Go over to our Facebook page and look at our most recent pictures. We had a great time enjoying Seth’s birthday party. Video coming soon.
The Fun House had a great time during Spring break visiting people we love. We started with my big brother Marty and his wonderful family. Aunty Mandy outdid herself with gourmet dinner and breakfast the next morning! She is a wonderful cook and terrific mother to their two sons, Taylor and Tate. We got to celebrate Tate’s birthday a few days early, and I enjoyed playing basketball with Taylor. We played several games outside with Marty, and then Taylor beat me in basketball on the Wii.
After our visit there we enjoyed some quality time with Great Granny who just had her 92nd birthday. She was so excited to see the kids. The kids really enjoyed our lunch and the photo shoot that followed. We are thankful for Granny and my Aunt Cuba.
The fun house is fortunate to have a wonderful grandmother and great grandmother. My dad’s mother is about as good a Granny as you could hope for. First of all, she loves God and has a committed relationship with Jesus. Second, she loves her family well, and has sacrificed so much for so many years for their well being.
Finally, she’s a sports fanatic. If you have any question about how the Rangers, Cowboys, or Mavericks are doing, she can give you an answer and probably do a better job analyzing the state of the team than most paid commentators. She’s a joy to our family. Yesterday, she turned 92 years old. We are so blessed to have her. Seth and Ella sang happy birthday for her. We love you Granny!
We’ve also posted new pictures on our funhouseblog Facebook page.
As you can see from our last post, the fun house is working diligently on its collective golfing skills. Seth would not be out done by his sister. As you’ll see, he is well on his way to pounding that ball down the fairway. I haven’t seen a lot kids playing golf with Down syndrome, but I did find an inspirational video about Brad Hennefer who is a high school student with Down syndrome who has a really nice golf swing and a nice touch from three point range. Maybe Seth will follow in Brad’s footsteps. I know for a fact that Seth will have better form on his jump shot than Brad has on his jump shot. That push shot from the chest that Brad displayed isn’t going to cut it…..I’m totally joking. If the shot goes in, that’s all that counts. That form seems to work in the NBA for Shawn Marion of the Dallas Mavericks. Without, further delay, Seth’s golfing skills video:
Note the hip turn as she follows through. Note that the head remains still through contact. She may be a natural. Pappy may need to take her to the driving range.
It’s a pretty good feeling when your three year old runs into your arms like this. It’s also a little funny watching his wobbly run.
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Kyle is one funny guy. He’s shown us he has been capable of walking for a while now, so his first steps have happened, but we had not documented it well. So, these are technically his first steps captured digitally at the fun house. Since he’s been teasing us for some time, it wasn’t quite the over the top celebration as on Seth’s big walking day for obvious reasons. Seth has Down syndrome, so his journey to walking was a determined struggle.
Sweet, sweet Kyle. I’m so sorry, sweet baby, that Mommy didn’t write you a letter about how much I adore you on your first birthday. It’s not that I don’t think you are amazing or that you’re not as cute as the other two, it’s just that you’re the third child! I don’t even have a baby book for you. I can’t remember when you got your first tooth, sat up, crawled or what your first solid food reaction was. But I do remember that it all happened and YOU, my littlest one, have stolen my heart!
Kyle’s personality is really coming out more and more each day at the fun house.
This video is just pure cuteness. Soak it in.