Thankful As Can Be…

Aiden’s outfit says it all. This was our first Thanksgiving with everyone home together, and we certainly have so much to be thankful for. Grandpa and Grandma came from NY to visit, and the boys (the *real* reason they came ;-) ) loved all of the extra attention! We took a trip to the Gaylord Texan and the boys had quite a time (see pics below).

It is amazing how big the boys have gotten, almost overnight. Their clothes from even just a couple weeks ago do not fit them. Ethan and Evan have started mimicking almost everything Aiden does, even to coughing like him and sticking their fingers down their throat and gagging themselves. Aiden is becoming more and more mobile, and can semi-”crawl”/scoot everywhere like greased lightning. It is the funniest thing; he looks kind of like a rabbit with a broken leg.

Please continue to pray for him, and that God will give us wisdom to know what to do. His vomiting has continued to worsen, and he has been steadily losing weight since going to the g-tube. We will be moving him to a G-J tube (putting a tube down through the g-tube into his intestines), which hopefully will improve his weight gain. Several of you have suggested some possibilities to check out, such as mastocytocis, pyloric stenosis, Vitamin B deficiency, and others. We truly appreciate your suggestions; thank you! Unfortunately, he has been tested for all of those things and so far, all of the tests have come back negative.

Below are lots of new pictures and some video. More than anything else, at this time of year, we are most thankful for all you, our extended family and friends. Your kind thoughts and faithful prayers mean so very much to us, and we hope that you enjoy this wonderful time of the year.



Trouble is roaming the neighborhood

Evan, just because the dogs do it doesn’t mean you should!!!

A car came by and Boo got scared

Ethan, what are you up to?

They are opening everything!

Evan apparently forgot that he can walk

Couch potato alert!

Ethan plays peek-a-boo with Carolina

The ‘Outdoor Explorer’ is always indoors

What a face!

The eyelashes are his signature

Grandpa and Evan spend some quality time together

So sweet!

Grandma and Grandpa take the twins for a ride

This year’s decorations at the Gaylord Texan are larger than life and a lot of fun

So many balls…Evan thinks he’s in heaven!

Ethan wanted to check out the lights

The boys enjoyed watching the “elf” make animals balloons

There was an attempt at a picture of the trio in the sleigh…obviously, the attempt failed miserably

Evan was thrilled…there were even “balls” hanging from the ceiling!

Grandpa with Ethan, a bottle of orange juice, and a purse (don’t ask)

Grandma gets in an arm workout (it’s harder than it looks!)

Everyone was worn out afterwards

They get so excited about the Letters DVD. They are only allowed to watch it twice a day, so they make the most of it

We can now webcam…the boys love it (grandma and grandpa love it even more)

Ethan does the one-fingered Aiden touch

Aiden is mobile!

Two’s company…

…three’s chaos!


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    1. My second son is 11.5 months old and he crawls exactly the same!!

    2. I loved the pictures. Your boys are the cutest! I enjoyed seeing Gaylord Texan, too! Since I am a Dallas girl originally :) You guys are often in my thoughts…. I pray happy and peaceful times for you all over the holidays.

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