Tonight Sarah graduated into the big girl club at our house. We have babied her way too long. She is doing so much at school that I never dreamed to even let her try. They have different stations they can go to within various subject areas. One area that I am excited about is homeliving. In this area they have stations on pouring, using a spoon/scoop, dressing, opening/closing containers, etc. So useful for Sarah. On Thursday, Sarah carried her snack tray with a bowl of cereal, a pitcher of milk(they have the cutest tiny pitchers), spoon and napkin. Sarah poured the first container of milk on the table. Her teacher went over and without saying a word, wiped the spill up, gave her a new pitcher and used hand over hand to help Sarah pour a small amount of milk on the cereal. Sarah then poured the rest of the milk in the bowl by HERSELF!! The little stinker, she does not even attempt to do things at home. Tonight Elijah was unloading the dishwasher(under protest, although this is his chore) and she went over and tried to help. Elijah of course protested that Sarah was bothering him while he was working....just have to have an argument, it is his sister you know. I told him that she could help and he could teach her. I showed him how to hand her a plastic cup or bowl and then show her to put them on the counter for him to put up. They worked together until the dishwasher was empty. Sarah then began clapping and dancing. She was so proud of herself. Of course, her mommy was ecstatic with pride. She then went upstairs and really helped cleaning up the playroom. Time to make her chore chart like Elijah's. Such a big girl.
We are a family of five who have been blessed by God. Doug and I were married in 2002 and immediately wanted to start a family. God blessed us with our son Elijah in 2003 through the beauty of birth. Elijah loves to play outdoors and to play with his Nitendo. We were blessed with Sarah in 2007 through the beauty of adoption. Sarah has Down syndrome, but is not defined by it. She is proving all of the statistics wrong and is growing and achieving at a record pace. We were blessed with Isaac in 2010 to complete our family. He is also adopted and has Down syndrome, excited to watch him grow!! Doug is a utility forester with the local utility company. I, Robyn, am a stay at home mom who is never at home. I am a Young Living Essential Oils Independent Distributor and I love my oils! Elijah in the sixth grade and loves all things mindcraft and Star Wars. Sarah is 9 and in the 2nd grade. Isaac is almost 5 and doing preschool work. We are a homeschooling family that lives life to the fullest. I love my life and I am so blessed.
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