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William even got Jeremiah off the computer and out and about town to buy supplies for the Coke and Mentos experiment, which we did catch on video!!
I met my new granddaughter, Sophie via Skype. She is absolutely adorable if I do say so myself. I’m very excited that my son and his family are planning to come up on August first for Rachel’s graduation/going away party and I’ll finally get to hold her! Sullivan is a very proud big bro and seems to think his new sister is pretty cute too!
Rachel was in Georgia this week for her pre-job training, so we got a little taste of what life will be like around here with both of our older girls gone.
Rebekah is very happy that she finally got a job yesterday! I’m so glad because she was getting a little bored and a lot lonely just sitting around her apartment all day. She is a real people person and that was worrying me.
I took Bethany to her Autism Movement Therapy class at Flash club on Sunday all by myself and we had no drama! As we were leaving she told me she had to go to the bathroom, but refused to use the YMCA’s bathroom! She insisted that she could only pee at Dunkin Donuts which is our usual practice!!!
Kristin took Bethany to visit Rebekah again yesterday. We hadn’t told her ahead of time that she was going just in case something went wrong with our plan, yet for some reason Bethany had been talking about a surprise and we are wondering if she sensed something was up. Who knows?
This time when Kristin arrived, Bethany was ecstatic with the surprise and jumped right up to get ready when we told her of our plans and out the door she went without hesitation. She was very happy to see Rebekah and had fun being silly, dancing, and playing Candy Land, but when they took her to the park to eat lunch and ride the carousel, she wouldn’t or couldn’t get out of the car which is a shame because she had been asking to ride it for several days and you all know how much she loves riding the horses. After Bethany arrived home, I asked her why she didn’t want to ride the carousel and she told me she was waiting for the seizures to go away.
And I think that just about sums up our week!
I’ll still be posting a video or two here at the LinkUp, but rather than trying to cram them all in here every week, I’ve decided to post our M-F vlogs in a separate Saturday post from now on. If you’re interested in seeing what we’ve been up to each week you can watch them there or subscribe to our You Tube channel to keep updated. Thanks to you, Mary and Beth for subscribing!!!
Bethany’s trip to visit Rebekah last week!!
In case you’re interested:
- As you all know I’ve been filming our daily lives and Bethany loves watching herself on You Tube. I think it’s really cool that she’ll have all these videos to help her remember Malcolm and I after we are gone. This got me to thinking about how I want to leaver her with happy memories of fun times with us. I was also thinking about how seeing herself being happy, cooperative, and behaving appropriately just might have a positive impact on her future behavior. I was excited when I found a book precisely about just that at the library! Read all about it at Video Self Modeling: Teaching Special Kids Using Video
- We also discuss how we are preparing and making plans for Bethany’s future without us at Special needs Future Planning