Saturday, February 28, 2009

Gulf Shores

Here are some more pics from our trip. We had a great time. The weather averaged high 60's, low 70's, but if you were in the sun it felt like 80. As you can see from the pics, Addy had a blast. Now we are back to reality and Michigan weather. Yuck!

Making friends at the airport

Checking out the scenery

Opening Valentines gifts

Checking out my pink painted toes

Playing in the sun

Pooped out

Drying off

Looking cool

Hey...check out my butt

Having fun

Sand baby

Aweeee....isn't he sweet!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

New Walker

Addy's new walker has finally arrived. She already loves the seat. It also has different back wheels that don't get away from her. They grip well and are bigger for more terrain surfaces. We are getting ready to go to Gulf Shores, Alabama for a week and I was a little worried about taking a borrowed walker with us. You never know what can happen when you check luggage and I would have felt horrible if something would have happened to the borrowed one. So, this one arrived just in time. Off to the sun and sand!!!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sesame Street Live

We took Addy to see Sesame Street Live: When Elmo Grows Up at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. I think I was more excited than Addy was because I couldn't wait to see the reaction on her face when the show started. She absolutely loved it! She was glued to the show the entire time. She's at such a good age for something like this. During the show, she pointed and named the characters as they came on stage. It was very apparent that Elmo was her favorite.

Monday, February 2, 2009


Well, I don't usually post my feelings about this, but I am getting completely fed up with doctors! It's like they have this egotistical aura about them that says, let me talk while you listen to what I have to say. Maybe I have some things to say too. Let's see, I'm the one who spends 50-100% of every day with my child. You are seeing this kid for 10-15 minutes and you think that you know everything. How rude! Maybe if you just listened sometimes, you might even learn something new. Boy, that's a concept.

I apologize for my rude words, I guess I just had a bad day. The nerve of a doctor to have no bedside manner and to reassure me that "I'm in this for the long haul and Addison's issues are not short term by any means." I mean what does he think, that I expect her to wake up tomorrow and start walking and running and jumping like a "normal" one and a half year old. No, I don't expect that and I know I'm in this for the long haul. I know my child has a disability and that in some form it will always exist Thanks for the pep talk and the nice pat on the back. Let me tell you, it was really reassuring and you really made my day. NOT!!!!!!

Oh and by the way, you might as well throw away the post about Addy being discharged from occupational therapy because I got my hand slapped for that one too by this same guy. She should have never been discharged and she will need OT and PT for years to come. Sorry, I thought that maybe I could just enjoy one positive thing for once. Guess it wasn't so positive after all. I'm done ranting now. I promise the next post will be better.