Today's Chianna"ism": Her and I were watching Live to Dance onDemand. It was the one with a dance off of 4 groups to get to the finals. After they all performed, I asked Chianna which one she liked best. Her answer: The Wonderpets. Very matter of factly. What? I said, "no, which dancers?" and she said "I don't like dancers, I like the Wonder Pets". ROFL
I cannot believe that Dee Dee turned 7 on January 5th! Where does the time go?
We had a blast celebrating her birthday. She had a sleepover party with Chianna! I made Dee Dee's favorite for dinner - chicken fingers! Then, they baked a beautiful cake together (with the Myke's help, of course) and camped out in our living room. Then we went to see the Lippzaner Stallions show!
The best part of baking a cake is licking the bowl!
The Finished Product! Myke decorated it and Dee Dee's reaction: "I love it, that's just my style!"
Matching PJs from Papa
Matching horsies to sleep with too!
Reaping the benefits of the baking!
Camp out time!
Getting ready to go to the Lippizaner Stallions show. It was cold and rainy out, so we all got bundled up!
I have always wanted to keep up on my blog and these short little Chiannaism posts are a great way for me to do it. With the help of TimeHop, an app which emails you your posts and checkins from year ago to remind you where you where the same day last year just sent me a Chiannaism from the past so that I can share it and post it from the day it happened.
Chianna rocked it out in her speech & language evaluation this afternoon! It is amazing to see how much progress she has made in the last 6 months! The highlight was when her speech therapist asked her to point to her forehead. Chianna looked at her puzzled and said, "no, 3 heads" and pointed at Ms. Susan, me, and herself! LOLOLOL
Chianna loves. loves, loves the Lady Bug Tea set that Auntie Kim & Uncle Ron sent her! Thank you to Kim & Ron!
She plays with this set almost every day. Its very funny, she usually insists that it is coffee, not tea.
I took tons of pics of her opening the set so that Kim & Ron could feel like they were here and see her reactions.
Anything that gets her using both hands is awesome! You know she really loves it when she tries like this!
She poured one for Daddy. . .
She poured one for Mommy . . .
And one for herself!
So we decided to set up the auto picture button on the camera. Something we never did before (which is part of the reason we don't have a lot of pics of all 3 of us together.) So after some fidgeting with the camera, Myke figured out how to set the delay. We all sat down together and smiled at the camera and . . . .
Aku walks right in fron on the camera right when the picture snaps!
Finally got it to work right! Tea (or coffee) for three, please!
We hold you in our heart and touch you in our dreams. You are here each day with us, at least that's how it seems. We know you wonder where we are... what's taking us so long. But remember child, we love you so and that will keep you strong. Now go outside and feel the breeze and let it touch your skin... Because tonight, just as always, we blow you kisses in the wind. We promise you, darling, we're doing all that we can do. Very soon, you'll have a family for real, not just pretend. But for tonight, just as always, we blow you kisses in the wind. May our love wrap you up and hold you very tight. And let the angels bring the kisses that we send to you each night.