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a month in review

well, it’s already july and i’m not quite sure what happened to june. it totally FLEW by. maybe it was the two short weeks we spent in nc visiting friends… yeah, that was probably it. we had a marvelous time staying with my bff. heather has two girls, one older and one younger than e. the girls had a such a great time and for the most part got along really well:) we had lots of playdates with all of eden’s old buddies, so sad i didn’t get any photos of the kids:(we also got to see two of e’s therapists from raleigh, ms jodi and ms jenny. i was such a proud mama and was so excited for them to see e and how well she was doing, thanks to their many months of hard work with her!

Then there was Marbles Kids Museum… totally fun (and now i can’t wait for the Tampa Kids Museum to open in september). the girls played to their heart’s content and we finally had to drag them away from the ballet/dance floor exhibit. who knew brazilian music and a few tutus could be so entertaining.

i watched a unhealthly amount of reality tv and ate an equally unhealthy amount of sopapilla bars, but totally worth it to just hang with heather:) we chatted it up every night and i’m still regretting that we never got out her box of old photos to do a little more reminiscing:) but then again, i made her promise that this would become a yearly get together.  i can’t believe heather and i have known each other for almost 14 years! good times people, good times. (and if you know her, you should tell her that she needs to move to florida). – oh, and that’s her on the right, taken just last week actually.

the week we returned to tampa, e had another hearing test which showed her hearing loss isn’t getting any worse… yah! and other than this test, we’ve managed to stay out of doctors offices for quite a few months now… impressive:)  her therapies are going well, though we’re trying to decide what to do with speech therapy right now, there’s so many different approaches out there and she’s not responding much to the current one, but we’ll see… such a matter of prayer at the moment. and she’s not in PT right now either – long story – but we’re waiting for a spot for her to start aqua therapy.

and i have to admit, there has been quite a bit of sewing going on around here these days, even some sewing for, ahem… me:) i’ve been trying my hand at clothes making, and while it didn’t get off to a good start, my latest project has me giddy. don’t worry – i’ll share pictures soon.

and since my theme tonight seems to be random… if you’re interested, i now have a set of ASL Learning Bags up in the shop.



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e has been full of silly faces these days. when told to “smile” this is the face i get :

not so much a smile e, but you’re getting there 🙂

still makes me laugh every. time.

i mean, how can you not!

on another note, i know i’ve been a little absent from this space lately… no great excuses other than chasing after this crazy TWO and A HALF year old!


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the farm

today Eden’s deaf and hard of hearing class took a field trip a farm out in *rural* florida… until now, all we’ve seen is urban florida and well rural florida seemed just like rural tennessee but with palm trees:) anyways, the farm was adorable. there were all sorts of animals roaming around, along with a tractor, farm-house play house, and a hayride to finish it off. we would have finished it off with a picnic, but we had to jet out early. Eden met some sweet little signing friends – it’s so fun to see them talking to each other in sign!

here are just a few photos to document our day:

she HATED the saddle…

we had to leave early because Eden had her follow-up appointment with the neurosurgeon, Dr. Tuite today. Everything on her MRI looked stable and he was pleased, saying Dr. Fuches (our neurosurgeon at Duke) did a great job! Praise the Lord for His soverignty in her life and for gifting these wonderful doctors.

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seriously, the things are so yummy and little E approves.

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