Sunday, June 24, 2012

Joy’s Week

Joy with her siblings and Daddy for Father’s Day!                      The puppy is bigger than she is!IMG_9343IMG_9349

Joining in Art Lessons                           Her masterpiece


Playing camp games                           Watching TV from Bella’s bed


Despite the messy face, I just love this picture!  She was so cute, just like a little Mary.  She is such a nurturing person.  She loves her dolls and takes the best care of them.  I found this doll in Alex’s bed.


Joy and one of the camp songs, The Princess Pat

Friday, June 22, 2012

Joy’s Names


I thought I would record the names Joy has given to all of us:

I am Mama.

Jason is Dat Tea.

Becca is Gecca.

Sammi is Bubba.

Jessi is Guys.

Lizzy is Diz (it’s becoming Liz).

Bella is Della.

Alex is Alice.


Sunday, June 17, 2012

The First Half of June

Looking through these pictures, I am reminded what a happy kid Joy is.  Sure, she has an extra dose of stubbornness and willfulness, but for the most part, she is a happy, loving little girl.

Hanging out with the puppies…Kissing sister’s hand

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Therapy – she gathers the rings as she walks up the stairs (we are working on walking up without holding onto something) then she tosses them down to her therapist.  While I do my writing, she is doing her writing practice.  My cute Joy.  And finally Joy with her little brother.  How she loves him! 

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Birthday money bought Joy…..this cute necklace…it’s hard to see, but it’s a J and she got a boom box.

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Early one morning, Joy couldn’t get into the dog food.  Oh well, now she can.  She is very attentive to the needs of the puppies and making sure that they get feed!

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Chasing Spike to get OFF the trampoline.  The puppies used to be so little!  But she still wants to hold them!

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Life skills – peeling a carrot!

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Sisters                                                 Jumping!

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Playing                                                  Dress up

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Playing with sisters and friends               Phonics with sister

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Ready for her 5 year old check-up.  (We painted her finger nails)  She is doing great! 38 lb 39 in tall.  She is in the 70-75 % on the DS charts.  We have to go get her thyroid checked and get an x-ray of her neck.  Both are just standard DS protocol.

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Happy Father’s Day Daddy!

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Sunday, June 03, 2012

Happy 5th Birthday Joy!

My big girl turned five this week.  Joy has been an amazing part of our lives for five years now.  I love you Joy!

Doughnuts for breakfast!  So thrilling!

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Picking out her cake!    At Target with popcorn and an icee!  This is the life!

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McDonald’s for dinner!

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Presents..she did the unwrapping by herself this year!


Cake..she was so excited!


Happy 5th Birthday my Joy!


The rest of the week…

Joy loves the puppies.  She spends the most time with them.  She loves to be outside!IMG_9178IMG_9116

Presents for teachers, aides, bus drivers   Headed to school on the last dayIMG_9119June 3 006

Joy’s amazing teachers!  How we will miss them next year!


OT – jumping, ST – PLS 4, reeval time


Playing with the kids and their friends       Enjoying pizza with Grandpa!


Getting off the bus on the last day of school.  Good-bye 2011-2012


Random Joyness