Sunday, August 7, 2011


We are having a stay cation this summer just doing local trips.
We also joined the summer reading program from our local library. We just finished it.
I will share some pictures of our little adventures. First, a Fourth of July celebration and breakfast at church.
Some days later we were invited by friends  to go to the Paul Getty museum in Los Angels.
On the way back we stopped by the LDS Los Angeles Temple to see the newly remodeled visitor's center.
Of course we had a day at The OC county fair. Brenda got a new "carriage".  It helped a lot, since walking the whole day can be difficult for her.
Fair food can be  weird like bacon dipped in chocolate and fried butter. The corn looked good, but we got  fennel cake with strawberries and went to a restaurant after the fair. A lot healthier!
At the crafts building they had some lovely things.
Beautiful quilts.
I love redwork. And Swedish weaving.
My favorite quilt was the one hanging on the middle. Amazing work!
Now the cross stitch. This one really looked like a painting.
More beautiful pieces.
I liked this one... so cool!
We also spent some days in San Diego where Brenda among  many other activities, built a sand castle with grandpa.

But the best thing this summer was our  visit to Brenda's leg doctor.
She is doing very well and now she is allowed to use the slide at the playground. When it is not crowded, to avoid accidents. This may sound like nothing for many, but for us it is huge! She is so happy, and we are too. The doctor even recommended walks around the block.
If you want to know more about Brenda's condition please visit The Childrens Tumor Foundation website.
Brenda does her best to follow the doctor's orders, but she is just a seven year old that wants to do all the things the other kids do. It is very hard for her to be "normal" but not to be able to do normal things. She is a very faithful child, and before the visit to the doctor she told me that she wished  the doctor let her to do "one thing"...meaning less restrictions at her play time.  And she got it!  Yes, life is full of little miracles and my little princess believes in it.

Hope you are having a great summer.
Thanks for stopping by!
Ana Paula.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy that little Brenda got good news from her doctor! She sounds like the most delightful little girl, Ana Paula :)

    Staycations are often much more fun and much less tiring than going away someplace--looks like you're finding plenty of great sites to see... Enjoy the rest of your summer--school will be here before you know it!