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.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I took some Santa pictures of Matthew. He was being silly in some of them . Enjoy!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Our class went on a field trip to the grocery store today. Everyone had a good time. We even had a chance to touch a live lobster. A group picture is below. Matthew is the one in the back in the shopping cart.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

We had Matthew's 4th Birthday party today with friends and family. He was in a very crabby mood this morning but was super for the entire afternoon. He enjoyed his cake and ice cream and loved opening his presents. He did get what he asked for for his birthday: cereal, jelly beans, lollipops, slippers and pajamas. He also got a lot of other nice gifts that he also loved. By the time the party was over, his belly was quite distended. We hooked him up to his Farrell bag and it seemed to help.

Matthew with his cake!

Matthew with his presents and his pink kitty card from his cousin Amanda.

Matthew trying to break the pinata in the garage.

Matthew's tummy a few hours after eating his birthday cake.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Matthew had a wonderful 4th Birthday . He wanted to wear a tie to preschool today. He brought pudding to share with his class. Matthew also had a special pumpkin cookie party with Gina this afternoon. So many friends had gifts for Matthew. We can't thank you enough for making his day special. A very good friend of his bought him princess pj's. Yes, PRINCESS PAJAMAS. He loves them. He also won a birthday cake from a local radio station and he picked out a pink one. The pictures that I took tonight are going to be priceless some day when he's older. We will also be having a small family party for him on Saturday. Enjoy the pictures.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Matthew received an unexpected early Birthday surprise today. His "Wish Ladies" sent him a giant lollipop bouquet with a huge balloon. Matthew was so happy when he saw it. He had just finished up with his PT session and was about to take a nap when it arrived. A big thank you goes out to our special "wish ladies" Diane and Jessica. Thank you. You made his day!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Matthew had fun at preschool on Friday. Both of us were dressed as lions. He fell asleep when we got home and took a long nap before we went trick or treating.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Matthew has been liking the whole "princess" thing lately. It's pretty cute. He dresses up like princesses at preschool during free play time. He has also been watching Cinderella over and over . I took this picture of him the other day at school. I'm sure he'll love it when he is a teenager! Ha! Ha!