I posted on Kara's blog on her birthday,
she turned 9 on October 28.
Kara in winter 2008, such a tiny little gal!.
Pictures of Kara on or around her birthday for
every year she has been part of our family.
Kara is a clever little girl, she has amazing problem solving skills and sometimes they get her into trouble. She has such a tender heart and is very sensitive to emotions. She is also very rough and tumble when playing with her sisters.
She has an amazing giggle and her smile makes everyone around her happy! She is not one to smile for pictures though. It is very hard to get a picture of her smiling, it makes me sad that more people cannot see her smiling face!
She loves playing on the iPad and has figured out how to
use Netflix like a pro. She prefers watching Barney to
any other video. We tried to find her a Barney plush
for her birthday; but they no longer make the big fluffy
ones. I am watching a few used ones on eBay, I know
it would make her happy to have one of her own!
Kara does not speak; she has apraxia and we are working hard on teaching her to duplicate sound. She uses sign to indicate her wants and needs, but gets frustrated when we cannot understand her. I know she has a lot to say! She fully understands everything said to her and follows directions well (when she wants to...)
We are so grateful that she has been very healthy,
she has had some minor colds here and there, but
thankfully nothing more serious.
We are so happy she is a part of our family.