Lu's therapy got reinstated! It was the biggest relief. A judge ruled that it's unlawful to take away aid from special needs kids, and man oh man is he ever right. We are so thankful.
I got to go on Grace's field trip to see the play Pippy Longstocking with her:
We were both pretty excited about it.
And then we went to the dairy/farm for Claire's field trip:
Dave's brother and his wife have been here for a few days for a visit to the warmth from their home in Milwaukee. It's been so great to see them since we never get together. Too far away. Too many kids.But it's a double-edged sword to get to "know" them better because now I'm even more sad they don't live closer. They are so great.
My brother came to visit. He's the best. He even fixed my bike for me while he was here. Thanks, Jo.
Dave's parents came to visit from Idaho...and took us out for scrumptious In & Out:
My parents came to visit to speak at this conference for families. This is the only picture I got but I love it because this is pretty much what they do when they come:
The kids got such great grades that they got to go get a free donut for every A. They were in Heaven:
The kids have followed Lu's lead and made some serious towers out of cups:
Lucy can string three words together. She is making serious leaps and bounds progress right now right before our eyes. I think it's mainly because she has such loving siblings.
We celebrated my sis-in-law's b-day together. Love that girl:
I signed books...wait, maybe that's not a "good." I'm not in love with stuff like that. But it was a great experience.
Our mother/daughter book club is still going strong:
I took the older girls to see the Easter Pageant at the temple:
We loved it.
The girls especially loved that we went out for ice cream with the cousins after:
And checked out the new book in town in the nearby store:
Lucy loves milk...WAY too much:
Lucy's progress is so great that she didn't qualify for "long term care" which is what we were really hoping for. (Of course this is also good...very good. Love the progress. But we sure wanted the additional security of keeping her therapies by getting her qualified for this.) We'll have her re-evaluated when she's three.
We have a couple couch potatoes:(they really aren't that bad, but I love this pic. with Lucy's new favorite accessory: the mickey ears)
Three families of best friends are moving from our neighborhood. We are SO sad. Click here to see Elle's blog about one of the families who are deserting us. She's really gonna miss those guys!
We went to a spring training game.
"Hmmm," you may think to yourself, "that should be in the 'good' category," right?
Because this picture epitomizes what happened at the game:
...and that picture doesn't even show the other part... Lu throwing herself and her popcorn all over the place in sheer desperation of being way overly tired.BUT, yes, it was good to have Dave and his siblings together. I'm sure they had a great time once I hauled out the cryers.
Claire's field trip (up in the "good" section) was great for Claire...not so great for Lu who I told to kiss the chicken for a good photo op and it ended up pecking her...HARD right on the lips. Oh man I felt pretty bad.
Lucy decided to wake up and scream again the other night starting at 2:30a.m. The problem with that was that I didn't go to bed until 1:00 and couldn't sleep because of the dang allergy situation that continues to haunt me.
Dave was a gem and got up and watched Dora with her from 3:00 until 6:00. Then I drove around the neighborhood with her until I had to practice with the other kids at 6:45.
Needless to say, she was even more a pistol than usual that day.
Nice that it coincided so perfectly with her first ophthalmology appointment that morning. SUCH an important and long awaited appointment. She was so beside herself with grouchiness she could hardly stand up.
And to be honest, neither could I.
But to end on a good note, the doctor was amazing and actually knew a lot about Bardet-Biedl. Hallelujah.