Sunday, April 26, 2009

Good Luck Grandma! We Love You!


These photos are for you, Grandma Porter! We know you are going to do great during your surgery on Tuesday...and can't wait for you to see the world with new eyes! Wow!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

San Antonio Zoo



HIPPO!!!

The elephant was by far Cora's favorite animal at the zoo. He liked her too...at one point putting his trunk over the bars and looking right at her. So cute.





Easter in Texas




Cora loved to read her books in the "big bed."


Grandpa reads this book to Cora about a hundred times over Easter weekend. It's her new favorite. I think we all have it memorized by now...


The Easter bunny visited Cora and dropped off a dancing/singing clone.




Cascarones (confetti-filled eggs)!


A family portrait (on the most comfortable chair ever!)





Aunt Meranda and Cora test out the slides.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sock Monkey, That Funky Monkey


video




Finding Joy

There aren't many things I enjoy more than watching Cora eat. A year ago this month Cora started consistently feeding herself for the first time. It was amazing. And today, watching as she tried one of the kalamata olives from my salad saying "mmm...olive" and then went on to feed herself an entire plate of "beefy pasta," strawberries, sliced tomatoes (!!), and crackers, it still IS amazing. What a difference a year makes. I'm going to repost a photo we took many, many months ago that Cora's feeding therapist has hanging on her wall. She decided to hang it on her wall because it captures how all children should feel about eating - joy!



All of these thoughts today made me almost do a quick run to our neighborhood grocery store to buy ANOTHER homemade snickerdoodle cookie when Cora looked up at me after snack, and after devouring said cookie, said "Cookie all gone?" with such sadness it could break your heart.