|A beautiful rainbow over a farm close to us.|
I can tell fall is in the air. The nights are getting cooler than they were and when I get up early in the morning, to go out to milk the goats, the air smells and feels like fall. I am preparing to breed two goats, to kid this winter for milk.
Stephen just bought his first home! It is a beautiful condo just minutes from his place of employment. It is also walking distance from an urgent care and some stores. It has very nice amenities, like a pool and is a gated community. It seems like a nice neighborhood. I am so happy for him.
Antonio has had a few issues this summer. He started hallucinating about six weeks ago. He would talk to people who were not there and think he was somewhere he was not. I was thinking maybe it was the progression of his condition, as nothing else had changed. I took him to the doctors and they said a bladder infection could cause these symptoms. So we tested and much to my surprise, he did have one. He stopped hallucinating three days into the treatment but started again about two days after the medication was completed. So I took him back to the doctors and we got a stronger antibiotic for him. He has only been on it a day. I pray it helps. He also still keeps having relapses from the botox reaction that he had last July. He does good for three or four weeks and then has a relapse where he doesn't smile or talk and has trouble moving again for a week or so.
William has completed three parts to his GED. He has been going to our local college and working one on one with a tutor, for over a year now, under the disabilities ACT. He has prepared for, taken and passed three sections of the GED and is now almost ready to take the last portion. The hardest for him...math. Once he passes this last section, he will have his GED! We have been talking a lot about what direction to go from here, as far as his education is concerned. He would really like to get a job and be self-sefficent some day.
Carolyn has been such a big help this summer, as she always is. We have spent a lot of time together taking care of the small children and cooking down produce in the kitchen.
Zeke had a relaxing, fun, summer and is back to school.
Elizabeth is doing well from her surgery. It was a very necessary surgery and hard to go though but well worth it. She is so much straighter and taller.
|These pictures were taken at therapy to compare to the before surgery photos.|
|She has a lot more confidence since the surgery. She was becoming very self conscience about how her back looked.|
I took the girls to the Gem and Mineral show, that is in a town close by, once a year. Elizabeth used some of her own money and picked out a ring setting and a gem and they built her a ring.
Billy is in gymnastics and dance this year.
|I love this picture. He sat down to have his picture taken with the dance studio mascot and when she leaned in to have her picture taken with him, her ear fell over his head. He got an ear in the face. :) His expression is so funny.|
|He made a necklace at dance camp.|
Timmy and Kinsley are taking tumbling class for two and three year olds.
Timothy would just shake those sparkly poms in the air in front of his eyes self stemming for hours, if they would let him!
Kinsley has hypoplasia of the corpus callosum. With that diagnosis, comes a whole lot of medical conditions, that she will need to be closely monitored for, for the rest of her life, as at anytime several body systems could fail. She has to have blood work done every six months. The last testing showed she was in adrenal failure. So she had to go and have a cortisole test done "in patient" at the children's hospital.
|She did not like it that they wrapped her hand in a diaper to cover her IV port.|
Many people have asked about our youngest. There will be a post coming soon. :)
We are very excited and rejuvenated going into fall this year. I am ready to start fall cleaning and sorting things down. Home schooling has begun and we are slowly getting back into a good routine. Even with the harsh world events going on all around us, God is so faithful and good to us, always.
May God be with you now and always. May He direct you in the way He wishes for your lives, as you live and grow in Him.
Psalms 2:11-12 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.