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Monday, September 24, 2007

All about Hillard

We attended a wedding in Galveston this weekend. My sister in law got remarried and it was a beautiful ceremony on a huge deck facing the water. We stayed there over night and it was very different from our normal routine and we worried about Hillards reaction to many things. He was all over the place as expected, but he settled in (sorta).... We were worried if he would sleep without his night time routine, and when we all layed down in the same room, Hillard was the first to snore!

I think Chris and I make parenting Hillard look easy. When he is still for at least 3 minutes and we'd stop to take a breath people looked at us to say "oh is Hillard comfortable here? He looks like he's doing great." Um, sure whatever you say..... You weren't the one chasing him to make sure he didn't jump off the two story deck to get to the water! ":)

Hillard has recently discovered that Brandon is useful and even fun! Hillard has engaged Brandon twice to play chase.... and when they catch each other they give belly burners. It warms my heart to see Hillard finally pay attention to his biggest fan..... And it means THE WORLD to Brandon that Hillard is showing some sort of affection. We all three still wait for Hillard to call us by name, but that day may not come for a while. We are patient people......

Hillard's does have moments of vocalization. His voice is very cute it sounds very much like a deaf persons voice, inflection in strange places and monotoned. But its the most beautiful sound!

Why post about Hillard? I've received a lot of email wondering how he was... With all this Jenny McCarthy business going around it makes people remember their close friends with autistic children.... (Thanks you guys, we love you too!) I didn't get to see Oprah, and I'm sorry I missed it... But I did read the article in People magazine and it saddened me when she said she probably wouldn't have any more children ("she got her butt kicked").... Having Brandon was the best medicine we could have given Hillard. We took a risk and it worked out for us, there will be no more Kerth kiddos out of pure fear! But Brandon is Hillards angel......

Brandon, Patrick, Thomas, and Hillard
P.S. and yes Brandon is that big! Just to keep you up to date on my monster baby... he has exceeded 60pounds and vertically he comes up to just under my chest..... I do hope hes not the only 3 yr 4 mo. old that starts potty training in Sz 10 boys underwear! He and Hillard now share Sz 8-10 boys clothing..... People look at me with mouths agape when I tell them he won't be 4yrs. old for another 9 months......


Blogger Lisa said...

Brandon is a little/big angel! I'm so glad that Hillard had such a good weekend too!

7:11 AM  
Blogger amylovie said...

What a great picture of the boys.


12:56 PM  
Blogger Sheri said...

They are the cutest redheads I've ever seen! They all look real happy in that picture. Glad Hillard is recognizing his little brother for the buddy he is.
Sheri in GA

4:01 PM  
Blogger knitting by Steph said...

they are so cute!

6:54 PM  
Blogger Cassie said...

Brandon will be fine, size wise. My friends have a baby girl, born Jan 18, 2006... She's only 20 months old and is in size 4T clothes... and she's 1/2" taller than her 3 year old brother (who is "normal") according to the drs. Her name is Emma, we're convinced she's gonna be a supermodel, and lovingly call her "Emmazon"... in 12 years or so, we should get them together!

11:29 AM  

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