Monday, October 16, 2006

Things around the Pettigrew household continue to be busy ...  
from nine week tests, to Matt going to jury duty!

Izzy had a good week at school last week.  We had comments 
that she was tracking very well in her vision therapy and that
she is drinking water well for them too.  Her vision just keeps 
getting better and better!  She is really looking around a lot and
noticing things.  

Thursday afternoon Isabelle  was sitting beside Bailey
and he was playing on his PSP.  She was watching the little screen
so intently.  He pushed the button with her finger and then she 
offered her little finger to push it again.  

Thursday evening Amanda and I went to
see a play and I came out of my bedroom dressed up more than 
usual, Izzy looked me up and down and then said "wanna go" or
something very close.  She knew just looking at me that I was going
somewhere and wanted to be included.  When I came home later 
that night I got her up and held her and she just looked at me for
a long time with a semi smile, very glad that mom was home.  
Matt's mom spent the night Friday night and helped out with therapy.  
She noticed too that Izzy is looking more at faces and into eyes.  
While we were preparing to leave for the pumpkin patch Saturday,
Paula got Izzy to say "wanna go" several times.  We are excited to get
back to Ponca for more hbot, hopefully in the next couple of weeks we
will make several trips.  

We are so blessed that Isabelle continues to be so healthy!  We continue
to pray for healing in Isabelle's brain and thank God for that healing!  
Thank you for praying!  We love all of you... our prayer warriors!!!

"But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint."
 Isaiah 40:31

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Post Office Day...

Izzy's class had a planned walk to the post office.
Here are some pics of Izzy in the post office hat.

Monday, October 02, 2006


We went to Coffee Creek Riding Club today for horse riding. Izzy did GREAT!
We haven't been in a couple of months mainly because the temperature has just been too hot. Our time slot is noon, and when the temp is 100 + it can be miserable.
We could really see a big improvement since the last time we were there. Isabelle sat up nice and tall and kept herself up with minimal support. She used the saddle to keep herself steady when the horse moved. I usually stand back but today because they had another student at the same time as Izzy I did assist and was really able to feel how hard she worked to stay upright. When the horse moved, her head was up and she really looked great. She was able to ride longer than normal and even played along with activities set up along the course.
The best part of the whole trip was when we took her out to leave. After I buckled her into her carseat, Matt and I were both leaning in to tell her how proud we were of her and she smiled her little crooked smile that we knew and loved before her accident. Not one time, but about four times in a row. She was obviously very proud of herself! Joy and the others at Coffee Creek kept telling us and her how impressed they were with her today!

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1