Saturday, October 11, 2008

Hannah is 5!

Thank you for all of your suggestions.  This one, a horse made of cupcakes, won on the merit that I didn't need to buy ANYTHING for this.  I didn't even need to leave the house to make it.  Hannah loved helping me make it, which reminded me of her 2nd, 3rd and 4th birthdays.  Hannah sitting on the counter, eating frosting and "helping" me make her cake.  Some of my best moments with Hannah are when she is helping me.  She loves being at my side while I am doing anything.  She was so enthralled with her gifts that she was ready to skip eating the cake all together. (sidenote: we made the cake with egg whites and applesauce.  Don't ask about the frosting, but Chris didn't eat it. Surprisingly tasty with applesauce)

We sent the older kids (Everyone minus Elise and Lilly) up to my  mom's house for the next 4 days.  I really struggled with the decision just because I feel like the kids really keep Chris busy and happy.  I am hoping it works out ok.  He already has gotten a little down with them being gone a few hours.  We'll cheer him up yet.  

Chris has had a good week for his hands.  He has been able to move all of his fingers and lift his wrist.  For those of you who haven't seen Chris, I thought I should expound on finger movement.  When he has finger movement, it starts out where you can barely see his finger move.  Although his finger is making this very slight movement, Chris' face looks like he is lifting 100 pounds.  The most frustrating part for him is that sometimes he feels like he is lifting 100 pounds, but there is actually no finger movement.  
We feel so excited that there has been movement in all of his fingers and that the wrist is finally starting to remember its job! 


Jenny said...

What a cute are very creative! Happy birthday to Hannah! We had one of our boys turn 5 last Friday--its a fun age!

I'm sorry to hear about Chris! I'm glad you guys are starting to see improvements, though. I'll keep him in my prayers.

By the way, this is Jeremy S.'s wife...I got to your blog from your mom's facebook page :).

Islandalli said...

Happy Birthday Hannah! And that is a cute cake. Great job putting that one together. I feel ya on the lousy diet, Chris. Diabetes is back for me and it bites.