June 19, 2012

Grandpa Time

One of Garren's biggest fans is my dad. Grandpa has really gone out of the way to give Garren opportunities to do fun things. During the school year Grandpa took Garren every Tuesdays to therapy. They would sing, drive and tell stories all the way there and back.

Recently, Grandpa decided it would be fun to be able to take Garren fishing. So he bought a boat. And now the two of them try to go fishing about once a week.

A couple of weeks ago, Grandpa supplied Garren with a riding lawnmower. Garren has been begging to drive. He wanted a golf cart. So when Garren got the lawnmower, he was excited to be able to get out and do something on his own. I help him get into the seat, and he cuts the grass! Not a bad deal!

Thank you Grandpa for being so awesome!

June 08, 2012

Last Day of School!

I put Kelsey on the bus for the last time this school year. It's the end of a season. The beginning of a new season. Kara and Garren have been finishing up exams this week. Garren aced his math exam on Wednesday. Kara got the highest grade in her class on her precalculus exame - 98%. Through all the stress of last minute studying, math worksheets, late nights and early mornings, we are finally through!

Garren continues to progress. The therapists continue to be encouraged with his progress. His legs and core are getting stronger all the time. I've been taking him to the gym a couple of times a week and we have had fun working out together. Garren is able to walk with a cane and with someone holding on to him. His goals right now are balance and endurance.

The swallowing continues to be his nemesis. We will continue to pray that God will heal his throat, so that things will begin working again soon. The therapist said to give him a couple of months, and then we can revisit the swallow therapy.

I'm looking forward to the change of pace for the summer. With the kids out of school we will be able to spend some good family time together. I'm looking forward to what God has in store for us next.