Monday, October 5, 2015

It's been awhile....

It's been awhile.....

Logan loves his dog, Charlie.  They have a great time together.

Preston and I, along with his Dad and Donna enjoyed a Georgia Tech football game together.  It was a great day of fun adult time.

The boys enjoy McWane Center so much.  Nathan knows exactly which activities he is interested in and as soon as we get off the elevator, he heads straight to them.

The Chung Family now has season passes to McWane too.  We enjoy them coming over and going with us.  Last time we also enjoyed treats from Steel City Pops.

Karis had an MRI a few weeks ago.  This is us being silly waiting for the nurse to get her to take her back.  During the MRI they discovered she has Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum.

We enjoyed Johnny Rockets.  Logan loved the Jute Box...though they did not work.  He was still really fascinated by it.

Wednesdays after school Logan and I have some special time.  He is out of school 2 hours before his siblings.  We are just being silly on the Photo Booth App on the computers at the library.

Karis loves to put the Burt puppet in the little stroller and push them around.

One of Owen's favorite toys is the tree house.  He loves playing with the rope ladder.

Nathan is playing Memory with Mario Brothers characters.

Sunday afternoon, sibling relaxation.

We are making progress on Logan's climbing wall.  Just one more panel, an auto be-layer and a harness to go.

Karis on our special Monday morning walk.

Everyone is doing well.  Karis is seeing a new doctor at the International Adoption Clinic.  She also recommended a new therapist for Karis and some books for me to read.  She confirmed Karis's diagnosis of extreme Reactive Attachment Disorder and also diagnosed her with severe PTSD and Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum.  In therapy we are at the very beginning stages of trying to work through her trauma.  Preston and I are so pleased with the new doctor and therapist.  Karis is beginning to do much better too.

Hopefully by the end of this month Nathan will have new wheels.  He should receive his new power and manual wheelchairs.  Both Nathan and Owen are doing well in kindergarten and really enjoying it.

Logan is enjoying fall swim...which means he has swim practice 3 days a week.  He is improving so much on his strokes and speed. He really enjoys being in the water.  He loves school.  He is learning Latin and enjoys reciting scripture in Latin...which I love to hear.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015





Sunday, August 30, 2015

Everyday life

We decided to celebrate Charlie's birthday last week.
One of our favorite meals in Equador was Taco night.  We got the group together and had taco night again.
Nathan and Owen had neuromotor clinic last week.  Owen had good weight gain but Nathan has not gained any in the last four months. I think it is because he is so active.  Both boys are getting new leg braces and Owen is getting some more stuff for his wheelchair.
Preston and Logan had a father/son date last Sunday.  They went to the mall and saw the Lego exhibition.
Logan and I got a special after school treat.

The Samford Ecuador construction team that came to help our work led convocation last Thursday.  I was able to attend.  It was awesome to hear the ways it worked so powerfully in the lives of those who came and worked with us.

Meet the Teacher

We had a great start to the school year.  The boys all really enjoyed Meet the Teacher.  (Karis met her teacher several days before so she would not be too overwhelmed.)
Mrs Paden (special ed) and Mary Jo.
Mrs Firnberg (general ed) with Nathan.
Mrs Allen (general ed) with Owen.
Mrs Reed with Logan