"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

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just wanted to make a quick post to let everyone know how thankful we are for everyone's prayers and support this past year or so with Connie. What a difference a year makes!! We have been so blessed and our Lord is so good.

He's your typical almost 21 month old. He's into EVERYTHING! He barely plays with anything anymore. He's at a horrible stage where he just likes to "get everything out!" I don't know how many times a day we pick up every piece of pretend food from the kitchen play set or barrettes and ponytail holders that he empties from the bathroom drawers. His new favorite pastimes (besides making messes) are jumping on furniture and trying to disrupt any sort of typing or dishwasher loading that any grown-up is doing. He's impossible--and every minute of it is pretty wonderful actually!

He's starting to talk finally! He's saying Belle (his first genuine word). That's our dog's name. He's also saying uh-oh and bye and he's really good at repeating letter sounds. We have a fridge magnet game that says letter sounds in a sing songy way and he makes the sound after it tells him. It's pretty cute. Last night he asked for a bite of my food and the word "bite" was totally recognizable. Usually he just puts his fingers together to sign "more" whenever he wants a bite of what you're eating. I was so proud that he used a word instead! He says "hi" and a form of "hello". "Woof" is another favorite. He's doing this quirky thing now though at bed/naptimes. Whenever you ask him if he's ready to get some sleepydoos he signs that he wants a drink. I don't know what that's all about, but we oblige and then he goes down peacefully. No upcoming appts. to report about. We accidentally missed his 6 month neurology follow-up but I'm pretty sure they were just going to clear him from their service anyway b/c he's eating and that was really their only big concern at the last appt.

Enjoy the holiday! I can't believe it's already here. Seems like summer just ended.