June 30, 2010

Fun with Grandma & Grandpa Penner

"I wanna help!"
Aaron & my dad were replacing some wood on our front porch.
Grant walked outside with his toy hammer to help out.


June 18, 2010

You are my sunshine

Sweet, little Wes - three months old
Happy Grant - enjoying the new playroom
Big brother making little brother laugh
Grant's first haircut
Grant checking out his first skinned knee

Wesley - two months old

Grant & Grandpa enjoying the pool


June 17, 2010

Update 6/17/2010

Update, update! Read all about it! Here's what has happened the past two months...

Wesley: What a happy baby! He has been chunking up a lot this past month. His cheeks are so kissable. Unfortunately, there is still no sign of him sleeping through night. Hopefully month three will be the month he decides to give Mommy the gift of a full night of sleep. :)

Grant: My sweet boy has been through a lot the past couple of months. In May, Grant was evaluated again and was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and a significant language delay. He now gets speech therapy (ST) twice a week and continues to get physical therapy (PT) once a week with an emphasis on fine motor development and sensory integration. We are praying that Grant will begin to talk soon and that his SPD is not severe.
Grant was also tested for food allergies. He has had a couple allergic reactions which we thought were from eating peanut butter and other legumes; however, the blood test came back negative. He now will have a skin test done to confirm the blood work. At first I was relieved that he may not have an allergy to peanut products and beans, but that feeling was replaced with bewilderment - he did have a severe allergic reaction while eating peanut butter and during a meal that consisted of a lot of different beans... so if he is not allergic to them - then what is he allergic to?

Aaron: School's out!! This week was Aaron's first week of full-time painting. He loves the change of pace. Summer church softball has also begun and Aaron has high hopes that the team will have more wins this summer to go along with the great camaraderie the guys have with each other.

Karen: Much has changed for me. I am now a full-time stay-at-home mommy. It was very difficult for me to say goodbye to Thompson Child & Family Focus but my place right now is to help Grant with his therapy and spend as much time as I can with my two sweet boys. Staying at home is a sacrifice, act of faith, and a gift. I am looking for a part-time job that I can do from home (or at least mostly at home). If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 12:2
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