Busy, busy, busy week here and I am just now beginning to get my head above water.
I went on a little getaway last weekend. Friday morning I got on a plane and flew to Texas to surprise my friend Marla. She had no idea I was coming and was completely shocked when I walked into her house at 3:15pm. We totally pulled a fast one on her. It was their 20th Wedding Anniversary, my bday, and a year since Marla and I were in China together, so we thought it would be fun to surprise her with a visit. Plus I finally got to meet all the J's. They are so super cute and I loved all the time I got to spend with them. They even made me cards before I left to come back home. One of these days, both complete families will get to meet. I know Pat would have had a wonderful time in Texas and my littles would have had a blast with the 4 J's as well.
The weekend was lots of fun, but it went by so quickly and neither of us took any photos. We were too busy trying to cram about a weeks worth of things into just three days. The Westbrook Family rolled out the red carpet for me. Marla and Derek did an awesome job of showing me all the things they love about life in Texas...... They certainly made me want to come back again. I really enjoyed the food(big surprise)..... and all those cowboy boots!!!! WOWZA, Marla took me to a few stores that sell boots and all kinds of fun apparel. Stay tuned..... you may see a little "Texas" made it's way back to PA.
I flew back home on Monday night and due to a delayed flight, didn't arrive until very early Tuesday Morning.
On very little sleep, I got up to spend some time with the family before I had to go to work, then I came home and had to teach class. I have had classes every night this week, so I have been burning the candle at both ends....again.
Luckily, I had a few photos that were in my backlog, or I would not have had anything to post....... because my camera is still in hiding.
This photo was taken 3 weeks ago today. It was Reagan's 4th week of speech therapy. Can I just say that I am totally amazed at the progress she has made. It's almost as if someone flipped a switch. She is copying and imitating everything we say. It may not come out clearly, but she is trying and she is talking.
My guess is that she had it in her for some time, she just needed a different approach to get her to start verbalizing. The method that Miss Kelly uses is definitely working.
Here are a few clips taken that day.
You will want to scroll down to my music player at the bottom of the blog and hit pause so that you can hear.
She has really come a long way and is progressing more and more each day,
Just in case anyone was wondering, we are doing much better with the daycare situation too. I have to imagine that the combo of daycare and speech therapy is attributing to her speech immersion. Being around so many other children has to make her want to talk more......and sing too! They learn lots of new songs at school. Both the girls are very happy and loving their new environment. It is great to come home from work and hear about all the fun things they are doing each day. Sarah talks so proudly about all that she is learning.
Today the daycare is having a Halloween Parade!!
Hopefully that camera will finally come out of hiding to capture our very own Minnie Mouse and Princess Ariel.
Happy Halloween Weekend Everyone~