Thursday, November 08, 2007

Halloween Picture Parade

My hand is still hurting and I'm not going to be too wordy again, so I apologize for going lite on information. There are a few things Meva and I would like to share.

First thing is that Perrin had his one year follow-up visit with Dr. Hahn, his neurologist, for his hydrocephalus. Dr. Hahn said Perrin was doing fine and he gave him a clean bill of health in regards to all things hydrocephalus. We actually suspected this would be the case and continue to count our blessings that he continues to do well. We were lucky that Perrin had such a great medical team behind his diagnosis and treatment. That's why we appreciate everyone who supported us on our charity walk. On behalf of the parents and people who aren't as fortunate as Perrin, thank you.

Milestone-wise, the kids have started to do some cool and fun things. All three kids are now playing "Sooooo Big", but sometimes Perrin only uses one hand and looks like he's giving a Nazi salute. Meva's also really worked hard with getting the kids to start pointing to body parts and we're seeing some small success, with Sarah of course leading the way. I think all of them will occasionally point to their nose, but Sarah will also point out her eyes and her belly and belly button. (We call them her "Buddha Belly" and "Buddha Belly Button"!)

Next thing that's cool is each of the kids are using some sign language, specifically using the sign for milk and Sarah has said "shoes!" That's just fricking cool.

The most exciting news is that Sarah is now really talking, but not saying much. She will however call me Da-da when she wants my attention and she's been saying "Hi" to me when I say it to her first. Ryan is occasionally saying "Milk" and his trying to say some heated, crazy, passionate things that escape his mouth in a throaty, baby-deep, garbled stream. We're trying to get it on video so every can see it.

Finally, here are the photos:

Sarah was Dorothy, but she couldn't find Toto anywhere.

Ryan was the Cowardly Lion and Perrin was the Scarecrow.

We loaded the kids into their train and went trick-or-treating around the block.

The Scarecrow never met a chocolate teddy graham he didn't like.

The Same thing can be said for Dorothy!

Then we stopped at a neighbor's haunted house before returning home.

Next year I think this place will actually be scary for the kids, but it's really cool.

Back home again, we put the monsters back in their cages.

But the Lion got out and said he was going to Arizona to eat his cousin Joey.

That's everything for tonight. I've got some more cute stories to tell and hopefully a few more pictures to show or even a video as well. Also, if you're interested in making a donation to the hydrocephalus research fund, it's not too late. Just click on the link at the top left hand side and follow the links to donate. Anything you can contribute is greatly appreciated.

Lastly, I'm looking to change the blog's look in the next week, so if anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them, so send them to me at Triplet Dad. I can't promise I'll use it, but I will look it over. See ya in a few days

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