Tuesday, November 17, 2009

hello again

Everyone needs a little therapy.... This is a pic of Rachel, her older sisters, and her cousins from Aunt Jess and Uncle Tim.



We are managing things here at the home front. We are waiting to hear the scheduling for Rachel's sleep study (a slumber party with Dad at Sick Kids!) and the hormone testing at Mac in Hamilton. In the meantime, we will take a day at Sick Kids next week to meet with genetics. Perhaps we will learn more to help our girls - or we will have more questions again. Not sure of what to expect.

We started reading with Em and Soph "Views from Our Shoes" a book on loan from Tammy who knows too well the journey of being a sibling to someone with special needs. (We decided we will write our own book, Thoughts from the Pots.) Views from Our Shoes includes short notes from kids, ages 4-18, who write about being a sib to someone with special needs. The writings are honest, funny, and sad. It has been good to read as a family.

Here's a couple of snapshots of Janneke and Rachel. They are beginning to interact a bit together. Rachel likes to put her hands on Janneke's legs, and Janneke crinkles her eyes (her smile) at Rachel.







7 comments:

jennifer said...

love the picture of your girls i have a ten year old with cerebal palsy and g tube fed if you want to add me to your blog you can and my email is taffy1_1@hotmail.com you can add that too my name is jen pearce hope to chat soon

Lisa said...

Wow, Rachel sure is looking more grown up! She's getting quite the head of hair!
Looks like they enjoy each other!

superstarmom said...

I LOVE the second picture of Rachel and Janneke together. They're both saying they're #1 :)

Delaney said...

I love the pics of the girls - so cute! And the ball pool - every kids' dream toy! Sounds like a great book, I especially like the title of your version!

Michael and Brenda: said...

You have beautiful girls Sara!

Williams Family Blog said...

Great picts Sara, now my kids want a ball pit in our house too.

Anonymous said...

So cute!!! I love these pictures!!
-Rhoda