We haven't fallen off the face of the earth. There's no drama brewing. No one is sick, injured, broken and I'm not suing anyone. ;) Sorry for sort of disappearing. I feel like I have been living in my car these days... and the piles of papers and clothes in there kind of proves it! haha Maybe I should install a video camera on my dashboard so I can video blog from the road, then you all can hear me tell Kellsey to stop unbuckling herself ten times a day. It would be thrilling footage. Really. :)
Beyond all the kids extra activities, little miss Kennedy has been getting into a bit of trouble for her sassy mouth at school. (Insert a shocked gasp of horror here!) I know, it's amazing. Kids with Down syndrome are so sweet and so loving. The most kind, gentle souls you will ever meet. *snicker* They are also children who don't like being told what to do and may just tell you exactly how they feel when they're not happy with you. *ahem* So, we've been dealing with that and teaching her that it's NOT ok to say things that are not nice, especially to grown ups who we like and who ARE in charge and well... all Kennedy says is, "But she hurt my feelings!" Yeah well... the feeling is mutual kid! One thing with Kennedy, you NEVER have to wonder what she's thinking. She'll let you know. ;) As a result, she's lost some recess time at school and some privileges at home, but I think she's catching on and learning a lesson in respect... and how to express feeling more appropriately.
Kennedy had competition this weekend and her group did well again! They got a platinum medal for their performance and placed first overall for their age group. They did a great job! She really loves being on stage and has been making some great friends. She is even making friends from other studios. haha Silly girl. We aren't allowed to take pictures or video during the actual competition (because this way they can try to get you to buy theirs for a ridiculous price! GRR!) so I don't have pictures, but hopefully I'll get a group shot of their group before competition season is over. I think they have 2 more to go... both in May.
This week coming up is pretty exciting. Wednesday is World Down Syndrome Day and I am going to read books to all the kids' classes (except Kassidy's... that would be too hard with the rotating schedule and maybe a little weird for middle school... you think??) and then Thursday my mom comes to visit! YAY!! We are all so excited! That is also their first day of Spring Break. I can't wait! Then next Tuesday, Kennedy, Kellsey and I take off for Philadelphia for our annual trip to Shriner's for their check ups there. I expect great reports for both girls. :)
The other kids are doing fine... everyone is healthy except for maybe a slight allergy attack here and there, but that just means that the weather is warm and things are blooming, so we'll live! Kellsey picked up a staph infection from somewhere last week, but it seems to be under control now with the help of antibiotics. It didn't seem to phase her one bit, not much slows her down! She smiled right through it. Kameron is in full force for his school play. He talks, walks and breathes Flat Stanley right now. It's less than a month away and they're getting so excited! I am going to be designing the programs and taking their cast photos for them. I can't wait until play night! :) Kassidy is in full on soccer mode again and is ready for games to start... I'm not sure when the season actually begins, but soon... and Keeghan... well... he's my monkey. What can I say? He talks and talks and talks and talks and talks. His new favorite phrase? "It's NOT fair!" Nothing is fair. I hear it about 15 times a day. I guess it's good he's figuring it out when he's young. ;)
Pictures soon, I promise. My poor camera might just leave me from neglect! I'll post again soon, I promise!