February 21, 2010

Cutting and Crawling

Galadriel continues to improve at a great pace. She is reading at her normal speed. At her weekly physical therapy session they continue to work on various coordination activities. She can skip, run, gallop, side step and change activities mid-way nearly perfectly now. This week was added on the crab crawl which she was not able to do very well. The droop in the left eyelid is open about 3/5ths of the way now. Great progress there! She works on many activities to increase the use of her right hand. Grasping objects like clothes pins... she'll be a pro by the time we are hanging out laundry in the spring! Since she is left handed she doesn't want to use the right hand as much. This past week the therapist had her working on writing with her right hand by tracing. I thought she did really well considering I'm right handed and can't write at all with my left. Her natural reaction to "pinching" or picking up by grasping is to swing her hand over the top. I found that very interesting being that it is not a comfortable position at all (I tried it!) but apparently it is easier than having to use her "pinchers". So we are working on that. Again not something that has much of an effect on her daily living activities since she is a leftie. So things are progressing very well. She is very excited because this week the therapist gave her a week off!

Once Bilbo looked like a caucasian, blond Michael Jackson as a boy, it was time for a hair cut.



We simply had to keep the cut-off curls. When asked where his curls were Bilbo said "Inna bag".

Delectible or what?


Eleanor turned 7!

Now this is cake decorating at its finest!!

Time for getting more wood. This time it was a family affair.
There and back again....

Feeding the fire.... which seems mighty hungry these days!

Pippin helping.

Look who's crawling! Or maybe we should call it swimming.

"Hey Mom! This pancake looks like a sunflower!"
Hmmm... I wonder how much this would bring on ebay!


  1. I really miss you!! I love your little man's curls!...don't even get me started about those cheeks ;o)
    I am glad your dd is doing better! We are keeping her in our constant prayers! We are cheering her on from NJ!! And sending lots of hugs too!!
    God bless all of you...and i hope and pray that all is well!
    {{{{HUGS}}}, dear friend!!

  2. Pippin in unbeliavable. I like him so much with his new look!:)))

  3. I loved this whole post! Love that dd is doing so much better. Wonderful news to read. Bilbo's curls are too, too cute and baby Poppy is just too much! Looks like you guys are thriving. God is so good!