A few weeks ago I was struck by the lyrics to the first verse of Ellie Holcomb's "Find You Here"... "It's not the news that any of us hoped that we would hear It's not the road we would have chosen, no The only thing that we can see is darkness up ahead But You're asking us to lay our worry down and sing a song instead" Since Zella's diagnosis in June of 2016, one of my biggest fears has been that Cole, Vera, and Asher will eventually grow to resent their youngest sibling...becoming embarrassed by Zella and her behaviors that are never age-appropriate. Her therapies are a huge time suck and she is growing more and more difficult when it comes to bringing her to events with the rest of the family. One day she will no longer look like a toddler, and from that day forward the general ... [Read More]
Exciting Times Ahead – Brand New Beds!
Cole and Vera, although they do not know it at the moment, will be getting brand new big kid beds in the near future. Mommaw and Hap Hap have purchased custom made, totally awesome twin beds for the two of them for their respective 4th and 2nd birthdays and I'm thinking they should arrive here in late May/early June. We have decided to let them share Cole's current bedroom so that Asher can easily move into the nursery that Vera has been in for the past year or so. I'm pretty lazy and do NOT want to have to move the crib and changing table, plus I'd rather have the kids on the same floor. I also didn't want to give up our loft, which serves as a guest bedroom, crafting area, and storage room.Here are a few pictures of Cole's pirate ship bed...View from the FrontSide ... [Read More]