Where or where do you start with this crazy goof??? She has been hilarious and always keeps us laughing! She opened up a ton this year! From holding her ears and crying anytime we were in public to actually enojoying it, interacting with others and getting excited for things like church and Christmas Parties! Amazing transformation! She has also grown up the most since last year! Lost her baby pudge on her face and really shot up height wise as well!
With this girl you are guaranteed two things, a good laugh and a movie script! Her movie of the moment is Home...you know the adorable little creature who spins and says 'my hands are in the air like I just do not care!' That, amoung many other, is one of the lines she quotes from the movie....when she isn't quoting movies (and trying to get you to be the opposite character) she is either singing or quoting her scripture verses.
This year she memorized:
Romans 5:8 (her favorite!)
Romans 10: 9&10
Romans 10:13 and
Very impressed with this girl!!! While her body is what gives her the trouble, it surely seems like her mind does very well!
Some of her favorite songs are We Believe, Down to the River, Flawless, Greater, Hairy Christmas, Jingle Bells and We Wish You a Merry Christmas!
This year brought some big advances in our Love Bug's care! She was able to (FINALLY) get her push/wheel chair and she was able to get bigger AFO's (leg braces!) She also started announcing things that she likes and does not like....this was huge, we were told she would never be able to show preference for anyone or any thing! The way she loves her Buzz Buzz and Lena is just a tip of the iceburg there! Her Daddy is pretty quick to allow her to purchase almost anything that she says "I LIKE......" It started with her new tennis shoes for school! We were shopping the clearance rack at a local sporting goods store where she found one of the more popular brand of tennis shoes in mint and lilac...I was looking for a better bargain but she very clearly said while tapping me on the shoulder, "I like shoes!" I tried to show her a few other (less expensive) shoes and she kept pointing to her first choice reclaiming "I LIKE SHOES!" Daddy said we couldn't very well deny her very first request!!! ;) Things have gone down hill from there....mostly in treats and the shoe department! ;)
She loves water, it doesn't matter if it is the tub, our little blow up pool, a puddle or a hike near the waterfall....it would keep her busy for hours! Just the other day she turned down pizza because "I stay in tub a little bit!" Mama ended up bringing grapes, apples and orange slices for her to munch on in there! She loves her water!
She also seems to really love Christmas. The lights, the music, the Christmas Tree! She is such a joy to have in this family...God knew we needed her to keep things light around here!