Tuesday, September 30, 2008

"Whenever I hear the song of a bird."

Traxton's hearing aids came in yesterday so he has his "new ears". Seeing him with his hearing aids is bitter sweet. It kind of makes me sad to think of the trials he will be forced to face, but I am also so excited for him to finally be able to hear. As soon as they put the aids on, his eyes got so big. It was almost like he was hearing the world for the first time. He has been so much more alert and has responded to things that he never did before. We had his MRI last Friday and it showed that he has enlarged vestibular aqueducts or EVA. It is something that developed wrong in the inner ear and cannot be corrected. There has been cases where they tried to surgical fix this condition, but it just made the hearing worse. EVA can also make the hearing worse over time and even cause deafness. We will just continue to pray that his hearing will stay the same. I just love the fact that my baby can finally hear me clearly.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Two out of Three!

I finally took Ashten in for her four year old pictures. I waited until now just so I could do Traxton's three month at the same time. Every mom knows that the fewer trips to the photo studio, the better. I was so excited to get cute ones with both kids. Treyson was a little upset that it wasn't his turn, but I am making him wait until his next birthday. I can't believe how big Traxton looks. It's something about looking at him through a picture instead of in person that makes me realize how fast he is growing up. Where has the time gone?

Friday, September 19, 2008

Riding in the rain!

Ashten was determined to not let our little rain storm the other day stop her from riding her bike. I was quite impressed that she could ride and hold her umbrella at the same time.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Picnic in Pine Valley

Last weekend we decided to head up to Pine Valley for the day. We wanted to escape from the heat and have a little picnic. It was such a fun time. The kids had a blast playing in the water, even though it was so cold that it froze their feet, and Jared and I loved how cool it felt. Traxton did what he usually does when we go on outings...sleep. He has actually spent a lot of time in the little sling this summer and I am so glad that he likes it so much.
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