Busy Time 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011, 15:29 - General
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Lots of stuff going on.

I opted to reinstall the OS. It took five days to finish getting the last of the software and updates done. Now the data files are being copied over. Should be done tonight. Woo Hoo.

I have more pictures from 2006 printed so I can work on my collages. I have been on time updating the slideshow of Christina.

There was a good article about photo-blogging I came across. The downside is the means they suggested to set one up. I want to do it myself, I don't see a reason to use a third party.

The heat has continued and I am still ready for winter. These temps are crazy.

Too Much Heat 
Friday, July 22, 2011, 12:33 - General
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These temps are awful. I like it cooler and this is not cooler by far. Christina likes it even cooler than I do.

I read an article today that got the emotions going. http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Bo ... 05093.html
Remember that those directly involved are only the tip of the problem. There are layers of administration that have a hand in problems such as this.

I have been updating the slideshow, pictures, and videos once a week. Yea me for keeping up. Enjoy!!!

More Heat 
Friday, July 22, 2011, 12:22 - General
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Christina is not a fan of the heat. These overly warm temperatures make her a tad cranky.

Our wagon ride on Saturday morning left us extra sweaty. We made sure to stay in A/C with lots of liquids. DQ wasn't too bad either.

There has been lots going on and I think it put Christina in a cuddly mood. Again I admit the abundance of hugs and kisses are enjoyed.

Although the temps are cooler, Christina thinks it is still hot.

Sunday Christina met Gina. Christina reached for Gina on her own and even gave a hug when they left. Thanks for visiting Gina and Brian.
What is an ISP? 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 12:57 - General
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For many internet users they do not know what an ISP is. ISP is short for Internet Service Provider. The company providing the internet to you. A well explained article is put out by good 'ol Uncle Sam. You can find it here: http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST04-024.html.

For those around here examples are Charter, AT&T, ClearWire, and all the cell companies.

Hot Hot Hot 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 00:03 - General
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It has been hot and Christina prefers the air conditioned house. We spent time outside in short spurts and back inside to cool off.

Lots of fun in the water to keep cool. Wagon rides were best enjoyed in the morning and evening. We made the wagon rides a little better by bringing a battery operated fan along for the princess.

We'll Miss You Simon 
Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 23:57 - General
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Simon left us after 20 years. We will miss you Simon.
Happy Birthday Chrisitna! 
Wednesday, July 06, 2011, 11:16 - General
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Happy Birthday Christina!

The princess turns five and sometimes I think going on 20. Christina you're the greatest.

We hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Fourth of July. And stayed cool. Christina enjoyed water time outside and showed me just how much fun it is to go through the water. I don't remember the water being that cold when I was a kid.

Thank you to everyone who came to Christina's party. You all made it special for Christina and I. Christina continued her efforts from the party to eat my piece of cake. It wasn't until the next day Christina let me have a piece without sharing. If you wondered, the princess likes cake with lots of frosting best.

We went to the fireworks display on the Fourth, Christina did wonderful. From the walk to the park, the show, to the walk back to the car. I am definitely glad Christina was able to see the show. Christina was very cuddly, but she was sure to watch as the fireworks lit up the sky. I think the combination of being late and the number of people prompted the super cuddly. She was in a good mood all the while and very patient when we packed up and walked in line.

I'm getting closer to being caught up with pictures on the slideshow. If you do not receive an email when it is updated and would like to let me know. I love to share pictures of Christina.

One of Christina's favorite items she received is a singing birthday card. It is cute to watch her open and close the card so it can play again. On a side note: I can't help but think how beneficial it is for her to make those hand motions. As long as I am sure Christina is having fun I guess it is OK to think about the therapy stuff too.

Christina has been full of kisses. More so lately during various activities she finds it fun to reach for a kiss. After a kiss and I continue, the little kisser asks for another. She laughs if I am far enough away and turn to come back.

During meal time clean-up if I don't give the first kiss in a short enough amount of time I get told. Or if it has been too long since the last time. It is nice (I think) to see the four/five year old attitude and playfulness shine.

Happy Birthday Christina 
Wednesday, July 06, 2011, 10:47 - General, Christina
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Happy Birthday Christina!!!

Christina turned five this past weekend. She is growing up so fast. I thought it would be a good idea to try watching the fireworks. Christina did very well. She took a long nap in the afternoon and was ready to go late in the evening. I think Christina was a little bored while we waited. Once the fireworks started Christina watched with a smile. I even caught her tracking some of the fireworks that were bright on the way up. The booms and bangs did not bother her at all. I saw a few yawns, but she watched the fireworks until the end. Even the walk to the park and back to the car went good. Silly daddy packed a jacket and pants in case it cooled down.

Happy Fourth of July!!!

Or better put:
Happy Independence Day!!!

I went through all the pictures of Christina through 2006. Wow, Christina has come such a long way. Looking back really made me think how I made it this far also. It is amazing how much a parent can handle when thrown news no one should ever have to face. Lots of memories of my wired baby. And not to forget when Christina was wireless.

Thinking about all the pictures I went through I should put up a wall of nurses, doctors, volunteers who took care of Christina and helped me get through.

Well laundry is waiting and I'm tearing up so more at another time.

Lots 'O Pictures 
Friday, July 01, 2011, 10:51 - General
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So I think it is time to go through a few months of pictures and get some printed. I enjoy looking through them, but I get caught up watching Christina and loose track of time.

Brainstorming how to hook the old dusty PC up to the TV without spending a lot.

Ugh, someone did not finish the housework yesterday. Hmmm, more for the list.

Go Go Go 
Thursday, June 30, 2011, 01:19 - General, Christina
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Christina has been a busy body and loves to go go go. She loves to play outside. With the warmer temps we play for awhile outside then take a break inside and then right back outside.

Christina's had a doctor appointment with Taniguchi and Walker. All is well and she will see them more regularly. Her hips are doing OK and the concerns we had are not anything to be overly concerned about. Yeah, how many parents hear that and can let it go. It still eats at me. More detail... We were concerned about Christina's tone and possibly being in pain. Watching her form and progress we noticed some small differences and asked questions. The way the bones develop in kids with CP is playing its role in Christina's development and we are noticing the change.

Christina has continued doing super well in the gait trainer and often likes to race. And of course talkative as ever. We tell each other lots of stories. I think Christina would make a good fisherwoman with her stories.

The princess turns five soon. Time sure flies.

The slideshow was updated today, enjoy.

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