Monday, June 9, 2008

Are YOU ready for summer?

Are you ready for summer? Remember to protect your peepers!!Don't you just love when you forget about something and then weeks, months or some times years later you find it? Like if you put $20 in your pocket of your winter jacket, then the next year you are putting that jacket back on and YIPEE you're $20 richer! Well that is exactly the feeling I got this weekend but it was more like a million dollars!
This weekend, I was digging in the back of the closet (can't even remember why) and I found a swing that I got on EBay 2 years ago. This little hammock swing. But when I got it in the mail, it was the exact timing of Daniel getting his diagnoses so in my depressed state I threw it to the back of the closet floor and figured we'd never be able to use it. There it has sat for the past 2 years (OKAY - NO I DON'T CLEAN OUT MY CLOSETS OFTEN!!) until we found it the other day. It was one of those moments where you're so happy that you do the happy dance.... so for the past two days, Daniel has been happy happy happy.
Check out the eyes below...they are closed. What a way to take a little nap eh?!
Now its time for our new bike!! But in the hot weather we had (90 degrees) we didn't last too long on the bike. Just long enough to get a couple pictures and ride for a few. Then it was off to the pool.
Doesn't he look like such a big boy?? He certainly doesn't look like he's 2 1/2 to me!!Just posting this picture because I wanted people to see how great Daniel is doing with supporting himself. Now if we could just get that trunk a little bit stronger, so many great things will come. But for now, isn't this awesome? Bearing weight on his arms is a huge thing, and look at that supported noggin!
Here is what happens after a full day of activity. I guess we did a little too much. For those of you who know Daniel personally, you are aware that it is very hard to get him to sleep and once he is asleep to wakens up very very easily. The video is kind of long, but I found it so funny (except for my brief moment of panic at the end!). So watch it at your own risk!


Anonymous said...

omg the video is great! it looks like he has a bit of a smirk through the video so i thought he was kinda faking it. but those pictures of the hammock are fantastic! oh i love it!

laila said...

GREAT PHOTOS....Specially of that weight bearing- thats increadible! I laughed SO hard at that video- Hannah is the same with sleeping-or lack of sleep- so when she sleeps heavy we freak out too! LOL

Justinich Family said...

Love the sunglasses and the bike. That Hammock is so cool. That is so cool to see the weight bearing and head control, looks like there are some new things in Daniel's future. Woohoo.

ummmhello said...

Weight bearing and head supporting ROCKS. Great video, too :) He is such an incredibly handsome little guy!

BusyLizzyMom said...

We love summer as well, it is a shame it goes by so fast. I do really enjoy the long hard naps Elizabeth has as well (I know a bit selfish but I can get stuff done). Love the hammock, he looks so comfortable.