Monday, November 30, 2009

Extremely Thankful

We have so much to be thankful for this season...here are a few gems from our holiday.

At E's school, I was invited for a Thanksgiving Feast with her class. The kids sang some Thanksgiving songs for us--if I get permission, I'll post the song video, but until then, here is a pic of E from a video still--in her Turkey Hat.



I was particularly impressed with E's teacher: she did a great job of having Elena use her crutches for the "concert". This is significant, because Elena doesn't normally use her loftstrands in the classroom, but does need them for long periods of standing. Even though the other kids jump around, sing and use their hands for interactive songs, turn around--things Elena does not do--she was still "just one of the kids". Thank you Stony Point and Mary Beth, for giving E the chance to be just a kid in public school. Thanks also to her classmates, who are quickly becoming her good friends.

We went to my parents' house for Thanksgiving. E and Grandpa make a Thanksgiving Turkey decoration every year. Elena loves tools, so Grandpa makes sure she gets to use plenty during their project.



E, I am very thankful for YOU. You have taught me so many things...patience, faith, love, perseverance. You help me appreciate movement, balance, and language. Thank you for making me a better mother and teacher. Thank you for being so good to your little sister, who looks up to you more than you'll ever know. Thank you for being so STRONG, strong-willed even, and for being so open to new challenges.

3 comments:

Kat said...

And thank YOU Amy for this blog!

Kat, Slovakia
(SDCP)

caryanne said...

LOVE the pink crutches...how cute are those! And love hearing about the concert and being part of the class / production. Gives me such hope. Great post.

Billie said...

OMG that video of E with Grandpa is one of the cutest things I have seen in a long time! Love it! Thanks for sharing.