Thursday, May 28, 2009

Birthdays and Baseball

I realized recently that Tanner has now celebrated more birthdays with us than without us! It feels like a milestone, it's so great to have had 4 years of celebrating Tanner.

What a lot of change we have seen in the last 4 years! He's learned to communicate, his personality really shines as we see his sensitivity, generosity, and humor. He's become a fun and thoughtful little boy who has grown significantly, both physically (it seems as though he's getting taller everyday) and developmentally. We love spending time with him, learning more about him, teaching him and loving him!

Tanner has been having fun playing challenger baseball this spring - some pictures are below from the season so far. He does really well hitting the ball, but is not quite as attentive on the field. He loves playing and we're so thankful he had this opportunity.

Tanner's migraines have started up again and have been occurring weekly for the past month. The medications haven't been working to stop the vomiting and he feels pretty bad. Fortunately, it usually only lasts for an evening and he feels better in the morning. He's mostly pretty cheerful despite his misery, he'll smile and sign I love you, even while vomiting, what a trooper! The doctor has recently increased one of his medications, so, we're hoping that starts working soon (it hasn't started yet, as he had another migraine tonight :( ). We would appreciate your prayers that this medication increase would start working soon, it's so hard to watch him suffer.

We're looking forward to going to Camp Aranzazu in Rockport this weekend to help them prepare for summer campers and visit with friends. It will be a nice celebration to the end of the school year!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

a long-awaited visit...

We've been quiet on the blog lately as we've been busy spending time with our great friends Jim, Heather & KJ who came for a visit! We had a great time fishing, sailing, biking, playing games, drinking coffee, enjoying childrens museums, hanging out and watching the boys play (and fight) together.

Below are a few pictures from a memorable week.

On the health front, Tanner has been doing well overall. He's had a couple of migraines over the last month, but, thankfully they've been controllable without any ER visits.

We're looking forward to school being finished in a week and a trip to Rockport, swimming lessons, "Beyond the Moon" day camp, a weekend at Texas School for the Deaf with other deaf children & their families, and sports camp at church - and that's just June!


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Tanner's New Bike

Tanner received new wheels for his bike from Aunt Nece & Uncle Steele for his birthday. Jon attached them to the bike we bought him a few weeks ago & then built a new trailer for Tanner to haul things around. Here's my first video editing attempt to show off the new bike! Tanner is LOVING it!

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Friday, May 1, 2009

2 years ago....

Two years ago today we were in the courthouse for Tanner's adoption! To celebrate we will be going out to dinner (Tanner's choice: sushi) and watching the adoption video. What a joyous occasion! We love to talk about Tanner's adoption and how he became part of our family. It's such a beautiful picture of becoming a part of God's family!

We're going to have a fun weekend filled with parties. Tonight we'll celebrate his adoption, tomorrow is Tanner's birthday party, and then Monday is his 8th birthday! It's so great to celebrate Tanner.

So many changes have occurred over the last 2 years (including him growing several inches!) Some are wonderful, some are sad, but, they are all memories that have happened together as a family.

Today I kissed an angel. I knew it from the start.
The first time my angel smiled at me; I gave away my heart.

Today I kissed an angel; this angel child of mine
Though not of my creation, My child by God's design.

Today I kissed an angel; My heart is dancing wild;
Our family, by a miracle; Blessed by our angel child.
Brenda Meece