Saturday, January 29, 2011

Big Helper

May 2010
Tyler 2 McKay 9

Tyler is my new little helper! We train them young here in this house :)
I need all the help I can get!!
This is one of the very first times that Tyler has shown any interest to help feed McKay. He got the bar stool all by himself and told us he needed to stand on it. He was right on that one, because gravity is what makes the Pediasure go down. Good Job Tyler Bug!


Mother's Day
May 9, 2010
Picture taking with children can sometimes be tough. least it is with my little kids. Even if you don't count McKay, it still is. These were taken on Mother's Day sometime after church. this was the best one out of the bunch! Between Tyler crying and McKay not wanting to hold his head up it was quite the ordeal!! These kids that call me mother sure are cute one's though. I love them very much and feel blessed to be their mom.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Easter 2010

What a fun Easter/Conference weekend McKay had
He got to hold a bunny at the baby animal days in Logan
He loved to feel the soft bunny!

He was trying to get into some trouble at G-ma Linnea's house! That doesn't happen very often so when it does happen.....we have to take pictures of it!
We were all sitting there watching conference, we looked over and saw McKay doing this. Just sitting there with his finger in the blinds. Not sure what he was thinking but
it was sure cute to see!
Dad holding him while watching conference

McKay doing some thinking during conference. I'd really like to know what this kid really is thinking sometimes!

Holding dad's hand....

Dad going up stairs to give him a bath.

Easter morning 2010
They're all sitting on McKay's bed
We have to look at the fish in the big fish tank every time we come to the hospital. It's one of the high lights! Hannah's got the fishy face down good!

January 4, 2010

Waiting for Doctor Peter to come check out McKay's braces. His dafo's, which are his feet and ankle braces and his back brace.

Our wheelchair guy Matt, is making some changes on his wheelchair. You can tell McKay was loving every minute of it!! I'm just glad he was calm. When he's struggling or fidgety it's to had to get a good fitting. But when he's calm like this it's such a better fitting. So that worked out for us this day!! He made more changes this visit than ever before. McKay went through a growing spurt so his wheelchair needed to be altered quite a bit. You change one thing and then it starts a domino thing after another.
Very entertaining when you take 3 kids to the hospital. I try to make it as fun as possible....kind of like a field trip! With Hannah in Kindergarten, it made it hard sometimes to schedule his appointments. Because she had morning I would plan them in the early afternoon.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Wheelin' on ice

December 26 2009

Here is a picture of Little McKay wheelin' around on the ice. I almost left him with grandma Leah, but decided not to. I thought he'd like getting out and getting a few laps around the rink by anyone who wanted to push him around. I would like to say that he had a thrilling time...but he slept the whole time we were there. So maybe it was so great and so comfortable the only thing he could do was sleep! At least he stayed on all four wheels this time. The last time he went we had a slight problem...nothing to major- just kind of scary looking. His chair slipped back and the two front wheels of his chair were sticking straight up. He was fine, his head wasn't even touching the ice because he was strapped in so good, but still..... the look of it was just wrong. So compared to last time this was a smooth skate. He skated just beautifully! maybe next time he'll try one of those cool spins!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tyler playing with McKay

October 2009

At one of Matthew's basketball games Tyler entertained himself for a minute
by climbing on McKay wheelchair. He would climb all over that thing. McKay didn't seem to
mind one bit. He was half a wake and half a sleep. This is a great picture of a close up of his latest headrest. So far it's been a favorite. Out of the 4 we have tried in his life time this one has been the best. His ears don't fold in half as much and our favorite part- is the strap around his forehead. For at least 3-4 years John and I have joked around about strapping a belt or tape around his head to keep it up. And here's our answer.... this does the job really good. I just wish someone would have told me about it several years ago!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A great Quote

My friend sent me a baby announcement and inside it was this little quote.

"the child must know
that he is a miracle,
that since the beginning of the world
there hasn't been,
and until the end of the world
there will not be,
another child like him."

I think this is so true. and it's directed to all the children. They are so individual- so unique in their own way. and all are so special. I am grateful for the 4 children that I have been given. And I'm grateful for what they all teach me.