Friday, January 28, 2011

Emi Joy's 5th Birthday

Emi Joy the day she was born

Where has the time gone? I can't believe that my baby girl is 5! *tears* She begged me for a birthday party at Target, yes you read that correctly - Target. We clearly spend WAY too much time there!!!! She suggested that they could have slushies and then go play in the toy aisle. Sounds like a great idea however I'm pretty sure the nice Target employees would hate us SO I was able to convince her that a birthday party at the bowling alley would be just as much fun.

cake and ice cream

The birthday girl

Miles - our entertainment :) Miles thought he would enjoy running the lanes instead of bowling them. Poor Candice ran after him the first time and my dad went after him the second time - let's just say there was lots of Advil taking that night - those lanes are slippery! :)

party favors

St. Jude Marathon

In December Brian ran his first marathon. Let me add that he has never even run a half-marathon before but this was something he wanted to do and he did it! He wanted to run it in 4 hours 30 minutes and his official time was 4 hours 35 minutes. We are so proud of him!
Here he is coming into Autozone Park - almost finished!
Crossing the finish line
Family photo after
Good Job Brian!!

Mom Poem

I stole this from my MOPS blog. I just love it!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hello Again!

I've decided that I am going to start blogging again. I really enjoy reading other people's blogs so I figured I would attempt to revive mine.

There has been way too much to catch up on from 2 years ago - yikes! did I really let this go for 2 years?!?!?! So, we will just start from today..........

Today was a particularly sad day for us. We had to say goodbye to our favorite speech therapist. She has been with Jack for so long and has done so much for him, it was hard to say goodbye. This gave me a little taste of what's coming for us in April when we have to say goodbye to all of our therapists. I have dreaded that day for almost 3 years and it's going to be here before we know it.

Lately I have been feeling extra sensitive - ok, emotional when it comes to Jack and I'm not sure why. We have been seeing lots of changes - a wheelchair and big boy bed to name a few. I have been telling myself since the diagnosis that the older he got the easier things would get but that is proving to be untrue. I am finding that he older he is getting the harder things are becoming - we just haven't found our way yet. I ordered this book - A Special Gift A Devotional for Mothers of Special Needs Children - I am hoping that it helps bring a little peace to our situation.

Enough of the sad stuff. Yesterday Emi Joy had her interview for Westminster Academy. I was a nervous wreck but tried not to let her know that. She bounded in the door, walked up to the teachers, introduced herself and started working a puzzle - I was so proud! As I anxiously waited in the school's library I couldn't help but think of all the things that could come out of that mouth of hers and just prayed that she didn't disclose anything I would be mortified over. The hour came and went and there she was as happy as a clam declaring that she loved her new school and couldn't wait to come back - shew! thank goodness, everything must have gone well. They should let us know in 2 weeks - fingers crossed!!

Hopefully it won't be 2 years before I post anything again...........