Trials are not enemies of faith but are opportunities to prove
God's faithfulness. -- Author Unknown

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one
to say 'thank you?' -- William A. Ward

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Ananya on the carousel.

Prasun riding the horse.

Prasun before his botox.

One last look at his adorable feet.

He was happy until they picked him up to take him back to the operating room. Then the screaming began. He got some good rest. Some extra love from mom, dad, Grammy and his Papaw afterwards and went to Carowinds the next day. Now all he keeps talking about is Dr. Kat is going to take his shoes off. Next Tuesday we get the casts cut off and new ones put on.

It took a minute for me to figure out what the shiny thing is in the corn plants. It's water. Pretty.

Soon to be eggplant.
A little baby eggplant. I'm super excited.
Our squash plant is giving us so much. I just love the flowers. They are so pretty.

Ananya deciding to stand all by herself. She only will do things when she wants to. She was holding on so well. She stood there for more than 5 minutes watching Anthony go on the bumper cars.

Anthony on a rollercoaster

He is getting so big and so handsome.

This is a look I get alot. Whatever Mom.

Mostly smiles. Getting big.

The first ride of the day.
We have been so busy. Most days I don't remember what we did. We have finished the school year for the little kids. No more therapy until I get the insurance company settled and get them started with private therapy. It is a huge nightmare.
Prasun had his first round of botox done on the 3rd. He also got his feet casted. We ended up canceling our vacation. I was alittle bummed but I know that he needs this so much. He will get his casts changed every 2 weeks until his feet have a good postition. By taking away the tightness in his legs, we inadvertently took most of his strength. He is learning to crawl all over again. I'm happy that he is learning to use some much neglected muscles. I know in a few months he will be doing good again. We have to be patient and help push him with lots of activities.
He is using 2 and 3 word sentences now. Can match shapes and colors. Can identify 4 or 5 different colors. He know most of his body parts. He also can identify several animals and know the sounds they make.
Ananya is blossoming. She is using more signs. She can identify colors and animals. Can make a few animal noises. She is saying a few words. Mostly just me and Patrick understand them, but it is a huge step. She is doing very well in her walker. The one problem is that she loves to go down hills. She smiles and laughs the entire time.
Anthony is doing well. He has soccer camp next week. We have decided to continue homeschooling. It is by no means the easy choice for me, but I love having him home and all the things we can do together because of it. We took a trip to Carowinds (the amusement park) for a field trip. I got a great deal on discount tickets. Anthony got to meet other homeschoolers and had a great time. The only ride the little kids could go on was the carousel. They liked it though.
Well I have to run. I'm going to try not to be a stranger.