Sunday, January 4, 2015

Feeling Blessed

There are so many joys that come from watching your special needs kid work hard to achieve the skills that come naturally to other kids.  You learn to appreciate the things that other parents take for granted.

I will never forget how proud I was when I watched Connor climb stairs using alternating feet or seeing him jump on one foot. These are skills that he had practiced with multiple therapists over and over again. He worked hard for those skills and his hard work has paid off. I'm forever amazed by my little angel. He is my special gift. I'm forever thankful that he's opened my eyes to things that other parents take for granted.



It's no surprise that Kate is wicked smart. Her little brain is constantly thinking about how to take over the world. She's always watching, thinking, putting the pieces together. She has so many wonderful thoughts but sometimes they get a little twisted between in brain and her mouth. This typically produces some really funny discussions. I've captured a few on my favorites that I want to remember as long as possible.

Kate words (2-3 years old):
1. Elementeen = 11
2. Saymen = 7
3. Hams = Hands. Kate used to put her socks on her hands and run around saying "I got sock hams. Look at my sock hams"
4. Carry you = carry me.
5. Cuter = computer. This one eventually evolved into pacuter.

Kate and I have the most interesting conversations in the car. We were on our way to school on day when she says this; "Mom, you better call me at 56911, if you see a bad man or a dinosaur."

Here's another...Mom, I have a remembery! Princesses drink watermelons.


We have a lot of catching up to do

I've taken a long hiatus from writing blog updates. However, as the kids get older I am always looking for ways to cherish the wonderful memories of their childhood. What better way to capture all of the adorable things they say and do than here. And I hope this blog will be a resource for them later in life to look back and remember all the fun times we have had together.

Broncos vs. Raiders 2014

Christmas card 2014

Ice skating with friends

Santa in Winter Park

Skiing on Christmas Day

Tubing in WP