Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Pics

All the Christmas goodies! (yes, a section of lights on the tree was out, and I didn't realize it until I looked at the pictures!)

Milk and Cookies- Parker style (Teddy Grahams and a bottle)
She loved her new piano!
and the rocking chair
Opening more stuff!
A stroller for her babies
Even with all of the gifts, Parker LOVED the boxes!
One of the best gifts was this quilt made by Granny's friend, Mrs. Deborah Lorio.
After gifts, we had cinnamon rolls for breakfast with Granny, Poppa, and CC.
Then we went to Maw Maw and Paw Paw's.  Parker loves the snow birds on Maw Maw's tree.
Vacuum cleaner from Maw Maw and Paw Paw
Opening more gifts with Granny!
Family Picture!
Poppa, Granny, Mommy, CC, Parker, Daddy (she HAD to have CC hold her!)
Parker LOVES her CC
All the cousins in the Rayborn family- Michael, Mark, Amy, Sara, me, Carlee
The WHOLE Rayborn family
Parker with her great grandparents... she's the only great-grandchild
Four Generations!
That night, we went to Trent's mom's house.  Here's Parker with her purse from Aunt Shirley
ALL of the girls had to help Parker open her gift!
She loved this MagnaDoodle
Hunter playing with Parker (the oldest and the youngest)
All the grandkids

Another family photo!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas BLESSING!!


At Parker's last neurologist appointment (back in June), the doctor told us not to be surprised if Parker was still not walking by Christmas, or even by the time she was two, really. Of course, for those of you who have been reading the blog, you know that she was walking at 14 months.

Today was our check-up appointment.  Parker walked into the office, played in the waiting room, and sat and colored while waiting to see the doctor.

Basically, the doctor does not know what was ever wrong with Parker.  She does not know what caused the weakness on her right side.  She told us that she doesn't need to see Parker anymore (unless we have other concerns later on), that she doesn't think we need to continue with physical therapy, and that she thinks we can go to occupational therapy just twice a month and discontinue that after a few more months as well.

WHAT GREAT NEWS!  The doctor who once diagnosed Parker with cerebral palsy DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN IT!!  Of course, we do.  All glory to God for what He's done in Parker's life.  What an amazing testimony of His power and grace!

Now, a few new pictures.

We went back to the Messengers with some friends.

Trent, Parker, Miriam (Mimi) and Nathan

Looking at the lights

Family picture!

Parker and Mimi with Jase and Gage

Parker REALLY wanted to play with this "puppy" (yes, it is a cat)

Looking at Santa (Caw Cause)

Parker and Mimi exchanged gifts! Aren't they adorable?

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Snow Day 2008

Here are just a few pictures of Parker from our Snow Day 2008.  I will post some others on my blog too.

I found myself singing "Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!" all day.  Well, that and "Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland."

Here is a video from Parker's first snow experience.  If you listen carefully, you'll hear her say "Snow?" at the very beginning.