Sunday, August 26, 2012

He will Provide

 In October it will mark 4 years we have been doing ABR.  Noah has grown in strength  and has been much healthier.  But, his goofy grin hasn't changed a bit.
 This the front of the ABR Center. I remember walking through these doors for the first time and being so scared and excited at the same time.  Part of me was afraid that they would tell us that ABR couldn't help Noah and the other part of me was excited that we may have found the one thing that could help Noah the most. Four years later we have realized it was the latter.
 This is about 1/4th of the new families that started with us. I often wonder how many of the families are still doing ABR.

 When we decided to try ABR, it felt like we were stepping out into the great unknown. We traveled to a different country and spent a week amongst people who spoke a different  language.  I think it was the scariest thing we have ever done. But, I'm so glad we did.  Noah has come a long way and I can see a better quality of life for him and us because of it.  I always said, if God wants us to continue ABR for Noah he will provide and he has done just that. Just today some of Noah's Earth Angels knocked on the door and handed us a check for our traveling expanses to Montreal in October. We are so blessed to live in such a awesome community.
Thank You So Much!!!!!!

*These pictures are 4 years old, when we started ABR.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

First Day of School 2012

 Noah was pretty excited for his first day of school.
My goal was to have Noah at school by 8. We made it but, I think Noah has caught on to the whole idea that I don't like waking him up. He didn't wake up until 7:15.  Most days he is usually awake by 5:30. The little goober.......

It should be a great year for Noah. He has a new teacher this year.  She seems very excited and took the time to read all the children's IEP and has some great ideas to try for each of them. I can't wait to see how far Noah progresses this year. 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

End of the Summer Zoo Trip

We had a fun day at the zoo. It was a perfect day.  It has been so hot all summer. Noah has spent most of his summer inside. When I saw that the weather this week was going to be in the 70's, I knew it would be a great trip before school started on Tuesday.
The elephants were enjoying the weather also. Right after this picture was taken a lady walked in front of us, looked right at Noah and then proceeded to stand in front of him. I guess we were done looking.... Thanks lady!!!!

Noah enjoyed touching a snake.

Pictures of me are few and far between. (I'm the one that takes the pictures) I guess this one isn't too bad to share.

Friday, August 10, 2012

IPad post

Trying to make a post with Noah's IPad.
Lately Noah has been getting all over the floor with ease.

Fair 2012

 On Wednesday it was only 85* out so (it had been in the 100's here), Emily and I decided we would take Noah to the fair to see the animals. 
 Noah enjoyed getting out since he has spent much of his summer at home where it is cooler in the air conditioning.  He still was only able to handle about a 1 1/2hrs.  But, it was great to get out of the house.
Scott got Noah this shirt online. All the money went to the victims and their families.
Noah has one more week before he goes back to school. Hopefully next week is a bit cooler and he can get out and do something fun. We shall see....

Friday, August 3, 2012

Noah is Eating

 Since we have gotten home from Montreal in April, I've been working hard on getting Noah to eat by mouth. Some days he does really well and  I don't use his tube at all.   He has found it funny to blow the food back out of his mouth.  I would try about 3 or 4 times and then I would stop and put the rest in his tube.  This week I started using a bath towel as a bib.  That way he can blow out his food all he wants and everything doesn't get covered with food and you know what?  He has stopped blowing his food out and has been eating much better.  Mom won this time!!!! Hopefully I haven't jinxed myself.
 He definitely has let me know what he likes and dislikes.
He loves:  spaghetti, lasagna, salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, corn, tacos, applesauce, cheeseburgers, chicken nuggets and his all time favorite the ice cream from a root beer float.
He hates: macaroni and cheese, chicken alfredo and broccoli.
As much as I'm excited about him eating by mouth, the thought of some day getting rid of his tube scares me.  It has literally kept him alive for the last 9 years. He wouldn't be here if we hadn't put it in all those years ago.  It took all the worry away.... is he getting enough to eat? to drink? It has been so convient.... so easy......  At what point now do we say he dosen't the G-tube anymore?