Ephesians 3:20 "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us"

Monday, June 01, 2009

Pool, Friends, and Family

Hello all!

So a couple updates.

Caleb is amazing...have I said that before?!?! HA HA He is such a tough little guy.

First updates on some therapy:
So I am able to get Caleb to eat almost a half a jar at least once a day. It is not easy though. He is very timid when I bring the spoon to his mouth for the first couple bites. Then finally he seems to get into a rhythm and wants to eat! So I hope that that continues!

Walking: well I decided the other day to take Caleb outside to see if that would help in anyway with his distaste for his walking therapy. I put him on the sidewalk and held his hands and low and behold he started walking and far. He walked down to the end of our street and back and not just once a couple times. I was amazed. One of the cutest moment of the walk is when our friends who love Caleb just as much as we do drove by they would all say 'Good job Caleb' or 'You can do it!" So sweet! It is so wonderful to continually be surrounded by such wonderful people and friends.

Well Caleb had his first dip in the pool the other day and he loved it. The first day we tried it didn't go so well and he did not want to get it. So I tried the next day and he loved it. He also loves his daddy's hat more than his. So, I think we are going to have to get Brian a new hat!

Brian and I had the chance to go out last week and be surrounded by some more sweet and wonderful friends of ours. We all went to a local restaurant to have dinner, drinks, play pool, and watch the Penguins. We had so much fun! Thank guys it was so great to see you again. Hopefully, it won't be such a long span in between visits next time.
So Brian and I have decided that we are going to start trying to do some 'normal' things, leaving the house when safe and doing things with Caleb, without putting Caleb at risk. So we tried a picnic! I took Caleb to my Mom and Dad's house on Memorial Day (Unfortunately Brian had to work so he couldn't go) so he could finally be around all his cousins and Aunts and Uncles. Caleb has not seen any of them since he was first born. So this was an awesome day for us! Truly amazing. It was so cute to see how Caleb watched his cousins Hunter, Casey, and Sam play with one another. They were so great too at maintaining a safe distance from Caleb! Thanks guys! AHHH to be with my whole family....my parents, my grandma, my brothers and their wives, and my niece and nephews....wow words can't describe. I love you all so very much and have missed being a 'part' of the family. I am so glad that we did it and thank you all for being so great regarding Caleb's safety. Next time, I will try to relax more! I cannot wait for the day when I get pictures of you all holding Caleb and being right next to him. Come on bloodwork show good results so we can do more 'normal' things!

Thank you all for checking in on us!!

God Bless you all!!

God Bless Caleb!!


Jess Tuschong said...

why is it not surprising to see Ben and Chad getting in the water balloon action??? :) Awesome that you and Caleb got to go to the picnic - hopefully next time Bri won't have to work so you can all be there together! :)

Love you guys!!!

God Bless!!!

Ed Munoz said...

Just love it!! The picnic looked so awesome and Caleb looked happy! Keep up the great work and hope to see you guys very soon.

Aunt Jen said...

I am so glad you got to have that experience. I am sure it felt good to get to laugh in person with your brothers and sisters instead of lol on the messenger!! HAHA!! Love you all!! SO glad for you all! Praying for those results!! God Bless you all!!

Chris B said...

How wonderful!! It was great to see the pics of Ben, Chad and families - how they have grown - and to get a glimpse of your mom too! Everyone looks great - I am so glad you got the chance to be together!! XOXO

ellen charge said...

WOW if anyone had said this to u befor the transplant or during the time imediatly after of it you probly wouldtn of beleived them HAHAHA but we knew he was allways a fighter love ya ll

Jenny said...

GREAT post!! I so LOVE those pics of him in the pool - so handsome! Glad you got to spend some time w/your family! How awesome is that! I bet more days like that to come soon!! Again, it was GREAT hanging out w/you guys and can't wait to get together again!!!

hopefully the wait won't be too much longer on the results!!

love jenny