One day we went to an indoor gym called KidZone.
If you are wondering why Elizabeth is not in any of the pictures that day...to keep this blog honest and real...she had huge behavior issues that morning and a tantrum. If I had included a picture of her sitting and watching the other children, it would have made you as sad as it makes me to see her reap the sometimes tough consequences of her actions.
The children have also been spending a lot of time in the pool.
We have a few other little things planned for the summer I would like to see happen. I would like to take the children to the Chattanooga Aquarium and maybe to the zoo. I also take the children that want to go, to Lake Winnie every year. Only a few of them like that sort of thing. Tim stays home with the ones that do not want to go and has a fun day planned for them as well. Of course everything now days has to be planned on the day we do it. As things can certainly change on a dime around here now.
The children are all doing well. Antonio is doing amazing in his new wheel chair. I did not realize how important a seating system is for some chidlren. His tone is so much better in this chair. He is not nearly as tight so his joints hurt way less. Praise God! This is the best set up he has ever had and I am grateful.
Stephen is working hard at his job and is buying a new vehicle next month. He is planning on selling his little green truck to William. William is very excited.
William is going to be tested soon by the local school system to see what options are available for furthering his education and any possible careers or job opportunities for him.
Carolyn is taking private ballet lessons thru the summer to keep up her ballet skills for when classes start back again.
Zeke is his usual quiet busy little self.
Elizabeth is out of her cast and will be going to Physical Therapy this summer to get her strength and range of motion back.
"B" is still progressing and doing better and better all the time.
"T" is a cuddly, clingy, quiet little guy. He is very stealthy and in trouble for climbing all the time. He climbs where he should not with no plan on how to get down. So I bought him a huge plastic thing with a place to climb and slide for in the house. It takes up my whole living room but has cut down on the "time outs" he was getting for furniture climbing.
Baby "K" is just sweet, sweet, sweetness. We have all enjoyed every moment she has been here. I have had lots of quality time alone, nights, with her for us to get acquainted. :)
She has a very laid back temperament and her little personality is coming out more and more as she is awake and alert a little more all the time. She does not have tremors nearly as often as she did but still occupationally does. She is not needing to be wrapped snugly as much as well and is enjoying moving her arms and legs a bit with out getting upset. It takes an hour to feed her as she has some nursing and reflux issues. She has to be burped very well and is stingy with them. I have to keep her upright a lot. She has gained over a pound since her arrival though praise God!. She was giving me four hours at a stretch thru the night for sleeping but has went six the last two nights! YIPPEE! Choosing between a shower and more sleep is a tough choice.
I guess that is it from here in the North Georgia Mountains.
May God make Himself very real to you this week in a very specific way. May you know deep in your heart that He loves his people and will never leave or forsake them.
Psalm 24:7-8 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.