Sunday, July 22, 2012

Joy’s Week

When it all comes down to it, life‘s joys really are in the little things.

…like finding a frog                             …and swinging your brother

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…and making a great jump

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…and holding your dog                        …and blowing bubbles

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…and playing cards with your family            …and playing with rubber bands

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…and playing with rackets and bubbles

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…and helping build Alex’s Little Room

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…and going to family reunions

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…and watching people                        …and eating good bread

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…and coloring while laying down            …and singing karaoke

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Joy’s Week

Joy signing “I love you!”

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The big girls were dressing up , so Joy had to too!  I loved the toe socks on her!

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Therapy shots – she brought out this catching mitt and Joy loved it!  She is so sports oriented!  Special Olympics is going to be a big part of our lives!


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Joy adores her dogs!  She loves the new puppies, but Patches is her special pet.  Poor Patches – she has become Joy’s playmate.  Joy adores her.  She swings her, carries her everywhere, and even insists on bathing her! 

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Joy still loves her crackers!  Playing outside with her siblings.

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A video of Joy playing ball with Bella

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Joy’s Week

A family picnic at San Jacinto Monument

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At Grandma and Grandpa’s for the 4th

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Therapy – playing rockets.  She was so careful to wait her turn and make sure Jessi was getting her turn.

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Playing with the puppies

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Sleeping with her favorite treat

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Sunday, July 01, 2012

Joy’s Week

The girls have been going to various friend’s houses to swim.  Joy wants to go so badly, but I usually can’t go with them.  Either we have no nurse or therapy appointments or something.  Well this week, it just all worked out and Joy got to go swimming with the big girls!

Big sister, Sammi, kept her safe and tried to teach her to kick her legs.  Very fun!

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We went and had her thyroid and neck checked.  The x-ray tech was so good with her.  Even though I live at Texas Children’s Hospital with Bella, I find that taking Joy to community hospitals made for adults always seems to work better than TCH.  Maybe it’s because they aren’t used to working with kids so they try a little harder.  Even my LabCorp is better with Joy and Bella than TCH!  Don’t know why, but I’m grateful for our good experience.

Joy showing me her stickers after getting her x-rays.  This second picture makes me laugh!  She was showing me her stickers and I couldn’t see her face, so I finally said, “Where is Joy?”   And she responded, “Right here.” and pointed to her cheek.  So cute!

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The customary reward lunch

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We went to see Brave.  It was kinda scary in a couple of places, but she loved her root beer and popcorn!

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Joy loves her brother       ……               and her Pringles!

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Joy jumping

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