Thursday, November 19, 2009

New Updates and Other Things


OK, here are a few updates.
Remember like in may or June I posted about a room switch. At the time I thought it would be a fun Summer project. Was I crazy? It never happened. Well now I'm actually in the process of starting the big switch! Yeah, a week before Thanksgiving. Why not we don't eat in the bedrooms.


We can't even walk in this one. What a flippin' nightmare!!!! But look at how pretty the walls look. Not the Sunshine yellow, that's going! The celery green is staying. This is going to be our room (me and Peter) and Emilia. All this stuff in the middle , well I can tell you where I'd like to put it (lol) the girls will have to sort out what they can't live without, and the rest is outta here. That horse is going.
it's a slow and painful process but at least it's begun.

Emilia had her appointment with Dr. Pueschel, her specialist. He was blown away. Not an easy feat mind you. Dr. P has been around a long time and seen a lot! He asked me if she was pulling to stand, and before I could answer he said, "she's not doing that yet, is she"? I was so excited that I was able to answer yes! He was so impressed with her strength. And she is cruising!!! He was so surprised at that. It was a great visit as always. Dr. P is just wonderful. I love how he always refers to children with Ds as "our children". He is such a blessing.

And after 13 months we finally joined the DSSRI. And just in the nick of time. On Nov 29th they are having their Christmas party! YIPPEE! Now hopefully I can meet other families and Emmie can make friends too. And I really want to be a part of it all. They must need volunteers for something.

And on Saturday my very, very good and dear friend and Godmother to Bella, KAREN is having her 50th BIRTHDAY party! She's cheating though, she won't be 50 until December. I am really looking forward to that. Lots of fun! Feel free to leave a comment... you lurker! Love you!

And couldn't forget the boy! Andrew is turning 6 on Sunday!!! And for all of you who left some really great suggestions, I think I figured out how to have a party in my house, my very small house, without the use of my yard due to cold November temps. Since I probably won't have his party until December because our weekends are all booked up, I thought I would have a Polar Express Pajama Party. We'll watch the movie have hot chocolate and do a Christmas craft. I'd like to find a bell like the one in the movie as a favor. Andrew has one and I don't know where it came from. Get this, my friend has one from no other than Chris Van Allsberg himself. He lives in RI and his daughter used to dance at Festival Ballet where my girls go and somehow my friend got one(bell). She is a teacher there, so maybe that has something to do with it. Very cool! She showed it to me last Christmas Eve, and yes I could hear it!!!

I feel like I'm babbling out of control so I'll end it here. There are some children that need tending to.


11 comments:

Denise said...

Emmie is awesome!! I can't believe that she is already pulling up...AND CRUISING!! Ella isn't even cruising yet and she is 6 months older. Way to go Emilia. Good luck with the bday party...Polar Express sounds like a great idea to me. How cozy. Is it going to be a sleepover??? Might be kinda tough with 6 year olds.

Adrienne said...

Wow, you do have a lot going on!! I love that picture of Emilia- she looks so much older for some reason. Glad she is doing so well!!

scrappy quilter said...

It's so good to read your update and WOW on Em doing so well. That is awesome that she is cruising. Love it. Can't wait to see how the room turns out. We are doing the same in a couple weeks. Moving our m/bedroom upstairs and making the m/bedroom a craft/computer room. I can't wait to get it all done. Hugs.

Emily said...

Love the update! The Polar express party sounds fabulous! Cruising... that is awesome!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Lacey said...

Cruising girl, I love it. I didn't know you lived close to Boston. We definitely have to get together if we come out there!

Tina said...

Wow loads on your hands I must say, with a room switch to make matter worse. Although i love doing changes with my interiors I am planning to get 3 rooms painted at the end of the month so have some work ahead too. That picture of Emmie is amazing, she looks all gorwn up like a young lady!!! How did you get her to keep that scarf on her head, the last time time I tried putting one on Saira's she would have nothing of it. Good luck with the party sounds like its going to be great fun for the kids, and hopefully not too much work for you (if thats possible).

Anderson Family said...

Way to go on cruising. I am in the process of trying to downsize the stuff in our house - it is hard but it sure feels good to get rid of things. Good luck with that project - and good luck with the birthday party - it sounds like lots of fun and is very creative!

Michelle said...

yay for good doctor visits!! L-O-V-E the pic!!

You crack me up, Steph!

sara p said...

yeeks!!! you have a ton going on!!! first i love the first picture, she looks so sweet:) second i am a fan of that green color to:) third it looks like you are going to have your hands full with changing that room (im sure you'll get it done in no time:)) forth wooo whoo!!!! for that great dr. appt. she is doing great:) fifth winter birthday parties are really hard unless you have a huge house to fit everyone... (like you said) for a while we were doing two different parties for one kid, thats a lot of work, trust me i know, i have two of them november and january:)

Kele said...

Yes, that sounds about like me...
"Hmmm, 2 days before Christmas? Why not lay tile?!!" LOL!
Such great news about the thumbs up at Em's Dr. appointment! Geez, I can't believe she is already pulling up and yes, your Dr. sounds like a gem, "Our children"... I love that!

Kim said...

What a great birthday idea! That sounds like fun.

Good luck with the rooms. It's not my favorite task either. We still have boxes of Good Will sitting in Mattie's room ready to be shipped off. Now if we can just find the time!