Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Jacob turns 12!

Today
March 27, 2012
My precious angel, Jacob, turns 12!
I can NOT even believe that he is 12 years old!
How does this happen?
I blinked and now he is in adolescence.
We had no idea the ride we would take when we had our first child. The ups. The downs.
The milestones missed.
The triumphs over adversity.
We are blessed with the sweetest, most loving,
special child in the whole world!!

Jacob's Birthday Party at Morgan's Wonderland


 Jacob taking a little nap in the sand in White Sands National Park, New Mexico



Jacob went skiing at the Adaptive Ski Program at Ski Apache. Ruidoso, New Mexico

                                            
Some recent portraits in the Bluebonnets!



Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Some new sweet photos of Jacob

Our family went to Playa del Carmen for vacation in July. All the boys had a fabulous time swimming, snorkeling and going to the Ice Cream Bar! Here is a sweet photo of Jacob on the beach. Love how this photo really captures those LONG, blonde eyelashes!



And he has always loved looking out at the ocean...it was a beautiful evening!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Big Boy turns 11!!!

Wow! I can't believe it! Jacob is 11 years old! We celebrated his birthday at the all-accessible Morgan's Wonderland! He had such a great time swinging, walking and just enjoying the day outside. Check out some of his photos!











Tuesday, February 15, 2011

February 15 Update

Jacob has had two terrific weeks feeding himself, but this week he has all but stopped. Please take a brief moment to ask God to help Jacob continue this fabulous new skill. We certainly don't want him to lose his desire to eat by himself...it has taken us so long to get here.
Thank YOU!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Jacob is Feeding Himself!

There are some things in life that most people take advantage of.  Think about it. You have a baby. Your baby grows from the bottle, to cereal, to solid food, to finger foods, and finally to being able to use utensils to feed themselves. What if your baby was 10 years old and could never pick up food for himself? What if he had no idea how to use a spoon or fork?  This is for the most part, the case of our sweet little Angel Jacob. For the majority of the past 10 years, we have used the Magic Bullet (thank you to the inventor) to puree food for Jacob as he had trouble chewing solid food. So what would you do if Jacob ALL of a sudden decided to pick up food and feed himself?
WE ARE GOING TO SHOUT IT
FROM THE ROOFTOPS!!!
After offering him cut up food for YEARS for him to basically ignore it or immediately spit it out, we continued to do so. Call it HOPE? Call it PERSERVERANCE? Jacob chose last Sunday, January 30 to begin a new journey...FEEDING HIMSELF.
I have taken short videos of him eating various things to prove that he can do it!
Please Pray the Jacob continues his desire to eat by himself.
We knew he could do it and finally, he has!!
Praise God!!
Enjoy the videos!


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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Jacob....World Traveler!

Jacob has been on many trips this summer and we have been so busy going from place to place and recovering from the trips that there has been no time to post photos.  But here they are!  He had a blast, was a great traveler and did everything we did as a family.
 MAUI


A catnap in the sand....yuck!
Snorkeling in the beautiful Pacific Ocean

Going down the slide at the Grand Wailea!

After Maui we spent a few days in Kerrville, Tx, a few days at North Padre Island and then Jacob got to go to CampCamp for his first every week away at camp.  He had a blast!  He spent all of July hanging out at home and then got to go to Vail, Colorado with the family.  He really enjoyed the cooler weather.  Hiking, whitewater rafting, you name it, we did it!
VAIL
At a Gold Mine in Breckenridge
Beavercreek Family Night with Dad
Beavercreek Family night with Mommy

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year!

The Homan's had a fabulous Christmas and New Year break from school and work! Two weeks off for the boys from school and Trey and I took about a week off to do some projects around the house. Jacob's room has been changed from little boy to big boy adding in his signature color "orange" in his striped wall. Jacob got a new flat screen tv so he is always able to watch his favorite Elmo and his brothers can watch other things. Jacob also go a really cool new swing that hangs from his ceiling. It is nice and cozy in the swing which is positioned to be able to see his new tv!

Jacob's seizures have started up again. We will be going to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston for an extended video monitored EEG. I will keep you posted as to when this will be. Keep Jacob in your prayers that the seizures do not worsen so much that injuries occur.

Jacob and his brothers have a new nanny, Sarah. She is doing a fabulous job so far and we are about ready to give her a big challenge by leaving her in charge for 5 days while we go to Nashville to speak at the National Convention of PPA. I am sure she will do a great job!
Jacob's New Room!
Jacob's New Swing
Jacob and his brothers...exhausted on New Years Day!
Jacob on Christmas Day with his new hat and chewies!