Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Class clown

 I can TOTALLY see Daylon being the class clown. All of our kids can be quite the little ham (I kind of think all kids are) but Daylon is the hammiest of the hams in our sty (play on words-not that our house is a the moment). He will do anything for a laugh, which is always reassuring for a parent; especially the parents of such a fragile guy. He will throw his head back and fall over, growl, randomly bark at those hear a pin drop reverent moments, smack himself with a plastic stick, etc, etc all in the name of humor. He can have us rolling easy-peasey.
  Here he is about two months ago when he started feeling better and his true colors started to shine.

   It's kind of funny to see how much more he's talking in such a short period. Anyway, his latest trick is launch his booster seat backwards so it's on two legs (he crashes into the wall). Yeah. I think I may have a heart attack.
The whole point of this post was to tell you all about his latest stunt. Just a little bit of a back story, Daylon is puking up anything solid so he sticks to drinking. He loves to drink milk specifically. If he's sitting, he has a cup. I think you got the drift. We tend to stick to open cups at the table because they're less likely to hurt his mouth. Okay, so story time. We're all at the dinner table, dinner is winding down and I want to show Brian how Daylon's coming on his counting.
 Me- Watch this Brian! (turn to face Daylon) Daylon, let's show Daddy how big you're getting. Can you count?
Daylon- no!
Daylon-(blows raspberry)
Me- (laughing) Ok. Count with Mommy!
Me and Daylon together- One...Two...
Me- Three!
Daylon apparently thought I meant, "...on three" when I asked him to count because when we got to three, he launched his milk cup across the table and all over dinner. We all jumped, I may or may not have gasped audibly and the kids just thought it was the funniest thing ever. Brian and I tried not to laugh, but truth be told, I'm a lot better at it than he is. :) It's definitely not something I want repeated, but it was so good to see a kid whose had little to no personality since his stroke, really act like a kid. I've really enjoyed watching the old him reemerge from his brain, even happier and crazier than before. Thank you for all your prayers! They're working!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Super Daylon!!

  Just a quick post to let you all know that we're still here and doing well. Daylon has MASTERED the word, "no" only it's more like "NO!" and uses it all the live long day. His mentality must be catching up with his age because it sure does seem like he's walking through the dark shadows of the Terrible Twos. =) He loves throwing things, especially his food...and suddenly, when I don't expect it and my back is turned. He is trying, trying, trying to stand, but nothing yet. Just a lot of bloopers. They would be funny except we have the double whammie of sensitive skin and a pretty colossal risk of another head bleed to worry about.
   We've had a pretty cool Summer in California, until September when it's decided to climb well over 100 degrees several times. I know, right? Anyway, Daylon has need to spend some time outside everyday to drop off kids at school and then pick up Caleb at noon and pick up Keira at 3pm. Our school was meant to hold 400 and there are 900 enrolled. Needless to say, traffic is Kaaaa-ray-zeee! We have to park down the street and hike it up to the school, no biggie except for the smoldering heat. His skin has just kind of thrown it's hands up in the air and said, "Enough!". His face, chest, legs (especially thighs) and diaper area have just fallen to bits. He's still scabbing though, so that's a good sign that the transplant is still in full swing. I did wrap him back up for a few days last week, but he wasn't having it. He would just roll down the tubifast and rip the transfer off and then scream cause it hurt. I guess that's the down side to transplant. The kids forget their old life and go through culture shock when they have to relive part of it.
   I just wanted to post some pictures I took today of Daylon is his super cute cape made by the women in the Corona Stake. So sweet of them and he seriously LOVES it! I had to pry it off of him to sleep. :)

any guesses on what he's saying here?

Our little Superman
  Thank you for all of your support and love! You're wonderful!