Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A Visit From Yea-Yea!

Over this past weekend, Brian's mom (Yea-Yea) came to visit! We don't get to see her as much as we would like, so having her here for a visit was a wonderful treat! She is fantastic with the kids and she sings the best songs! We really need a Yea-Yea song book so that we can practice in between her visits. 

Drake has continued to work hard and excel through his therapies! I love seeing him initiate the standing position with his physical therapist. She follows his lead...very exciting! I discovered a new tickle spot on his back which made him belly laugh! It is always fun stumbling upon new ways to make him laugh. Tomorrow we will travel to Scottish Rite for his yearly follow-up with his orthopedist. They will X-ray both his right knee and hips. His right knee has continued to be a problem since his extreme illness in the NICU. His hips have to be monitored closely because he is at a high risk for hip dysplasia. I'm anxious to see what the doctor thinks after comparing last years X-rays to this years, and to find out what our next steps will include.

After many, many, many attempts, Kennedy finally and successfully pee-peed in the potty!!!!! This was a pretty exciting day for us around here! Today was a huge step in the right direction! I love how much she enjoys helping out around the house. She is a great helper with unloading the dishwasher, doing laundry, and she sure tries to swiffer and mop. I hope she is still this eager to help with chores when she is a little older. This week, all on her own, she has started holding Drake's hands and dancing with him while he is in his stander. It really is the cutest thing! She also brought him some of her books and turns the pages telling him about the stories. I am thankful that my phone was handy and that I was able to capture these precious moments! 

Dancing with bubba!

Sharing her favorite books!

"All the letters fall down!"

Collecting pine-cones with Yea-yea!

Big boy standing at the table!

He's doing so good!

Assisted walking to mommy!

We LOVE visits from our sweet friend, Grace!

A couch full of cuteness!!! 


  1. the pictures are so wonderful ty for sharing i have followed since their birth i feel so much love for your babies they are awesome

  2. Scottish Rite is a great hospital. So glad you take Drake to the best docs around. He's growing so fast & so much cuteness!