It has been a while since I have posted about my little ones, so this is for the family (and to save for years to come).
Maya is 14-months-old now. I would say that she could very well be the silliest kid in our family, but let's be honest, we are ALL extremely silly. That would be a tough competition. She really is hilarious though. She is repeating almost any word we tell her and is learning to show her frustration if she does not get what she wants quickly enough. Yay! A third ride into terrific toddlerhood! Hold on, everybody... we are in for a bumpy ride (particularly while these teeth are pushing their way through - ouch!).
Camden is the coolest 4-year-old I have ever known. (What do you expect coming from his own mother?) He still loves Cars, the movie + toys, but is not as fixated on Thomas & Friends as he used to be. We still play with them regularly though. He has been teaching himself to read, with the help of two great little cartoons called Super Why! and Word World on PBS Kids. I am so proud of him. I love his curiosity and open little mind. Poor guy - his hair is a bit whacky these days due to Mommy wanting it to grow out. He would be so awesome with long hair. Right? (And all of the grandparents yell "Nooooo!")
It's amazing how quickly time has flown by. This month last year is when I started venturing out to find an answer for Camden's difficulties. We had no idea that we would be led to his diagnosis of Autism. Next month makes one year that he has been receiving occupational therapy and his progress has been incredible! I definitely attribute a lot of that to starting him at such a young age. He still has things we will continue to work on, of course, but to see him doing so many things that he would/could not do a year ago is an amazing feeling. I am so proud of him! Let's move on before the tears start flowing...
Ella. My goodness, this girl keeps me on my toes! She gives the sweetest kisses and has the cutest pretend stories with her toys. She also loves to terrorize her brother and sister by pushing and stealing toys. Jeromy asked this morning if we should consider giving her up for adoption. She's just too cute. It is awfully hard to get her to keep clothes on though. I have a few new photos to add to her "Ella's Patterns" album over on the left. I will try to get to that today (not making any promises). Another funny tid bit is that every day she says "I'm going to dance cwass (class) water (later)!" The funny thing about that is we pulled her out of dancing class in October because she had a melt down every time we went. She loves to dance though, and loves her dancing clothes + shoes. I will probably put her in for the summer session and see if she handles it better.
I don't think I have mentioned this before now, but we had her evaluated over a period of months last year. We should be receiving her report soon. I am feeling a bit nervous about that, but I know it will be somewhat easier knowing what to expect regardless of the report. It will help knowing what to do next to help her in some areas. Plus, she is the strongest kid I know.
I will have a sneak peek this afternoon from a photo shoot I did this weekend. That's you, "J" and "T"!
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