Life has been pretty boring and uneventful the past couple of weeks so I don't have one topic to make a whole post out of. Instead I am just going to throw a whole bunch of randomness at you.
First, an Isabelle update. She is still going strong. No infected pin sites so far (knock on wood) and no more ER trips. She is starting to pick back up on her eating thanks to my mom's wonderful mashed cheese potatoes that Isabelle has for almost every meal. We were able to borrow a gait trainer from her PT at Children's so she has been doing a lot of walking in it and is doing so great! I am so hopeful that once that halo comes of she will keep moving forward by leaps and bounds. We have a check up with her neurosurgeon next week and I will certainly post about that afterwards. Please keep her in your prayers that we have a great check up! Isabelle has also been full of "funnies" lately. Her new favorite phrase is, "Whatcho doing, Mommy (or Daddy or however)." It is so stinking cute. She will follow you into a room and say, "Hey, whatcho doing Mommy" like she hasn't seen you in weeks. She has also learned a new phrase from my dad. For the past week or so whenever she would toot my dad would say, "Did you hear that duck." So, you guessed it. Now every time Isabelle toots she says, "I heard a duck!" Sooooo embarrassing. She hasn't done it in public yet but I am just waiting. Thanks a lot dad =-)
Second, for all of you Birmingham folks don't forget about the poinsettia sale the The Bell Center is doing. They are $15 dollars a piece and the proceeds go to The Bell Center. Money and orders must be turned in no later than October 30th and the poinsettias will be delivered December 7th. Contact me if you are interested.
Third, my sister has recently started a blog Tales from the Concrete Jungle. She is currently living in the Bronx working on her PhD in Theology. She normally has really great stuff to write about ranging from politics to religion to just random funniness (and boy can she be funny). So far she only has two posts and is not living up to my normal standards but I am sure some of her creative juices will start flowing soon =-)
Fourth, I wanted to mention something to those of you out there with girls. I was at the mall this weekend and I over heard a conversation between two girls who were probably eleven or twelve. I was in the food court waiting on a smoothie when these two girls walked up behind me in line. I heard one of them say something along the lines of, "Oh good that one has the fat burner boost in it. I need to get that one and try to get rid of this stomach I have." Then the other girl says something along the lines of "Oh gosh me too. I am so glad it is starting to turn cold so I can start wearing some bigger clothes to cover mine up." I didn't turn around and look at them because I didn't want them to think I was starring but as I walked away I caught a glimpse of two very pretty girls who were probably already skinnier than they needed to be. It was so sad to me that these girls thought they needed to lose weight or cover up their "fat" which was already non-existent. So, to those who have little girls (or even older girls or boys for that matter) please make sure that you teach them self worth. Make sure that they know how pretty they are and that the most important thing is their health, both mental and physical, and not being the smallest girl in the class. Ok, let me step off my soap box now.
Ok that is all of the randoms I can think of right now. Later!