Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Wrapping up summer!

M saying "CHEESE!!!!)

C saying "CHEESE!!!!)

Z saying "CHEESE!!!!!)

I can't believe summer is almost over. Where has the time gone?? We have had a very busy summer and are gearing up for an even busier fall. My hubby finished his last master's class this summer and now just has to complete his final project. YEAH!!! I just got through working and selling at our multiples group annual fall garage sale. (That is why I haven't posted in awhile.) I sold a lot of the kids clothes, toys, and our junk and bought them "new" toys for their birthday and Christmas and clothes for the fall. I also made and sold hair bows at the garage sale, and a friend and I were just asked by a local business to make bows to sell in their store for the fall! I am very excited to bring in an income (no matter how small it might be) and glad to be doing something creative.

The kids had a great time at their early intervention summer camp. The therapists introduced them to the world of "The Wiggles" during the last week of camp. I think they (The Wiggles)have replaced Dora the Explorer as their new obsession. I don't mind b/c they actually sing some catchy songs. For those of you who don't know who The Wiggles are, they are 4 ex-male preschool teachers from Australia that sing and dance with all different kinds of characters....dog, dinosaur, octopus, a pirate....ect....

C and M have started private speech therapy at Children's and are loving it. Z is jealous b/c she doesn't get to "play" with them. After 3 weeks of therapy, we are already seeing an improvement with both of them. Z got new inserts to go in her shoes to help her walk and run better. The inserts are yellow so she now asks for her "yellow shoes". Other than that, they are doing really well. They LOVE to play in the dirt and swim in the kiddie pool in the front yard. They are starting to get an imagination which is fun to watch and help develop. They like to pray with us and it is so sweet to hear them utter little whispered prayers for each other.

They will start a Mother's Day Out program in 2 weeks and will attend 2 days a week. They will also attend their early intervention center 2 days a week. I will have plenty of free time to make hair bows!!! Seriously, I will not know what to do with them gone so much. Mother's Day Out will be really good for them b/c they will be with typically developing children and we hope that they will help C and M with their speech. We also want them to learn to play with different children and not just each other and other sets of multiples.

I have been approached by one of the kid's therapists to apply for a grant at one of the local colleges to get a Master's in Early Childhood Education so I could work at their center. I contacted the person in charge and she said that I would make a great candidate for the program and urged me to apply immediately. We decided that I would not apply this fall with everything else that we have going on and we would like some time to pray about it to see if this is what God has planned for me. I ask that those of you reading this please keep us and this important decision in your thoughts and prayers as well.

I will post more pictures in a few days. I have to download them off of the camera.