Joy leading us in “I Am A Child of God” and “Book of Mormon Stories.” She was alternating between having us sing loud and quiet. She is so cute!
Jessi has missed the last couple Sundays, so her church class dropped by with some items to help her on her road to recovery – books, movies, candy! She was feeling loved!
Jessi in her natural habitat – reading a book! Bella and I
Someone got her new braces. She is not a happy camper! I can’t tell if it’s because of the braces or that she can’t wear her pink shoes with them! :)
I have to brag on my kids a bit. They are pretty fantastic. Are they amazing because of who they are or did adding three siblings with special needs help them along in their awesomeness? I don’t know, but I’m grateful for them! After getting Alex’s Autism diagnosis, I was pretty much in shock all day. I really didn’t expect them to just hand us that diagnosis – classic autism – at the age of three. But they did. And it makes sense. But it’s still a lot to take in. That day Sammi invaded her chocolate stash for me, which was very kind. And that night Lizzy got us dinner. I told the kids that I really didn’t want to cook. Jason was out late at a work thing, so we were just going to order pizza. No big deal. Except it wouldn’t work. The online whatever was down. Exhausted, emotionally numb, and totally beat, I told the kids I was going to go take a bath and I’d make something in just a bit. Lizzy decided to call Domino’s, give them our order, and then proceeded to pay for it from her babysitting money. Of course, I paid her back. But these kids of mine, they mean the world to me! I love their kind and compassionate hearts. I love how much they serve. I love how awesome they are!
Joy loves my camera on my phone. A few of the pictures she took last weekend. Life as it happens: Jessi cleaning her room, the backyard, me doing laundry, Grandpa, a selfie, and Grandma taking a picture of her!
Brother started in the three/four year old class on Monday. I took him out for a celebratory donut afterwards. I am so proud of you Brother! How we love you!
OT/ST – ever working
Mutual – The first time all three of them got to go together!! They visited a nursing home and came home and told me all about the sweet individuals who live there.
One Laurel, One Mia Maid, and One Beehive!