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Friday, September 28, 2012

The Email

Since tomorrow is Saturday, I won't wake up thinking -- maybe I'll have "The Email." The one saying we got our signature from the MOJ. 

Every morning I get up around 6:00a.m. or a little after and as soon as I'm dressed and have my coffee, I look to see if maybe I have "The Email." Only on Saturday and Sunday do I figure that I have no chance of getting it. So, I guess I'll just relax and enjoy the weekend and hope that on Monday morning I'll have "The Email." 

As I wait, I've been going through the pictures I took when I visited the girls  -- just remembering our time together and dreaming of when they will finally be here. I thought I would post a few pictures of Bella and Allysen that I don't think I have posted before. 




Saturday, September 22, 2012

I Know It's Autumn

I know it's autumn when the morning light comes late, when there's a pumpkin muffin on my breakfast plate.
                                                   
                                                                                                          Eileen Spinelli


On the first day of autumn we always celebrate by having pumpkin muffins. Sarah and Caroline usually start asking several weeks in advance if it is autumn yet. Today we had pumpkin muffins.








Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Dreaded Boom Box

Everyone at our house enjoys music, and quite a few play instruments, so it is not unusual to hear music throughout the day. But there is one thing we have come to dread  -- the Boom Box! 

This past summer the kids went to Bible School and, as usual, really enjoyed it. Our music director knows how much our girls with Down syndrome love music and she gave us a CD of all the Bible School music for the girls to play at home -- and play it they do -- over and over and over! The same CD, day after day after day, and they want to turn it up sooo loud! It has gotten to the point we want to hide the Boom Box -- really - or maybe hide the CD. 

I like the VBS CD just fine, but after hearing it incessantly, I'm ready for something new, but Sarah, Caroline and Claire NEVER seem to tire of it. Not a day goes by that they aren't dancing and doing hand signs to the CD. I don't understand why it still plays  -- I've seen Claire rubbing it together with another CD and I actually saw her scratch it with an ink pen one day  -- and I thought "YES" -- it won't play anymore! But, NO  -- it just keeps on playing and playing! I have actually had to take the CD and limit the time they play it, as otherwise, it would actually play ALL DAY LONG! I don't think the rest of us could stand it. 

I'm not sure I should be thanking our music director for being so kind. 

Here are a few random pictures from this past week. 
































The kids enjoying their new drawing tablets.





































Another visit to the Farmer's Market