Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Ahhh Vacation!

Well, we just got back from vacation in CA. It was so fun to be with family even if there were moments when we wanted to wring each others neck. :0) Bobby said that he can tell we all love each other but we all drive each other crazy. The noise level is so high when we are there that when we get home we are always surprised at how quiet our house is.

My sister and her husband got their overseas assignment and will be gone for 4 years...So unless we can make it to where they are we may not be seeing them again soon.
Munchkin had a wonderful time with her cousins. We had a birthday party for all 4 kids aged 1, 2, 3, and 41/2 and for my sister who was turning 20.

I have a list of things I want to do with the kids and I can mark another one off which is play in the pacific ocean. I am sure we'll have to do it again though because Munchkin loved it and Little Man hated it. Maybe when he is older he will like it better. :0)
I have a beautiful picture of Munchkin on the beach. I will have to post it once I get it scanned.

The kids also loved going to the zoo, playing at the park, having pizza with grandma and grandpa and baking brownies with their aunt. Bobby got to go to an A's game that lasted 17 innings. He said it was a great game. It was good bonding time with my dad and brother in law.

We ate at In-N-Out twice while we were there, Red Robin once and Round Table. It was 100 degrees every day but we hardly broke a sweat because of the lack of humidity. Oh the things we miss about living in CA. :0)

But, we are back now in the humidity that feels like a sauna hiding in our air conditioned house. There are supposed to be thunderstorms tonight that will hopefully cool things off. We are exhausted but refreshed (of course the exhaustion could be from going to a concert the night after we got home too. )

Monday, July 11, 2005

I love real people!

I had the opportunity to go to a womens event on Saturday in Lexington, KY called Daybreak. This event was put on by Lifeway and our good friend Denver Bierman was asked to lead worship. Denver asked Bobby if he could play too and offered to let me and Munchkin and Little man come as well.
It has been awhile since I have been to an event like this and thought it would be fun. The speakers for the event were Priscilla Shirer and Angela Thomas . One of the runners led Bobby, Denver, me and the kids down to where lunch was being served and Priscilla and Angela were both already there eating their lunches. I am not sure what I expected, that I would be ignored or thought less off, but both of these women were wonderful. I knew I should have expected better as both are Godly women. The best part was how real they were. We talked about family, kids, and mowing the lawn. Also, about a cute little boutique I am going to have to find in Knoxville!
I was able to hear Priscilla speak from the nursery while Little Man was taking his nap but missed Angela. The next time I get a chance though I hope to hear her. Munchkin was too rambunctious so we had to take off and do something else for awhile, otherwise I am sure she would have been on the stage trying to steal the scene! If you get a chance to hear either of these women speak at an event take advantage of it!

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

ACC


ACC is Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum. This is a condition of the brain where the Corpus Callosum did not form during pregnancy. How do I know about this condition? Well, we took Little Man in for his one year appointment and vaccinations. The Dr examined his head and was concerned because he could hear Little Mans pulse through his soft spot so he sent us for and MRI to rule out a bruit or a cluster of blood vessels that could bleed in our sweet one year old boys brain. The MRI came back showing he did not have a bruit (brewy) but has ACC. Some of the symptoms of this are delayed motor development, delayed speech, seizures etc... Apparently there are people walking around with this condition that don't even know it. We are praying that Little Man will be one of those people.
As of now at 13 months he has only been able to get into a sitting position by himself twice. He can sit on his bottom and play for a long time, spin in circles on his bottom and is getting quite good at scootering across the floor on his bottom. He is not trying to pull up on furniture or walk though. For the longest time we would try to get him to stand and he would just keep his legs straight out in front of him. Just in the last week and a half he has started putting his feet down and letting us "walk" him across the floor. We try and try to get him to do things and then all of a sudden he just does them.
We are not concerned about his mental ability. He was saying words at 9 months and continues to add to his vocabulary every day. He says "mama" "dada" "woah" "uhoh" "cat" "shoes" and signs more and please.
Anyway, all of this to say we found out by a fluke that Little Man has a condition that is extremely rare and we have to learn all we can about it. You can go to www.nodcc.org to learn more.