June 8, 2009

"For this child I prayed; and the LORD has given me my petition which I asked of him"

1 Samuel 1:27

Hello to all of our wonderful family and friends-

Where has the year gone? It seems very hard to believe that I am about to embark on planning a 2nd birthday! Wow! Two years old already! AMAZING!

We continued to be blessed by the grace of God on a daily basis. We are so thankful for wonderful friends and family who have been with us through thick and thin. Without the love and prayers that have been so graciously given to us over the past 2 years, we truly would not have made it.

Gavin continues to amaze us. Lots has happened with the little man in the past month or so. We are now walking....well, more like almost full fledged running in some instances. He is into everything and I do mean EVERYTHING! He has no fear of anything and I mean NOTHING! He takes on the world with full force and a smile on his face. His preferred method of communication is grunt and point although he understands just about everything you say to him. He tries to walk up the stairs now but his legs are still a bit short....well a lot short! He loves to throw...anything! Food, balls, bottles, toys, ANYTHING! He adores cars and loves to climb up the slide and slide down. He has mastered the fine art of up and down the stairs at high rates of speed and makes us nervous every chance he gets. He eats like a champ and loves to feed himself now a days. He is just learning to use a spoon and fork.

Let's see, in the growth department Gavin is weighing in at almost 16 lbs these days and is about 28 inches long or so....I think. We are finished with this years season of Synagis and will gear up for that again in the fall. He is happy to not have to have monthly shots anymore. He is still on the sodium bicarbonate for his renal tubular acidosis issues. We are also still on Synthroid for his thyroid. There has been some talk about growth hormones once he is 2 years old. We will see what the pediatrician and the endocrinologist come up with on that one. He has his 21 month well child check next week and then his big 2 year appointment in August! Miss Beth, his PT, still comes and visits us once a week. We love her to pieces. She has helped him out so much in his gross and fine motor skills. We may be approaching a time where we add speech therapy. He is catching up slowly but surely...and one day he will get there all around. Gavin is also due for an eye appointment this summer. I am confident everything is fine in that department because he does not miss a beat.

We are off and running with summer activities and always on the run....or so it seems. Ian is in the hypes of baseball right now and Brooke finally was able to wrap up her soccer season, after many weeks of snow and postponement. Colin is busy with work but seems to be on a hiatus from traveling for a while. Which is a nice welcome after a busy travel season early in the year. I am keeping busy with trying to get this photography business off the ground and simply being mom. Life is good and we have no complaints.

Stay tuned to the chronicles as we gear up for Gavin's big day! Thanks again to each and every one of you for your continued love and support. We have the best friends and family anyone could ever ask for.

Peace and Love-

Colin, Juanita, Ian, Brooke and Gavin

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