Thursday, April 24, 2014

5 months

On April 5th Sarah had been with us for 5 months!  I can't believe it!  What a 5 months it has been.  The very most exciting thing to happen was this!

Hearing Aids!

We are so very excited that Sarah finally has her hearing Aids.  She is doing so well with them and we can tell a huge differencr in what she can hear.  I am getting better at putting them in and she is getting better at letting me.  She is good about leaving them in and she wears them all day.  Lots of people have asked me if she is speaking English now that she can hear.  The answer is no.  She has never hard language clearly before now and we are still assessing what she can actually hear.  It helps to think of her language abilities like a newborn.  Think of how long it takes a newborn to aquire language and that is what we are looking at.  She is understanding a lot of what we say and she has some signs that she uses.  We are making signfigant process but we have a very long way to go.  We are so proud of her and so glad she is able to hear now!

Also this month we went to the Memphis zoo during spring break.  If you are wondering f the Memphis zoo during spring break might too muchfor a newly adopted child the answer would be yes.  Yes is is, as evidenced by the ever increasing zoned out look on her face in these pictures - which is better than the screaming.  It was a long day.  But we saw Pandas.  

Also on the zoo trip my 13 year old complained, um..constantly, that she was tired.  So so tired.  So tired mom.  That combined with a few days of finding her like this:

Combined with a yearly check up ended us up looking like this:
This is the look 13 year olds give you when you take their picture in the hospital

 Jenny has been diagnosed with type one diabetes.  To say we were shocked is an understatement and we are still reeling somewhat.  She is an amazing kid though and has taken the bull by the horns and is managing things very well.  We are still working it all out but we are so proud of her.

Just a few days after we got home from the hospital Jenny was in the school play.

All of that was a lot of excietent for one month so we hae been taking it easy for a few weeks.

Playing with the Weeble treehouse
Whoever sold this at the Little Feet sale… thank you.  She couldn't love it more!

 Reading Frozen at Barnes and Noble.

Hanging out on the trampoline at Pop and Peanuts.

Taking selfless while we wait for Jenny at piano.

It has been a trying, hard, busy month for my girls but we are haging in there.  Will had a good month too.  His show choir went to a national competition in Nashville and had a great time.  We didn't get to go so I don't have pictures.  Fun was had by all though.

We are praying things begin to slow down a little but we are headed straight into May and anybody with school age kids will attest to the fact that May is otherwise known as "Please no more programs, concerts, testing, parties- just let me make it to summer" month.  

It's all good though.

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