Sunday, July 28, 2013

Joy’s Two Weeks

Playing pretend                         Her new dress                        And her new robe – she loves it!



Visiting Petco – she loves the animals!




Visiting Spring Creek Greenway – she loved the snakes!


They gave her a little magnifying lens on a key chain – loved it!! 


                                                              One tired girl!


Working on a craft with sister – love how it turned out


Joy does this all the time.  She’ll grab a pen and a paper and fill it up with tiny squigglesIMG_5711IMG_5712

National Ice Cream Day                              Playing Headbanz!


A girl at church made this cute hat and put it on this stuffed animal and gave it to Joy.  She was so happy!

Rollerblading…aka….how to skin your knees quickly!          Playing with a flashlight in the closet


Tea Party                               Being a nurse                    Playing with glow bracelets


Up at Grandma’s farm – Hanging out with her cousin!


Joy’s Week

Beautiful Joy                     


Playing Ring A Round the Rosie with the family – one happy girl!

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Imagining…                                                 Playing in a box with sister

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Making a rocket ship with sister       Bubbles

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Making homemade pizzas                  Crazy, active Joy!

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Joy and I are struggling in a couple of areas – one is sleep and the other is church.

Joy does not like to sleep alone.  She does not want to go to sleep till everyone else is asleep.  Which means lately she has been up till 10PM every. single. night.  Gotta figure that one out before I crash and burn!

Church.  Our church is long.  It’s three hours long.  The first hour the whole family meets together.  Joy sits beside me or in my lap the whole time.  As soon as that meeting ends, Primary (children’s church) starts.  That is two hours long.  They asked a lady at church to work with Joy and stay with her.  This year she is the main teacher (instead of the helper).  I just don’t know what to do.  Joy is so strong.  I am exhausted by the end of the first hour of church.  I worry about this lady who is supposed to teach Joy.  I worry that Joy is too big and too strong for her.  She is older.  And then there’s the fact that Joy HATES church.  As soon as the first hour is over, she begs me to go home.  Most weeks I let her. I know if we would just be consistent about staying, Joy would adapt and be fine.  But I worry.  A lot.  Do I really want to take a screaming, kicking Joy to Primary and interrupt everyone?  I’m pretty embarrassed by that behavior. I don’t feel like anyone really understands – so she goes home.  Since the ladies running the program are all volunteers I don’t feel like anyone needs to be held to any standards.  But I really need to start training her on appropriate church behavior before she gets any bigger and I can’t control her physically.  Besides church is just something we do in this family.  Gotta figure this one out.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Joy’s Week

Joy loves meat on a stick -  any  fashion.  This turkey leg is perfect!  Playing outside with sister

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Bella had surgery so we did lots of sitting around.  Having a sleepover with sisters.

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Playing a life sized game with sisters and friends.

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Playing on Starfall, eating ice cream while watching TV

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Hanging out at Grandma’s on the 4th of July, Daddy and Brother were rolling the ball, so Joy went and got herself a baby so she could roll the ball with them too!  Monkey see, monkey do!

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We went to see Despicable Me 2.  Joy loves her popcorn and “j-ow-e-ce!”