Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Little Drummer Boy

Playing to the camera
Plenty of toys for stacking
Zach and Lucy
Always excited for dinner!

Our little man has been doing fairly well lately. It looks as though he's finally kicked the ear infections for a while, thanks to a third round of antibiotics! Spinal defects clinic a few weeks ago went very well, and we were able to order a new wheel chair for Zach. In a couple months it shoud be here and provide Zach with a new sense of freedom. We also met a very special little girl at the clinic... Alex Diffee. Alex has spina bifida as well, and when Zach was diagnosed in utero, we began to follow her blog and learn a tremendous amount about this condition, and another family living with it each day. Things never worked out for us to meet up with Alex and here family, but after almost two years, we finally met at the clinic. It was wonderful to finally meet, and we can't wait to see them again.
As for the next few weeks, Zach is continuing with his therapy, and progressing each day. He's got new tricks each week! As the video shows, he's taking after Mommy and taking showing a natural music ability! Enjoy the video and pics and many blessings to you all!
Love - Brian + Kimmie

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Roller Coaster Month

Enjoying Time With Grandma
Mommy, Grandma, and Zachary
Working His New Train With Grandma
Enjoying Time With Mimi and Papa
A Little Home Improvement With Daddy
Rockin' the Sweater Vest at Ilria's Baptism

The Future CEO of G&I Products!
Looking Dapper in his New Sweater
Zach Points Out His New Favorite Place
Zach and Grandpa At In-N-Out
Zach and Uncle Dana
As you all know it has been far too long since the last update. Zachary has had quite a full month of visits from grandparents, a trip to Arizona, another bout of sickness, and finally, the return of our fun little guy!
At the end of January Zach and Mommy made a trip to Arizona to visit Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Kelly and Uncle Dana. They had a great time and Zach got his first taste of french fries on their trip to In-N-Out!
The following weekend Zach attended his first Baptism, as Daddy is the godfather of baby Ilaria. We had a wonderful time and Zachary enjoyed being the "big guy" for the first time.
The next few days, Zach seemed a bit off, and after a trip to the pediatrician, he was diagnosed with pneumonia, and had to stay home to undergo a cycle of antibiotics, and work on being 100% healthy for a while. Luckily, Mimi and Papa arrived and were able to stay with Zach during the day while Mommy and Daddy were off to work. He improved each day, and was feeling much better by the time Mimi and Papa headed back home.
Last weekend, Daddy headed down to Arizona for a golf vacation, and Grandma flew in to spend some quality time with Zach. They had a wonderful time together, and our little man seems to finally be back to his old silly self.
It's been a very busy month and we are glad Zachary is feeling much better, and enjoying his developing personality. We are all off to the spinal defects clinic on Tuesday for Zach's first check up of the year. He will be going to the clinic every six months now until the age of ten, rather than every three months the first year. We are excited to learn about Zach's development, and explore his future with a wheelchair, and continued progress.
We have been so blessed to have Zach make such huge strides to this point, and we pray for his continued health, healing, and smiles each day. With Love - Brian + Kimmie