.  She LOVES to play outside and would all day if I let her.  We live in a wonderful neighborhood surrounded by little girls and they all love to play with each other daily.  I can't believe that she will be starting Kindergarten in the fall and riding the bus!  Ahh I'm super nervous about the bus and I will probably follow it the first couple of days, lol!  How I got so lucky to be this girls mom I will never know.