Tuesday, July 15, 2014

New Adventures

Over the weekend we took our first partial family trip to our local zoo. I say partial because Drake was not able to join us this time, but we are hopeful he will be with us on our next visit! We had such a fun morning, and we loved seeing Kennedy's reactions to all of he the animals. We thought it would be a fun experience to feed the birds in the aviary; however, as soon as a hungry bird landed on top of Kennedy's head, she was finished with that experience. Brian said, "Our daughter was in the middle of a traumatizing situation and your first reaction was to take a picture?" I quickly reminded him that he was also in my photograph and he was laughing. No worries...she was laughing at the penguins shortly after; therefore, I think it is safe to say she isn't scarred for life. However, she may not be asking us for a pet bird any time soon! 

Drake has still been rocking all of his therapies! His hard work is paying off in the form of strength...he amazes me! He is the epitome of hard work and determination. He was rewarded with his brand new wheelchair/stroller on Monday! It was delivered, fitted and we learned the ins and outs along with all of the bells and whistles. We were perfectly happy with the loner chair we have been using since March, and this new chair is better than anything we could have possibly imagined! It has a bracket to hold his vent and straps to hold his tubing in place. There really are no words to explain how exciting that is or how much easier it will make transporting. 

Thinking back to two years ago living in the NICU with two tiny little lives hanging in the balance, we never could have imagined the life we live today. As difficult as it was for this planner to let go and realize that our lives are going to go according to His plan not mine, I have learned to let go. Every day is a new adventure and I look forward to each and every one of them! 

Bird feeding adventure FAIL! 

Too sad! This was seconds before we rescued her.

Silly penguins! 

She loved the lion cubs, too!

She loves her giraffe souvenir...daddy's idea :) 


Her new giraffe buddy joined us for lunch, too!

The sign of a good day!

Nice head control, buddy!

Love that smile!

Cool new custom wheels...and some bed head :)

A canopy, too!

His new thing...fingers in his mouth! 

My little kitchen helper!

Pretty toes!

The sweetest thing!

Love these two!!!

Look, bubba!

Reading with Poppy!

Summer fun!

Water baby!


  1. one word awesome

  2. You made my day. Thank you for sharing. What a joy!

  3. What a joy it is to share in the journey of your two precious children. We all look forward to the updates and the pictures!!

    Thank YOU!!!!!