Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Look At You Now!

Check out this video by Mark O'Shea. It is a great, great song and a wonderful tribute to the kids/adults living with Congenital Heart Disease. The video was made at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville, TN. This is where Eli's doctors sent us for a second opinion.

Enjoy !

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Found a great blog today...

I was just nosing around (err, I mean looking around) Sheri's blog, The Shades of Pink , when I saw a comment about a blog giveaway.

Okay, I'm a sucker for a giveaway. Who isn't? So, I clicked on the link to this blog:
What a great little place to visit! Good, clean, Christian environment all about home and family.... wonderful pictures. (Gina, you will love it!)
Nikki, I'm adding you to my list of regulars!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Today he said.....

"I wa miyk", along with the sign for milk.
Two days ago, it was "gyu". A week ago is was just the sign for milk.
So, is it the ABA, OT and speech therapy; the multivitamin, vitamin C, cod liver oil; the weaning of the Amiodarone (heart med)?
All of the above?
I have a feeling it is the vitamins. We have been giving him omega 3 fish oil gummies for about a month. Four days ago, I switched to cod liver oil liquid with vitamin A and D. Yesterday he began to repeat words....clearly.
Is he cured? No, not by a long shot. But, he isn't non-verbal any more!

Going back a few days....

I have so many things I could be blogging about, but it is really difficult to find the time. I spend my on-line time checking out what my favorite bloggers are up to, then I'm off to something else.

I know this is old news, but I wanted to share halloween pictures. Halloween is a big deal in our house! My oldest has been a huge fan since she was tiny. She will tell you it is her favorite holiday. The candy, the costumes, the fun parties....it's just all too much for her....still! Did she dress up this year at nearly 18 years old? YES, and she even went Trick-or-Treating! (She'll kill me when she sees this!)

You do NOT want this nurse to take care of you during an illness:

Here are the others:

Baby Ninja

A pretty convincing mummy (If I do say so, myself...)

And I'm not exactly sure what this is, but it looks a little creepy!

For some reason I don't have a picture of the 7 yr old. He was also a Ninja. Hummphhh....

I'm also missing the group photo. I know they are on this computer somewhere. (Leave it to me to misplace something, even on the computer!)

Oh, well...

On another note, we celebrated Jack's birthday on Oct 30th. We also used that day to carve our Jack O'Lanterns. Here is the one I did for Jack:

And here it is in the dark:

We carved six pumpkins. These were everyone's favorites:

Halloween is like a formal announcement that Fall has arrived. It usually turns cooler, the leaves start to change and in no time, it's Thanksgiving!

Happy Fall!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Gagorgo pee pee?

If you've read any of my previous posts, you probably know that my baby hasn't spoken much since he was about 15 months old, other than a lot of jabbering.

After 8 weeks of therapies for Autism Spectrum Disorder, my beautiful little almost-3-year-old looked up at me this morning with the sweetest little grin and said,

"Gagorgo pee pee?"

I was standing in the bathroom at the time.
It took me totally by surprise. I stood there for a few seconds staring at him.
"Why yes, baby. I do have to go pee pee!"

Another Birthday Boy!

Happy Birthday (tomorrow), Trent!
You are the most awesome 11 year old I know....
I love you!

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