Today has been G-R-E-A-T! Brad has felt the best today that he has felt since the very beginning of this month. He went almost the entire day without using his oxygen and that was even with a trip to the mall. This morning Brad & I took Zeke to Build-A-Bear to use some of his gift card money to create a new stuffed animal friend for himself. He has been asking us to take him EVERY DAY since the day he received his first gift card (2 weeks ago) from Lisa & Bryan. He has been SO excited to go....couldn't wait. We made plans the night before to go early and to meet up with Callie & Lisa...so that Callie could help make suggestions to Zeke...being that he was a first-time-bear-creator & she is already a pro at it.
We got up early and got to Build-A-Bear at 8:30am...just after they opened. I was very concerned that we might be at the store with hundreds of other children who had just received their own gift cards on Christmas morning. We were delighted to find that we were just one of two families in the entire store....plenty of room for Brad to move through the store with Zeke as they picked out an animal...selected his clothes & accessories. It was quite an adventure.
So, Zeke brought a new friend home today named Spotty (he ignored his Daddy's promptings to call him something like Sam or Ralph). Zeke has a fairly predictable way of naming all his stuffed animal friends. If the animal
is a frog..his name is Froggy. If the animal is a chihuahua...his name is Chihuahua-y. This naming process drives Brad nuts. Personally I find this discussion hilarious!
Here are a few pictures from today...