We'd like to start this post off with a big "Thank You" to everyone! The care packages, cards, and prayers have all blessed us right when we needed them most! We do have a few new prayer requests:
- Savannah's belly is measuring a bit small, and while it's not an issue now, if she continues to measure small it would be something to worry about.
- I have my glucose test on Friday, please pray that all goes well. (We don't want to have to go back for the 3 hour version!)
- Please continue to pray for Daddy and Mommy's strength as parts of this journey get tougher and tougher.
- And finally, please pray that God would help us get everything in order as we prepare for the birth of our Sweet Savannah.
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We started this week off with our first family trip to the zoo! This trip was extra special because, even though we live only five minutes away from the zoo, Josh and I have NEVER gone together! We set off to have another first with Savannah.
We got to see the giraffes up close, and Savannah even got to feed them a wheat cracker. Savannah also got to feed the birds, and pet some pygmy goats! Right after lunch we took Savannah on the little train that circles the zoo.
There were so many beautiful animals, too many to list, but some of Savannah's favorites were the tamarin monkeys, turtles, and ostriches. Daddy's favorite was the anteater. He said it looked like a walking mullet, "Business up front, party in the back!"... He is too funny! My favorite was Errol the owl, he has the sweetest face! I just wish I could take him home.
We ended up getting poured on at the end of our trip, but we weren't too wet to stop in the gift shop. We found a sticker that was just perfect for our sweet little girl.
This week we also celebrated Independence Day! Daddy came home with two patriotic bouquets; one for Mommy, and one for Savannah!
Every year our local riverfront park puts on a concert and fireworks show, and this year we decided to come early and enjoy a picnic dinner before the show started. We enjoyed Savannah's first picnic with sub sandwiches, fruit, and a very patriotic dessert!
We played mancala and listened to the orchestra as we waited for the fireworks to go off. Savannah must have either been really scared or loved the fireworks because she was wiggling all over the place. This was one of the tougher celebrations for Josh and I. We found ourselves thinking about the future and the possibility that this was the only time that Savannah would ever experience this event. All the while feeling blessed that we were able to spend 4th of July with our little firecracker!
Josh surprised Savannah (and me) when he told us to get ready for our first Daddy Daughter Date. He had a whole night planned out that was full of surprises. The first surprise of the night was bowling! Daddy barely beat Savannah the first round, but then completely lost the second game. Savannah loved cheering Daddy on with lots of kicks!
After working up our appetite, Josh took us to Carrabba's. Savannah was going to order off of the kids menu, but that wouldn't be quite enough for me. After dinner Daddy had a special surprise in store when he took us to Redberry Frozen Yogurt. Savannah topped her froyo with caramel sauce and lots of rainbow sprinkles.
While sitting at the little table, Josh pulled out a present for his baby girl. (Mommy helped Savannah open it) Wrapped in green and pink tissue paper was a special little book, "Vader's Little Princess". Daddy even wrote something special to Savannah on the inside cover.
The last surprise of the night was a walk over to the movie theatre to see Despicable Me 2 in 3D! Savannah loved the movie and was moving the whole time. We finished the night with Daddy tucking Savannah in, giving her lots of kisses, and reading her new book to her.
"Wait on the Lord, be of good courage and he shall strengthen your heart"