My dear little blog,
I have neglected you. I took you for granted. I knew that you would always be here for me, and figured that I would just update you when I felt like it. And now, I have had multiple people comment about how much they enjoy our family antics and miss us. Little did I know that soooooo many weeks would slip by so fast before I realized that I had abandoned you. So I apologize for the neglect, I really do! I will try harder!
So....here is a little wrap up in a nutshell of us. I will try to update with some pics too, just a little reward for my being so neglectful.
My last post was about The Little Apple, and my fears about her not crawling. We took her to the Children's Hospital to see a specialist. She had x rays, and multiple doctors poking, twisting, pulling, and examining her chubby little legs. It was declare that she indeed, DID NOT have any hip dysplacia and that she was developing normally. We rejoiced in God's goodness and over the weeks that passed...My baby started to crawl. First she started pulling forward on her belly. Then she began performing perfect military push-ups. Her first actual crawling steps occurred when we were at my parent's house in Florida over spring break. It was definitly something to praise God about.
She gets therapy about once a week, and it has helped the Little Apple out alot. I learn exercises to do with her, and we have a great time playing. This week, she learned about pulling up to standing...so it won't be long now before her legs are strong enough to cruise. She is doing so well...she talks up a storm...much more than any other 13 month old children that I know.
The Big Apple is wrapping up her first (and probably last!) year in public school. She has had a miserable time at the school here, and is acting out in class out of sheer bordom. One bright spot that she did have occured last week when the school hosted a Vocabulary Parade. Each student that participated chose a vocabulary word and dressed up as that word. She chose "Mysterious", and this is what we came up with.....
She placed Second and is so proud. The little man next to her is the word "Explosive" and his costume was just awesome!
The Big Apple has begged me to homeschool her for 2nd Grade, and I have gladdly excepted her back to our little Academy. It's going to be a busy year for all of us come autumn, but can you imagine all the fun that we will have?
The Middle Apple COMPLETED every single page in her Kindergarten Curriculum. The tremendous feeling of satisfaction and completion we both got that day when we simply closed the curriculum guide and said "We're done." I wish I had taken a picture of her face when we did that. I am so stinking proud of all that The Middle Apple has accomplished in spite of what she is challenged with. She is more than an overcomer...I call her my champion!
We are finishing the school year with a special unit on the lifecycle of the butterfly. Here is the Middle Apple on the day that the caterpillars first arrived in the mail.
I will keep you all posted as I get the chance on the growth and change of these beautiful little ladies when I get the chance. But for now, I must wrap up this post and get my family ready for church. But not before I post one final picture....one that I simply adore.
I got a new camera. Can you tell?