Saturday, June 5, 2010

Playing Hard.

Today I picked up Shira and Caleb and headed over to Annette's house. Fully packed Van with 5 kids in it good thing I own a van. Well we headed over to Annette to hang out and relax and let the kids play Hard. They were all over the place. Shira was so excited to see her best friend Kylie and took off as soon as we hit the driveway. Isaac, Noah and Caleb also took off checking out Annettes. After a snack of yummy fruit (cherries, blueberries, raspberries, grapes, and apples) and veggies (cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers and tomatos) and homemade "Garlic Bread" along with some sparkling juice to drink we got the kids in swim suits and outside. They bounced on the Trampoline with the water hose spraying on it from the net. It was one of the large trampolines that are meant to hold water and bounce. Looked like a blast. The kids were on there for a long time playing and then we blew up the water slide and they played on there for a long long time. It was great to just let the kids go and be kids and have fun and no cares in the world. After a while we ate some chicken and watermelon and then got the kiddos back into dry warm clothes they were all turning blue and wrinkly. Unfortunately the day ended sooner than the children would like. Annette and family were on their way to Chicago for Zoe's Memorial tomorrow in Hyde park and I needed to get Shira and Caleb back to their foster moms and I needed to get my kids home and bathed then we are going to have a movie night. All in all it was a great day thanks Annette for having us can't wait to do it again.

Shira and Kylie

The 3 musketeers

Again only in water gear

6 out of 7 kids their on the trampoline

~~As for the memorial in Hyde park I am not going to be able to make it with my 3 kids alone so if anyone would like to write up something for the blog or a few people. Just shoot me an email and I will post it. My heart will be with everyone tomorrow!


  1. Katrina~
    I lived across the street from Zoe and the kids for the first years that she was in Madison.
    Myself and another neighbor were very close with the kids. I want to thank you for writing this blog so we can see how they are doing during this difficult time. Please tell them that we love them and are thinking of them.

  2. Thank you very much for keeping Zoe's friends and acquaintances up to date on her beloved Shira and Caleb. I have not been able to stop thinking about Zoe or her children ever since hearing the devastating news. I keep hoping to find out that somehow the news just isn't true. I hope you'll be able to post another update soon on her babies; I pray they are doing as well as can be expected, and I hope they are finding great strength and comfort in friends and familiar surroundings...and I hope they are able to have frequent contact with each other and their loved ones.