Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year 2012!

The holidays have come and gone, the new year has started!  So many terrific things happening, looking forward to what God has in store for 2012.  Parker is keeping us all busy, he is loving school, has found a new "old" favorite in Blues Clues.  His vocabulary now includes, "notebook, think, blues, table", all courtesy of the videos!  This was Taylor's favorite 10 or so years ago, finding these videos have been a trick, but thankfully DirectTV still has them playing daily.  Parker's grown 3.5 inches in 3 months thanks to our new endocrin and treatment, now is back on the "typical" chart at 30%.  After almost a year of little to no growth we are so pleased.  His problem solving skills are fantastic, speech continues to come along (although not as fast as Mom would like).  His vocabulary is now about 45-50 words, we know he understands everything, just working on getting those words to verbalize.  His new favorite word is STOP, when the kids get too close he pushes away and yells STOP as loud as he can.  In this house one has to fend for oneself!  He's learned to snap his fingers which is hysterical!  Health has been fantastic, we have our annual cardio visit in a few weeks and our hoping to move to bi-annual visits them.  Only one additional snuffy head for Parker (two in his lifetime) and no ear problems or setbacks from that cold.  We had a Christmas trip to WDW and he was a fast favorite of all the cast members.  He loved Santa, the characters, and the parades.  It truly was a magical trip (always is)!  Uncle Matt was here for Christmas which is such a blessing, wish he was closer to TX!  Maybe we will make a CA Disney visit this year.  Lots more to say, but that is the quick update.  Getting ready to run the half marathon on January 15th to benefit Research Down syndrome, we met our fundraising goal, but certainly appreciate any additional donations  - it is not too late!

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