Thursday, February 18, 2010

Nate's Hats!

Nate sports the Hanna Anderson Pilot Caps every day.  Not because I think they are all that cute...honestly I much prefer his little curls on the top of his head...but because he HAS TO WEAR THEM.  Our Audiologist recommended them to hold on his hearing aids (he has them in both ears) and prevent him from pulling them off.   Fortunately, they are made of lightweight organic cotton, so he doesn't mind wearing them.

If you see pictures of him without his hat, it's likely for one of these reasons:
*I just want to have a cute picture of him with his little curls sticking up

*He is grumpy and the only thing that will make him happy is to decrease the stimulation and take off his hearing aids
*All of his hats are in the laundry
*He has outgrown the ear molds and we're waiting for new ones
*I just need a day off from dealing with them...|1|1|156|47|10||&simg=22733_W14


Friday, February 5, 2010


This moment was captured by a new friend at a play date today - simply amazing!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Deep Respect for our Sweet Nate

As of  yesterday, at 13 months, our sweet Nate is sitting!

It has been a long journey to get to this point.  He is a very wiggly guy, so sitting in one spot just has not been an interest of his, but yesterday, just like that, he was sitting.

And today, the overwhelming feeling I've had for Nate is RESPECT.  Yes, I'm full of pride and happy that he has a new view of life, but the true feeling I'm bursting with is respect.  I am just so impressed with how hard he has worked to get this far.  He barely complains and just works as hard as anyone around him will make him.  He whines a bit when he gets tired, but, hey, I'm a Personal Trainer and most of the people I've worked with would have quit long before Nate.

(don't you just want to kiss that face?!)

I'm learning so much from him and am seeing very clearly one of the reasons God placed him in our family.  Nate is here to remind us to strive for our goals and to appreciate the smaller achievements along the way.  

Nate, thank you.  I love you more than I ever thought I could.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

First Time on the Swing

Nate is stable enough now that we ventured out this week to the swings.

He LOVED it!  He smiled and kicked his legs.

Better yet, Cody LOVED it!  He quickly figured out how to push Nate without getting bumped in the head and took on his big brother role proudly again!

I just adore these boys!