Here is an update on us...
ABBY turned 5 in May! I can't believe she is getting so big! She weighs 35.7lbs which is not making it easy to carry here nor is her 4' in length either. She is getting really good at sitting and I believe she is up to about 15 to 20 sec. before she falls to the floor and giggles. She has lost 2 teeth, one top and one bottom and has 2 more loose ones on her bottom row. I call her my little piranha mouth, too funny! I am letting her hair grow out long so we can put it all into piggy tails and one pony and we are almost there finally! She has become very giggly in the last months, loves to swing, loves to ride horses, loves to bounce and dance in mommas arm to swing music! We still have no words from her, she is getting good at hitting that big red button that says a command like; "more please" (I would love to believe, but am more a skeptic). Her teachers at school really think she is hitting it with intent... I am hoping so! She is still seizure free, thank God and has been in good health. We are taking her swimming today for the 1st time so this will be fun! I will shoot photos and get them up for you to see. She still is basically a full assist, once she reaches 40lbs our nurses can not lift her and we have to get a Hoyer lift... Ugh! Although I am not too sure how that is going to work being that she is being moved all over the place all the time. When I was doing my clinical's we used this lift to get people out of bed to their wheelchair and they stayed there all day... I can't imagine using this as she is lifted in and out of so many things all day long! Oye! In August she will be going to KINDERGARTEN!!! I can not believe this and am so happy for my little angel! She will be going ALL day which is new for us and her. I am not sure how she will handle it, but we shall see. All in all she is wonderful! We are blessed!!!
THE BOYS are going to be turning 10 and 8 in July and are doing so well! We are on a break from sports right now and I am loving that! No running here and there all the time! Joey has been having growth pains like crazy and he is just 1/2" shy of catching his brother in height! He came back from the Science museum and had a bunch of fun tests done, one was a growth one and his height was estimated at 6'2"! So far I am thinking he might just be on that track! His poppa, accidently knocked his tooth out at a game playing catch! Thank goodness it was a baby tooth! Jacob is loving summer, and is turning into a little man. I love talking with him and hearing all his ideas! He has become so like me! He is scary good at baseball, I know all parents dote on their kids, but this one... has got an increadible arm and throws no hitters games!! We are so proud of him!!! He placed 2nd in the Rocky Mountain Nations for wrestling! This boy is ganna be something special! He loves creating with Legos and both are looking forward to taking guitar lessons soon!
ME, I have been keeping myself busy with planting flowers, re-landscaping my backyard and tending my baby pumpkin patch! This year I am determined to grow pumpkins as last year fired me on for a new challenge this year and so far they look perfect! I have re-decorated my living and dinning room, re-upholstered chairs added new curtains and a fresh new Spring look with cream, soft greens and yellows and brown. I know, I know those of you who know me and my absolute love for red can close your mouths now... I am branching out now and getting my feet wet to new fresh things... still has that Pottery Barn feel, just not in reds. My photography business is going well, I have a new website for TCPHOTOJOURNALISM feel free to check it out! Hey, if your in my area and need photo's check my schedule on the site and let me know your interested in getting some pix's done of you and your fam or your special little one, I will give you a 40% discount!!! Let's see what else... oh I have had many attempts at failed diets, and have just excepted it. I'd rather roll into heaven have been chubby and have lived full and happy life rather than have lived skinny and always depriving myself of the blessing of enjoying the finer things of life! We are attending a new church that we LOVE and I am soon going to be involved in a special class for the disabled! There are other families their that have special needs kids which is exciting to me as far as having someone that can identify with me. This special class will allow for parents to sit together in church while their kids are cared for and stimulated with playtime, song or whatever they need! I am really busting at the seems for this! FINALLY!!!! Its been 5 years that Matt and I have been able to sit together in church together!!!! I am involved in a bibles study that just finished a book called: Respectable Sins... Oye' vey! You wanna be challenged? Read this book! I also just finished another book by Francine Rivers, one of my all time favorite authors called; Her Mothers Hope Oh, so good and boy what a page turner! Can wait for the second one to come this fall!
Well I think that's all I will bore ya with! I know it has been in forever since I have been here and I am most likely writing to "cyber-space air", but I am going to try an post here more often now and get back into the grove! If you are flesh and blood and not air, thanks for visiting and reading! Leave me a comment and let me know you stopped by! Have a continued blessed Summer!!!! Tam