Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy 2nd Liver Day

Today is Ian's two year anniversary for his Liver Transplant. We have come so far in two years and are profoundly grateful to so many people. Ian only has labs once a month now, is only on one medication (which he will be for life) and sees the transplant team in Atlanta every six months. He is thriving in Kindergarten and life in general. This is a picture of him prentending to be Santa driving the sleigh with reindeer.
We'll be doing a liver day cake (complete with two candles) tomorrow when Grandma and Grandpa are here. We hope that we have lots more liver days to celebrate!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

band date night

If anyone saw me out tonight, yes I was out on a date with a younger man.....Ian! Brett and I routinely do dates with the kiddos, and family dates, and on the then rare occasion a couple date. Tonight I took Ian on a date to the local high school winter band concert as he talks about musical instruments so much. I kept it suprise until we were in the car.

It was wonderful. He asked all sorts of questions about where the conductor was going to stand, if he (it turned out to be a she) would have a baton (she did), and where the tubas were. Ian is fascinated by tuabs and drums and guitars and thankfully, tonight all three were highlighted in some fashion.

I am very hopeful that his love of music and band will continue until he can select his own instrument to play and I am hoping of his three short listed instruments thus far that it is the tuba that wins out.