Saturday, April 27, 2013

Girls' Night Out

In the six weeks since my last post, we have been busy just living life.

Kimberly now pushes up to sitting by herself, and loves to go outside in the sunshine.  She still just crawls on her belly, but since she is over 20 pounds now that belly is a lot to lift up!  She is off formula and on goat's milk, and her weight has gone is so nice to see her filling out.  The fresh milk is so good for her!

We thought we had a sinkhole in our back yard, but discovered instead it is an early 1900's septic cistern, with timbers the size of railroad ties over it, covered by 10 inches of dirt--- we never knew there was a 9 foot diameter 5 foot deep hole under our ground--- until one of the beams gave way and we suddenly had a hole.  Jamie and Zachary filled it in and have covered it back up.

Last week Jamie and I escaped for 2 days, going up to his parent's cottage in New Hampshire.  We took Amelia and Leif with us and had a wonderfully relaxing time, and even stopped at Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory on our way home.

Next week is our Georgia trip!!  Micah and Amelia have been practicing relentlessly for the USA Gymnastics Special Olympics Championships in Marietta.  Sunny is on the same team they are on, but when the coach asked for team members who would like to go, I did not suggest Sunny.

I know they are supposed to have fun at Special Olympics, and anyone with a disability can participate, but I expect my kids to earn the right to do some things.  And I feel that Sunny did not earn the right to go to the Championships.  She can be quite stubborn at practices, and even at last year's Summer Games she had to be cajoled into doing her floor routine.  I think she does that on purpose, and enjoys being coddled and the the coaches wheedling her into participating.  (The amazing coaches certainly have more patience with her than I do, because at last year's Summer Games I had to fight the urge to march down onto the mat and tell her to do her routine now or go change out of the leotard.)

However I realize this means Sunny is missing what is sure to be a weekend full of fun, with the plane ride, the hotel, the restaurants and the actual event!  Nikita certainly has made it known she know she is missing out on all of that!  (Nik loves any chance to travel and see new places.)

So last night Nik and I took Sunny to see Disney on Ice.  She had not seen all of the Disney movies that were represented, and never uttered one word the whole time we were there, but I know she had fun....she has had that silly fairy hat on ALL day today!

God is good!

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