Thursday, July 31, 2008
Today is also my last day as Children's Program Lead at my job. I will work the next two Wednesday's and then I'm done, except for the occasional subbing. It is a little bitter sweet. I love the feeling working for a non-profit gives you. I have really enjoyed my time there, and it is hard to leave. But, I will no longer have to wonder where the money will come from for Caitlyn's medication. We are excited to get Caitlyn set up in some therapies outside of school. We also have Well Child Check scheduled for the 8th of August because my baby is going to be 5 on Tuesday! And we have a eye doctor appointment for September 15th. (We are also very excited about having our pull ups payed for again!) So, has I say goodbye to my job, I am saying hello to all of the doors that are once again opening for Caitlyn. Stay tuned as I fill you in on all of the exciting volunteer work I will be doing in the future!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
"They fell victim to Rett Syndrome beginning at age 2.
They don't hear my brain when it tells them what to do.
Don't bother trying, they wont listen to you either.
They do their own thing,
And make me so mad at times."
"Why don't they listen to me?"
"I tell them not to go in my mouth, but they must not hear me."
"Sometimes they hit...Please know I can't stop them."
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
We had such a blast painting this bank together! (Of course I did the name) There were so many colors to choose from, that I would bring down just a couple at a time for her to pick from. She picked all the colors, but mommy picked where they went. We also painted a little heart shaped trinket box for Grandma. (Well, I did most of that because she was feeling kind of done after the tiara bank.) I love that we can do things like this together! It required a lot of pre-thinking and was done almost fully with hand-over-hand to prevent her from eating the paints. But what a blast we had together!!!
Personal Plug: Since I'm feeling a little lost with summer and my baby girl being gone for 3 hours a day, I am scrapbooking away...I've challenged myself to a page a week, though this is only day two of her being gone, and I'll probably do a lot more than a page a week! Anyway, here is the link to my scrapbooking blog so you can check it out! Of course, you will find that Caitlyn is the subject of most pages!
Monday, July 07, 2008
Caitlyn and Mommy July 2008
I just wanted to show these three shots for a trip down memory lane...Looking at it, I can't believe how much she grew between almost 3 and shortly after 4!!! And now look at her! She keeps getting bigger, and I keep getting smaller! (Sorry we didn't look at the camera in that last one...Daddy didn't get us looking before he snapped the picture!)
Saturday, July 05, 2008
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
I can't tell you how pleased we are that Caitlyn is at Linda's house! When I finish working, I am going to keep sending her there one day a week. She has never been in a care situation where the adults tried so hard to educate the other children. Caitlyn is truly making friends! (And I'm a very proud momma)
So when I went to pick Caitlyn up, Linda told me another story. She said Caitlyn and this little girl were outside with a couple of other kids and Linda's helper. The little girl brought Caitlyn inside. Linda said they were both wet down the front, and Caitlyn was wet on her back. (She has a water table in her back yard) The other little girl proceeded to say "Caitlyn did it." I suppose you can blame it on the non-verbal kid, huh! It made me think of stories my mom tells of my brother blaming stuff on my sister when she was a baby in her crib! I love that my little girl is being accepted in this environment. This just goes to show you that she can have a blast in a general ed classroom!