Monday, January 20, 2014

He can lift a foot while he stands!!!!

The extra PT is starting to REALLY pay off. Look what the Chick Magnet can do now!!!!!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Slaving away at PT.

We've set a goal for the year. Steven wants to be able to transfer in and out of his chair independently.

He just doesn't want it to look like he's working too hard.  ;)

Monday, January 6, 2014

The Man Cold.

I'll preface this by saying the Chick Magnet is THE bravest guy I know when it comes to the painful, messy and gut-wrenching medical procedures he's had to endure. If you can manage to flirt with nurses just hours after the surgeons break your femurs and pin them back together, you just win the Pain Tolerance Trophy. There is no contest.

I can't even complain about the pain of childbirth and those last three stitches without numbing afterward with any credibility compared to what Steven's had done... some 24-ish times in his 22 years of life.


He has a...


Man. Cold.

"Moooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmm......... I have boogerssss....."

Mooooooommmmm, I don't think I'm going to make it. How long is this going to laaaassttt???"

Me:  "Well, you woke up stuffy about three hours ago, so my best guess is a few more days."

Man Cold Sufferer:  "AAAARRRGGGHHHH.... *cough hack*  I hope we don't have to go to the hospital.  I'm suffering.  I love you. Can you get me a cool cloth for my head? It feels explody." How much LONGER? Am I going to be stuck at home forever?

How did this happen to me? I hate it when people don't cover their mouths or touch things. This is why I'm not going to EVER leave the apartment again. We need to stay home and away from germs!"

Me: "What about the girls? Won't they miss you"

MCS: "SIGH.... yes, but... but..."

Me: "You know, I warned you girls have cooties. I bet it was one of your girlfriends."

MCS: "Stoooopppp. I'm serious!

Me: "Well, I suppose we could become hermits, never leave the apartment, and just sit here TOGETHER forever, mother/son bonding and I can tell you stories about when I was a little girl and... "

MCS: "STOP! I get the point! That was too sarcastic and I think I my head will explode again."

Welcome to my world, son.

He's showing great improvement this evening, the grumbling and airing of grievances from his room will soon give way to sleep. In the past 48 hours, I have embedded the lingering scent of chicken soup and vapo-rub deep into my pores.

It should fend off the Mom Cold.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Question time!

There's been a request for a question and answer "Chick Magnet" post.

Here's your chance... ask away!

They can be for me, or for His Majesty, and I'll do the best I can to get a straight answer out of my comedian. ;)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

 Our wish for the new year is that there are fewer tears and more smiles.

As we leave 2013 behind, I'll share a few of my favorite grins with you. :)

In no particular order...

The Hope, Inc. Fashion Show.

Meeting Alfred Robles at the Stand-Up Revolution

Raising money for the animals. 

FINALLY getting to meet Lisa Green from KVLY. He's loved her from afar for years.

 Octoberfest... the wienerdog races were something new. Loud crowd enjoying beer samples and nervous pups. There were more shaking wieners than the men's room at half time.

Steven made a new friend. :)

Three guesses...

Bowling is always fun!

We brought home a new family member, Elvis.

What we think of all the UNhappy things of 2013.
He has my eyes, don't you think?

Have a very happy 2014!