I decided to start blogging about Jordan from the moment I found out I was pregnant. Jordan was born with a little arm that didn't grow like most babies. Her left arm stopped just above the elbow. Now I'm committed to making sure Jordan gets everything out of life. We feel blessed to be the parents of a very special little girl.


It took guts...

But we all went to the beach... Even the baby. I had to take advantage of the cute little bathing suit I bought her. I will blame the hormones when I had to find the perfect little suit for a child who wasn't going to actually swim until she's older. Anyway, I piled up bags full of stuff we "might" need at the beach and piled the kids into my Mom's SUV. After we ran in and out of the house a few times grabbing other things we needed... We did it. We went to the beach!!!

Cam was thrilled, but not so thrilled by the temperature of the sand. It was really hot. Of course, what do you expect when you go to the beach on an 80 degree day at high noon. Yeah. We went to the beach at peak sunburn time. I'm a loser. But I did bring a sun tent. (Yes, I packed too much stuff) So once I struggled with the tent and got it up, we had a place to hide. Jordan slept most of the time in her stroller, but came out to play for a little while. I fed her and let her squint at the bright day outside of the tent. It was perfect. Everything looks beautiful at a beach -- even Jordan's stroller.

After an hour or so, I was ready to go. It isn't easy to keep a little baby comfortable around all of that sand. So we packed up everything and headed home.

Now I've done the second most miraculous thing of this trip: For the second day in a row, I got both kids down for a nap at the same time. I am taking time to actually write in the blog and get some work done... Although I'd really like to take a nap along with the kids.

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