Wednesday, March 31, 2010

As Promised...

Well, I finally have some pictures and videos to share! Thank you to my wonderful hubby for staying with SueSue while she is napping so I can spend some time on the computer:)

Therapy is going so well. We have already seen an improvement in Suzie's posture and extension in her right arm. She is starting to stand much better as well, not leaning on furniture as much, although she still isn't standing on her own. We are so thankful for the great service she is getting.

She is chatting a ton too! Here are some of her new words: Mommy (instead of Mama) and Daddy, walk, yuck, neigh (horse sound), shoe, sock, play, go, Mary (her video), hippo, bath, two. She is so social...all the therapists know her because she is always saying "hi" to them.

Let me quickly paint a picture of what it looks like every time I go to the store with Suzie. Suzie says, "Hi....hi...hi....hi...hi" to everyone she sees. Even if they say "hi" back, she just keeps chatting. Then they will say, "what beautiful red hair! Where did she get that hair from." I will tell them that neither of her parents have red hair, but she has an aunt on Daddy's side with it and a great-grandma on Mama's side. Meanwhile, Suzie is persistently saying "hi" the whole time:) I can't remember the last time we were out where this did not happen...seriously.

We had so much fun painting the youth room with the kids last week. Here are a few pictures. The whole room was painted in the blue that is on the top. We added the orange on the bottom, the white stripe, and painted all the door jams and border on the whiteboard white. We think it turned out pretty well!




This is what happens when I let Suzie feed herself...

Now we're just hanging outside with our neighbors and enjoying the sunshine!



Suzie is frequently doing more of the correct crawling rather than army crawling. She is so fast combat crawling though, it's no wonder why she prefers it!




Here's a video of Suzie in her big girl pigtails doing her favorite thing ever...watching a video of Mary Rice Hopkins.

And here is is kissing her baby...so sweet!


Thanks to all for your prayers and encouragement. We are so blessed!

7 comments:

Brittany said...

Steph, Brooklyn had the same problem with her eyes wandering when she was little.. I bought a bunch of Black and White books super cheap on Amazon which the eye Dr. suggested and read them with her 5-6 times a day! In about 6 weeks time we really started noticing a difference in her eyes wandering and working together. She still has trouble when she is tired but the Dr. said now its within the realm of normal. You might try it.. there is something about the black and white images that make their eyes focus correctly! I will be praying! Such a sweet little girl you have! I love the piggy tails!

CALLAWAY FAMILY said...

I am loving the pig tails!!!

CALLAWAY FAMILY said...

nice pics of the youth room. But I thought Texas Tech was red and black??

Kyle, Steph, and Suzie said...

THANK YOU BRITTANY! I will give it a try:)

We thought the black and red would be overkill:) Since the room was already blue, we just picked one color we thought would go well. It's not supporting any sports team. (Sorry Florida fans:)

Debra said...

What a doll! Miss her so much! I'm loving the pigtails too. Thanks for sharing such cute pics and videos. I don't think the red and black would be overkill ;) haha, well maybe so, but it looks good anyway. I have to say that I kinda love that Suzie gets some of that red hair from her auntie :) Thanks for the update!

Mrs. Jorgenson said...

Suzie just melts my heart! She is so beautiful. I love her red hair too. Love her kissing her baby. You guys are doing such a wonderful job with her - see what a happy girl you have? Miss you and looking forward to visiting with you this summer. Love, Anna

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