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In the spring of 2008 my then 19-month old daughter Avery lost most of her sight to congenital cataracts.
The Delta Gamma Center for Visual Impairments in St. Louis was there for our family in our greatest time of need; teaching us how to alter our lives to incorporate a visually impaired child. To help them continue helping other families like us, we have formed Team Avery/ Team Margaret. ***To read about Avery's story, go to the Archives and visit Blog "Avery's Story" from January 24th, 2010.
Monday, February 1, 2010

America's Best Dance Crew

I confesses, this is a lazy post.  Not because I'm usually lazy, but because this past week our house has been overtaken by the Stomach Bug.  It started with Avery, moved to Auden, then by Thursday morning I was camped out on our bathroom floor (the tile was nice and cold) praying for salvation.  I even prayed to the Gods I learned about in my Roman Mythology class back in college, but to no avail. I didn't even lay around this much during the Swine Fu...this Bug was NASTY. Thankfully by Sunday afternoon I could actually stomach the thought of eating more than Fruit Snacks and jelly beans, because we have a very busy month coming up. Although last night the Stomach Bug claimed it's fourth and final victim, and now my husband is lying on the floor of our ONE (yes, we have only one) bathroom this fine Monday morning. 

Since I have a bunch of laundry, errands, grocery shopping, etc  to do this morning (don't hate, I know my life is uber-glamorous), I'm posting a video I took last week of Avery and Auden.  If you even remotely familiar with my children, who we refer to as "The As," you know they apparently have more energy than your average caffeinated beverage...or so I've been told. Since the weather in The Lou has been F-reezing and snowy and our home is a whopping 900 square feet, there are not many places for that energy to go.  Which is where dancing comes in.  We love to dance!  Although, I'm not sure THIS is what the Black Eyed Peas had in mind when they wrote this song: