Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New Glasses and Dancing at the table

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Joy is too cute – we love you baby

Joy’s Random Life

Joy is such a pretty girl.  I loved these pictures – her face is dirty in the one, but it is so good for her face.  I had to post it!  :)

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Have I mentioned Joy LOVES and adores bread.  It’s a good thing she isn’t the one with Celiac Disease.  Pretending on the phone – another love of hers :)

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Bella’s paramedics are so sweet with Joy – they give her rides!  I pray this is the only way you EVER ride on one of these my baby.

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Our latest accomplishments – drinking from an open cup!  WAHOO!  And then from therapy, sorting.

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Monday, April 26, 2010

In Shock

I had some fun pics of Joy to post –but I am in shock today.  A very sweet and HEALTHY little girl, Carly, with DS passed away unexpectantly.  I had to grab my Joy and squeeze her.  How I love this little girl!  She is the joy that she is named for.  I am so grateful for her in my life.  I love you baby.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Joy, the Teacher

Joy loves her sister – but she also thinks she has to teach her everything!

Joy’s Life

This was so cool – a vibrating pencil.  She was fascinated!

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Her daily viewing of Ponyo.







I admit it.  I am a coward.  Joy had never played with play-doh until yesterday in therapy.  She enjoyed it, though.  :)

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Joy adores her sister!





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Miss Kris left us yesterday.  She headed back to college.  We love you Kris!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Lovin’ and Playin’

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Oh and happy news!  I found a preschool for Joy.  It is close by and has an excellent reputation.  I went by with Joy and loved the director and the teacher.  They haven’t had a child with disabilities there in 10 years, but they are willing to try – wahoo!  We are going to put her with the older 2’s (she has a summer birthday and will just be 3).  I am thrilled about that – she’ll get some good peer modeling.  She’ll go 3 days a week M/W/F from 9 to 2:30.  Yeah for Joy!  Yeah for Me!  Yeah for Cypress Creek Christian Preschool!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Friday, April 02, 2010

More Fun for Joy

Playing with blocks and some magnetic disks006

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Playing with Sammi – with fluff and water

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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Eye Exam

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The results?  Far Sighted, Astigmatism.

He gave me a script for glasses but did not promise me she’ll want to wear them!  :)  We’ll see.  He says that if she were a normally developing kid, he probably wouldn’t put her in glasses, but since she has DS, she has difficulty focusing.  At this point she is down, right on top of her papers to color.  We’ll give it a try and see how it goes.