Monday, June 21, 2010

Beautiful Zoey Grace!

As always our favorite part of our California trips is visiting with miss Zoey, uh, I mean the Needham family! They are the first online Down syndrome friends we met in person, and it was an instant family bond. We love the Needhams, and there is something about Zoey that you just can't explain. We've met many DS kids, with all different levels of medical problems, but this girl just glows! You hold her and you don't want to put her down. You want to play with her gorgeous hair, and feel her super tight hugs she gives. She is such an angel!
We have lots of pics of Zoey. She had just woken up from her nap and was being super cute!


The boys in the pool.



Ray was cracking up because he kept getting pics of me and Zoey making the same faces or doing the same thing at the same time!



Ray was tickling her with his goatee. She was enthralled with that hairy face!


Heather and Jax


The night we got home, Jax wearing his Disneyland jammies. And look who's sitting up so tall in the chair!

16 comments:

The VW's said...

Miss Zoey is definitely something special! Glad you got to get together again! You got some great pictures too! How fun! Thanks for sharing them with us! Hugs!!!

Mama Mason-Mann said...

More great pics! Your trip looks so awesome! I'm totally envious. And I love the pic of Jax sitting up in the chair. Go Jax!

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

SO much FUN!!!! love how you and zoey are seriously making very similar faces in many of the pictures :)

Heather said...

And we love you so!



Beautiful pictures Ray!

Kelly said...

It is so nice that you all made such an amazing connection! Zoey and Jax worked their magic and gave both families a bond of a lifetime! I am convinced, these kiddos, ARE the gifts that keep on giving!!

DevonLeah said...

she is beautiful!!

lovin jax in his jammies!!!

Becca said...

What a cutie Zoey is!! And I love Jax' jammies. :-) Glad you had a good trip and got to visit your friends!

Rochelle said...

Zoey is precious (as well as her family =) ). So glad you got to get together with all those friends while you were in CA. So fun!

Tina said...

These are truely amazing pictures...I am sure you must be having a great big album of this trip. I am enjoying them so much.

And you're right Miss Zoey is so beautiful, something angelic about her face, she must be even more special to see in real. You're very lucky you guys are going to be living close to each other soon, and will be getting loads of those super tight hugs!

Junior said...

Oh I love all the pics, so cute

Loren Stow said...

Looks like such fun - visiting with other bloggy families!
AND - your pictures really look amazing BTW! So clear and full of colour!

Baylee and Blair's page said...

Awesome that you have spent so much time in Cali! I would love to visit there someday! I would LOVE to move there, but I know the hubs wouldn't have that!

Hugs - Tiffany

mandd3 said...

Yes it is very DS but his last 2 surgeries went so well it still came as a bit of a surprise! And yes, this hospital and staff are awesome. It is our 5th and I am staying with this one for sure. I was even telling my husband that if he needed to travel that I would feel comfortable leaving Tomas for the night. Can you imagine?

To Love Endlessly said...

great pics! you and Zoey sure did have a lot of the same expressions too funny! Love that last picture of Jax, how cool is he? What a rockstar!

Jeana said...

So glad you got your Zoey time. I'm jealous! Love Rays pics of you and Zoey.

Melissa M said...

Love the pictures, and you are right, Zoey does glow!