Friday, December 24, 2010


Happy Holidays everyone!!!! Thanks for all the support the last couple years.

Carol, Scott, Chloe, and Safiya

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


So time to update:)
Carol is telling me what to put on this post. So for halloween the girls went trick or treating down our street both dressed as butterflies. They got to learn all the in's and out's of that; like we only know on doors with lights on, and we only take 1 piece of candy, not a handful.

Throughout October and November Carol was very busy with therapies at home, as her formal in house rehab we knew was coming to a close at the beginning of December. She spent the majority of her therapy the last couple months working on learning how to cook/work in the kitchen. She has made dinner several times now...which is great. Today, with our nannies great help she hosted a lunch party where she made salads and soup for all of her therapists.

We had a great thanksgiving at our house and at one of my brothers. I got to learn how to cook all the stuff with Carol's direction and her mom's help...turned out good. For me, work has been going very well, and been very rewarding.

Carol's right hand continues to get more function, although far from the way it was....she is continuing hand therapy in our hometown. Carol got a new electric wheelchair, although she only really uses a chair if she goes to the mall or long distances. We are turning kind of a new page in her recovery being done with the all day rehab. She plans on making new different goals, bigger goals. Getting back into the snow somehow, going on walks by herself, maybe getting a dog to help. Figure out ways to teach the girls. She can do so many things with them from changing Safiya's poopy diapers to bathing them.

Chloe turns 4 in a couple of weeks....she is doing very well. The girls in general are getting along sooooo much better. It's like Chloe all of a sudden realized Safiya is going to be around for awhile so why not play with her all the time. Safiya is talking alot, and has developed into a little kid instead of a baby. I guess she came out of her bedroom today, looked at Carol and said "what happened to your hand".....every started laughing and she replied " I am cracking you guys up". She is going to be the class clown. Safiya used the toilet for the first time last weekend, that we had seen anyway. It was rumored she had gone already. Can't wait for diapers to be over....never thought I would have changed as many poopy diapers as I have. The girls still do kindermusick every week in town. Chloe finished soccer, which she loved, and now is trying gymnastics, which she really likes.

We got the xmas tree up the day after thanksgiving....light around the house this weekend?!?

thanks for all support the last couple years.

The Decker