Saturday, May 31, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend and Other Summer Fun!

Andrew is growing up so quick. He is walking more and more every day! That is exciting but now he just wants down when I need to sometimes hold him. He is also learning to communicate through signs. That is a blessing, because he is falling behind with the verbal skills which makes it hard for him to communicate anything. Because he has the gap in his pallet, and his verbal is falling behind, they are already wanting to do speech therapy. We have another appointment with the cranial facial team in June, so we should know more on what they are wanting to do with the situation then. Meanwhile, Andrew is loving the warm weather, and we are introducing new and exciting things to him everyday.

Andrew and I enjoyed a trip out to Kim's house for fun at the rec center and back to her house for the boys naps!

It took forever to get these pictures of Andrew and Matthew because one of the boys were always falling into the water!

We discovered how much Andrew loves the sand box. I think he would sit there for an hour straight and dig in it if we let him!

We couldn't wait to take Andrew to our families favorite place, Hinckley Park! Cain and I went there for our first date, and also Cain proposed to me there. We love to eat by the lake, and then we always love to go hike at whipps ledges! We got this carrier for Andrew, and it was the first time we tried it and he loved it!

For Memorial Day we went to my nephews birthday party. The theme was pirates, and all the kids got to dress up like a pirate! What Fun!

Now that is a lot of pirates! Where is the ship?

Andrew was so tired from his first 80 degree day, on Memorial Day that he fell asleep eating in his high chair at 7pm. I took him out and put him to bed and he didn't even move! What a day

I finally got a trailer for my bike, so Andrew can ride with me, and then the tube in my bike's tire was popped, when I finally dug my bike out! So I decided to ride Megan's new bike, with the girls to the park, and then when we got there, Megan's tire on her old bike blew a huge hole in it. That bike was needing to be thrown away anyways, but we were miles from home, and minus a bike for Megan. That made for a tough situation to get back home. Luckily one of Alisha's friends lived right by the park and she drove Alisha home and she got the van and came back for me, Andrew, and Megan! That was much more then I bargained for. Andrew also didn't like the trailer a whole lot at first, but I think like everything else he will get use to it.


Maria said...

Just found your blog (from someone on the Kryg yahoo list) and have set here reading about your adventures and sobbed at your beautiful video of your Kryg trip. I think we stayed in the same room on Trip 1 at the Silk Road (Room 31??). It looked the same. Andrew is a DOLL! We've had a few challenges and were unable to accept our first referral and are awaiting our next referral. Your video actually "got me over the hump" to be ready to accept another little one. THANK YOU!!! I've added you to my feed so I can watch along as you all enjoy Andrew! Blessings!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy to have found your blog. I loved reading about your journey to Andrew and watching all the fun videos. What a beautiful family you have.
We are in the process as well and waiting for our referral. We also live on Ohio, Columbus area.
I will check back often to check in on your cutie pie!! Our blog is ourjourneytobabyl.blogspot if you ever want to stop by!!
Take care!