This blog chronicles the miracles and struggles of our daughters, Emily and Olivia. Emily was born 15 weeks early and had many complications, but she continues to amaze us! Olivia, born in China with heart complications, is also beating the odds. She joined her forever family (us!) when she was four years old and has been doing wonderfully! UPDATE: We started homeschooling August 2009 :)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Emily's first piano recital and doggy woes

We had a rough morning yesterday trying to get off to Emily's first piano recital after our 15.5 year old dog had taken a tumble down the stairs and crashed into the wall at the bottom. When she couldn't get up after her fall, we thought we'd have to make a tough choice when the vet reopened on Monday. We got a little reprieve today though when Chelsea surprised us by walking a bit and eating again, but she's still in a lot of pain and it's clear that her days are numbered. The only silver lining of all that commotion was that Emily had a distraction from stage fright and didn't dwell as much on the dread of having all eyes upon her! She just started lessons in the fall and I think she did pretty well :) Click on the video below to see her performance.

I've pasted some pix from last month of Chelsea when she was doing a little better.

This is posted out of order, but after we took some funny pictures of our crazy dog ON the dishwasher, we eventually kicked her out!
Caught red handed! Or should that be red pawed?
Chelsea, do you know where Alaska goes?
Chelsea was already declining here, but was still able to tolerate the girls' TLC. The girls have to be much more careful with her today.
We had Chelsea for six years before Emily came along, but they took to each other very well :) It's going to be hard to say goodbye.