Monday, July 30, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Isabella's Grandma & Papa Kramer got her a Little Tikes Sand & Water table for her birthday. This toy serves two purposes - a great outdoor present and a therapy for her sensory disorder. The textured sand helps her learn to "feel" different things. Plus she loves to make a huge mess in the water and sand!
Monday, July 23, 2007
She visited the house and did initial developmental screenings with Isabella. The screenings showed a delay in speech as well as a fine motor disorder. Tomorrow, Isabella's team of therapists (3 in all) will come to the house for the first visit. We will spend 45 minutes on speech therapy and 45 minutes on OT.
A lot of adopted kids go through speech and occupational therapy. We remind folks that for the entire time her mother was pregnant and for the first nine months of her life, she heard nothing but Spanish. A speech delay is expected. And as for the OT, sensory disorders are also very common in adopted kids because of the shock of changing homes. It's a coping mechanism that usually works itself out before kindergarten.
So wish us luck tomorrow as we begin our new adventure.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
That's a nice pic!
The class president announced how thankful the class was for my hardwork and presented me with these flowers and a $50 gift certificate for dinner. (Kevin and I think we might go to our favorite place that we never get to go to-Smokey Bones!)
Friday, July 20, 2007
This morning, Isabella and I waited in a long line at our local Borders store to get my number for the long lines tonight. Anyone who has a book reservation can buy their books after 12:01 a.m. July 21 so thousands line up hours ahead of time to get the book then. I guaranteed my spot in line by arriving this morning at 8:15 a.m., waiting in line and getting my #. I'm #70!
I can't wait to read the first chapter tonight. That's all I'm allowing myself because I have a busy day tomorrow with the reunion and I need to get a good night's rest. Sunday though - don't call, email or come to the house because I'll be tucked away reading!
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Lots of Videos of Isabella
Monday, July 09, 2007
Sunday, July 08, 2007
The Hot Pool
Friday, July 06, 2007
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Finally at 11 am one of the Little Leapers staff went to ask what was going on and was told of a mix up in the order. The parade official explained that he was working on getting us in the lineup ASAP. That didn't happen until nearly 20 minutes later. Some of the girls were crying and one little girl had to go pee so bad it trickled down her leg. Isabella was tired and cranky but was a sport about waving to the people watching. But as soon as she saw Daddy, she wanted off and started crying. (Good thing he was toward the end.)
The Hip Hoppers Team practicing the dance
Waving at the crowd
"I see Daddy! I want down!"
Grandma Sue, Kelsey and Bella reading after eating burgers and hot dogs
Watching firecrackers with Daddy
Holding a Sparkler with Aunt Julie
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Thanks for all the great memories and all the swimming lessons!
Corolla, NC Vacation (May 2007)
Monday, July 02, 2007
Happy 2nd Birthday, Isabella!