Saturday, September 13, 2008

Outdoor Fun

I am loving this weather! Autumn has always been my favorite season, but with this extra bump on my front, I am basking in the cooler weather even more. Ryan worked a few long days this week, so he was able to take yesterday off. We took advantage of our free time and spent the afternoon lazing around Stillwater, MN. We went to the apple orchard, petted the farm animals, walked along the St. Croix River, and had a picnic in the grass. We need to get our son in the grass more often. He wasn't sure what to do when those prickly little blades tickled his neck.

We have a busy week coming up, with Sylas' OT and PT evaluations and his first visit with the neurologist. I'll keep you posted as to how those visits go.


  1. it's the little man on the prairie !

    I like the pict where he's lying in the grass

  2. Sylas is getting so BIG! It looks like he had a blast playing in the grass. I love the second picture, it is a great picture of him! Thank you so much for sharing your life! I love to read updates on how your little/Big guy is doing!

  3. I *love* that second picture! I also like the one with the goat, because I'm a big fan of goats (I used to raise them, until I had to go off to college). Thanks for sharing.

  4. Love the pics! What a sweetie

  5. The pictures are just beautiful!!
    He looks so happy, like he really enjoys life.

    Hope you are feeling good. We are prayign for you, Ryan, Sylas and your little girl.


  6. Ron and Sheryl ThompsonOctober 13, 2008 at 10:11 AM

    My wife, Sheryl, and I have four kids ranging from 20 to 29. Our youngest, Christina, has had more than her share of medical "challenges." She has quadriplegic cerebral palsy and has recently been diagnosed with dystonia. She has a feeding tube in her stomach, a rod in her back, and uses a baclofen pump.

    She has endured more pain in twenty years than several people do in their combined lifetimes. Christina is a precious gift to us from God and we wouldn't trade the past twenty years for anything. God's love and grace have been so evident. Our three oldest kids all love the Lord, and our oldest daughter is desiring to open a school for mutiplied handicapped children in New Jersey, where she lives. Our middle daughter, Joanna and her husband Steve live in Bloomington and sent us the link to this blog.

    We want to encourage you and let you know that there are so many great times that are able to compensate for the "bad news days" and remember that God knows the end from the beginning. As we looked at your pix of Sylas, we noticed that he is doing much more than Christina was able to do at that age. Sheryl has been Christina's main caregiver, but is given breaks through a grant that Christina quaified for after being on a long waiting list.

    Continue to do what you are doing and we send our christian love and encouragement to you.


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