It's a bird... It's a plane.... IT'S
S U P E R M A N !!
Well, we finally got to meet Ringgolds!! I'm sure most of you know who I am talking about, but if you don't- they are Bella's mommy, daddy, and big sister. They are making quite a road trip after leaving Minneapolis. I didn't blog about them coming, because I didn't want them to feel obligated if they didn't have time- but I am SO glad they made time to see us! They traveled through Kentucky, North Carolina (and got to meet Jonah, Patrice and Matt:), Atlanta, New Orleans (and Ponchatoula to meet us:), and now they are off to Texas and then back home to California. They got here at about 8 pm, spent the night with us, and left at about 10 am this morning. My mom made them chicken and andouille gumbo last night, and my dad made them beingnets for breakfast! A little taste of Louisiana :) It was SO SO nice to get to meet them and spend some time with them. And honestly, it felt like we've known each other for years. They are such an amazing family.
Before the Ringgolds came to Ponchatoula, they went to the French Quarter for Halloween and got to get "that" experience! Haha. They dressed up as superheroes- Superman, Wonder Woman, and Wonder Girl. And they were SO darn cute!! They said Ali stole the show in New Orleans- everyone wanted to take their picture. When they got to Ponchatoula, it was already too late for Trick or Treating in the subdivisions, so my dad took them around to all our family's houses to get some candy, while we bathed Tripp-man.
Tripp LOVED Ali. He was in total awe of her. And Ali was AMAZING with Tripp (she was so gentle and so sweet). And she told my dad, "I have experience being gentle with EB babies." Talk about MELT your heart, right? Ali is beautiful- blond ringlets and reminds me of Goldilocks :) She is wise beyond her years and surely kept us laughing! She brought some beads back for Tripp and he just loved them.
And Tripp loved Tim's singing... it was a nice change for him to have a man singing to him- and he just gave him the "stare."
Well, I want to send out a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in EB Awareness Week. Whether you sent me questions, posted something about EB on your facebook or made Tripp your profile picture, or whether you just told anyone about EB or about Tripp. I TRULY appreciate your help in spreading awareness about this horrible disease! I love you all and I am so blessed to have so much support from so many people. Hope you have a great week!!