Monday, December 17, 2007

Early Christmas Present for Nate

We bought Nate a new TV. It's a 23 inch LCD. His old Tv was 13 inches, so quite a difference! We couldn't wait until Christmas to set it up, so Nate received an early Christmas present and he LOVES it! He would barely turn his head away from the TV and smiled the whole time. Here's a couple pics of him watching Veggie Tales last night.

Owen also got an early Christmas present. Well, sort-of. His was used and a hand-me-down! We got Nate's megasaucer down from the attic for Owen to play in. As you can tell from the pictures, he really liked it! Unfortunately, Nate never really got to play in this because we got it before we knew his diagnosis. But, at least it is getting some use now and it's a joy to see Owen having fun and playing! I'm sure Owen won't mind the hand-me-downs! I'm just waiting for the day when Owen asks for a 23 inch LCD TV in his room! I don't think so!


After the Storm

Tulsa seems to be getting most of its power back. Last week was crazy! But the storm didn't seem to phase the boys. We all survived and really had no trouble because of the generator. That LIFE SAVING generator! And I have to say a HUGE, HUGE thank you to my Aunt Sue for generously purchasing the generator for our home. It was something she wanted to do for Nate, to contribute to his care. And we cannot begin to tell her how appreciative we are! We were looking into buying a generator when we built this house, but I know, without Sue's financial assistance, we wouldn't have bought the size of generator we have now. And it really made a difference in the situation we were in last week. You don't think something like that will happen, but when it does, and you have a child with the magnitude of life support equipment that Nate has, the peace of mind knowing he will be okay is more than I could ever ask for. So again, THANK YOU to my Aunt Sue in Chicago!

Owen happy and warm in our bed