Link Up

Hey I am linking up with kellys korner hoping to find some other "special" moms. 

My Bristol is super spunky, full of life, loves to make you laugh with a loving personality. 
She loves to spend time outside with her sisters and cousin. She loves cows!

Along with that she struggles with daily things others often take for granted. 

She has hypotonia, speech apraxia and oculomotor apraxia. She has spent hours working so hard  in physical, speech,feeding, occupational and vision therapy. She always smiles. She loves life. She teaches us so much daily. 

She is a blessing. A true answer to prayer. 

She walked for the first time the day she had eye surgery at 2 1/2. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

The park

We took a day to meet some friends at the park. Today Bristol made it to the top several times all by her self. She was so proud.

Garden girl

This girl heart sings when she picks the garden.

She loves nothing more then to go to the garden and pick her some squash, tomatoes, cucumbers or what ever else she may find and bring it home to cook right away. What ever time that may be. A garden on the farm has amazed me how much food it had produced. We have picked a couple of weeks daily and it is still coming in. What a blessing. - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

A afternoon I want to remember

Today after church we were just hanging in the back yard. Enjoying this beautiful day. Usually this would mean Madison on the swing set and Bristol on the Back porch on the concrete!! But today was different. Bristol is stepping outside her comfort zones more every day.

Today. My girl is in the grass/ dirt with no shoes on not even thinking twice about it. It makes my heart sing. I want her not to miss out on anything due to sensory issues or what ever they call it.

I would have looked at this this master piece 3 years ago and thought what was Madison thinking. But after sitting in OT with Bristol I can appreciate it. We often practice top to bottom in OT. So you go girl put those skills to practice. Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

School days!

Bristol did so great at school the first day. I was on contact with her teacher several times throughout the day. I was so worried about several things. If she was going to physically keep up for the whole day. Separation issues. For both of us !! Just lots of unknown things. But as her teacher put it. " she exceeded our expectations" so proud of her. I was so lost without her. It is going to be a big adjustment. Not having her with me all the time. But so rewarding to see her grow. And know all the appointments for therapy and play groups and drs were paying off. We are so blessed!!

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A giving heart

Last fall....I dropped my Madison off this morning at school with her hands full! I helped her bake 8 loaves of chocolate chip pumpkin bread! Yes.. 8..She was so excited to hand these out to her teachers and favorite Helpers around the school! And some people there could use some extra cheer!
She is so kind and full of compassion! She loves to make people smile! She is always (making a mess.. I mean) making someone a picture or cutting and glueing something to give to so one! I find stuff all the time she has make but never delivered! It blesses my heart!

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A recipe or two

I wanted to try some new things this week for dinner.. It seems we eat the same old things each week! So with the help of pinterset I found some new things to try..

Cowboy tator tot casserole
I Cooked
1 med onion
3 cloves garlic
Then 1lb hamburger
When done I added
Can of cream mushroom soup
1can of corn
Cheese (more the better)

Spray a baking dish with non stick spray
Put 1/2bag tator tots
then cooked mixture
Then remaining tator tots
Top with more cheese
Bake @ 350 until tator tots are done and bubbly

I doubled this and with a little help that night we eat it all! So no picture..
Yummy comfort food for a cool day!
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Too long!

It has been so long since I blogged last ! A couple of updates..

- Bristol saw the neurologist for a followup after the MRI I was upset about.. He was very pleased at how well she is doing! Surprised she was walking! Excited about the results of her MRI..he assured me we got all the information we needed from the no contrast MRI.. After lots of questions I wAs ok with it.. And super HAPPY he did not want to see her again..
He said the spot on her brain that was lacking melion (sp) which is the insulators around the nerves were no longer an issue!
All I can say is thank you Jesus! Another miracle to record!

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MRI #3

Today Bristol was all set for an MRI.. We had gone last weEk to have her pre op and I had asked about the order and wanted to make sure it would be done with and without contrast..

So this morning we were to be there at 6:30.. We got settled in and at 8 they took her back..after being cleared by the antistelogist she was ready..I carried her back to the room where the machine is..they give her some gas and she was asleep in seconds..I was asked to go to the waiting room and they would be to get me soon..I took my seat in the waiting room with my mom and travis's mom.. We waited..

They called me back after just a little while, they were done and ready to wake her up.. She did great..woke up right away and was shouting GO!! She was ready to get out if there..

But after asking some questions why it only took a few minutes our nurse responded .. I only heard "no contrast""......I was so mad..after lots more questions and knowing we could not do anything about it now I was like Bristol..GO!!!

So they put my baby to sleep..3rd time in 3 months..(eye surgery, ear tubes) and did not do a complete job? So now I wait for the neurologist and genetic dr to call! With no answers more then frustrated!!

Blessed blessed

Bristol has taken ofF walking in the last couple of days like you would not believe! I have been waiting for this for what seems so long.. It seemed so far away for the longest time and now she is up it is hard to believe.. I look around and here she comes all over the house.. Opening up cabinets getting into the pantry and I have a hard time telling her no! I want her to make up for the time she could not explore..we are so blessed!