This week has been one filled with lots of activity….but really, how is that different from any other week? There is always something happening around here, and I am so, so grateful for that!
Banana Muffins….these muffins were the BEST I’ve ever had…and trust me, I’ve made my share of muffins. AND they were gluten free!
My parents came by for a visit last Sunday and thankfully, we had a little bit of sunshine and were able to go outside. Hannah had a fun time playing and Dylan enjoyed seeing his grandparents. Steve was working hard on a new show at Barter Theatre, so he was unable to join us. Speaking of Barter and more specifically, the show that is opening, Xanadu….Steve thought he was going to have to wear a blonde wig and a dress for this one, but luckily his costume was changed at the last moment…he still had to shave his beard, though. Pictures and more info on that soon.
While we were outside, Hannah brought a leaf to me with a rock tucked inside it and when I asked her what is was she told me it was a “bed for my rock”. She is so creative…always using her imagination…I love it! Another fun thing we did this week…We have the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum for Hannah to use and she really loves the songs on the CD. She really enjoys Mat Man and putting him together along with the song. I asked her if she wanted to draw Mat Man and she drew 2 pictures, one was baby Mat Man and one was big Mat Man….and you’ll notice at the top of their heads, she gave them a brain—at first, I thought it was hair—-nope, that’s his brain. Funny girl…
Hannah loves curls and having her hair done, so I thought we might try using sponge rollers to sleep in…then, instant curls in the morning. She didn’t last very long with those in her hair, so we didn’t get an after pic….but she did love putting them in for a little while
During her OT session this week, she started learning the basic skills of jumping rope. I’m sure she’ll be hopping in no time! She also rode the “turtle”, which operates by her pulling her arms from side to side. It was a bit challenging for her, but she did great….and was happy doing it! Her cutting skills were used so she could make a purple cat mask. She is making such great improvement there. She is an amazing little girl.
Dylan is doing great…playing the guitar and coming up with some fabulous music! and plugging away at his coursework for driver’s ed. Go, Dylan, go!
I am going to be starting a new venture very soon that will allow me to follow some of my passions, but is flexible enough for me to stay near and be present with my family. Everyone who knows me well, knows that I have a passion for advocating for children and especially children with special needs. So, I am hoping to pursue that a bit more than I have been since we moved to Abingdon. I’ll post more on that later!
Steve officially opens Xanadu this Sunday! He has worked SO hard and I know will be thrilled when Sunday rolls along. I can’t wait to see the show!
I hope you all are well, happy and finding the joy in each and every day…