We have been blessed with two special daughters and two sons from Eastern Europe. We welcome you to follow our journey as a family of five, waiting to travel and pick up #6, with the ins and outs of family, education, farm life, and love!

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Girls

The girls are wonderful...learning new things everyday!

Mila is gaining more head control and when she doesn't realize it (like when she is watching tv) she is working on those trunk muscles while sitting in a bumbo seat! She now has AFOs, which we are all adjusting to, so hopefully soon she will be up and making some attempts to stand/move! her biggest accomplishment is verbalization. When we wrote her IEP in early September, we said she had 4-6 independently spoken words (Mama, Papa, Hannah, Daisy), but now she says all kinds of things. Sometimes it is her own approximation of a word (honey for hungry), but they are steps in the right direction. I love to watch he watch Dora & Diego on TV. She now says backpack, map, and "oh man" at appropriate times and claps her hands when they ask! Too cool!

Hannah turned 5 and got a new "yittle big girl bike" for her birthday. She wanted one so much to be just like cousin Nathan, but now I think she would rather ride Nathan's bike than her new one!! :) Such a stinker! She told me the other day, "Mama, I'm five years, but I'm not old!" (Five years old!)

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