Friday, September 5, 2008

Blog catch-up!

Hello everyone!! We know it's been a very long time since Mary has posted anything - she's been very busy!

We just had a great visit from Grandma and Grandpa Windscheif! While they were here we went to the mountains, Michie Tavern, story time and a hike on a really cool trail near Monticello! We also celebrated Mary's 18 month birthday! Mary got to pick out a fish for her birthday, which she named Dorothy! Along with her fish, Grandma and Grandpa found a praying-mantis and put it in a jar for Mary to see. Mommy thought it was yucky and wanted it out of her house. We think it is still lingering outside trying to find its way in!!

Mary has been having fun playing, blowing bubbles and learning how to drive a power chair! She's doing very well and next week we get to take the demo home to practice! We're all very excited - even Jackson!

Speaking of Jackson - Mary loves being a big sister and is teaching Jackson about playing with toys - especially Elmo!

Daddy started back to school a few weeks ago and Mary really misses him during the day. When Mary hears the door open at the end of the day she smiles and says "Daddy, Daddy!". She's so smart and cute! She's also been learning all her colors and even more animals! Next we're working on the alphabet!

We hope everyone had a great summer and things are going well coming into fall and the winter months. Please say a prayer that Mary and Jackson stay very healthy during "cold and flu season" and don't have any major illnesses or hospitalizations - Mommy is very worried about this! Also, please continue to pray for all the SMA families as well as our troops serving overseas - including, Mary's Aunt Angie, Mary's Uncle David and Mary's Godfather Joe.

Thank you all for your continued support and prayers! We love you!

Here is a slide show of some of the pictures from the past few weeks:

We will remember to post more often! Love, Mary, Jackson, Ryan and Kate


jenandbrad said...

It looks like you guys had lots of fun with Grandma & Grandpa! We love Elmo a lot, too - we manage to fight for Elmo, but sometimes one of us will "settle" for Cookie Monster or Barney! We are working on our animals, and out of the blue, started singing most of our ABC's... those colors, though - unless we're coloring or painting on Mom's walls... we don't think about them! Have a great week! Love, Kylie & Neela

Grandma Julie said...

Mary you are getting so big! And so is your brother! You had a cute 18month birthday cake. We're so glad you had a lot of fun while your Grandma and Grandpa were there. Hope you are liking your new bed and room. I liked it when I was there. WE are proud of you. Love Grandma and Grandpa

Jan said...

Dear Mary: I just read your mommy's email that you have not been feeling well. I hope this little note finds you a lot better. We are always thinking of you and want you to feel better soon.
I loved your 18 month star birthday cake! It looks like you had a really good visit with your grandma and grandpa.
I will keep checking in to see how you are doing. Remember that we all love you! You are a very special little girl.
Jan, Nell & the Whitcher family

Michele said...

What a treat to read about Mary and Jackson! Elizabeth and I loved the video and pictures. Thank you for your updates. Everyone looks great. Prayers continue for Mary, her family, her friends, and continued blessing for the Nelson family.
God bless,
Michele Graves