We have had a fun weekend - went swimming twice! All the girls love to swim- the water is fun, relaxing and comforting! Summer is so short we want to make the most of it!
We have had a few faces like this one this weekend. I think Ellie is used to getting what she wants, when she wants- whether it is a toy (that someone else has) or attention (that someone else is getting).
Thank goodness we got a lot of this face this weekend, too! We intended to spend an hour at the pool and it turned into 3.5 hours.
Dad hops in and everyone migrates to him! He's a pool magnet!!
Ellie can be pretty sneaky when we aren't looking but Anna and Sarah are quick to tell on her. She threw her shoes at Emma today, got mad because she wanted a toy that Anna had, refused to wear her bike helmet. She got a big no and had a time out. I think her thoughts then drifted to China and she turned into a very sad girl. The tears continued even after she said sorry.
One look at her sister crying and Emma started to cry. I think it was an accumulation of missing their past and all that was familiar. Some times ya just gotta let it out. We had a hug-a -thon and after everyone was calmed down we turned on a mei mei movie!
If you don't have Mei Mei movies - you need to get them! All of our girls have loved them!!
We see improvements in Emma's physical capabilities everyday. We will still get everything tested but we are hopeful that she may be fine and just never had any experiences. She will be doing PT every week and she will be getting an MRI to make sure her spine is okay and their is not a tethered cord. We will also have her checked for mild CP. None of this was on the referral- all it said was that she was uncoordinated. While in China I noticed that the base of her spine was different- kind of a folding of skin and a sharpness to the bone. We will see what the tests and the Dr.'s say.
Anna will also be tested at the end of the month for growth hormone. While we were in China another family started talking to us about it. They felt Anna size was just like their daughter- who is now on growth hormones. She has only grown an inch and has not gained any weight over the last year. Of course we all love her itty bittyness but we need to have it checked.
It's a new rock group!!
Every Saturday the girls go and get donuts and coffee with Dad! They love going in their jammies! I love the moment I have to get ready!
We have been so busy with Dr and Dentist appt.- We still have many scheduled out in the near future but it is feeling like it is time to settle down and have a little modified home schooling. Sarah needs her schedule back and the other girls need to learn... well... a lot! I am really going to take it slow with them. I have never home schooled more than 2 so this is a first for me. I am a little nervous- in fact I'm blogging right now instead of preparing- oops! There may be a little avoidance going on right now- by me! Please say a little prayer for me, for us- our little homeschool sure could use it!!