December 2013

  • 2013 in review

    2013 in review

    Kids, this has been one crazy year. I can assure you, never did we think at the start of it that Namine would have endured half the stuff she has, to say nothing of getting a prosthetic and having heart surgery.

  • Therapy


    Despite Namine’s crazy sleep pattern the night before last, she performed admirably in therapy. However tired she may have been, she worked her little butt off.

  • Taken for granted

    Taken for granted

    Before Namine was born, I thought of the handicap bathroom stall as nothing more than a luxury upgrade to the regular stalls. Now, I have the firsthand experience to know better.

  • Just sleep already!

    Just sleep already!

    Sometimes Namine just refuses to go to sleep.

  • Pff, “cleaning”

    Pff, “cleaning”

    We were going to clean up the living room and take down the tree today. We got the living room mostly clear when we said to each other, “You know what? The living room can wait, and the tree can stay up. Let’s go to the mall.”

  • Attention to detail

    Attention to detail

    Namine seems to be fine once again with taking her medication. She understands – at least in broad strokes, if not in finer detail – what she takes and why. So I decided to test her.

  • Pain


    Namine did not have a good day at therapy yesterday. Some days are better than others – that’s true of anyone – but lately she’s been complaining of more pain than usual. Considering that she’d rather suffer in silence than admit pain, that’s saying something.

  • Broken already

    Broken already

    So Namine broke one of her toys already. File this one under “she doesn’t know her own strength,” but it still wouldn’t have happened if she had listened in the first place.

  • Namine opening presents

    Namine opening presents

  • Christmas Eve and Morning

    Christmas Eve and Morning

    I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Ours was fantastic, even though we drove around quite a bit. It comes with the territory, when you have family that lives a good distance apart, but well worth the travel.

  • Police Navidad

    Police Navidad

  • Excited!


    You can probably guess what this is!