Speaking of medical visits, this year also brought our annual trip to Cincinnati Children's Hospital for Daniel's check-up. The visit went extremely well and everyone involved in his case was extremely impressed by his progress and development. So much so that they told us that we did not have to see them for TWO WHOLE YEARS! Yes, two years!! What are we going to do next year?? Maybe go on a fun vacation or actually write this letter on time??
This year the little man turned FOUR-years-old much to our surprise.
And he totally got how awesome birthdays are. How does that happen?? Anyway, he celebrated in style with a visit from Nana and a birthday dinner filled with friends and ice cream cake.
The summer, as always, brought exciting adventures and annual traditions. One being our friend's annual "white trash" party to kick-off the summer. Our contribution to the party has been securing about 60 pounds of crawfish and cooking them. As traditions go, each year Daniel gets to rescue one crawfish for our fish tank. It amazes me that he has no fear in this area and just reaches in and grabs one. He was pretty happy with his pick this year...
Both of our families are doing well. Somehow our niece and our nephew are in high school while the other two are in their last year of elementary school and one is in middle school. Again, time flies!
All and all, we are doing well too. Mike continues to work for Cablevision and is rounding out his 17th year and I am still doing some freelance work and am in the process of finding full-time work. Daniel, as you can tell, continues to be a happy and funny little boy and continues to amaze (and drive us crazy) each day.