Today we went on a boat ride around Toulouse. Sam enjoyed it and Anais slept during most of it...It was fun because we went by a neighborhood I used to live in when I was little. Here are the pictures:
We've only been here for 5 days and I'm already behind on posting pictures...lol Here are some pictures of our last couple days, nothing crazy, just hanging out with the family at the park and around town shopping.
The girls and I leave for France today!. I am pretty nervous about the flight. Between flying alone with the 2 girls and the fact that I really don't like flying I have to admit I have been feeling pretty nervous these past few days. We are excited to see the family and know we'll have a great time although we will miss Jeff so much. Can't wait to be there! I'll update the blog there.
Today we went on a walk in the mountains. The weather was beautiful! We drove all the way up by Solitude Ski Resort and even with the high altitude the temperature was nice, right around 60 degrees. We saw a bunch of animals up there (moose, ducks, deers, squirrels). The girls LOVED it! Anaïs is starting to want to walk more often holding our hands. It will be much easier once she can walk independently. It was a great walk and I have to admit that it felt so great to enjoy nature.
We bought our home in Park City! We are very excited and can't wait to move in! I leave for France with Sam and Anaïs in less than 2 weeks so we'll move when we come back, at the end of July. Here is the front: Kitchen/dining area: Living room area: View from patio: The patio is really big and it will be a nice place to eat and have BBQ's. Sam already feels right at home...lol
I am originally from France and have been living in the US since 1999. My husband Jeff is american and speaks fluent french so we are a bilingual family. We have 2 beautiful daughters Samantha born on 5/27/04 and Anaïs (pronounced Ana-eese) born on 6/6/08. Anaïs was born with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism.
If this is your first time reading our blog, read about how our journey with achondroplasia all started by reading Anaïs' story.
What is achondroplasia?
Achondroplasia is the most common form of short-limb dwarfism. It occurs in approximately 1 in 26,000 to 1 in 40,000 births. The characteristic features of achondroplasia are apparent at birth. These include typical facial features, disproportionate short stature, and rhizomelic (the proximal ends of the limbs) shortening. Diagnosis of achondroplasia is made by physical exam and skeletal x-rays. Most individuals have normal intelligence. Infants and children often have motor delays but cognitive delays are not present. A special infant developmental chart has been made for children with achondroplasia. Final adult height is in the range of 4 feet.