Our Redirected Flight

Our Redirected Flight

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Mommy and Zander at the Market
Mommy and Zander at LOVE park

Aunt Eileen, Grandma, and Zander at LOVE park.

Grandma and Zander at the water fountain in front of City Hall.

We took a trip to the art museum and stopped to take a picture by Rocky

Zander enjoying a ride in "mommy's stroller"
My mom and Aunt Eileen spent last week with us. We took many walks in the city to the various water fountains, hit up a few stores, and went to the Market a few times. We also spent much of the week apartment hunting, which was very frustrating to say the least. On Friday night, the night before my mom and Aunt Eileen were scheduled to leave we received a phone call from the study coordinator saying that because we had not found a place to rent yet, that she needed us to move into the Ronald McDonald house until we could move elsewhere. So, we spent Friday night moving our stuff into one tiny room at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. It is amazing how much we have acquired in the short time we have been here. We are very thankful for the accommodations the Ronald McDonald House provided us, and Zander really enjoyed his weekend playing with all the great toys; however I am very glad to be in our own apartment now. We were able to move into a very nice two bedroom apartment on Monday afternoon with the help of our friends Brock and Lindsy. Finally, the search is over.

Over the weekend, between when my mom and Aunt left and before Austin and the Delaney's arrived, my good friend Claire came to stay with us. Claire was brave and pushed both Zander and I in the wheelchair so that we could go out for lunch for some frozen yogurt. We spent the rest of the day playing and catching up. It was a great time and I really enjoyed getting to spend some time with Claire. We are excited for her to return to living in Philly at the end of the month so that we can see her more often.

Austin and the Delaney's arrived very early Sunday morning. I am so happy to have Austin here with us, and I don't think Zander left Austin's side the entire day on Sunday. He was so happy to see his daddy!! We are also having a great time so far with Brock, Lindsy, and Ethan. The boys are having a great time playing together and it has been really fun watching them together. We had a chance to go to the Please Touch Museum today, and I have to say that place is great. We all had such a good time, even though I didn't get to do much besides watch from a distance. Pictures to come later.

Our appointment went well yesterday. Everything continues to look good. Grayden's ventricles continue to remain stable and he even flexed his ankles during the ultrasound, which was very exciting to see. They also said that they think he weighs about 3 pounds at this point, so he is continuing to gain weight and grow as he should.


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  2. Sorry about that! :)

    I'm so glad to hear that things are going well and that you are getting settled into a new place. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers!!

  3. so glad you got to go to the please touch museum. sounds like you've been able to explore the city a bit more! btw did zander get his haircut there?

  4. Kell - I'm so glad to hear you got an apartment. What a relief!! Zander is just the cutest thing. I'm so happy to hear that Grayden is doing well too especially that he moved his ankles. Yaaa hoooo!!! Austin being there again is wonderful news too. All in all a very good/ happy post today and I like those. I look forward to your posts everyday. Much Love!!

  5. Yay! SO glad to hear you found an apartment! I hope having more space will help everyone be more comfortable and happy. We will keep praying for more good news on Grayden...thanks for keeping us updated!