Annabel woke up to a Winter Wonderland! I am sure you can tell from her cold little face she wasn't too keen on this white powder. My older children called and said get a picture of Annabel in the snow. I found a place in the shade and placed her little rocker there, bundled her up in two blankets and her little flannel gown. You can see this is not a happy face! We took the pictures very quickly then ran back in the house.
Some of you know that we had damage from the storm and Annabel, Carly and Colette, my twins, and myself moved to a new, smaller home right around the corner. We call this our little cottage! It looks so cute with the snow on the roof. As you can tell we am still in the process of putting up the decorations. One of the pictures is of our street. To us who never get to experience snow, we thought it was so wintery and beautiful.
School was not cancelled but was delayed. So Annabel did get to go to school for the day.
I LOVE MY SCHOOL SO MUCH...
I have always struggled with the idea of sending a sick little baby to school at such a young age. The fact is that she is fragile and nothing I do will change this. God has blessed us with so much more time than we imagined. When I first found out that school would be an option when she turned three years old, I thought absolutely NOT! We began to realize how much Annabel enjoyed other children and adults. She beams when anyone talks to her. She literally comes alive. I was told of this teacher at the school she attends and that if I could get her in this class, do it. Blessed doesn't begin to describe how I feel about this school and her class. The greatest gift to me is that I know when Annabel is at school she is LOVED. Mrs. Anne is her teacher, Ms. Lisa and Ms. Alice are the teachers aides. I have posted pictures of them prior to this post. The lady in the bottom picture is Mrs. Shan, who is also such a gift to this class. I have always know Shan in our community, but what I never knew is what a beautiful heart this lady has. She visits with Annabel when she is not there to substitute (she has two handsome boys at this same school), and then when one of the aides are out she is called upon. I am so grateful for each and everyone who has contact with Annabel. From the time I enter the doors of the school, the principal, vice principal, other teachers, the nurse, secretaries and therapist tell me about what she has done that day or how happy she has been. I have to be honest at my age, it is good to have a break to run errands or just clean my house while she is being well cared for. We are also so lucky that she has 3 very caring therapist, Ms. Linda, Ms. Dana, and Ms. Christy. So thank you to all who touch Annabel's precious little life.