Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Rest of September

What a busy girl!


Painting with Sammi                            Reading to Bella


Jumping with Lizzy           Helping Daddy build the new desk


She started a dance class – she is loving it!

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Aunt Mandy's birthday party – so fun!


Her eye exam – she looks great he said.  No glasses!

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Playing at Bouncing Bears

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At the park with the family


So happy to play with her puppy and sister               She poured a glass of juice for her Daddy!


Learning to ride her trike


Making cookies with Mama


Making sure sister had her headphones on and jamming out


You are doing great Joy!  We love you!

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Joy’s Week

Monday we drove up to Nacogdoches.  Joy loved lunch at Chick-fil-A!



After Labor Day there were only four days of school this week.  Joy attended only once.  The poor thing was sick on Tuesday and Wednesday.  She went to school Thursday and loved it.  But Friday morning she was out again.  I think she has finally kicked it!IMG_0627



She is so funny.  Her verbal skills are coming along nicely – partly because we are insisting that she talk!  She has the best imagination – I had to grab her up and squeeze her.  She just makes me happy!



Playing with her brother in his little room


It was time to work outside, so she ran and grabbed some gloves from the garage – so smart!

The three littles


Bouncing on the trampoline with Bella and the night nurse. 

This fun book!  We saw it at Barnes and Noble and had to grab it and plop down to read it.  Her EC class read it every day last year during October.  We learned the song here at home and sang it over and over.  So when we saw it I got all excited!  We sang the song right there on the floor.  Joy got kinda (really) loud in parts – but I loved it!  She remembered the song perfectly!  We had to take a picture and send it to her teacher from last year.  So fun!

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Sunday, September 02, 2012

School Begins

Primary Activity – they asked an 11 year old Scout to be Joy’s special helper, but Jessi couldn’t leave her, so she had many helpers!  She had a great time!

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Joy got to come with Sammi and I to Young Women.  We brought along the ipad, but her favorite thing to do was be like the YW – including running laps!

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Meet the Teacher – Mrs. Abby Fannin

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Life as it happens….monkey see, monkey do :), playing and using that amazing imagination!


She decided to cook.  She would shake salt and pepper into a cup and then dump it into the strainer.  Helping to feed Bella, and loving her Sonic slushie!


Checking out Braille books, swinging sister, and loving her Chick-fil-A


First Day of School!  She was so excited!  She walked in and hung up her backpack and headed over to the pretend kitchen – loved it!  She was so tired when she got home – she crawled under a chair and feel asleep!

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Making brownies in OT


Pets – sister’s lizard and Joy’s beloved dog.  Her name is Patches, but Joy calls her “puppy!”


We had Joy’s ARD on Friday.  It went really well.  I really feel like the team there cares about Joy and wants to work together to help Joy learn and grow.  I’m so thankful!  Speech has been increased to 30 minutes group and 30 minutes pull out for work on articulation.  This is one happy Mama!