Wednesday, December 2, 2009

How to Make a Grown Man Cry!

Jen asked her Daddy and Lowell to help her figure out a way Hazel can get around. She is a typical 2 year old and ready to do some boot scootin' around on her own. The Physical Therapist had brought her a little belly board but that just didn't work so... look what the guys made for her! They spent the better part of the day in Chris' garage, Santa's new workshop! This scooter sits 1/4 inch above the floor and has recessed wheels. She should be able to go where she wants once she learns how to use it. This is life changing for our little Hazie!


She gets on.....


She Ponders....

She's Feelin' The Love
And...
She Gets it!


Below is our attempt to record this on video...
tear-filled eyes don't do it so well.

Can you guess now why I love my husband
so much and our sons, Chris and Lowell?


This should be entitled "The Beginning!"



video

23 comments:

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh Bonnie....that is just more than PRECIOUS! Little Hazie is just adorable and what a loving project. I can see why it brought tears....it did for me too.

Big hugs,
Spencer

lizzilee said...

Amazing! Hazel's little smile tells it all! How blessed you all are to have her and the amazing men in your life with such tallent.
Luv you all, Lee

Bonnie said...

Jim's Best Friend, Dave said:

"WOW !!! Pretty amazing !!! What a beautiful doll she is !!! This has to be a very exciting day in her life. Great Guys with some great minds that are probably already at work trying to improve the prototype. IT will sure make a difference in Hazels life. When she figures it out, there will be no stopping her, especially on the hard floors."

Amazing. Dave

laura.elizabeth said...

Okay now I am crying too. What a sweet girl and so lucky to have such great parents and supportive family. Honestly, I know she has struggled and will struggle but she is so blessed. There is no question in my mind that she was sent to this family for her benefit and ours!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Bonnie,
That is so neat and I just know that she is gonna be scooting all over the house soon. what a brilliant bunch of men you have there! I bet there was a dry eye in the house!
You are right this is just the beginning, this will open up a lot of new things to Hazie that you couldn't have experienced before. Bet her parents are beside themselves with joy.
Well, you are one day closer to Italy!! Know you are excited girl!
I am still working on Christmas decorating. I felt better yesterday but worse today. I just got up from a 2 hr. nap and trying to decide how I feel. I have taken everything I have seen in prevention magazine that will help you avoid a cold or flu. Chocolate for the magnesium, constantly drinking tea for something that is in it, Vitamin c and B-complex, cause they boost your immunity and then it said to eat yogurt or take
acidopolus, so I did that and yesterday I also took a zyrtec.
Hope this goes soon, we have a 50 yrs. anniversary party for some dear friends on Sat. in Tampa that we really want to go to. so send up some prayers for me hon,
Blessings, Nellie

Miss Jen said...

PS I'll be linking over!

Miss Jen said...

Thanks for posting the video mom! You got some good shots of her on it too! She's getting better at it each day. She's with Shannon today so she hasn't been on yet. We'll get her on this afternoon though!

Thanks so much to the men in my life! She'll never want for great 'hacks' to make her life a little easier!

Bonnie said...

Janet said:

"Fabulous and heart warming! Great men in your family. I am so glad to share in your happiness. Thank you so much for including me."

Love,
Janet

Bonnie said...

Great Aunt Marilyn said,


"Wow, Bon. She is soooo sweet - what a wonderful video to share. Who's luckier, Hazel to have her loving, talented family -- or all of you who get to love that little cutiepie?!"

Bonnie said...

Linda Breedlove said,

"Oh Bonnie!! That is so sweet. It does make you want to cry. She looks like a very special little lady. Thanks for sharing. Love, Linda"

Laura said...

Brilliant, sweet, and beautiful! Now it just needs to be patented. I am sure there are so many children that could benefit from this invention!!!

Sally said...

So sweet! What a cutie!

Caroline Craven said...

Okay, there is some great thinking going on in your family. What a wonderful contraption, I agree this could be the beginning of something wonderful for lots of children with transportation limitations. What a sweet video of Hazel on her new "sweet ride". I loved it. Paint that thing RED! (lead-free paint, of course). Your soaps will ship Thursday or Friday (I am still waiting on labels, but have been promised they will be ready by tomorrow). If I have to I will ship overnight so you can get them before you leave. When is the departure date exactly?

Marie said...

Bonnie, I just ♥'d this! It made my heart sing. As the mother of a challenged child I know how wonderful and inspiring these steps forward are! Go Hazie!! You rock!!

Bonnie said...

Barb said,

"This is so very much more than awesome! Hurray for Hazel! Hurray for the guys. Patent it, quickly!"

Faye said...

I'm so happy for Hazie! She really is blessed to have a loving a supportive family that are there to make her life better in any way - she is extra blessed that the men in her life also happen to be creative inventors that can take on a project like that. Awesome!

Shaun at Oak Den said...

That is way beyond awesome! What an amazing gift. There is so much love in you family and it spills over into this blog and then into my life! Thank you for sharing this.

LA Adams said...

AWESOME! Very talented and special men. Just imagine what the video will look like next year!! It will be inspiring to compare the two.

girlsmama said...

That is the coolest thing! I love when she talks, it sounds like she says "I go!". Well done gentlemen!

V and Co. said...

oh man now you've gone and made me CRY!!!!!
way to go hazie!!!!!!!

rwmjs said...

Sweet Hazel is such a doll--Many thanks to Jim, Lowell & Chris for giving her ability to move around in a fun and unique way! Grandma S

Gail Victoria said...

What a cutie! She'll be flying all over the place in no time.... Makes me want to kiss her all over!

I think the "Boys" have invented a great thing.

thE toKen aSian said...

It's the annual blog check up here- this contraption is super cool, ultra inventive, very practical. It's be-awesome! Love it.