Demboski Diary

Demboski Diary

Stories of our life...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Andrew Graduated!

Last Friday, Andrew "graduated" from Developmental Clinic and Hoag. They have been following him since he was discharged from the NICU almost 2 years ago. He passed with flying colors! He is 22 months old and he scored between 20-23 months for all categories! YIPPIE! We stopped by the NICU while we were there to visit with one of his nurse's that he had while he was there. Her name is Dianna and she is just wonderful. We also saw Dr. Feldman, my OB that I had when I was pregnant with Andrew. He was so happy to see that Andrew was doing so good.

Allison is growing like a weed. She is getting so strong and is smiling constantly! She is such a mommy's girl. I seem to be the only one that is able to calm her down when she is fussy. She went on her first little vacation this weekend to the Marriott in San Diego. She had so much fun in the sun and slept so well on the nice soft down pillows back at the Hotel. We are starting her off on the right foot. She is sure to grow up to be a Marriott girl like her mom. Andrew had a blast this weekend too. He played in the pool had lots of ice cream and even got to watch is favorite blue octopus Oswald inside the hotel room, which he was really excited about. He even got his own pair of big boy sunglasses like daddy.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A Walk Around the Block

This past week we have been quite busy. We celebrated the 4th of July at my Aunt Pam and Uncle Mike's house for a pool party, then scooted on over to Paul's Aunt Buny and Uncle Doug's house for a BBQ dinner. We made our way home to finish up the night at our neighborhood block party. It was the place to be. The street was full of fireworks, kids on bikes, blow up pools in the front yards, BBQs in the street and even a DJ blasting music on some one's driveway a few doors down. Andrew danced in his jammies in the street "owwing and awwing" at all the huge illegal fireworks. It was a great night, but Andrew didn't get to bed until after 10:00, which made the next day pretty rough.

Last week we also met Kelly, Lindsay, baby Addison and Lindsay's mom at "Airplane park" to enjoy a concert in the park. Andrew had a blast playing at the playground and dancing with daddy. Allison enjoyed some girl time with her best friend Addison. Good time had by all.

We have been having fun with a big inflatable pool that we set up in the backyard. We had Paul's brother Mike come over as well as Scott and Courtney to enjoy our pool. We sipped on pina coladas, listened to Bob Marley and had a BBQ. We were happy when Katie and Mike showed up for a quick visit!

Andrew had a play date with his buddy Logan down the street. We met them at Bayshore and the boys splashed around in the water and played in the sand. At one point Andrew noticed a bird walking along the shore and off he went chasing the bird all the way down the shore. I had to go chasing him yelling "STOP ANDREW!" Andrew kept running and yelling "stop stop stop!" He certainly loves birdies, but I don't think he understands 'stop' just yet.

Allison gets spoiled everyday when Andrew pulls her around the block in his red wagon. He takes great pride in giving his baby sister a ride. It takes us about 20 minutes to go around the block because Andrew pulls her all by himself. Liberty even joins us, which Andrew thinks is pretty funny!