We tried to cram in as much as we could again, not only for our last free Sunday, but to be with several of the families we grew to love over the course of treatments.
They have a shop at the manor that supports local artists. Rylie and I loved trying on their hand made hats.
Our last two nights were spent eating out and hiking some more with Laura and crew to the top of Mount Jefferson. The views were gorgeous. It's amazing how small and insignificant one can feel when viewing the world from that height. For me, it makes God's presence so much more tangible.
I am so grateful for the trip to the mountains for hbot. While I did have a great time in the off hours, the purpose for being there was for Liam to receive more help. I am so excited about the changes we have seen in Liam already. For the first time Liam is trying to use his back when I sit him on the floor. He normally falls over and still does...the fact that he is trying every now and then to get up is good news. He loves to read his books and when we put them in front of him and he falls over he works so hard to get back up. He's trying and that's what's important.
I've also noticed an increase in his 'talking' which is so cute to hear. For the first time ever, he talked all through the store tonight. He normally becomes quiet in his stroller (he hates being strapped into anything) and listening to him tonight was sweet music to my ears.
And this is Liam's buddy Jon: