Monday, July 13, 2009

Cruise and Weight

This is called "3 pieces and 6 pieces" of pizza before dinner!

As many may have heard, you tend to gain weight on a cruise ship since there are about 15 different opportunities to eat everyday. However, somehow Elena remained the same weight. She did, however, have a "boat load" of fun.
Elena's friend Giselle

Elena is SO thankful for the Disney Cruise fun that Nana and PaPa provided for her, her family, her cousin Will, and Aunt Jenn...what FUN! She has talked about many adventures like going under water at the beach, meeting all the Disney characters (especially Captain Jack Sparrow), and of course the friendly Staff on board. Her favorite staff was surprisingly the food staff. We are surprised since eating is her least favorite thing to do. The one that made the biggest impression was named Giselle like the princess from Enchanted. This was a friendship meant to be!

Good news is...she did not loose weight. So success is still ours!

Monday, July 6, 2009

New Goal!

Elena has her sights set on Six Flags! Joel and I have told her that if she weighs 45 pounds, then she can go to Six Flags. This is very excited for her b/c she has been begging us to take her to a REAL roller coaster.

Our little timid girl is now a VERY brave 5 year old. She decided to start swimming and diving this summer (last year she would scream if you asked her to blow bubbles in the water), she is jumping over waves at the beach (last year she left scars on our arms from the scratches she left trying to scamper up our bodies out of the moving water), she smiles at the dentist while he fills a cavity (last year she cried when the dentist said her name), and NOW she wants to ride roller coasters (last year I took her on a small kiddie coaster and she cried for an hour). Marked improvement in just one year!

Join us in praying for Elena's weight gain. Weight gain for Elena means that her health is much more means that her lung function remains means that she fights off illness MUCH means that she continues to grow strong...which means that her life expectancy continues to grow as well!

Go Elena! We are all praying for you and your continued good health!

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