Thursday, December 27, 2012


As i write this, there is gingersnap dough cooling in the fridge.  We discovered this past weekend when we were at Grandma and Grandpa's celebrating Christmas that our little Munchkin absolutely loves Gingersnaps.  We've never seen him inhale a cookie or anything else for that matter in such a happy way.  He was very careful not to drop a crumb.

I'm seeing many many gingersnaps in his future.  I'm glad they are easy to make.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Sad and a Happy Day

Today was both a sad day and a happy day at the same time.

Today Robbie had his last session with the Occupational Therapist he's been seeing since last spring.  This is due to the structure of funding and the like for the therapy.  He's going to be going on to have his therapy at Bloorview in January.  We are all going to miss having her work with Robbie.  She is fantastic and even though Robbie complains about the therapy he likes her a lot.  I'm hoping that we will be able to work with her in the future.

So that was the sad news.  The happy news is that our little man saw his neurologist yesterday as well and everything still seems to be going very well.  She was really happy to see him walking (with us holding his hand) and trying to get into everything.  We also get to take him off one of the drugs he's been taking so he's now pretty much down to 1 drug + aspirin.

So a happy day and a sad day all in one.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Dear Munchkin,

Today is  your second birthday.  A very Happy Birthday to you!  I can't believe that the time has gone so fast.  You've grown up so much and you are getting bigger and more grown up every minute.

It's been a hectic year for you with your surgery, recovery and learning lots and lots of new skills.  You've always been such a super strong little boy with such a wonderful disposition.  You make friends wherever you go.  I hope that the next year is filled with much wonder and joy.  You are the light of my life and I am looking forward to all the fun we will have this coming year.



Happy Birthday

Two years ago you came in to our lives with a rush. You were eager to take on what the world had to offer. You have had your challenges, have endured more than any little boy should have to and you have overcame. You faced each challenge with the same happy outlook, a smile that melts hearts, a laugh and giggle that delights all around you, even on your worst days were we could get a smile from you. You have never let your disabilities stop you from your goals, you have simply adapted. For this reason alone, I know you will have many other successes in life no matter the difficulty before you.

Now on the cusp of walking it is hard to believe that just three months ago you learned how to sit up. You are growing up so fast now, trying desperately to catch up to the other little kids in your class. And I know that you will catch them. You have taught me so much in such a short time, you are my hero. I look forward to all that you will teach me as you grow up. Happy Birthday Robbie, my little boy. Love Dad.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Even Closer!!

Munchkin is getting pretty desperate to walk. He wants to walk all the time now and loves nothing more than to climb the stairs if he can con someone into doing it with him. He's going to be toddling along soon I think. Last night at the daycare he took about 8 steps towards me before teetering. And you know once he starts, he'll be off and running and we won't have a moment's peace :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

First Hair Cut

On Monday night we visited Santa, which you seemed to have a great time doing. You even had a very in depth conversation with him that in ended in giggles and smiles. Tonight we visited the barber for the very first time. Your hair has been getting very long in the back and a little crazy on top. It was decided that days before you second birthday would be a good time to get you all spiffy looking. I must say that you are now a very handsome little boy that the girls will be sure to be talking about even more so at daycare.  You were very well behaved, women who was waiting for her two boys to have their hair cuts was very impressed by how well you behaved. Great work little buddy.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Little ones and what they love

It's funny how the little ones get fixated on songs and videos. Munchkin is currently into the most popular video on the planet. The Psy Gangnam Style Video. He loves it and gets all grabby for it on the iPad. The other day his dad played it for him on the big screen and he thought it was awesome.