Matthew is the youngest of our three boys. He has been diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disorder Complex I and III, Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction, FTT and Glucose Intolerance. He has been through countless tests and procedures in the past 8 years . We do not know what the future holds for him, but we are going to do our best to cherish every day with him. Stay strong little man.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Matthew's Wish:
To go to Disney and get the Biggest Lollipop in the world!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Matthew was exhausted after Trick-or Treating at the mall tonight. He rode in his stroller and made sure to say thank you for every piece of candy that people gave him. While waiting for the judges to decide on costume winners, he wanted to get out of his stroller. He didn't go far. He plopped himself down on the dirty mall floor and wanted to go to sleep.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Matthew won a costume contest at our local Borders store today. He was dressed up as a Ninja Turtle. He won a cute book about manners. He was just happy to be eating a lollipop.
Matthew waiting to be judged .
Matthew with his prize.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Just a few pictures of Matthew in his turtle costume for Halloween. He wanted to be a turtle because he likes the story "The Tortoise and the Hare". Matthew says ,"slow and steady wins the race".

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Yesterday we went over to South Hero Vermont for their annual applefest. Matthew had a good time although his belly was still bothering him. The weather and the trees were beautiful.

Matthew and me at the applefest.
Matthew on a tractor at the applefest.
Matthew having a snack under a big maple tree.
Matthew on Terry's shoulders.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Matthew on a few rides at Six Flags Great Escape. We went there on Sunday for Fright Fest. Matthew had a good time.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Matthew went on his first class trip today to the Pumpkin Patch/ Apple Orchard. He was very excited to go even though he wasn't feeling very well. It was a little colder than he had expected and I carried him the whole time. We only stood him on the ground to take a few pictures. He kept asking when was it going to be over. Poor kid. He said that he didn't like the wagon ride or seeing the animals. He did really enjoy the last part of the trip.(snack time) I gave him an apple since he couldn't eat the donuts but the apple upset his tummy. He did also get to lick a bit of rock candy.