Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Okay, so we've heard this phrase before many years ago in reference to Elvis, himself...but I think another Elvis has just been born in FredVegas!!

Little Carter-Man came home today!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know if I could type enough exclamation marks to truly express my emotions of excitement at this point - I can't, I've just decided!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I heard the great news earlier this afternoon and rushed to the school to pull Madison and Kaelan out of class early to come to Carter's house and help us all celebrate his homecoming. Needless to say, their excitement was squeal-worthy! They worked diligently on poster boards for "welcome home" signs and helped to blow up balloons to hang on the trees in the front yard. Several different friends and family members were there to get the celebration started (Jenny Romack worked it with some recreations of Carter's favorite cartoon characters on some of the signs/posters that awaited his return home!!) It was quite a sight to be seen, and I saw many of you "slow to 20" to check it out :).

After a little trepidation upon his initial pulling into the driveway and seeing all the ado that was awaiting him, he experienced a bit of anxiety - this is all a HUGE adjustment after spending 4 weeks in the hospital. Imagine having to get used to your own house again! Once he was carried inside and repositioned into his favorite spot on the couch, he began to settle in and wanted to see his friends and family that had been so patiently awaiting his arrival. One by one, we all slowly greeted, kissed, touched and loved him at as slow a pace as we could all muster. I know I speak for all of us when I say that we all wanted to tackle him with love and hugs, but had to play our obedient roles, when it comes to the health and safety of our Carter-Man!!

His home nurses visited him shortly after his homecoming and very diligently went over any and ALL duties that now fall upon Courtney and Skip after Carter's discharge from the hospital. It is overwhelming what they now have to undertake after having it be an automatic provision during his constant care at the hospital. No matter how daunting it is, it is still better to have your baby boy back under his own roof! Look at the smile on that sweet face in the above picture!!

We are as happy to have you home as you are to be home! WELCOME HOME CARTER HARRIS!!!