Sunday, June 24, 2007
Today's post is a little different than our usual posts. Wyatt is at Grandma and Grandpa's, so we have no pics to share.
I would, however, like to take the opportunity to share with you some information about one of Wyatt's best friends Dani. Dani is a 3 year old girl from Lexington, KY. Her mom and I (Michelle)are very close friends. At the age of 6 months, Dani was diagnosed with a disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). SMA is a recessive genetic disease that destroys the nerves controlling voluntary movement (very similar to Lou Gehrig's disease, but in children) and has 4 different types. Dani has Type 1, which is the most severe. There currently is no cure, however SMA was selected by the National Institute of Health as the prototype for an accelerated drug discovery effort, singling out SMA as the disease closest to treatment of more than 600 neurological disorders. Dani is a very smart and social girl that loves school and friends. I am on a committee that is organizing a walk to raise awareness and money to find a cure for SMA. The save the date card is pictured on this post. If you live near Lexington, KY, we'd love to see you there. If not, please feel free to check out www.fsma.org for more information on SMA or to make a donation for research. Thank you!
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Happy Father's Day to all of the Papas!
Here are some recent pics with Wyatt's newest adventures
1. Learning to smile on cue...this one may need some fine tuning.
2. Flip Flops and hats. Wyatt loves shoes. Crocks, flip flops, sandals, Nike's...he loves them all and definitely has preferences as to which ones he wears and when.
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Today we attended a our homestudy agency's (Adoption Assistance) annual picnic. As usual, it was a blast. We rode the a pony, played on the playground, ate ice cream and best of all visited with lots of other families that have children from KZ. One of the pictures on this post is Wyatt hugging a little boy named Luke. Luke now lives in Russel Springs, but he is from the same baby house Wyatt is from...even the same group. What an amazing connection to have. We also saw Brenna from Aktobe, and Kole and Nick from Karagonda. We are so thankful for the opportunity to meet such great families that we share a common amazing experience with.
As a side note, Happy Anniversary to Grandma Peggy and Grandpa Ron!