I meant to post daily, somehow with three kids at home all day and a new puppy, I just cannot do it.
Today Tom spent half the day moving the fallen tree to the front yard for bulky pick-up.
I took Lola to her first puppy class, she snapped at the instructor over and over again, which kind of made me feel relieved that even a trained professional could not stop her easily. Although I can see I have a lot of work ahead of me. At least she is inhibiting her bite now. I learned that even though I am fine around Lola, a room full of puppies brought my allergies on full force and I have been miserable all day.
Kara is feeling ill, she has been sleeping a lot and has a runny nose, I am hoping it is seasonal allergies.
Amanda's arms are almost healed from Lola's love bites, though she continues to put her hands in Lola's mouth, so another thing to work on.
Meghan is getting really good at singing, she is learning lyrics to most of the songs she loves, and I just love hearing her sing them. Right now she is loving Tangled. Last year, when we were getting ready for Meghan's IEP review, the school speech therapist called me, I was telling her how frustrating it can be when Meghan refuses to use her words to communicate, she told me, if she was not talking well at age 10, she likely never would, well, I am glad to say, she was wrong, Meghan's verbal speech improves every day. Note to professional, be careful about making proclamations like that. Additionally, Meghan F2F speech therapist A did not agree with E, the ST at the school!!
Friday was Julia's 19th birthday; we went to Chicago-not the city, the musical, with Julia, her boyfriend and two of her friends, our son Fred, Meghan, Kara, and Amanda, and we were excited that A, the girls speech therapist, could come with us. Brian was playing Billy Flynn, and we were all excited to see him in another show. The little girls did pretty well the first act, but the second act Amanda began to do her Pilate's legs, she does it when music makes her happy, the man in front of us was not pleased, he turned around and told me "You know some of us are trying to enjoy the show". Tom grabbed Amanda and left, Kara began to get squirmy and wanted to sing along with Razzle Dazzle, so I picked her up and left with her. Meghan stayed with A, and I just hated to leave her, she was unusually shy that night. While we believe that our children deserve the chance to learn to be good audience members, but we do not want to ruin the show for others. Though I admit, I had an Ally Mc Beal moment where I envisioned smacking the arrogant man upside his head. Oh yes, and we knew him, he realized we knew him and blanched, but too late, you blew it sir...I was in tears though, I am so tired of people treating our family this way. The girls were not horridly bad, just mildly annoying. sigh. http://studioconnections.net/2011/09/chicago/ if you live in Tucson, I hope you can catch the Chicago. The cast is great, and I know Brian would love to see you there.
I am hoping for a quieter week this week, the little girls have one more day of fall break and then we are back to schooling. It has been nice not to have to log on and do the work for a few days.
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