Thursday, July 31, 2008

Life for Joy

I love this picture - it says, "I love to see the temple The Nauvoo Temple" :)

Daddy is playing with Joy with a puppet - she loved that!

Sorry, but Mama and Becca like to miss with my hair! :)

I love this video! Lizzy and Joy are playing with blocks.
Look at Joy's face - she is so happy!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Family Reunion

Here we are headed out on our family vacation.

Lizzy, Daddy, and Joy enjoying the hotel swimming pool.

My own private theater in the car!

Our family at Adam-ondi-ahman

Grandpa Turpin and Joy

Joy playing with Grandma Turpin's cabbage patch doll.

Joy very excited at the pizza place.

Our family at the pizza place - look this way, Joy!

Uncle Rich loves me!

Grandma's table is good for teething!

Cousin Trevor and Joy

Our family with our Turpin grandparents

Here is Joy getting ready for the temple! :)

This is the Nauvoo Temple. Here very special rites are performed that we believe makes Joy a part of our family for all time and eternity. It was a very special day for us!

Joy, outside the temple, after being sealed to our family for FOREVER!

Our family by the temple

Aunt Kathie and Joy outside the temple

Mama (totally overjoyed!!) and Joy outside the temple

Joy and her Turpin grandparents outside the temple

Lizzy and Joy sitting on a fake sheep at the Pioneer Past Times.

Mama was dancing. Joy LOVED that!

Joy just loves her Uncle Brad. She tried to go to him several times. She never does that. :)

Monday, July 14, 2008

ECI Annual Review

Today was Joy's Annual Review. Every six months we figure out where she is and set new goals. Every year they do a new work up and set more goals. I am so grateful for our therapist. She is wonderful. I have so appreciated her knowledge and support!

These are Joy's DAYC Scores:
Cognitive 10 months
Communication 10 months
Social-Emotional 11 months
Physical 7 months
Adaptive Behavior 12 months

Yeah Joy!
Her therapist was so impressed with her scooting. She is moving so much more now. It's incredible!

Joy is standing against the ottoman now.

Here the girls have learned to hold their hands cupped so that Joy has to use her thumb and forefinger to pick up food. (instead of raking it into her fist and shoving it into her mouth :) ).

She has to get all the way to the piano!

We are to continue the ball therapies. They help her in so many ways.
We are to work on getting her to support weight on her feet/knees/hands without the help of her belly - so more of what you think of a crawling position.

Yeah Joy!!!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008


Here are some fun pictures of JOY.

Joy fell asleep on Becca while they were watching TV - ahhhh!

I wanted to get one of her on Sunday all dressed up and ready to go.

We have too much fun with her in the tub(sink).

And on to our exciting news!!!!
Houston, we have the beginnings of crawling!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is so huge!! This is tremendous!
Can you tell I am thrilled?!?!?!?!!?!?

Saturday, July 05, 2008

July 4th

Joy had a busy July 4th! Here we are all dressed up for the 4th of July!

Becca and Joy on Grandma's porch

Joy loves ice cream. Don't even think of stopping to take a bite for yourself - Joy will squawk! Sometimes you just can't feed this kid fast enough :)

Hey Daddy! Happy 4th of July!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008


Joy's little laugh reminds me of My Fair Lady's term "snickering."
She has this sweet, tiny little laugh. :)