Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Off to the races

Santa brought our family two more Wii controllers and wheels so that we can do what Ian likes to do best for family time and that is.....Mario Kart Wii.

Here is our first ever 4 person race.....quickly changed to 3 person after we had humored Livy. She does like to hold the wheel, drive, and shake it but that is about all.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Messy Messy

Livy has decided it is time to start learning to feed herself. I'll be glad to be able to eat a meal and taste my food again instead of merely inhaling it so for now, we only do meal time near a source of running water :)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Liver Day Celebration

We celebrated Ian's first liver day yesterday with green cupcakes topped with green frosting and sprinkles and for dinner we had what else but pizza our usual celebration dinner. We made it a year without a rejection episode and that has been a wonderful miracle for our family. I am filled with all sorts of joy!

Ian also had his preschool program on his Liver Day and I had to choke back tears while at the program thinking how different things were a year ago. He did a great job with his part. Livy however was mostly a wiggle worm through the entire thing so my pictures are somewhat blurring because of her jostling the camera.

It is hard to believe that we are already at the year mark for his transplant. Our hearts are full of gratitude for the family, friends, donor family, medical staff, and Heavenly Father who made this possible.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Finally Done

I finished my Christmas shopping late last night. I think this is a record for me to be so late into the month. I still have a ton of wrapping to do and will try to tackle that this weekend. I so love the wrapping part....in fact Brett often puts my stuff in boxes for me to wrap as he doesn't like doing it and I do :)

Livy has successfully managed to pull (and mangle) a few ornaments off the tree but honestly has done a lot better with it than I thought.

And if anyone has ideas as to how to fend off the question of if it is Christmas yet, please share. We have two advent calendars we are using plus a countdown chain with an activity for each day and yet somehow I still get asked almost daily if Santa will be making his visit tonight. This same questioner is very anxious for Frosty to come on TV and I keep checking listing for this.....please let me not miss setting the DVR!

I am reading a collection of Christmas stories and have found joy in hearing the tale of the shoemaker again this year as I have not read it for a long time now. I love how Christmas is a Holiday for young and old to enjoy!