Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas 2008

This Christmas was such a joyful season. We enjoyed spending time with family, good food and making special memories. We had a great time watching Emma actively participate in the festivities; from making cookies to decorating the tree with Pooh Bear ornaments. This year she really understood about gifts and as most 3 year olds do thought, she they were all for her. It was so much fun seeing the excitement on her face when she was given a gift. She was able to unwrap them with only a little assistance. It was great to see her progress from last Christmas.
This season, we were blessed abundantly by family and friends who are dear to our hearts. We are so thankful for you all and your generosity. The Spirit of Christmas touched our hearts in ways we didn't know possible.

Emma in her Christmas dress from Grandma Carol

A VERY Thankful Family

Dreaming of Sugar Plums on Christmas Eve after a fun filled day.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Making Christmas Cookies

I realize that it has been a long time since we sent out an update. Emma continues to work hard with her Speech, Occupational & Physical therapists. Her language, eating, fine/gross motor skills are emerging; although she still has a long ahead. We are praying that she learns to walk this year.

Its been busy with the Christmas season in full swing. Emma is enjoying the lights and decorations that brighten her world, although it did take her a little while to get acclimated to the decor. She has been enjoying watching Christmas DVDs with her favorite being Frosty The Snowman. Emma has had lots of fun visiting with family. She has even been able to help bake some yummy Christmas cookies when Grandma came over last Monday.

As for the new baby; due in April...So far she looks good. The Doctor is pleased with her growth and we will continue to be monitored closely every 2-3 weeks. We continue to pray for Alissa's progress with being able to consume food and tolerate liquids. As of now she is making progress one day at a time and hopes to be able to enjoy some Christmas dinner. She continues to be on bed rest with modified activity, which is hard on everyone. Please pray for us.

We are truly blessed with wonderful family & friends who are there to help support us during this time. Thank you for all you do.

Making Cookies w/ Grandma, such adoration

Adding Sprinkles

The Finished Product, such pride in her work

Sharing cookies with Grandma
Tasting her Work

What a Happy Girl

Rocking her handkerchief baby

Playing Dress-up at Nan & Papa's