I know over the holidays I have heard so many people ask, "where are the new blog postings and pictures", i have to admit.. I HAVE BEEN SLACKING OFF!! :) But for good reasons, there hasnt been much to blog about.. Lowell has been healthy (knock on wood). He had a wonderful thanksgiving, ate tons of mashed potatoes, turkey, green bean casserole & you cant forget PIE!! he then proceeded to have THREE xmas's.. YAY for presents and yummy fattening full of calorie food (all us preemie moms have to admit hearing a few extra pounds, let alone ounces, were put on during the holidays on our babies, is music to our ears...) We cleaned out lowells toys and donated them to Mark's cousin's little girl... of course that was the FIRST thing we did after Christmas because we had no where to put all of his new toys. He got an Elmo Live.... oooh goodness it is adorable! Lowell carries him around like it's his little buddy! He got tooons of other Elmo stuff & also Buz & Woody stuff from Toy Story. Elmo & Toy Story are his two favorite things! I cannot wait for his 2nd bday.. it's going to be so much fun to plan now that he has "favorite" characters and shows.
Anyways... The holidays passed by so fast. We then found ourselves catching a ride down south with my parents last minute to visit some family. It was a blast. We got to do so much, in the short little week we were there...
Lowell has an annual development appointment at the MIND institute at UC Davis in Sacramento on the 2nd of February. I cannot wait for the appointment I love seeing what "age category' he is in with all the different development assessments they do. I will have to post the results once I get them.
Until then I start back at college full time, I'm excited and scared all at the same time. It is going to be hard being away from Lowell 2 days a week. For now Mark is still looking for a job, which in a way is good for me right now. I feel comfortable and reassured that Lowell is ok when I go to school. Guess we'll just have to see how things work out once he gets a job. I already have had a few people offer to watch him for free, so that's at least good. I am so thankful that we always get blessed with so many helping hands. Thank you all for being so supportive. :)