So, what is new with Hugh? Well, he is finally eating again now that the never ending cold has finally ended. We have his big test at PCH tomorrow...hoping that all his muscles in his throat are fully developed. However, they have told us that if there is no change - it may just be his swallow (and they assume one of us has the same swallow...I guessing he got this wonderful trait from me). So, all the thickening and expensive therapy for nothing...awesome. I guess we'll see tomorrow. He has been standing independently...very impressive. He has taken A step! Several times I might add...not all at the same time, but A step at several different times. I know, I know...you all are SO amazed. Maybe we'll start 2010 with a walker...heavy emphasis on maybe. We continue to see his personality come out more and more...we love it. He continues to mimic a lot of my faces...wow, I really need to smile more and quit the smirking. We are loving every minute with him...he is so much fun.
We were blessed this past weekend with a sleepover with two of our amazing nephews. This is the third year we have had a nephew/nephews spend the night...it is so fun. The rule is as soon as they are potty trained, they can spend the night. So, Eli says to me (he is very smart), "Logan is potty trained and with your rule, he should be here." I explained to him that his Mom didn't think I was ready to handle four kids and he says, "Yep, you wouldn't be able to handle Logan." Too funny. Logan - you were missed and you are coming next year...I know Jake can handle it. We had lots of fun with games, the Wii, too much sugar, VHS movies, a Christmas party with our small group...lots of fun (and craziness) all around. My favorite line from the weekend - from TJ, "I loved Robin Hood. It was the best movie." He makes me smile - the movie is from the 80s. Of course, I wanted to document the weekend...at the last minute. So, I bribed the boys for pictures because they kept telling me how much they hate pictures (especially Eli...he kept telling me how much he HATES them, I believe the evidence below contradicts his story).
Oh well, I tried to get some shots...kudos to people who get great shots of their multiple children. Oh, and this is what happens when you give a six-year-old a camera.
Ah, we love these boys. Hugh had a blast...looking forward to lots more in our future...or, I guess until they become "uncool". We wish all of our nieces and nephews lived here for sleepover fun!