Archive for February, 2015

Kaylie and me!

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Kaylie!

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

I dont think I have told you about Kaylie! She comes every Friday to play with me. Kaylie is the daughter of a dear friend of my mom’s. They have been friends since my mom was 19….. so a few years have been passed since then! Maria Jose works 3.5 days a week with me and goes home every Friday to Cartago. So Kaylie comes and hangs out with me, plays with me,and gets me ready for the day so that my mom can work. We get along great and she is super sweet to me! It is a great learning experience for us both! We learn new things everyday! I feel very blessed to be surrounded by such awesome people! :)
Love Malia xoxox

Busting a move!

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Gammy and Paw paw’s visit!

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

It has been really great having my grandparents here visiting me! We had much fun together!! I even did a little dancing with my Paw Paw.. I am so blessed to have such great grandparents! ALL OF THEM are WONDERFUL TO ME! We are definitely going to miss having them and the doggie’s too!!! Even Chupa the cat has begun to show up at their house to visit!! We had a variety of beach trips and a couple of times they babysat for me while mom was working! I already miss them and hope they come back soon!
Love Malia xooxoxox

Fun with Mom!

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Beach Time!

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Fun in the sun!

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Swimming with Kathy!

Beach time!

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

What do you do when you have a visitor??? You take them to the beach!!! We took Kathy to our favorite spot, Los Cedros. It was a gorgeous day and the ocean was like a swimming pool.. The ocean is hardly ever like that and it was so nice to be able to play around in the water and not get knocked down by waves! It was perfect for me to take a swim with mom, Kathy, and MJ. After that I played in the sand a bit.. First time for me to ever get totally covered in sand. Great feeling! I even did a little sand therapy with MJ! We had a lovely day together. It was the perfect day and a great reason to be at the beach because of course the electricity was getting worked on that day!
Gotta love it!
:)
xoxox malia

Kathy’s visit!

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Today I have a good friend coming to visit me. Her name is Kathy Petersen. She and my mom met a few years ago through the Lissencephaly/Miller Dieker Syndrome support group. Over the years they have become very close. Kathy has come twice now to my benefit in Texas and I am so excited about her coming to Costa Rica to see me! Kathy had a beautiful daughter named Lindsay. She was 31 years old when she passed last June. I look up to Lindsay as she was tough as nails, and had a zest to live life. She proved all the doctors wrong over and over again. She was and still is my hero! So many times people put limitations on us. There is nothing better when we prove them wrong, and Lindsay did just that and I plan to do the same!

Kathy is not too keen on flying but she has mustered up the nerves to come all the way here! We did many fun things together like swimming and taking strolls, and of course reading books. She brought me two beautiful books that were Lindsay’s and as well brought down three suitcases full of items for me. Not many people would make the this long journey lugging three over weight suitcases full of stuff for me!! She is a great friend!

Mom and Kathy had quite a few adventures together during her trip here! She got a good taste of how sometimes it can be crazy living here with the roads and obstacles life puts in front of you! Our car broke down more than once and thankfully I was only in the car once when it over heated. It is hot here right now and the car thought so too as it kept on wanting to over heat! Mom and Kathy somehow always managed to get back and home with the car. It is definitely time for my wheelchair van. We are waiting to get one unti my dad gets back home! My car seat is too small for me so hopefully I will have a van soon!

Thanks for coming to see me Kathy. I so enjoyed our time together and our cuddles. You are wonderful and kind and I am blessed to know you. Lindsay was one lucky girl to have a mom like you.
Love Malia xoxo