Sunday, March 28, 2010

Connor and Bella's party

We decided to do a combined birthday party for Connor and Bella. Between Easter, Connor's first communion, and Eric going out of town, they would have ended up being a week apart so we figured we'd make it easier on everyone and just do them together. After beautiful weather all week, we had a cold front come through Saturday so the day of the party was freezing.

Bella fell asleep in the middle of opening her presents.

She had to be woken up for the cake. She didn't make as big a mess as the boys did.

Connor's half of the party was Saints themed. I cannot believe he is going to be 8. They grow up too fast.

Bella also slept through her pinata.

Bella's new trick her daddy showed her~~~really lady-like :)

Landon using Bella's car to make an indoor drive-in~~he was watching Mickey Mouse.

Can't believe she is already 1!! This first year has flown by.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Landon's new ears are here!!

We got Landon's new ears in--2 weeks after the order was placed. We were told it would be 6-8 weeks but could be longer so we were pleasantly surprised when we got the notice they had shipped after a week and a half. We go on the 22nd to get them mapped. I took some pictures comparing the Nucleus 5 to the Freedoms for those families out there trying to decide if it is worth it to upgrade. There is a big difference in the width between the two processors and the Nucleus 5 seems to sit higher off the top of the ear so they don't hang down near as long as the Freedoms--you can't even see them from the front. If anyone wants a particular picture of something just let me know and I'll post it for you.

Just a clarification for those that don't know, the Freedom (his old ear) is the beige processor and the Nucleus 5 (his new ear) is the dark brown processor.

Doesn't look like a huge difference, but the N5 is shorter. It may be even smaller once we get the rechargeable batteries since there is a compact rechargeable and a standard rechargeable.

The difference in width is huge. It sits so much better on his ear being skinnier.

Wearing the N5--from the front all you see is the clear ear hook over the top-you don't see the bottom of the processor at all.

The N5 from the side. It sits higher on his ear than the Freedom but doesn't hang down as long.

wearing his Freedom