"Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do.
God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows what we know,
and holds us responsible to act." Prov 24:12

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Adventures of The Toomey Boys

  Sledding day at the local ski hill!

 Bowen had a great time... he loved racing down the hill & being pulled back up!

  Relaxing by the campfire.

   Brooks & Bowen heading up the hill. They were having such a good time!

     Daddy & Heath doing the hard work.

      Brooksie loved lunch & hot chocolate at the lodge!

         Cutie Pie!

       Mama & her boys...

      I just love my boys so much!

      Art time!

        Celebrating Serbian Christmas

        Heath heading out for his first night of basketball.

         Action shot!

       Our gym holds a parents night out.  Heath usually goes alone but for the first time, Brooks got to go too.  They were both so excited that they got to go together.  So sweet & cute!
 We adopted a new dog from the Humane Society right after Christmas.  She is a toy poodle mix and is such a wonderfully sweet dog!  She is Heath's dog but really she is our family dog just like the others!  She is so great with the boys.  She is so patient and loving and lets them play all sorts of games with her.  When they get home from school she runs and jumps on them.  Such a wonderful addition to our family!
 We were working on our house to get it ready to put on the market so that is the reason for the clutter in the background but who notices clutter when this cute boy is standing there in his helper legs!!!
 Working hard at PT!  This day, a woman (I forgot to ask if I could share her name) who is a bilateral amputee came to Advanced Prosthetics just to meet Bowen and encourage him!  What a blessing that was, especially for me.  It was so great seeing a double leg amputee getting around so well!  She does 45 minutes on the treadmill every day!  If you did not know she had prosthetics, you would never be able to tell just by seeing her out and about.  I have met a lot of single amputees who are missing just one of their lower limbs but to meet someone in person who is successfully getting around while being a double amputee... that was a first and I am so grateful she had the heart to come and meet us!
       Working hard walking around.
 Advanced Prosthetics has a turtle named Ivana Walk (cute) and Brooks' new job is feeding the turtle each time we are there for Bowen's appointments.  He loves this job and takes it very seriously!  He just loves that little turtle.
            True love.
 Bowen having an in depth discussion with his PT, Miss Lindsey.  I am sure it went something like this... "I done with helper legs.  All done.  Candy please."  Yep, that sounds about right!
                Bowen showing off his new cool haircut in the waiting room of his PT...
                such a handsome little boy patiently waiting.
            All bundled up for the cold standing by the door, ready to head out.
         Swim meet time for Heath!  He improved his 50 M backstroke time by 15 seconds!  Way to go Heath!

        So that is what we have been up to the last couple months.  Blessings!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bowen Walking!

Bowen has been working so hard at PT these last few months and today he accomplished something very big.  Today, he walked on his own!!!  Well, I should say he walked without any assistance by us.  He used a walker and everything you see in this video link... he did all on his own!  We are SO proud of him.