Monday, August 15, 2011

More fun with balloons

Almost as much fun as pulling on the strings of 365 colorful balloons on the ceiling, was wading through a sea of balloons on the floor!  When we left the house this afternoon to get Ty's bloodwork done, the balloons still filled the sky in the boys' playroom.  When we returned, the pressure must have dropped or something (it's been raining like crazy) and we came home to a floor covered in rainbows.  The boys got such a KICK out of that! 

In fact, all those balloons on the floor inspired Ty to practice his walking for a very long time.  I know I keep bragging about how strong he is getting, but he is really walking well!  I think it will only be a matter of weeks before he can stand and walk independently!  I hope so, anyway.  He deserves this SO MUCH.  His new found independence has already changed our lives so significantly and we are only a fraction of the way there.  Please pray for Ty's continued improvement. 

Today I can put Ty down on the floor in a sitting position, and not worry too much about whether or not he can support himself.  I don't allow Gavin to get too close because Ty is definitely still wobbly (and Gavin can be rough), but it is such a gift to be able to walk away and to watch him playing on the floor with cars, or blocks, or tools.  I can also put him in a shopping cart and walk away, or in a booster seat and watch him "do art" at the kitchen table.  Tonight, for example, he was fingerpainting.  He's such a clown; he told me he was painting "Thin-dee" and he started laughing hysterical.  That means he was painting me, Cindy.  He never calls me by my name, I don't know where that came from, but he thought he was the funniest kid around when he came up with that one.  I am just so proud of him.  Finally, we have a home filled with giggles.  We are having fun. 

That's not to say we don't have our daily issues.  Ty did throw up today during lunch, not sure why, and getting his bloodwork turned into a stressful, two-hour ordeal (I don't even want to get into it), but compared to what our daily life was like just weeks ago we are living in a whole new world.  It's been almost, dare I say it.... normal!

Thank you for your continued support.  I have been working on Ty's "year in review" video and I can't wait until it is ready for posting.  Love to you all! 


  1. Simply amazing!! Don't ever apologize for bragging, you have every right to brag and more!!!

  2. Yea for good times, giggles, laughter and a whole lot of new memories for y'all to cherish for a life time!

    Overjoyed at your recent posts and how well Ty is doing. He CAN do it!!

    Looking forward to your video, I have already watched your vacation video several times since yesterday! :)

    Georgia --- GO DAWGS and GO TY!!!

  3. So glad to read such happy posts. What a wonderful gift that was to send.. There are so many people out here pulling for you and your family.. I pray we keep reading all joyful things.. You all deserve it so much