December 21, 2009

My Sweetheart

Today was Michael's birthday.  He had to work, but once he got home it seemed like we had a lot of visitors and phone calls with birthday wishes.  Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate today. I know that it meant a lot to him. I'm very proud of Mike for all of the hard work he does.  He really is the best husband that I could have found. I'm a VERY lucky girl!

Jovie had a Preschool program last week, and she looked so pretty.  She and her best friend, Lauren are in a class together. As you can see they have similar taste in clothes.

Mikey had a mini talent show in his class on Friday.  Michael and the grandmas attended.  He was so worried because he "doesn't have a talent....he only knows how to do Kung Fu" which I assure you he does not.  We taught him how to say Merry Christmas using Sign Language and he did great! What a cutie.  He's getting to be so big.

Carter had his first Synagis shot today.  This is the vaccine for RSV, and for a baby his size it costs $2200 a month.  He has to have it once a month for 5 months, but THANKFULLY our insurance is covering it.  I also swallowed my pride and asked the Pediatrician to fill out a form to get a Handicapped plaquard for our car. I do fine carrying Carter and all of his accessories most of the time....but lately it's been REALLY hard finding a parking spot at the hospital.  Usually if I do find one, it's so far away from the building that I'm exhausted by the time I get inside.  I usually take the stroller, but there are some appointments where it is such a tight fit. I guess we'll be sportin' a plaquard for awhile.

Our Secret Family is still delivering little surprises to us.  The Nativity is almost complete.  I'm going to share a picture when it's all done.  Our kids kept asking when we could be someone's Secret Family, but since it was a little late to do that, we decided to start leaving little gifts for our Secret Family instead.  The kids have had a blast with it.


Colleen said...

Cute photos. We have a handicapped plaquard too and it's been a lifesaver. So nice to not have to park so far away. Sending Christmas hugs to your family!

Phyllis said...

It's hard to take those little steps like the plaquard. It's a little move towards acceptance but I hope it makes life a little easier for you. Most people don't have to do the number of appointments you do so enjoy!

Lacey said...

don't feel bad about the placard, we've had one for a while now. I never use it when I don't have Jax with me. What I hate is the stares I get when I get Jax in the car and I'm getting in. I just want to say, "No, I'm not handicap, but do you want to meet my handicap son?"

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

What cute photos! Your daughter is so beautiful in front of the tree. :) We have a placard too, but my Peanut is in a wheelchair. We've had it since she was 2 actually. Our therapy clinic had only handicap parking, all regular parking was a full block away. Now it is a lifesaver! I think your son saying Merry Christmas in sign language was brilliant. :)

heather said...

you have such precious children! thanks for sharing them with us!

as for the handicap parking, i had to swallow my pride and get one. but i do find that it is handy and that i can actually go somewhere and not be exhausted and winded by the time i enter the store. i can only imagine how hard it is for you carrying not only a baby but his gear.

again, beautiful children you have!

Stephanie said...

Love all the new pics!

That is so sweet of your secret family to do that for y'all. Can't wait to see the pics of it all.