Growing up

We went to Nashville for the night a few weekends ago for Luke's family pictures.Here is the finished product with all kids looking & no eyes closed. They were taken by Amiee Stubbs. You can find her work at http://www.amieestubbs.com/

I love Landon and Luke in their argyle sweaters!
I love Landon's tie that matches Lucy's little skirt!
I love Lucy's little outfit that was Christmas clearance from TCP we got the day before.
And even though he doubted me when I was trying to explain my shorts with tights, Luke agreed he likes it.
I'm thankful Luke has a job that allows us to go buy a new outfit to take pictures in.

He will be THREE in 2 days!

I cropped Lucy out of one so you could see how cute she was up close!

We had our first ISFP meeting yesterday to set up Lucy's goals and get started with therapy. Our coordinator and Lucy's Occupational Therapist came to the house. We discussed goals for Lucy for the next 6 months , watched Landon run in and out and show off, and talked about Roll tide/War Eagle. (The OT is a big Auburn fan.Luke is a big 'Bama fan.) Her speech therapist didn't attend, so we had to wing those goals. Mainly, in a nutshell, what we will be working on for the next 6 months is improving fine motor skills, keeping her eating skills with textures moving along and consistent,& getting her comprehension and verbal skills/communication up to where they should be. We are also going to monitor her gross motor skills, and add in physical therapy if ever needed. Lucy has had  HUGE changes in the past 2 weeks with crawling, pulling up,and sitting. Her OT will come over once a week to start out with, and her coordinator will call us this week to let us know what we will do for speech/eating
 Lucy is not where she should be for her age or corrected age ( 9 months) , but she is growing and learning and showing us what she is capable of in so many ways.

One of my favorite things she does right now is clap when you say YAY, LUCY! And she looks SO proud of herself. She also waves and smiles at herself in the mirror. So cute! I also LOVE when I'm holding her, and she wants her back rubbed, she will start rubbing Me. Now, her arm is a little spastic with it, but I know what she wants. She will start hitting you also if you stop patting her back. Too cute! I love it. This makes me happy to know she knows how to tell us what she wants, but then it makes me wonder if this is how it will be for a while. I would LOVE to hear Mama =) She use to say it, then she quit saying anything, and now she says Dadadadadadada. She whimpers and whines and flat out SCREAMS and SQUEALS when she sees something she wants. I don't mind the screaming at all. I remember almost a year ago wanting to hear those screams so badly at my house.

This sweet girl has come a long way! I found this video from New Year's Eve of sweet nurse April and Lucy: 

I need to get to bed. Tomorrow is the 1st Saturday of the month which means Home Depot Kids' workshop! We have a busy week ahead. Landon turns 3 on Sunday, & their joint party is Saturday the 10th! I have a few thing left to do before then--party favors, cakes, & cleaning up some of the house a little.Lucy will be decked out in all things cupcakes, and Landon wanted Lightning McQueen everything. I will be making cupcakes for everyone, and am excited about the little twist I am putting on them! I got some cupcake decorations for Lucy, and am pretty sure I can get away with just some Cars tablecloths and a small mater or mcqueen cake for Landon himself. All he cares about is his fwends coming over. He is beyond excited! I am excited, finally, for this party! I am ok with my sweet little Lucy getting older, most likely our last little one. Our last 1st birthday. We are so thankful for these two little ones! We've had some long nights with Lucy-- fevers, nasty nose, nasty eyes, fast breathing, and are hoping she is on the mend. If you didn't get an invite for Saturday, come on over anyways!

While we try to teach our children all about life,our children teach us what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt

1 comment:

  1. I didn't realize what sweet Lucy and you two were going through. I will keep you all in my prayers! God will take care of her! Happy birthday to your little ones!