Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fall update

I'm not even sure where to start, this fall has flown by!  One reason I no longer have time for blogging is because Annabelle has given up on her naps for the most part.  She will still nap in the car or in bed with me but refuses to nap in her bed.  We are still working on independent play but that isn't going very well either so I'm usually in the playroom or kitchen playing with her all afternoon.

We love morning preschool, Annabelle is definitely more attentive than in the afternoon.  She was approved last month for music therapy at school 2 x's a week which is a great addition to her current therapies.  She still receives PT, OT, Speech, and AT (assistive tech therapy - working on using her proslate for communication).  

Outside of school we have also continued with music therapy and horse therapy weekly.  Just for fun we decided to add in dance and gymnastics.  She loves them both and they are great for strengthening her low tone upper body and work on balance along with numerous other things.  I'm also looking into yoga for her this winter, she loves doing the poses and again it will help with strength.  

A couple weeks ago we went to the circus and Annabelle loved it!  She was so amazed with the dancers, elephants, tigers, dogs, horses, and guys on the trampoline.  She kept pointing at them then looking at us with the biggest smile.  It's amazing how big she is getting and how much "communication" she has with being nonverbal.

I'm sure I'm missing a ton of what we have done so I'll close with lots of pictures :)  


sweet girl

Out for a cruise in her car

Playing dress up, Clyde loves being with her


Always smiles in the car, loves to run :)


One of her new chores is to help empty the dishwasher,
she LOVES to help <3

At our friends eating (Grayson, Lucas, & Annabelle)

Halloween pics - our little Minnie Mouse

I can't even handle the cuteness <3 <3 <3

It's so hard to get a picture of her standing still LOL

Working on a bagel, trying to increase to table foods

She loves to help cook - we made french toast together

Family storybook time at Spectrum where she has music therapy

Arts and crafts are still a favorite

Before dance one day, had to add the cowgirl hat

She brought all Clyde's toys to him

Silly girl waiting for me and the dogs to come back inside

Getting a haircut at Golden Shears, she loves going there
which is good because her hair grows so fast


At the race track while daddy was driving

Love that smile <3

Our little Penn State girl

Meeting Elsa at a carnival

Daddy & Annabelle in the big pink truck

Hayrides are fun :)

Annabelle and her friend Scarlett at the pumpkin patch.
They go to school together & have become great friends (mommies too)


Trick or Treating at Zoo Boo



Watching the otters 


Daddy's 40th surprise Birthday party


Lucas and Annabelle playing on the phone at the party -
two perfect angels during the entire time <3

Super Scarlett and Minnie Annabelle after the Halloween school party

Circus fun

Family selfie <3

I was so happy there was an empty seat in front of us, she could stand and watch


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

First day of preschool

Today was Annabelle's first day of preschool (year 2).  This year we were lucky to get switched into the AM class so now she will be going 9:30 - noon.  She had a great first day, saw some old friends and made lots of new ones.  I'm looking forward to another amazing year at CP Rochester!  I took a million pics, these are some of the best smiles.

UPDATE: Someone had so much fun that she is refusing nap.  Hopefully tomorrow we will have a nap after school!










Playing during table time at school



Friday, August 29, 2014

NYS Fair 2014

Since school is almost back we decided to take a day to head to Syracuse for the NYS Fair.  We had a great day, although it was a little windy.  Annabelle loved all the animals and fun rides and she even went on her first ferris wheel.  A lot of pictures are of the back of her head since she was standing with daddy seeing the animals.

Friday we have another play date with friends then next Wednesday is her first day of Preschool at CP Rochester.  


Petting a baby chick


she loved the cows - ironic since she's dairy free

Our first trip around the ferris wheel

Very windy but she's asking for "more"


View of part of the fair from the top

Petting baby goats

Checking out all the animals


She loved this dinosaur until it roared, then she almost ran to us

Going into the petting zoo


The camel was taking a break


She pet all the animals, no matter how big

This camel was overly friendly!

Little zebra - it was so soft, like a pony


Educational show about a Macaw, Tortoise, and a Lemur 

<3 love this picture



Daddy riding with Annabelle on the gold mine train

Pig races, you can barely see them.  It was a funny show.