Tuesday, April 24, 2007

New Wheels!

Jenelle got her new stroller today! It's purple, and it rocks! I had fun trying to take photos of Jenelle and her new ride. Once she saw the camera, she was immediately interested in what I was doing, then she started giggling to no end. She was also a bit shy as well. In the end, she was all ham just like her older brother! Enjoy!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Too tall!

This photo was taken at Easter of Jenelle. Can you believe how tall she would be if she could stand and walk? I'm 5' 8", and she is well above my waist! WOW!

To funny not to share...

Our friend Danielle responded to my recent e-mail update with this little funny. It was too good not to share. (I've edited it for privacy.)

My friend is working on Peds right now and they have a little boy with CP who is in for an asthma exacerbation. Well, anyway, his mom took him to a Pharmacy "walk-in clinic" staffed with NP's and such. No docs. ANYWAY he has a G-tube and for some reason they assumed he couldn't take IN his MOUTH at all, so they gave him his albuterol treatment through the G-tube... they opened up the button and held the nebulizer over it. LOL... I about DIED when she told me this. What a joke!

I still laugh out loud every time I visualize holding the nebulizer over the mic-key button. What makes these people think that this kid is breathing through his tummy?

Thanks for sharing this Danielle!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Small Jenelle Update

It has been a while since our last update on Jenelle, which only means that things have been very stable. Jenelle keeps amazing us with her progress and her budding personality. On Easter, after Big Brother Jack and Cousin Trevor participated in an Egg Hunt, we sat the three kids down for a photo (see below.) Just as Jack turned to look at the camera, Jenelle used her hands and grabbed her brother's bag of eggs! It seems she didn't want to be left out on all the fun.

Later that day, Jenelle thoroughly enjoyed some vanilla ice cream and actually used her hand to get the ice cream on her fingers and into her mouth! If this girl could live on ice cream -we'd be in heaven! We are still waiting on the results of the Rett Syndrome test. My last e-mail from UCLA said that City of Hope may have the results in late May! She had her blood drawn for that test in January - amazing!!

Team Jenelle's Avocados is getting ready for the upcoming Freedom Walk on May 5! That is only 3 weeks away and the team is a little behind on donations. This partly because I've been too busy to remind everyone, and because my firm has started their own team and thus many donations have been diverted there (which is great as it all goes to the same wonderful cause!)

If you haven't joined the team or made a donation - it is not too late! Please visit our team page here to sign up or make a donation!

That is all for now - I'll keep you posted!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Easter Photos!

Here are some photos of our Easter Weekend - it was a busy one!

Dying eggs!

Big Brother Jack showing off his missing tooth!

The results of our first egg hunt. Jack shared an egg with his sister, which was very sweet. But as we posed them for this photo, Jenelle snagged the whole bag!

After taking the kids to the Angels game, we had egg hunt #2 with the cousins and their kids. Here is Big Brother Jack in action.

And here are all the kids together!

Fun day! Hope you had an awesome weekend!

Monday, April 02, 2007

At the ball game...

Nana Nancy (cousin Trevor's Nana) took these photos of Jenelle and me at cousin Trevor's Little League game on Saturday. Jenelle has come to accept that all of our weekends will somehow involve baseball in one way or another. Too cute not to share!