Friday, November 01, 2019


This year for the first time in years, she wasn’t a Zombie! 🧟‍♀️. She was Spider-Man!!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019

Joy this weekend

Joy goes to Kroger every week with her class for Community Based Instruction.  This past Friday she went to McDonald’s with her class! She was beyond excited!!  We write out what she wanted and sent her “dollars.”
She found her birthday money in her drawer and decided she needed to go with Grandpa to Chick-fil-A.  She was so excited to spend her own money!! Grandma, Grandpa, and Aunt Angie took her and LOVED it!!!
She got some new jammies that she had to show off! And niece Ellie joined in the fun!

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Joy Lately

A Teenager

Joy is becoming a teenager! She comes home from school, grabs food and her iPad, and disappears.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019


Joy is doing well in school. The OT that services her school says she is working hard. Her teacher says she is working so hard and making great transitions.
One reason I chose this middle school is their community based instruction. Once a week she goes to Kroger. The night before for her homework we choose one item (it has to be on the assigned row) and we print a picture of it. Then we takes her paper and her money and goes to the store. She has to find the item and purchase it herself. She is doing great with this!

A cute picture of Joy after school. She is so cute! She runs to the bus in the morning, yelling her bus drivers name. And runs to me afterwards yelling Mama!  Love it!

So funny: this girl has opinions about her bra. She knows she has to wear it, so she does. But once school’s over, it’s off.  

This I knew, but the other morning the bus driver handed me a training bra and said, “Is this Joy’s?”  Sure enough! She had taken it off on the bus!

Thursday, September 05, 2019

New school year

Joy has started sixth grade.  That is a new school with new teacher and aids, and all new classmates. The transition has not gone as smoothly as I would have liked. She misses her old teacher and aid. She misses her friends. I think she misses being little and having time to play at recess. She misses playing Minecraft with the guys in their free time.  Saturday we have invited one of her friends to come over to play Minecraft! She is thrilled!!

Monday, September 02, 2019

Aunt Joy

Joy loves her niece and nephew! Ellie asks to come see , “Joy?!”  I love it!! I hope it lasts forever!!

Monday, August 26, 2019


Joy and Toulouse

With sisters

Being a zombie 🧟‍♀️. She is still obsessed with all things Halloween!

Her sweet teacher from Elementary school had his class make her a card. It even came through the mail!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

First Day of School

Joy’s first day of school as a Sixth Grader!
No more uniforms!!
She looks so big to me!

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Meet the Teacher

 We went to Joy’s new school for Sixth Grade Orientation. Two days of getting to know our new school and our new teacher!  Here’s to a great year!

Saturday, August 03, 2019

Musical Theater Camp

Joy and Bella went to Musical Theater Camp at Derby City Playhouse. They loved it!! It was the best camp they went to all summer!!

Thursday, July 25, 2019