Last weekend, my parents came up for a visit. Jonathan was so excited to see his Grandad and Mama Deb. He is trying so hard to get their names out. He is getting really close. He loved having Mama Deb read him all his books and sitting with Grandad to watch some of the "Cars" movie. We went to the AR Traveler's baseball game Saturday night. It was hot, but fun. Jonathan really likes to see the ball and watch all the people. He also ate all of the lemons out of our lemonade. Kept making the most horrible faces while eating it, but insisting that you give him more. He is a mess! Jonathan loved having his grandparents there in the morning and we loved getting to sleep in.
On Monday, Jonathan had a doctor's appointment in OKC. The doctor was very pleased with his studies and his progress. He feels that this last surgery was successful and that Jonathan is healing nicely. God is so wonderfully good. We just give God all the praise and glory for the healing of his body. It is just such a relief to see God move in our precious baby. I cannot express the joy in my heart. Thank you Lord for healing my baby. We don't have to go back to OKC for six months! That is the longest we have ever gone without a trip there, so we are very excited about that.
Our other good news this week was that Mark was promoted to the Manager of Transmission Security Coordination. He is still in the same office in Pine Bluff. We are so very excited about this opportunity for him. He officially starts his new job on Monday.
Jonathan is just so easy-going and happy. Michelle, another PT and friend from work, kept Jonathan Friday afternoon while Mark and I had a meeting with a financial planner. He was so happy to see her and they had a wonderful time playing. Saturday night, we went to the AR Twisters football game. It was an event for the summer interns at Mark's work. They had reserved the company suite. We had a blast. They have food catered in, which was actually quite good. There is an inside area with couches and then three rows of seats in the arena. Jonathan had a wonderful time running around the suite and up and down the steps. He smiled and talked to everyone. His favorite person though, was definitely Clint. He is one of Mark's friends from work. They occasionally have lunch together on Mark's Friday's off so Jonathan knows him. He kept dragging Clint everywhere and climbing up on his lap. It was hilarious. Also nice for us as we were able to let him run and play without having to keep him in one seat. I sat and talked to Clint's wife, Elizabeth, while Jonathan ran around and had a great time.
Jonathan now has a cousin! Baby Lucy made her arrival to the world on Friday, July 25th, at 11:28am. She was 21 inches long and weighed 9 pounds! This is Mark's brother and sister-in-law's (Russ and Katherine) baby. We are so glad she is finally here and we cannot wait to meet her. We showed Jonathan her picture and told him it was Baby Lucy. He points at the picture and says, "Tu-ce." It was just too cute. He is a big fan of babies. I cannot wait until he gets to meet her. It will be interesting to see what he thinks of the actual baby. I have always enjoyed spending time with my cousins, so I hope that Jonathan and Lucy will have a great time playing together as well.
A Jonathan anecdote to end up this post. We were at Home Depot this afternoon to find a replacement handle for the toilet. (Silly thing just broke right off). Mark is looking at stuff to rent and I had gone to look for carpet cleaners (my carpet seems to get random spills on it all the time now). Jonathan is getting tired of sitting in the cart. He starts pulling on my arm saying, "Mommy, Mommy." I tell him, "Just a minute." He looks at me and says, "Let's go." Clear as can be. Absolutely hilarious. Can you tell that someone else in our house says that to me all the time? He is just so smart and so funny. So, yes, we left, with the replacement toilet handle.
So there you have the short version of our lives lately. We are well and truly blessed and are looking forward to what is to come. God is awesome and we are so thankful for our blessings.