Friday, August 20, 2010

Time flies by

That is a tricky way to drive a tractor
First day of school
first day of school and first car for Miranda
I know what a turkey says
beautiful Cianna
I love her smile
she love to pose for pictures
one of the many beauties of that extra chromosome their hands. cute little chubby fingers!
Trav and his girls
I can't believe August is almost over! Savannah turned 13. She is the happiest girl well unless she is asleep and you try to wake her. whoa watch out! no really I think we all need to take a lesson from Savannah. Her philosophy in life is just "what ever happens happens, life is good" She is always so helpful. And so loving to everyone she has many friends. When she was little we had a neighbor who called her smiley because she was always smiling. She is a great big sister. Savannah is Mariah's best friend. She always tells me that she wants to be like Savannah. Remember that Savannah you have to little sisters that watch everything you do. You are a great example to them and to me. I love you and Happy birthday! Wow, I officially have 3 teenagers. We took the kids well, (only the little ones wanted to go) on a last fun day before school started. We went to thanksgiving point petting farm and then to Cabellas. When I asked the girls what their favorite part at the farm was they said Cabellas. They love feeding the fish. I didn't get pictures in there. Mariah started kindergarten. She just kept saying "I am so excited for kindergarten." I put her on the big bus today with all of the jr. high and high school kids, Savannah was there but, Mariah had to switch buses at the high school and then that bus took her to the elementary school. I was there waiting for her and she looked a little scared but, she was more than ready for me to leave. The day before we were at the back to school night and she had to check the bathroom out. She told me" to go out I will do it by myself." she slams the door and starts singing as loud as she can. That girl makes me laugh everyday. Her aid said " She is going to be so fun."  I didn't worry to much in preschool, about kids being mean, but as she gets older and the kids get older they lose the innocence about them and they start to noticed differences. I tend to be naive and just think that everyone will love her and all kids with special needs I mean can't they see what I see? I guess not, well  some anyway. most will love her but,there will be those that make fun of her. no one likes to see their kids get hurt Down syndrome or not. Anyway, I picked Mariah up today and I asked the aide if she was shy and she said "Oh no, not shy in fact I had a hard time getting her to listen to me. She kept laying down on the rug, and when I tried to get her to stand up she did the wet noodle thing, do you have any ideas how to deal with this."  now do you think she is going to be fun? I had to giggle because to me that is awesome she is usually so shy and it takes the whole year to get her to talk, and she is giving them a run for their money already!  she wants to find out how serious this kindergarten thing is, because in preschool well, she pretty much ran the show. After I got done laughing I told the teachers that I want them to be strict with her she has to know the rules and she has to know what will happen if she doesn't follow them. I looked at Mariah and before I could say anything she said "Sorry mom I didn't mean too." ya right. Here is the quote or quotes for the week.

"Anytime you have the opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don't then you are wasting your time on earth."  Roberto Clemente

"people usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle, but I think the real miracle is not to walk on water but to walk on earth. Everyday we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize a blue sky, white clouds,green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child--our own to eyes. All is a miracle"  THicH NHATHANH.

What are you going to do this week to make a difference? smile at someone, say hello? look around you there are many opportunities to make a difference even the little ones can change lives. Also, slow down and be aware of the miracles around you. The sunset, the smell of the air, the changing of the seasons. small miracles are taking place everyday.

1 comment:

  1. My Tanner is soo not a morning person! I'm so worried about him starting school. His resource teacher will not be there anymore, and she saved us the last two years. Yikes!