These two little people have grown to adore each other. Like any siblings, they have their moments but overall, they are giggling and playing with each other ALL the time. It was a tough road for us while they were babies but now I'm so glad we had them close.
They were wrestling the other night on Olivia's bed right before bed time and ended up wanting to sleep together. Olivia said "mommy, can Ford sleep with me? He's my best friend." Now how do you say no to that?
It took them a LONG while to go to sleep but afterwards I went up to check on them and they looked like a small litter of puppies all snuggled up together.
He is doing so well that his OT has been decreased to only once a week (he was going three times a week just 3 months ago). He also continues to have speech once a week which he will pick up with at his new school.
He is saying everyone's name and 3-4 word phrases.
He is able to go up and down stairs with minimal assistance and his sensory issues seem to be decreasing.
We are SO thankful to our clinic, A Focused Brain and the therapists there. There is no way Ford would be where he is today without their persistence, knowledge and love to help children like Ford.
All Glory goes to our Lord.
He has and always will have a special plan for this brother bear of ours.
We went camping a few times this summer. Probably a few more times than we anticipated. We would ask Olivia if she wanted to go to the beach condo or camping in the pop up and every time she would say camping. We bought the pop up when Ford was just a baby and we can already say that we've gotten our money worth. The kids just absolutely love it and just can't get enough. So every chance we got this summer, we packed it up and off we went.
We're happy to say that after many years of crying babies in the car, we finally have silence.
We thought this day would NEVER come.
The kids favorite spot to camp is Jellystone Park which is only 30 minutes from our house.
Doing a family "train" down the slide was a big highlight.
The bathing beauty.
This is what the girl packs to go camping.
She always has to be accessorized.
We have two little ones counting down til we can get the ol' camper out again.
Hays and I were married on June 19, 2004 (my how time flies by so quickly). We have been married for almost nine years and cannot imagine being any happier. We have a beautiful 3 year old little girl, Olivia and a handsome baby boy, Ford. We live in Brandon, MS and enjoy what God has called us to do in life. This is our story....enjoy the adventure.