Oh how I have forgotten what it is like to just be with Annabel. Today Annabel missed school so we could go to an appointment for a communication device. It was at 10:30 this morning so I knew we could just relax in the morning with no rush schedules. It was so nice. Kourtni (our nanny) has gone home for about ten days for her brothers wedding. I tend to run too many errands or let her do much of the care when she is here. But today it was just Annabel and myself. The reality is that I do need help and Kourtni is very sweet and Annabel really responds to her. But how I have forgotten how it is to be just with Annabel. She is such joy! She wakes with such happiness and she absolutely loves her bath. What I got to experience today was how social Annabel is. Everywhere we went, in waiting rooms, restaurants, therapy she brings out happiness in all she meets. The pictures above is us just playing prior to her appointment at speech. The four pictures below are speech therapy with the rep who came to show/evaluate Annabel for her new device. Annabel has really begun to look at object (real) and picture objects and choose with fairly good accuracy. The device was unbelievable and I am praying that she will be eligible for it. Of course, I will have to learn much about it to make it as useful and it can be. It will sing songs, play games and help her learn and communicate. The last two pictures are of Annabel and myself going to eat with Ms. Edie. Edie ask us to go to lunch many times but with Annabel going to school, being sick, or drs. appt. in Houston it is very hard to do. So today we did just that! We then returned home to just be again!!! Ok, I know that very soon I will be moaning about not having help, or that I am tired but for now it is Annabel and me. Of course, thanks to everyone in the family who is here to be with Annabel also. Sorry for so many photos above but I could just pick a few. Can you tell I just love this precious face?? Thank you, Jesus!
P.S. Ok,I spared you the pictures but today prior to cathing her since we are having such a laid back day, I placed her on the potty and she tee-teed right away, looked up at me and began clapping. Her body maybe small, she may not talk or walk, but let me tell you she has got a mind. All I know is that I need to do so much more with her. Thanks to all, as always for reading and following her story.