Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sunday Snapshot~Our Fourth Lately

home 15 months and our little girl is like a butterfly emerging from her cocoon. where there was silence we now have words- too many to count now and we actually understand some of them. she still has a speech therapist come to visit once a week and will probably continue to do so at least until spring when they will re-evaluate again. of course by then she will be hosting her own radio talk show so I doubt they'll continue services.
she's lovin' her sister and brothers and her powers of manipulation over them. she so wants to be like them and to do everything they do. no toddler stuff for this lil' lady. she wants the homework too and can be seen at the table most afternoons with her workbook and pencils trying to copy them. instead of her puppy or monkey she prefers to sleep with her notepad and pen. seriously. it's her comfort object. it really wasn't a problem until she woke up early one morning and did her math equations on the wall beside her bed. dad still doesn't know about that yet. and then there was that morning that she woke up with blue hands and sheets because her pen leaked. gosh, where can a mom find a plush stuffed pen for bedtime?
we're still learning a bit about low muscle tone and hyper mobility. so despite the fact that she's required to wear an eye patch and be fitted for ankle braces soon and wears kinesio tape to strengthen her abdominal muscles round the clock it doesn't hold her back. believe me, she can keep up.
which is good because on some days we can have up to 2 therapy appointments and that's tough when you also have to try to work a nap in there somewhere. this girl likes her sleep. she's happy to go to bed and sleeps through the entire night. she also prefers a 3.5 hour nap every day. she's slept more in her two years than our first three slept in 12! okay i am exaggerating a bit, but the Lord must of thought we could use a sleeper for once and He provided one. He also provided time for mama to take her to all of her appointments this school year. you see our enrollment at school went down and i was taken to a .8 position teaching only 4 days a week. without that day i don't know how i could be doing it- but He knew and He provided it before we knew she even needed all of this therapy. God is Good and isn't this just the best little smile?


  1. What lovely photos. You have a beautiful family!

  2. All four of your children are adorable. And you created lovely photographs of them. They will treasure these when they grow up. Great job.