Anaïs had her very first fieltrip with her preschool class today. They went on a "scarecrow walk". There is a trail here with a bunch of scarecrows made by local residents. The weather was beautiful today, perfect for a walk.
It was a little hard for her to keep up with the other kids with all the walking but she still had a great time. I ended up carrying her a lot.
Here she is with her amazing teacher:
What a fun day, so glad I get to spend all these precious moments with my kids!
Last Friday, the girls had their fall festival at school which was a lot of fun even if it was HOT outside! I guess we shouldn't complain about the weather since it's supposed to get cold this week. The festival was a lot of fun and the school had planned a lot of fun activities: bouncy slides, Halloween craft, face painting, balloons, flowers planting in the greenhouse and a lot more things. Here is Sam with some of her friends: Miss Anaïs painting a pumpkin decoration:
Sam and her friend painting:
Anais and her balloon...it popped about 5 min after taking this picture...lol
And then, today Sam's class went on a field trip to Wheeler farm. I was one of the chaperone parents and loved sharing this day with Sam. She had a great time but for some reason she was very mellow today...
About to feed the birds...
I can't say this enough: I am so thankful to get to spend all these precious moments with my girls by being a stay at home mom, wouldn't have it any other way!!! :)
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.