Where oh, where is she??
My Mommy used to always have the camera out and always blogging. What happened??
No worries. I am here and we are all fine! Thanks for checking in on us!! The truth is...I just haven't been able to find the time to do everything I would LIKE to do, so must focus on the most important things. Let me try to give a recap of what we have been up to.
(my girls in matching gold dresses)
The girls take Chinese class each Saturday morning and in the beginning of February, the school had a performance. Each class contributed to the show. The youngest class(our girls) sang 2 songs they had been working on. I have it on video and if I can figure out how to get the video up, I will....soon. It was really cute and we were very proud of them!
Chelsea was home last week for what seems like an early Spring break. We were happy to have her back home, especially Ella! She misses her Sissy soooo much!!
The girls have been in dance class since September...tap and ballet. The big recital is coming up in June..can't wait! They love dance. Sophie was not really ready for a dance class in September, but I decided to put her in with Ella anyway with the belief that it is what it is. I knew it might help her in some areas. Well, for the first 4 months....it was not so good. She could not even stand in first position without falling over. She spent more time on the floor than upright...in true Sophie fashion.
(my girls in matching pink leotard/skirts)
December is when it is time to buy recital costumes, so I checked with her teacher BEFORE I bought her costumes. The teacher told me that it was okay, because at least Sophie was staying on her X...not running all over the place. She told me that she would most likely not be "getting" the dance. I said that was fine.
Well, fast forward a few months and guess who completely mastered the dance? She has a very different style of learning. I would hear her reciting the dance steps verbally over and over and OVER and then one day...she got it! The teacher and myself never would have guessed it would happen, but it did! Go Sophie!
We have turned the TV off and are learning to read. The girls have learned over 100 site words in just a few weeks...that include rhinoceros, tongue, and chimpanzee! How this came about....Ella started several months back with a real interest to start reading, so I began working with her and she started picking it up quite easily. I felt bad for Sophie, because both of the girls will be starting Kindergarten together in another year and a half. What an advantage Ella will have, but what about Sophie? Remember I said her style of learning is quite unique? A post in itself. I learned of this reading program and when I read the philosophy of the man who designed it...I knew it would be a good idea and Sophie would have a better chance at picking it up. I have learned so much about the brain in the first five years of life with all of my trauma research, that I knew this man's philosophy was right on!! So, we are doing it together and at first, just like dance...it seemed Sophie would not be able to master it, but she has found her own way and is mastering those words...one after another!
We colored our tongues purple on Thursday for Abby. If you do not know Abby...please visit their site and be in prayer for this sweet girl! Abby
I am not done blogging...just slowing down a bit. I miss you guys too much when I am away! If any of you are on Facebook that I have not found...please let me know. A great way to keep in touch!
Spring is coming!!!!!!!!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Where oh, where is she??