Wednesday, November 18, 2009


God is SO GOOD all the time!!!!!

We went to Oliver's foot dr for a check-up today. It has been two months since the dr said Oliver didnt need to wear his braces at night, and today was a check-up to make sure he didnt need to start wearing any brace at night.

The appt went FABULOUSLY! The dr didnt even say anything about a brace and said his feet look fantastic. We go back in 6 months and if things are still looking good (and we have no doubt that they will) that could be his last appt.

Many, many babies born with clubfoot wear braces and have therapy until they are 3 or 4 years old. God has given us a miracle with Oliver.

Oliver was having fun playing peek-a-boo at the end of the exam table :)

We are so, so blessed.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Catching up on Today's Thankfulness list...I have this posted on our fridge.

Friday, Nov. 13th: Today I am thankful for the relationship I have with my mother. She is my best friend and I appreciate her even more now that I am a mother.

Sat, Nov. 14th: Today I am thankful for SUNSHINE!! Winters can get very dreary in Indiana but today was beautiful.

Sun, Nov. 15th: Today I am thankful for a wonderful church family that I can trust to watch Oliver in the nursery while Jay and I worship. It has taken me awhile to feel comfortable leaving him but I know that there are wonderful, caring people to watch him. Today I helped in the nursery (along with 2 other girls) and with 12 little lambs, I appreciate those helpers even more!!

Mon, Nov. 16th: Today I am thankful for my husband and the help he gives me with our loving yet stubborn little boy!!

Tues, Nov. 17th: Today I am thankful that Jay has a job to go to everyday. Its easy to get down about the job he has and think of everything we wish we had but don't, but if we stop and are STILL...we realize how thankful we are that he has a job to go to. Many people would trade us places in a heartbeat!

My Little Monkey

Oliver is getting bigger by the day, and is getting into anything and everything!! Today he was playing in his room while I got dressed. I went into his room to find him standing on the edge of a basket so he could see the kids playing outside.

And then when we came downstairs he figured out how to climb up onto the end tables! He is just now tall enough to pull himself up onto them from the floor without the help of any toys to boost himself up. Oh boy~

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Oliver Loves Boxes!

So the boxes from Global Sugar Art came today with supplies for Jenni's wedding cake. Oliver woke up from his nap to see 2 big boxes and was so excited! I only got the one opened up while he was awake today because he used the bucket of fondant to sit on and the other box as his table :) he even took a book and sat at his "table" and read it.

Every day until Thanksgiving (and maybe even beyond that) I'm going to write one thing I'm thankful for and make it different everyday. Today I am thankful for a husband who shares my belief that me staying at home with our little guy is worth the sacrifices we have to make.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Still here!

Wow, its been a LONG time since I've posted. i dont know if anyone even still checks! I'd like to try to keep up on this again.

Oliver is getting SO BIG! He is really walking a lot now. We are so blessed with how wonderful his feet look. He is 14 months now and on the go constantly. I feel like once his eyes open in the morning its just GO GO GO! I love it but ohhh its exhausting.

Here's a recent picture of Mr. Oliver. He was helping me make our friend Kirsten's birthday cake. Cake decorating has become a recent hobby of mine and one that I will probably start a new blog about. :)