I attempted to do a semi-fun activity with the Princess this AM while Butch and Sundance were holed up in their room... They had stolen my new pack of gum and chewed it up before I even got out of bed... So she and I made teddy bear Toast!
As you can see, she had a blast.
LLLis getting so much better at doing her Letter "zuzzle", as she calls it. She needs very little guidance on getting the pieces in the correct order, and can identify most of them by name. Sundance has been working with her, and it's paying off!
It's so amazing to see how far she has come in the past six weeks. In early December we had her adenoids removed and tubes placed in her ears! because she had serious speech delay. She wasn't talking nearly as much as her older siblings did at that age, and the words she DID say sounded very odd... Nasal. I also noticed she was lip reading a lot, and didn't respond with her back turned, sometimes. I had asked her pediatrician about intervention, but she didn't think it was necessary yet.... So I took her to an ENT myself. He scheduled her for surgery the next day, and I'm so glad we did it.
This morning, my good friend (we will call her Hot Mama) called me to come over with the herd to play with the kiddies in her care, so we all got to have a play date of sorts and a break from the monotony of the Herd Dome. It's so good to have an understandingfriend that I can discuss my crazy Bipolar issues with, kid rearing situations, and know that I'm not being judged. True friends are far and few between, and I'm glad I have her for one!