The girls started school last Tuesday and were SO excited about it. This was Anaïs' very first day of preschool and I can't believe how well she has been doing, not one tear!!!
We put the girls back in private school and I could not be happier about it.
Here they are on the first day, ready to go! Sam (2nd grade) and Anaïs (preschool): I also love going back to uniforms...so much easier!
At this point, they both stopped posing for pictures and wanted to get going:
Fist day was a success and they could not wait to go back on the second day:
We are very pleased with the school and how they are handling Anaïs' differences. We found the right place for our daughters' education, and that is a great feeling.
ok...so many pictures!!! The girls and I spent 2 weeks in Spain and one week in France. It was SO good to get to spend time with my family!!
I will just let the pictures do the talking...
This was a little carnival right downstairs from my sister's place. Girls had so much fun!
Yep, she won a prize all by herself:
We went to the movies to see the Smurfs movie in 3D:
Then all the following pictures are from Spain. We spent a lot of time at the beach and at the pool.
Pool time at the hotel:
Sightseeing in various towns:
My favorite town there, Tossa De Mar...simply gorgeous!
More beach time:
Boat ride...Poor Sam got sea sick and threw up.
The girls wore their Spanish dresses almost every night:
I have a lot more pictures but just can't post them all. We had such a fun time, next year Jeff is coming for sure!!! When you live far from your family you sure appreciate the moments you do get to spend with them. Can't wait for next summer! ;)
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.