I spent one afternoon trimming back the vines on the grape arbors, while Carolyn watched the children play outside. Billy came down to watch for a while. We have started him on some supplements and he is a LOT calmer. He is still a very active little boy but not as hyper and impulsive as he was. He still needs to be supervised every waking moment. We are still working with him on his emotional issues and hurting other children. By the grace of God he has come soooo far. I love his constant questions and desire to learn. He is never still. He is never quiet. I love this little man!
Last year, Kinsley was to young to play on the play ground. She spent most of her time, while outside, in the baby swing. This year she wants to explore and play, which is wonderful but I can see we are going to have to get her a helmet or some light head protection, for when she plays outside. She has very low muscle tone (hypotonic cerebral palsy) and brain/vision issues, she falls on the uneven ground about every forth or fifth step. She hits her head pretty hard on things regularly while outside. I was surprised at this lack of balance, as she has been doing so well in the house, on a flat surface with her walking and getting around. She is a miracle and is doing great but needs a lot more practice walking around outside.
Our very, loyal, farm/guardian dog, Yellow, spends his days laying by and guarding our goats and ponies. He has matured a lot this last year and rarely does anything wrong or puppyish anymore. If the children are outside playing, he changes gears, lays by them or follows them around guarding them. He is a big lug but a great dog.
|Billy is getting the hang of peddling!|
Here is a recent picture of them together. They are not referred to as the toddlers anymore! Such big boys!
I know things look busy and hard here sometimes and to be honest, at times, it really is or can be... but the happy times sure outweigh the hard or bad. The daily miracles and progress encourage and uplift us. We feel so blessed and content in life. God is so faithful.
May the Lord God of Israel...the One True and Only God, Maker of heaven and earth...be with you in all you go through, leading and guiding you along the way. May He bless you this spring and the whole year through, as you live and grow in Him.
Song of Solomon 2:11-12 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;