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Fun With SMA Friends

November 18, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Ahh what a weekend! It was awesome!!! GSF's Golf For A Cure was held on Friday (more on that soon) and we were so, so excited that several of our SMA friends came into town to support it and spend time with us. The Calafiore's, Chris and Jennifer, and their darling daughter, Hayden, stayed at our house for four days of sleep over fun! And we even got to spend time with Hayden's wonderful grandparents! And the Felix family, Mike and Jaci, and their adorable daughter, Alexa, drove all the way from Arizona to spent the weekend in Santa Barbara, too.

Gwendolyn was asleep by the time Hayden arrived and it was so cute to see Hayden try to wake her up -- she was so excited. And the next morning Gwendolyn got to tickle Hayden awake -- which made both girls giggle contently. And that was just the start of the fun.We spent the weekend playing hide and seek, having tea parties, painting nails, playing beauty salon, holding hands, singing songs, watching movies, and just being friends. We got to celebrate Alexa's special 3rd birthday (which just passed on Tuesday)! It made us all so happy and so tearful to see the girls communicate in their own non-verbal way. It was an incredible weekend, beyond heart warming to see them all having so much fun together.And there is something immediately special about being in the company of other SMA parents -- they just get it on a level that even close family and friends simply cannot understand. We got to swap tips and tricks. And we were all able to just relax.

Thank you so, so much Chris and Jennifer and Mike and Jaci for spending the weekend with us. It meant the world to us. And we can not wait to get together with you all again soon!!!

Click here to watch video of Gwendolyn and Hayden playing hide and seek.

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What fun! smile
Posted by Annie Landefeld on 2010-11-18 16:32:44
That picture makes me happy
Posted by Hillary on 2010-11-18 18:08:16
The pics brought tears to my eyes, what amazing little girls just having some girlie fun!! I love it! Glad you had such a great weekend and I can only imagine how it feels to be with people who truly 'get it'....I wish noone had to but it is nice to know you have those times where you can truly relax and know people just understand. Thinking of you always, Em
Posted by Emma on 2010-11-18 18:12:53
So fun! I'm a little jealous seeing Bill in his shorts when I just finished shoveling the snow off of our driveway!!!
Posted by Kristen on 2010-11-18 18:22:43
A fabulous weekend. How wonderful for you and for Gwendolym to be with others who "get it". For Gwendolyn to have BFF's who are just like her. What fun they had together, that you all had together. --Mari
Posted by Mari aka "Thorney" on 2010-11-18 18:31:50
So sorry we missed it this year :( Look at the beautiful little girlfriends!And the beautiful mommies!The daddies aren't too bad either. So glad you all had this time together.Nothing like having kindred spirits to travel this road alongside you.Lightens the load, sweetens the journey.You are so very blessed to have each other. Much love from us all.
Posted by Zoey's mom on 2010-11-18 21:57:34
Looks like you had a blast....ahhh...that green green grass....so much nicer than the white fluffy stuff i had to stomp through this morning...LOL...so, so happy that you guys had a great weekend...those girls are such little divas...I LOVE IT! wink be well, Lisa smile
Posted by Lisa Prokopetz on 2010-11-19 07:20:54
What a wonderful weekend it was. It was a so very special, every moment. Spending time with Alexa and getting to know the Felix's. Meeting the Mazzella's. Hayden spirits were so high being with her best friend. I don't think she realized we were going home on Sunday until we arrived at our house. Lets just say she was MAD. In the middle of her melt down I asked her if she wanted to run away to Gwendolyns and she made it clear thats where she wanted to be. A HUGE thank you for having us in your home. Like you said there is something special, this immediate understanding of each other on a parental level that makes you feel relaxed. Being together put me in such a good place on the inside. We LOVE and MISS you guys.
Posted by Jennifer Calafiore on 2010-11-20 08:57:45

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