Friday, September 12, 2008


Here is my favorite picture from this summer. I love sunflowers!

Antalya had her first experience on the trampoline. She loved it!

Antalya loves visitors. We had a special treat a few weeks ago when one of her most beloved out-of-state cousins stopped by. Antalya was very excited to see her!

After bathtime, Antalya loves to run away from me to avoid getting her clothes put on. Once she is free, she either heads for the stairs to go find her toys, or she likes to pull out a book and climb up in her favorite chair and look at the pictures. 

Antalya LOVES watermelon, but refused to eat it if it isn't still on the rind. She's like that with most things - she loves it, unless I cut it into pieces for her. 

Last week Antalya had lots of fun playing with her T21 friends at a function for our local support group. Gramma and Grampa even came along to join in the fun!

Count down to marathon: 8 days! I can only compare the feelings to anticipating your first child birth. I know it will be hard and painful, but just how hard, and how painful I won't know until I experience it myself. And just like childbirth - I have done my best to prepare myself, but I won't know what more I could've done to prepare until it is over. Wish me luck!


Micah's Mania said...

Sun..I love the pic's we need to get together..And GOOD LUCK!! you will do great!! Just like every thing else you do.

Linnea said...

I love your flower picture. My mom used brown-eyed Susans in her wedding bouquet (because her name is Susan and she has brown eyes!)

Brittany & Josh said...

Love, love, love these pictures! I wish you loads of luck in your first marathon, can't wait to hear about it!!

Jan said...

Very cute pictures!! You are ready for this race and will do well. . . no worries!

Adam, Jaci, Grant and Grace said...

Hope you don't mind me commenting. I know Tara and O.J. from high school and Tara had told me about you a long time ago. Anyway, I have a little girl with T21 and so I frequent your blog. Antalya is so adorable. I love to see pictures of her and I really enjoy reading about what she is up to. Good luck with the marathon!

Tiffany said...

Good luck you will do great! Your little girl is beautiful! Isn't it funny how they have there own little routines and like certain books or toys.

The Tandy Family said...

Good Luck on your race, we'll pray for you!! Nigels race is this weekend also, so we'll definitely be thinking of ya!!!

Laura said...

Love the watermelon picture, Wesley eats his the same way....boy is it messy! Antalya looks like such a big girl, and her hair had grown so much. Glad to see you are doing well, and hope the race goes well.

Stuart and Sarah said...

Oh my gosh Oh my gosh, Sunny Bunny the marathon is coming up. I can't wait to hear about it and see how you did. But just so you know, you will do AWESOME! You did so good when you ran with forever ago. I will call you and wish you luck!

Sheridan said...

Good luck! You'll do great!! Can't wait to hear about your experience!

And love the photos and news!

the stahle's said...

Hi Sunny! I'm so glad you found my blog again. I had your blog on my page but the link would not work for some reason so I will try it again. Sorry this is going to be a long entry because I haven't talked to you for forever!

Antayla is so beautiful she melts my heart looking at every picture. She is perfect and I love her cute hair.

It looks like you are WAY busy! Good luck with the Marathon-you will do great! That is quite an accomplishment. I have started to run again and thought I had accomplished a lot when I got back up to 2 miles--ha ha

I will keep Antayla in my prayers for her surgery. That will be good to get over with.

Love you and keep in touch!
*I love that you have a dog named "Cricket" :)