"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." - Shel Silverstein

Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Man of the Hour

That's what Mr. Milo was yesterday. Or more like the Man of Several Hours.

Yesterday we had the privelege of being invited to go to Denver to celebrate Milo being trach free!! We had a blast while the kids played catch and tromped around in the water for the afternoon. Then we had a cookout and played on the jungle gym in the backyard. We partied till late in the evening when the kids told us they were partied out by whining and being grumpy!

I thought it would be cool to put together a montage of the festivities (you know me, montage queen!!). The first video in the series deserves a little explanation. For some reason Marissa thought it would be cool to scoop water from the splash pad and put it on Milo's head. Milo was a great sport and actually put up with Marissa's annoying game for a while before we even started filming it. Alas, she did finally end up driving him away. I mean a guy can only take so much, right?

Regrettably, we didn't do the greatest job of taking pictures. We didn't get very many photos of the guest of honor at all. And what we did get was mostly the back of his cute curly head! I think he was pretty elusive, as he was off doing boy things like playing trucks and getting stuck behind a fence! We also did not get a shot of the extremely creative and cute cupcakes Jen made. They had little trachs on them, fashioned out of certs and tic tacs, I believe. They were the coolest!!

Congratulations Milo on being trach free!! We are so proud of you and all the hard work you have done to get where you are today!


John and Jenna Gensic said...

Congratulations Milo! It looks like you guys are enjoying your summer!


Nana and PaPa said...

Yeah for Milo!!!! What a cutie pie with all that gorgeous hair...and no trach!!! Montage Queen....ya did another good job...looks like you had a ton of fun...kids and parents. Glad you can...that is really COOL!!
Nana & PaPa

Colleen said...

Truly amazing montage. It looks like Marissa had a blast at the party. That is so awesome that Milo had his trach removed and is doing great. Way to go Milo!

Michelle and Sean said...

Love the video!! I have to say that the slide part was probably my favorite. From the looks of it, it seems like she went down quite a few times. But it looks like a pretty fast slide, maybe even a little scary for someone so little but she does great and seemed to love it. It was great!

Michelle said...

YEA for Milo!!! Congrats!!!

It looks like a lot of fun!!!

Auntie Chelle

Dana said...

James said you have to do a montage for his blog because of your music choice. :)

Cute montage. Does it take you a long time like it does me?

Have a good week.

BTW----thanks for the photos.

The VW's said...

What a great party! And, what a great thing to celebrate! Congrats Milo.....you are such a cutie!

I love your montages! I especially like the slow motion pictures and video! Great job!!!

Hope said...

Cute montage, oh great montage queen;)

All the kiddos are adorable! I'm happy to see them playing.

Michelle said...

Wahoo for no trach! Sounds like you guys had a blast!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

How fun! I loved the video, and getting to see Marissa in action. :)

The round-the-worlders said...

Wow....Rissa wasn't wearing her sunglasses. Is that new? Or have we just not notice? She looks cute with them, but we can see her lovely eyes when she is not wearing them. So we could see the fear in them as she came down the slide. Are you sure she was enjoying it? You didn't show her face after she landed. Did she laugh or cry? Since she did it over and over and over, I guess laugh. Glad you had a fun day.

Love Bubby and Zeyda