A little of this and a little of that
All moved in
Thanks to all of our wonderful friends…all of our things are in our new home! Thanks to Lisa and Lori, we have contact paper on all cabinets and an assembled lawnmower. Thanks to Sammy and Tim…the fridge is INSIDE the house (had to take the doors off). Thanks to Mandi, my kitchen was packed and able to make the move with the rest of the things. Thanks to mom I have something other than grass and red clay in the yard! Johnny, Matt, Derek, Sammy, Tim, Lee and George all carried boxes, and large appliances – making 2 trips! Gail brought us dinner so we did not have to worry about getting quality food in our tummies.
Phil and Ken gave us a Lowes gift card making it possible for us to have grass (seed, hose, fertilizer and spreader), 6 sets of faux wood blinds, a large(outdoor) trash can and garage shelving!
Derek and Lisa gave us a brand new lawn mower…then put it together for us!
Dad and Pat gave us a new fridge and Lara helped us buy it at cost so we got SO MUCH MORE for our money (a $1400 fridge for $700!).
…and Rob’s parents gave us the down payment for the home!We have GREAT friends and family who continually remind us how blessed we are!
Rob is up to 101 degrees passive range of motion in his knee. He is no longer on crutches and does not have to wear a knee brace during most normal activity. Still needs it when active. He has been chipping balls into the woods and knocking around a few softballs on the diamond from time to time. He can not wait to return to his sports!
Last night I noticed that he was walking “normal” for the first time in almost 3 moths! Even walking without his brace on, he tends to limp some and keep his leg straight…but I noticed that he was bending his leg in a normal motion!
All his life, when he dreamed at night, he dreamed that he could fly. Lately he has been dreaming that he can run. It breaks my heart. Now, running is as foreign and unrealistic as flying used to be.
It was bound to happen to me… I am a "Soccer Mom”. Now all I need is the minivan with a sticker and Rob needs one of those shirts that says “I love soccer moms” (http://www.cafepress.com/eteez.91625897).
Robin really likes soccer when she is not very tired from not having napped at school. She is more of a ball chauffeur than a competitor. They all get so excited to be near the ball, that they run along side the other tram and escort them into the goal. Yah! Everyone is happy.Nicholas is doing very well with soccer. He has taken to it like a duck to water (is that the phrase?). He has 2 college guys as coaches and they can do no wrong. He has scored at least once in each game. (one time 3 points) Not too bad for a 1st time player! I am confident that we will be seeing much more of the YMCA soccer fields