The Tan Man

The Tan Man

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Hello all! And thank you for visiting our blog about our family and precious baby Tanner. Here you will always find up to date information about Tanner. I know sometimes it's hard to get ahold of us when you are wondering how Tanner is doing. So here we will post information we recieve at his doctor's appointments. We will always post Tanner's biweekly weight checks and overall growth. We'll post all of his accomplishments that seem to be coming daily. He's always trying something new. Thanks again for visiting and caring about our precious gift from God.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Photos of the 4p- Picnic

I'm so excited that our friend Dottie sent us pictures from the 4p- picnic we attended the last week of August. It seemed many of us forgot our cameras so Dottie captured precious moments for us. Dottie is a wonderful woman that we met during the Easter Seals walk this past June. We walked for "Team TanMan" and Sara (Dottie's 20 year old daughter with Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome) was our Honorary Ambassador. She has been very helpful in so many ways. She invited us to the picnic where we met 3 other beautiful families with young children with Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome. So, here are some priceless pictures that truly touch my heart.
This is my favorite. Tyler with Sara. I just know that TyTy is going to be a nurturing older brother.

Carter didn't go to the picnic because he had a prior engagement:) I wish the little turkey could have been there. He would have played well with Izzy. Izzy is 2 years old and the daughter of Lauren and Ken who I refer to a lot in my blog. Izzy is the older sister of Norrah who is one and has WHS. They are both so cute. Here is Izzy with Sara.

Here is Sara holding Norrah, Izzy's younger sister.

We also met Karly. Her parents, Jen and Jim, hosted the party at their home. Here is Karly and her Daddy.
Last but not least we met Haley and her family. I enjoyed talking with them and sharing stories. Haley has an older brother too. He's not in the picture though.

This is a beautiful picture. Tanner also looks very big which we love of course.
This was a wonderful experience for us and we met some people that we will be friends with for years to come. Our family and friends are always there for us and do as much as they can to comfort us during rough times. But the friendships we build with the other WHS children's families are unique. Our WHS friends know how we feel and know what everyday entails. It is comforting to share our trials and tribulations with somebody that is or has gone through the same thing. We plan on attending the biannual conference in Utah next year where families from all over the country meet. I'm really looking forward to that. Which brings me to my next subject. TEE IT UP FOR TANNER is this Saturday. We are raising money for the 4p- support group. Thanks to everybody who is coming out and supporting us. It's going to be a lot of fun.
Tanner is doing well. He's got his appetite back for the most part. He has a vision consultation here at the house tomorrow. They just work on his eye coordination with his motor skills. He does very well. They only come once a month. He had occupational therapy today and did great. It's about the time he should be rolling from back to belly so we're going to work on that a lot. He does roll from belly to back so that's good. We don't have a weight check for a couple of weeks so I'm gonna weigh him myself tomorrow. Everybody take care and thanks for reading.


Anna said...

Meeting up with other WHS/4p- families is just so awesome isn't it?! I will never forget our first meet. It really felt like I was "coming home". Such beautiful friendships that I will always treasure. Love the pictures! Thanks for sharing them.

Hannah said...

Good luck with Tee it up for Tanner on Saturday. I think it is awesome that you are doing this. We are praying for great weather for you! Love the pictures. We can't wait for the conference next summer.

Lauren said...

So glad for that picnic and to have met you and your beautiful family. :) Thinking of you this week and this weekend!