Saturday, June 13, 2009

This weeks happenings....

I feel so blessed lately. Honestly. To go months without being in the hospital in the CF world. Wow. It's almost like I can live a "normal" there such a thing in the CF spectrum? Don't know. If anyone has the answer....let me know.
Anyways...we were invited to the "Dream Night at the Zoo". It is just for children with medical issues. A night where you can go to the zoo, ride the carousel to your hearts content (normally $2.00 a ride), pet the stingrays (normally $2.00), feed the giraffes (normally $2.00), ride the train (normally $4.00) a dinner they made.....had popcorn, icecream, drinks......ALL FOR FREE!!!! It was so awesome! Zoe and the girls rode the carousel 4 times!!!!!!! It is Zoe's favorite part of the zoo. Of course, she loves the maze also......

Alex, Madison, Sydney, Zoe on the metal elephant

the giraffe feeding!!!
the walkway through the zoo

we are home to the Jacksonville Jaguars Football naturally we have Jaguars at our zoo....the mommy Jaguar just had her first baby....his name is Harry....isn't he cute????????

Zoe at the wishing well....she literally does not pass up the chance to make a wish...whether it be a 'wishing flower' or a 'wishing fountain'....we have to do them all....

the carousel that we rode 4 times!!

exiting the maze......

famous Florida Manatee picture

getting a little tired now.....

this is the view from the walking path at the zoo....the river in Jacksonville.....absolutley BEAUTIFULL!!!!

girls making "projects" for when Ms. Mel comes to visit......still have to wonder....Mel....

tonight, I cut my foot somehow...don't know how...all I know is all of a sudden I saw a blood trail all along the kitchen floor.... my family came to my rescue....including the "boo-boo bunny" that Sydney insisted on being on my foot....Zoe received the "boo-boo bunny" as a gift last time she was in the hospital....

now, they had to put a bandaid on it.....MOM is ALL fixed up now!!! It has been a good weekend so far.... Zoe has been doing very well health wise. We feel very blessed! Almost like a normal family........except always waiting for the 'other shoe' to drop....doesn't CF suck??? Take care all......


  1. Sounds like lots of fun! I'm glad they are taking care of Mommy, too! That's sweet.

    So happy that Zoe is enjoying some better days, hospital free!

  2. Hi there - I surfed from a page on and just wanted to say what a beautiful little girl Zoe is and how lucky she is to have such a great family who love her so much.
    I grew up with a chronic condition (though not life-limiting) that had me in and out of the hospital constantly, so I can relate a little bit to what it is like on a day-to-day basis trying to keep a little girl's life as normal as possible but also making sure to do all the things needed to make sure she's as healthy as she can be.
    I used to work in an inpatient adolescent unit where I worked with the CF kids who had pseudomonas cepacia. Their strength and ability to roll with the punches just amazed me, especially with the seriousness of the infection they had on top of their CF. Zoe sure shows some tenacity in all of those photos!

    Anyway... great blog. I loved your slideshow and wish Zoe and the whole family the best.
    love Jocelyn (a visitor from Vancouver)

  3. Jada, such beautiful pictures. I'm so glad Zoe's been feeling well. Sounds like a great time was had by all.