Monday, October 12, 2009

Buddy Walk

Wow, I haven't written a real blog in ages! Sorry about that. Things have been crazy here, between the buddy walk and Malachi being sick, I haven't had much free time. Speaking of the buddy was AMAZING! This past Sunday we walked to raise money for Down syndrome awareness and research. We gathered a team of 40 people to spend the day with us and walk for Malachi. We has team shirts made and provided lunch for those walking on our team. We ate, we played, we talked, we laughed and we all had a wonderful time. The theme this year was "celebrating our hero's." It was truly a magical day! The only down side, it was cold and when I say cold I mean it didn't get out of the 40's all day. But we all survived,a little bit of cold weather isn't enough to keep us in!! Here are a few photo's from the day. I am working on making a video with them all, I will be sure to post it on here when I am done with it!

Me, Josh and prince Malachi right after the walk

Part of our group playing with Malachi.
Other than the buddy walk, we have been keeping busy. Malachi has had a nasty cold and most nights have been ending up in bed with us at night, sometime that I said I would NEVER do. Ha, the last 3 nights after an hour of crying, I gave in to him and let him sleep with us. Ugh. I need my sleep too, thats how I keep justifying it! Today I took him to the pediatrician  and she did an RSV swab just to be on the safe side, but she is pretty sure its just a virus. She also put him on an antibiotic and an antihistamine just in case. I am praying he sleeps better tonight and that he starts feeling better soon!

He has started really pulling up on everything and even started cruising a little on the couch. Its so fun to watch him get excited with his new mobility. We will be getting fitted for his new ankle braces soon. Unfortunately his feet are still very week, so he will be needing a more substantial brace. His will go up the back of his calf which will also prevent him for locking his knees and resting in his joint rather than using his muscles. He will have these braces for 6 months and then we will reevaluate to see if he can switch to a sure step style brace. Either way, I am excited that he is making such great progress. It seems like once he got crawling the correct way, he has just taken off. He is now signing more, mom, dad, dog, milk and eat. He ha also started doing peek-a-boo with his own hands and he can wave high and bye. I am starting to see more of his personality too which has been fun. I know he is going to be very stubborn not to mention a little ham. He LOVES to be the center of attention and likes getting the crowd laughing! What a blessing he is in our lives!

How are you all doing? Any new and exciting events in your life? What new skills has your child learned? Or what new things have you learned from your children? many questions, so little time!


My name is Sarah said...

I Love Malachi's crown.

Lacey said...

Its amazing how good they do once their heart is fixed. Its like their whole new people.

Emily said...

So glad you enjoyed it... even with the brrrr freezing temps!! Love his crown! What a charming little Prince!