"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, July 3, 2008


Connie's First Steps Service Coordinator came out today to rewrite (update) his plan. He'll be receiving speech services one time per month just to stay on top of his progress. He still is saying no words although a few times it has sounded like a real word. He doesn't mimic words. When we ask him to repeat us, he just grins and laughs at us. Hopefully by the end of the month we'll meet our new Speech Pathologist.

On the glasses front, we're going to look for frames on Saturday morning. I think it's going to be tough because most places don't have much selection or even carry infant/toddler sized frames. If they do, they don't accept his insurance! So, if any of you readers know of places that carry a large selection of small child frames you might save us some time by passing on that info!

Happy Fourth! God Bless America. Just think how blessed we are that Connie was born in the USA and was privileged enough to be able to receive the best medical care in the world to correct his defects.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Cowboy Connie

We don't have too many pics b/c my camera batteries died right after we got there, but we went out to the farm yesterday to visit with Connie's Great Uncles Doyle and Carl, Great Aunt Sylvia and several second and third cousins. He bounced on Holly's trampoline, let a real cowboy (cousin Chad) hold him and played on Cutter's rocking horsey before dinner. After dinner he was too pooped to go "hunt" jack rabbits in the pasture or ride on the four wheeler with Mommy and Uncle Tim. Here are a few shots of Connie and Cutter in Cutter's newly decorated cowboy themed room and one of Chad holding him when we arrived and one of Grandpa holding Connie and Cutter at Addison's baptism.