Thursday, June 28, 2012

Last Saturday

Did not mean to leave you hanging all week, but life is basically crazy right now, with summer fun happening everyday:)

Anyway, Saturday we were given four tickets and an amazing parking pass to Elmo Live by the amazing special needs camp we attend.  This was such a blessing, since the money for these types of actvities is just not there.  So, after some thought we decided Taylor was a little young and we would take a special friend of Emma's with us.  The two girls had so much fun together and the show was super cute.  Parking in the attached garage to the arena was a life saver for us trying to get Emma in and out and allow her to walk (she still cant do far distances and this arena is huge).  We walked right in and went into a elevator to the area for the show.  AMAZING!  The girls were super good and listened the whole time.  Emma got nervous at first but then really got into watching Elmo and his friends dance.  I loved watching her dance and try to sing along.  We took the two girls to lunch at Emma's favorite place McD's for happy meals and they enjoyed the treat.

That night we returned to Emma's friends house for a Sweety Slumber party with a few friends.  I will say we did not spend the night for a few reasons but we had so much fun!  The girls and mom's ate pizza, danced, painted nails, painted pillow cases, played dolls, decorated cookies and caught lightening bugs!  Then curled up to watch a movie!  It was so fun to have a few of her friends together and enjoy them interacting together.  Emma's favorite part was the bugs:)  She got in charge of the cage to put them in, since she was having a hard time running in the grass.  She talked the whole way home about how much fun she had.  It was just a special night and day all together.  Thanks Jessica for a fun night.

Here are some photos of the day!












I love these special days and soak them up like a sponge.  I love watchnig her gain confidence and close friends as they learn to accept her as she is and love her!  I am so grateful for family and friends who love on my sweet Rose!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Days like this....

Days like today I forget the last two weeks of fighting with specialist and then given in and taking her to our PCP to be told I was right all along, she had another UTI.  Days like today I forget the long nights, the long hours at the doctors, the long drives to therapies, the stress and hard talks.  Days like today make it all fade away....it was a rare day full of so much fun and memories. 

I will share more tomorrow as right now I am tired and ready to just relax and reflect on how wonderful the day was and how much fun my sweet little Rose had with all the new experiences she had today.  I am thankful for fun, friends and family and for those who love my sweet girl for who she is and how far she has come.  I have felt safe and loved all day and so has Emma and she has blossomed and bloomed under the safety she felt today.  I am blessed and happy tonight as my head hits the pillow.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Wonderful Father of My Children!


Happy Father's day to all the wonderful dad's out there!
I want to dedicate this post to the wonderful father to my two children, Daniel. He is amazing, and I am so lucky to have him to partner with me to raise our beautiful children.  I am so lucky that he is such a hands on dad and loves nothing more then playing and caring for his kids.  He especially showed that this week, as we switched rolls for me to attend a three day work conference that had me leaving the house at 7 and getting home around 5.  He took two of those days off to be the stay at home parent and did it with no complaints or without trashing the house too much:)  I honestly think the kids had more fun with daddy home, since it was so different then mommy being home.  However, when I left for Summer Reading Program that I also work, on Thursday Emma said "working again mommy? No you stay home!"  Four days of mommy gone was too much for her. 

I loved being around adults for three days and learning new things, even though it took a little bit to get my brain switched from motherhood to working.  I just loved that he supports me enough in my part time work to give up his own vacation time to allow me to grow more in my job and care for our kiddos!  Thanks Honey!  It was a different week and as much fun as it was for me to be a working mom again, I was sad to be away from my babies.  However, I did not worry about them since he does an amazing job caring for them.

Taylor decided to give daddy a special present by starting to walk more then a few steps today!  He walked all over church and at my parents house today.  Yikes I am about to have a full time walker!  I am trying to not be upset that he waited to father's day to do it since he was over a year old at mother's day too, but it does sting a tiny bit.  Daddy however, was so proud that he was the one who got him to let go finally.  Oh well, daddy might have got him to walk, but I carried him for 9 months and one week and have nursed him since birth so ha:)  Just joking honey, so excited about this big milestone for Taylor, look out Emma Taylor will now be able to catch you when you take his ball!

Below is a clip of him walking last night!


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Today has been a great day of not only celebrating my wonderful hubby and father to my kiddos, but celebrating the wonderful man who gave me life and supported me throughout that life my Dad!  Love you Daddy and I would not be who I am today without the love and support you have given me my whole life.  I have always been a daddy's girl and always will!  I am so blessed!!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Complex Child Article

Check out my latest article written for Complex Child, about my sweet Emma Rose!

Ballet is for Everyone

Hoping you had a blessed and relaxing weekend!  Looking forward to Summer Week two at our house.  This week Emma will be attending the three day Vacation Bible School type adventure at our church, and yes I am one of her teachers.  So it should be a busy but fun week.  Praying her recent UTI does not slow us down and that Taylor's cold does not get worse.

Prayers for a blessed upcoming week
Rachel

Saturday, June 2, 2012