We go skiing every week-end. We have a pretty good system. Sam is in ski school, Anaïs goes to the resort daycare and Jeff and I get to ski the whole day together! Here is Sam getting ready to start her ski day: Here is Jeff and I:
Here is Jeff who thought it would be funny to do a hokey stop right in front of me and splash me with snow...I swear it felt like a freaking blizzard hit me in the face...thanks! LOL
Yesterday the girls got a package in the mail from my sister with some fun little presents. Sam got some glitter lip gloss and some cute bracelets. Here is what they were doing when I walked in Sam's room...Sam was getting Anaïs all dolled up and was putting lip gloss on her.
We went to Disneyland right after Christmas because Santa had left Disneyland tickets in the girls' stockings this year. We went on December 27th...two days after Christmas and it was INSANE! It was so crowded!!! I must say I am glad we went but I will never go again during the holidays. I didn't take as many pictures as I usually do... The girls loved the Merry go round but Anaïs wouldn't go unless she was in Jeff's arms.
One of Sam's favorite ride, the tea cups:
The princess got a face painting:
Roger Rabbit, we love this ride for some reason...lol
The castle at nighttime:
One last time on the merry go round at the end of the day:
And here is the result of a long day in Disneyland: two sleeping kids before we even got to the car.
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.