Monday, October 31, 2011

Car Conversations today

After school work Maddy and I ran a few errands today.  The following are statements or conversations that happened during our quick outing today.

When looking for her wallet and could not find it.  "Dude I am totally freaking out right now!"

"I don't think the Hulk should be a super hero.  He did not have a whole city to watch after like Spider man does." 

"Man I really miss my Spider man T-shirt."

"Ostriches are creepy.  They just look funny.  I am glad I am not an ostrich because then I would creep myself out."

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

We survived the summer

Living in Texas the summer lasts until about now or later since we are still in the 80's this week. 

Around here we are hoping that the change of the season will continue to bring better news.  The roller coaster of summer just about wore all of us out.

Maddy had a great summer, she loved swimming for Special Olympics.  She is loving the volunteer work at the church each Sunday.  We survived the removal of her wisdom teeth and glad to have that behind us.

Mark and I are now official Guardians of Maddy and we are in the process of getting SSI for her.  We are doing all the right things for all the right reasons.  The Save on Brew business is doing well and we have had some good things happen with that lately. 

Mom is now out of her back brace and can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  She is gaining more and more independence each day. 

Wishing a quiet, calm fall and winter for all!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

One year

This Friday Oct. 7th we had a huge milestone.  Maddy has now gone one full year without a seizure.

Three Cheers for One Year!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Just like picking a puppy

Maddy recently broke up with her boyfriend.  She is happy for the freedom, but she does miss the "idea" of a boyfriend.  She has now decided that every boy in her line of sight is up for grabs.  She gives them the look over and then gives me a look or a nod of interest.

She and her best friend have been volunteering in one of the children's room at church and Maddy was most excited that a cute boy was also working in the room.  This Sunday after the service I went to get her and her from from where they volunteer. I could see both of them standing by one of the adults.  I waved and they waved back but did not come to me. 

I worked my way through the sea of children and went up to them.  The adult explained to me that Maddy wanted to meet one of the boys in the room.  After the room cleared a bit the adult called a young man over.  As he made our way towards us Maddy looked at her and said "No, No, not that one, the one over there!".  By this time the young man had joined us.  Maddy got so shy she stood behind the adult and look all googly eyed at the boy.  Finally I took the incentive and introduced everyone.  Maddy finally stated he was cute and she liked him just fine.

I could not help but laugh and once we headed out of church I told Maddy that finding a new boyfriend is not like picking out a puppy.  You don't to just walk up and choose one.  I had her best friend in stitches as we left because I made sure to point out EVERY boy and ask Maddy if maybe that one was the right boy for her.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Miss Maddy is 18

Eighteen years ago today our Miss Maddy was born.  She was born before digital cameras were around, yes she is that old!  Last night Mark and I went through our digital pictures and took a walk down memory lane.  Here are a few of my favorites of Maddy growing up.

When she was born we had no idea what life would hold for her or us.  It was certainly a different path than we ever imagined.  It has been said that special people are given special children.  I would not change Miss Maddy for the world and we both feel so blessed that she was given to us.