Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Daniel and his quilt from Nona!

While back in Indiana Daniel was given this quilt. His first response to all of the animals on it was to growl. Now he loves looking at the animals and holding his quilt. He does still growl at it from time to time. Thank you Nona for the quilt is is beautiful!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Is there a right way to eat Potato Soup?

Who needs a spoon mom, I get more faster this way!

Our Trip back to Indiana

Friday morning we received a phone call that my grandfather in IN. was not doing well. They were calling the family in. Daniel and I were scheduled to fly out on Sunday to see him, but they felt this  would not be soon enough. So on Friday morning we booked tickets for the whole family to fly to IN to see my Grandpa one more time. As soon as the kids arrived home from school we left MA for the CT airport. We were the family that no one wants to be with on our first flight. Daniel screamed most of the way and Benjamin was vomiting. Tom and Benjamin were covered in vomit. The flight attendants were not very friendly to our family. We flew to Georgia. The second flight was much better. We flew in to IN. We were able to spend the weekend with family and visit all 3 of my grandparents. Daniel met his Great Grandparent for the first time. Flying home was much better also. We flew through MI, which made much shorter flights. So we were in 5 states this weekend. My Grandpa is still hanging in there, if we are lucky we will see him again at Christmas. We are taking the train to IN on the 23rd of December. Thank you for all of the prayers.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

Just for fun...

More pictures to share!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Two weeks!

I can't believe it we have been home for two weeks!

We arrived at the Boston Airport on Saturday around 2:00 pm, we were greeted by Benjamin, Michael, Grandma, Grandpa, and The Steiger Family. We hung out at the airport to talk and play on the playground for a while. We then made the two hour drive home. Daniel's first car seat ride went well, he slept the whole way home. We arrived home a little after 6:00 and Lori and Daniel were in bed by a little after 7:00. We had been traveling for 30 hours. Sunday we just took our time getting around and just hung out. The first couple of days Daniel was terrified of the dog and wanted to be right with us. His sleeping habits were rough. He was not used to the eight hour time difference or the new schedules. He was used to getting bottles every two hours and woke up in the night for bottles. He was using his bottle for a pacifier. We went to the doctor on Monday morning, he weighed 21.7 pounds and was 30 1/2 inches. He got a clean bill of health. We were sent to the lab to take stool samples and have blood drawn. I thought I took a lot of stool, but they sent me home with two more containers. They took 8 vials of blood from his arm and did a finger prick for his lead level test. We then headed home for the rest of the day. On Tuesday he was running a fever, congested, vomiting, and just miserable.... So Wednesday was much of the same. On Thursday Grandma and Grandpa headed home and we went back to the doctor. He now had an ear infection, upper respiratory infection, viral and bacterial infections. We finally started to turn the corner on late Friday. On Saturday he went with us to the farm for Benjamin's friend's birthday party. On Sunday he had his first visit to church. he was quite the center of attention. I have to say though as soon as the songs ended and our minister started preaching he went right to sleep and slept the rest of the service. (I don't think that will happen again) Well that was the end of week one.

Week 2...
We are more adjusted, and Daniel is feeling at home. He actually touched the dog tonight and then screamed. We have switched from formula to whole milk. Mom was mean and took away the bottle.... we now just have the sippy cup (that was one long rough night.) Daniel was kindergarten show and tell (3rd grade show and tell is tomorrow and 6th grade on Tuesday). He has had many firsts... the first grocery cart ride, the first stroller ride, the first piece of pizza, the first Mc Donalds happy meal, etc...... he is doing great he is so full of energy and just loves to play and laugh. He loves to copy his siblings and make them laugh. He loves being the center of attention. In fact last night I was talking to another mom while holding him and he started getting really loud, so that we would pay attention to him.

I tried taking some pictures of the kids tonight, Daniel had his own ideas... I would sit him down and try to snap the picture and he would run away or tickle one of the kids or give them a big slobbery kiss, or what ever to cause trouble. So here are the best of pictures that I got. I hope you enjoy them.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Here are some pictures of our little guy! Danielle the One Family Pictures are for you. The other photo is to show you that the two big brooms are Daniel's favorite toys the last couple of days. Today we started working on some wooden puzzles. He also only woke up twice in the night. Yeah! Today we are off to be kindergarten show and tell. Next week we are 3rd and 6th grade show and tell. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Just checking in....

Well we have been home for almost 2 weeks. Daniel is doing great. He is so adjusted and attached. We just need to get more sleep at night. It just seems that he has always been a part of our family. He is so happy and full of life. I can't wait for all of you to meet him in person.

Here are some new pictures that I wanted to share.