Most of the duck pen is complete. We are still going to add a drainage system to the pool so that the bushes have plenty of water. The ducks are loving life! I spent my entire Spring Break out on the patio either working on the pen or on school work or just soaking up the sun. Two more days of freedom...
So Kat is doing an amazing job in school! She is counting, sorting and working with colors. I have decided to add a few new skills to push her along. She is going to do more with colors that involve fingerpaint, playdough, textures and manipulatives. She will be working on letters (matching and sorting). And I have added a new wall all about Kat...where she will get to use her ipad to tell about herself. There is a plastic jewelry holder full of things Kat likes (beads, book, music...). She will use the app on her ipad to voice YES or NO when her nurse asks her if she likes it or not. Here are a few shots of her classroom.
I just love my nine year old. We have had such a great Spring Break together. Mackenzie has been an awesome helper. She helped finish the duck pen and ran a million errands with me. She's getting to know her way around Lowe's. And she is sooo excited because she is FINALLY old enough and weighs enough to sit in the front seat like she has BEGGED to do the past two years. I don't want to brag but she's so beautiful-on the inside and out.
Daizy and Delilah are growing like crazy! They are getting their own little personalities. Daizy is outgoing and a bully. She is the leader of the two. Delilah peeps like crazy when Daizy is out of sight. My daughter Mackenzie takes Daizy to the top of the hill while Delilah chases after both of them. It is quite comical to watch. Here are some pics of the little sweeties.
Another busy weekend with my daughter Kat. She has been sooo happy!I love taking her shopping and for car rides. To learn more about my sweet angel read her story on this blog. Anyway- Kat's favorite store Wal Mart was at the top of the chore list. We were well into our shopping when I noticed 5 adults from one family staring. This is not an issue with me. Lots of people stare at Kat. But in the past they either look away quickly or comment on how beautiful she is. Not this family of onlookers. They literally stopped in the isle and pointed and stared. I just stared back and finally said "wow" out loud. This did not deter them. They continued to stare as they rounded the corner. I have NO IDEA what their story is. They could have been mesmerized by how sweet her face is or how she has a trach or that she has Down Syndrome or maybe they have a history with children that have disabilities. I can only guess what made them stare. All I know is that I would rather have someone approach us and talk to us than to have another encounter with people that made me want to cover her and protect her. What would you have done?
It was an impulsive thing to do but I don't regret it. I LOVE my new babies! They are angelic little ducks. Delicate and sweet...and so easy to take care of.
We make sure they have fresh water and lots of heat. My daughter and I have a hamster playpen they like to run around in. I will keep a post on how fast they grow...feel like they have gotten bigger already!