Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Year in review-Thanksgiving

It's hard to believe it's been a year. For over a year now, Samuel has had enzymes with every meal. That's a lot of pills! He's had vitamins everyday. He's had breathing treatments most of those days. He's such a trooper, but to him, he doesn't know that other kids don't do that. He's been really getting into his breathing treatments. He knows he can't win the fight anymore so he enjoys the silly songs we sing for him. When he sees the mask, he actually puts it up to his face for a few seconds. How fabulous!

In the past year, Samuel has had it pretty easy, considering what we are up against. He's only struggled with pneumonia once and the constant battle hasn't been anything more than keeping his weight up. He hasn't had one hospital visit or long stay at the emergency room or clinic. All in all, we've been very blessed. He is a very happy boy who loves just that: being a boy. He likes to get dirty, be in control and not sleep. He really enjoys getting into news things (i.e. trouble) and climbing the stairs to go back down them. When I look at him sleeping in his bed, it's amazing how big he is getting! I am so blessed and have so much to be thankful for.

So, what's Samuel been up to? Well, some people would like you to think he was the one who coordinated the jail break yesterday, but he told me he was trying to stop it. Miss Amy had the windows open and turned the corner to see one and a half kids out the window with Samuel holding on to the legs of the one who was on his way out. Like I said, he told me he was trying to pull him back in, but you can believe who you would like.

The high chair must be a comfortable place. When he can't even stay awake for some chicken nuggets then he must be extremely worn out.

The other day I had some great video of Samuel scooting around with his tractor. Then I went to a baby shower and was deleting old pictures and deleted the video without uploading it first! So, I have to record him doing that again soon and get it up. He looks like a little old man walking along. It's great!

We had Samuel's first year portraits taken. They turned out great! Here are just a few:

He likes high hair, just like his mommy! :)

The first pose in this collection (above)...can you see the mischief in his eyes?

We love Samuel!


  1. Oh my goodness! What a sweet little punkin! Happy birthday little man!

    Thanks for entering my giveaway and sporting my button!

  2. He is such a cutie. And, I couldn't help but notice the Pampered Chef Celebrate plate in the pictures. I am a PC consultant. :)

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog to let me know about winning the contest. I really appreciate your comments and can certainly appreciate some of your daily struggles and triumphs of mothering a child who has significant medical needs. To encourage you, there's a sweet family in our church whose little boy has CF. He is 8 yrs. old now. On my blog, there's a post entitled, "The Dearest Place on Earth". It has a link to a video of something my church did a few weeks back called Cardboard Testimonies. On this video is the little boy, Warren, who has blonde hair, blue eyes, too. It may encourage you to check it out.

    Samuel is a great name..a gift from God. Our son, Tucker's middle name is Samuel. Your son is a gift from God. I pray many blessings on you and your family.

  3. The pictures of Samuel turning 1 are great! I think he likes having his picture taken.


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