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Here are two videos from this week that I am excited to share. The first is a video of Joel with Elijah. I have written many times here about how much he love Elijah, and now you can finally see what I mean. The second video shows Joel taking a couple little half-steps. We were so excited by his progress that we are working hard with him on walking now although it is long and tedious work to even get a couple little steps like this from him, but it is pretty rewarding. Enjoy.
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Joel says “uh oh” from Ryan Green on Vimeo.

Ryan and I marveled tonight at how little Children’s Hospital is a part of our life right now. I’m not sure which is more remarkable to us, that our life has become “normal” so quickly, or that Children’s Hospital used to be such a huge part of our daily routine.
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We got a babysitter tonight to go to an Oscar’s Party. As I was driving our babysitter home, she told me that most of the kids at her public/charter school knew about Joel, and that a lot of them wrote “Joel Green” on their hands to remind themselves to pray for him. This amazed me. I was once again humbled by the amazing support we have received for Joel, so much of it that we even still are not aware of. We’ve never held any big public events or fundraisers for Joel, and so it seems like every month I learn more and more how far Joel’s story has spread on its own. I’m sure we will never know all the people who have spent their time praying for our son. I can not properly convey the level of amazement I feel at the support we have had. We have felt everyone’s support all year: Ryan and I argued less this year than any other year of our marriage, our children are sweeter, more loving and patient than they ever were before, and we have ended the year feeling financially provided for and stable. We see all these things as the outcome of so many prayers for our whole family all year. Thank you.
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Last week I wrote about Joel getting to go and visit puppies and I posted a few photos. Tonight, I am posting video of Joel with the puppies, with music from our friend Daryl Holmlund of Sauni’s Big Jump.
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Joel plays with puppies! from Ryan Green on Vimeo.

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Sat. 10:22pm – A few old videos.

February 19, 2011 | Comments Off on Sat. 10:22pm – A few old videos. | Joel Update, Videos

I had some time to upload photos from this year onto shutterfly today, and I came across two older videos of Joel that I really like. They are both from November. I think they’re very sweet, but now I think it is amazing the differences I see in Joel in just these three short months!
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Joel is terrified by (but also sort of loves) the glove balloon. from Ryan Green on Vimeo.

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Joel plays peekaboo with the edges of his collar. from Ryan Green on Vimeo.

I am up too late again, and just made a quick photo slideshow of Joel.   It’s just all the photos we took of Joel the day he turned two (one month ago today) as he was eating his free waffle at the waffle house.  Enjoy!

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Joel Enjoys His Birthday Waffle! from Ryan Green on Vimeo.

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Also the first half of the service has weak audio before I discovered my error and fixed it, I’ll get it right next time!

Joel’s Present from Ryan Green on Vimeo.

Today felt like a very long day. Today was the first day this week with no chemo appointments, and it felt like a whole week off. Joel is doing great. No nausea, we just flew through this round of chemo, and the nurses tell us this was his last really hard round of chemo, it is all supposed to get easier from here!
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Today Joel was very interested in his dad’s “Frozen Hot Chocoate” from Dairy Queen and he drank a lot of it. He also ate some spaghetti and some macaroni and cheese today.
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Remember about a week ago, maybe two weeks ago, when I mentioned that Joel was drumming, and shaking his head? Here are the videos from that night. Enjoy!
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Joel Plays The Drums from Ryan Green on Vimeo.

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Joel Knows How to Shake It! from Ryan Green on Vimeo.

The boy was up until after 2…

Joel Late Night Antics 1 from Ryan Green on Vimeo.

Ok I have the best videos of Joel laughing. Isaac blew a whistle so hard that it flew out of his mouth, and little Joel cracked up. So Isaac just kept doing it to keep Joel in stitches. So, here are three videos, all very short of Joel laughing (and the third one is the best!)
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Joel Laughing 1 from Ryan Green on Vimeo.

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Joel Laugh 2 from Ryan Green on Vimeo.

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Joel Laughing 3 from Ryan Green on Vimeo.