Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

So evidently, we will only be posting on national holidays update: Labor Day!

Ok, just kidding, but it does kind of feel that way, doesn't it? It's just that, being home, our free time (what little there is) is now being directed to doing things other than the blog. You know, like going out to dinner occasionally, getting back involved in my golf league (btw this is Jason), exercising, catching up on TV shows. No joke, we literally watched last season's Survivor finale three days ago. I guess when we have the chance to be "real" human beings instead of being locked up in the hospital, we take it.

In the meantime, here's a micro-update and a few pictures of the little guy. As of Sam's last clinic appointment, he looked, in the words of our cardiologist, "great!" No return of infection! He's growing well, and continuing to strengthen his body and his ability to feed. Not to say he's perfect, but he does seem to be happy at home and remains a very smiley little guy. Here are a few photos of our summer.

Here's Sam with Grandpa Kakos and Mugga. Mugga painted some fun things in Sam's nursery; I'll try to post pictures of the nursery soon.

More recently, my Dad came into town. Sad that he couldn't hold Sam the first time he came to visit (just before and after the very first surgery), Grandpa Leclaire swooped him up within seconds of arriving on a summer visit.

And my step-mom, Miss Marge, got to hang out with him too.

Wishing all of you a happy and healthy 4th. We're going to a BBQ with some friends but will make sure to keep our oxygenated son away from fireworks!


  1. Praising God for Sam's continued progress. NKL

  2. Good to hear an update. Sam looks like he has been having some very special moments with his grandparents. That is so wonderful! Also glad to hear that his cardiologist said he looks "great" and that you are starting to return to a semi-normal life. We continue to pray for little Samuel. May God bless.

  3. Hello Leclaires! Glad to hear that your summer is going well and that Sam is making good progress. Hope to see you soon!

  4. Tomorrow is Barbershop Music Appreciation Day. If you're going to keep posting on important holidays...
    Glad for you and yours.
    All our best to Sam (and you).