Friday, April 15, 2011

Old Photo Friday

Last weekend Morgan and Emily were each in dance recitals.

Watching them got me thinking about how they have always loved dancing.

It has given them the confidence to do anything they set their minds to.

Morgan 6yrs. and Emily 4yrs.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Old Photo Friday

Twenty Two years ago today I married my best friend. Over the years we had our ups and downs but, I can still say I love Scott very much. This last week when I had to travel to Montreal without him, I realized how much I appreciate all the things he does to help out with Noah. He has always supported me in all the different things I have found to help Noah. When I first found ABR about 3 1/2 years ago he supported me even though at times he thought it seemed a little different and strange. We now have come to realize that its the best thing we have ever done for Noah.

I missed Scott so much last week while we were in Montreal. I realized how much I love him and lean on him for support when things get tough. He is the best Dad to our 3 wonderful children. Even though he didn't get to go with Noah and I, he really enjoyed spending time with Morgan and Emily by himself. Happy Anniversary Scott, I love you so much.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Our trip to Montreal

After a long trip in the car we arrived at the new Ronald McDonald House. Its a lot nicer than the old one but you still had to park in the old parking lot. I'm sure glad my Mom and Dad were able to go with me and help me and stay with Noah when I needed to go get the van or take it back to the parking lot.
This is I guess you could call the lobby or entry way. This where they had computers set up for us to use.

This the one end of our room.
More views of our room.

Our bathroom.
The kitchen, this was only one half of the kitchen.
The dining room

The hall to the elevator.
These 2 pictures are of the teen room. They had several places to watch TV.

This is on the couch in the entry way.
This Leonid Blum the creator of ABR.
This Noah with two of the other families.
It was a very busy 2 days of training. It was supposed to be 4hrs of training for 2 days. It ended up being 2 days of 8 and 10 hour days. I came away from the training with mental overload and Noah came away with I believe sensory overload. He woke up at 1am the first night and Saturday he didn't sleep at all. His poor little body couldn't settle down enough to fall asleep or even rest. When Noah doesn't sleep then I don't sleep. It made for a very hard time trying to drive home on Sunday. Thank goodness he slept really well Sunday night in Niagara and we made it home safely.
The ABR team was very pleased with Noah's progress. Some of them haven't seen Noah in 2 years. It was great listening to Leonid during Noah's evaluation. He was very pleased with Noah and his progress. I really needed the confirmation that what we are doing for Noah is helping him. It gives us the drivewe needed to keep going on this journey.

Monday, April 4, 2011

52 Years of Marriage

52 years ago today my Mom and Dad got married. On the way home from Montreal I stopped at Niagara Falls. The place where they went on their honeymoon. I took this picture this morning. ( not sure why the camera stamped it 4/3) It was about 53 and a bit windy. Mom remembers it being about the same 52 years ago but, she said the falls were a bit more frozen then. This the American side.
This is the Canadian side.

We got to Niagara on Sunday and walked down to the falls hoping to see them all lit up. They weren't :( On our walk back it started snowing huge snowflakes. We were all covered by the time we got back to our hotel.
Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad.