Sunshine Sadie Mae

Monday, July 27, 2009

Me and Mommies Road trip.

I went on a road trip with my Mommy this weekend. New places usually set me back a little and when the sun goes down I'm really anxious and antsy, wanting to get back to my own turf. Mom was a little worried I wouldn't do so well away from home, with my schedule interrupted. I surprised my mommy a bit this weekend, but feeling right at home in our environment, inquisitive and exploring things right away, innocently and not so innocently. I loved the dogs (the dogs dish), the water bed and one other thing a lot.. that mom is having a brain fart over at the moment.

I'm a good traveler. I didn't mind the long drive to our destination and I slept on our return trip.

One night we went to a BBQ with family of the people we went to visit. Immediately I went exploring for things to get into and I went for mom's drink and spilled it all over the patio by doing one of my famous table cloth tricks, which I attempted several that evening. I then proceeded to sit in the spilled drink and lie down and tried to suck it up off the ground. My mom spent much of the evening trying to keep up with me and saying "Sadie! noooooooooooooooo" She says that a lot. Other adults tried to keep their eye on me, a little worried, I think, what I was up to. Though I was blessed to be a ray of sunshine, I'm not sure I shone so bright that night or was very impressive to the company we kept. Mom says she isn't sure either, but that it's okay. It doesn't matter how others perceive me, only that I'm special to her and to God, and I'm learning mortal life at my own pace and with lots of vigor as of late.

One night we went fishing. They were worried I'd be a handful around the water and mom even considered not even going to this outing!! But, we went. The rocky terrain and slope to the water held me back and I did try to restrain myself when mom kept trying to explain to me what fish were and only fish swam in this water. I got curious about the fish and I've even made up my own word for fish.. it's kind of a hissing sound under my breath. I remember something about fish and fishing from preschool lessons a week or so ago. Mom took one picture the whole trip. (she was really scared to attempt taking many pictures, which is strange because she loves her silly camera and capturing special moments with it)..She tried to get some pictures of me at the fishing hole, but I was too busy trying to get to the water. She uploaded the only picture she took there and I immediately recognized it as the "fishing" place and when I see that picture I try to show my excitement for that day by flapping all four extremities and saying my "fish" word repeatedly.

We got home from or trip last night and I struggled with sleeping in my own bed by myself, which I normally would prefer. I finally went to bed good, but woke up crying (and I rarely cry) at 2:00 and ended up falling asleep in my mom's bed and stayed there the night cuddled up to her, which isn't my norm either. I usually want my space, but I learned cuddling over the weekend and I think I like it.

I was happy to see the little yellow bus this morning and enjoyed preschool, and was happy to go down for a nap in my crib. Life seems to be going back into a routine again, but I'm still very curious about what that trip was all about, but then again maybe I know more than mom and these folks think I do. I wish they'd take note sometimes at what I'm trying to get across.

I think my mom doubts things more than maybe she should. Life is meant to be lived and loved. I keep trying to get that across to people here. Life is short and not meant to be wasted on daily trivial matters that in the long run have nothing to do with our purpose for being here.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Kinley

Today I my Niece, Kinley's Birthday. I became a niece when I was 6 weeks old! I now have 5 nieces and 1 nephew, and 2 more on the way. Kinley and I have been like twins since birth. When my sister, Jeni, brought Kinley home from the hospital she weighed more than I did (as I was born premature at 4 lbs) and she layed Kinley down and mom layed me down fairly close to her and we both inched our ways so that we were touching each other.

Kinley is very protective of me. When we are in a play group or around other people we don't know she takes my hand and firmly tells everyone.. "My Sadie".

Sunday, July 12, 2009

July 2009

June 2009

June was an eventful month for me. I started riding the bus to preschool. I love the bus. I was a little hesitant the first time on the bus, as you can see me in my seat for the first time. Mom turned her head and cried, and cried the whole time I was gone. School is fun. I get to be with other children every day and I'm learning so much.

June 12th was Braxton's Birthday and we celebrated with him on June 13th. Braxton got a T-shirt as a gift from his parents that says "Big Brother" on the front, announcing that he has a new sibling coming in December. I love being an aunt.

We spent as much as we could with Joni and Brooklyn because they will be leaving us soon to go live in Alabama, far away. I'm really going to miss Joni, a lot. Me and Joni have always been very close, and I love Brooklyn and playing with her too.

I don't like walking on grass, as my balance is still underdeveloped, so I stand on the water meter, as shown in my picture, as I wait for my bus to arrive. I go to school Monday through Thursday for a couple hours each day, which gives mom time to try and get some work done.

I love water and getting into the toilet and running with the roll of T-paper.

I've made some milestones or experienced some first this month. I experienced and took note of my first thunder and lightening storm and was in awe at the big storm we had with the rain, hail, and boom-boom and lightening in the sky.

I crawled into the play tunnel at McDonalds. This is the first time I've tried playing on playground equipment.

I've taken an interest in eating utensils and learning to eat with a fork and spoon. I'm working really hard at being a big girl.

May 2009

I've had a busy month. I graduated from the up to 3 program and had my last day at Aggie preschool and my records have been turned over to the school district. I spent a lot of time in may having evaluations by various therapists to end with the Up to 2 program, and then even more for the school district.

My siblings, Jeremy, Jessica, and Jeana, and my brother-in-law Clark, all had Birthdays in May. My Birthday is the day before Jessica's on May 26th.

We spent a lot of time at my grandma's house, as she has been really sick with cancer, and was preparing to go to our Heavenly Home again. She passed away on May 14. The picture of me in the floral dress on the chair is at her viewing just before the funeral and the other one at my cemetery with my cousins boy, Willy. I'm going to miss my grandma. She adored me.

We had a little Birthday party at Willow Park Zoo in Logan for my Birthday with my nieces Kinley, Madilyn, and Brooklyn, and my cousin Tarahlyn and Aunt Sheri. The theme of the party was Curious George, because he's my best buddy. Tarah gave me a puzzle, which will help with my fine motor skills. Madilyn and Kinley gave me a drum which I love to pound on. We blew bubbles and chased them, had balloons and tossed balls around on the lawn. Jeana and Joni each gave me a new ball.

I'm starting to understand what communication is, but still only use a couple signs and one or two words. I enjoy being with other kids a lot and learn a lot from watching them, as I explore and discover how things work here on earth.

We also sent my brother-in-law off to basic training, as he had joined the Army.

I crawled into my toy bucket for the first time, thinking I was pretty awesome, but then panicked because I couldn't figure out how to get out. I'm starting to try new things, even though at times I end up in quite a bind.

I'm generally happy and love to tease and giggle, and belly laugh at my movies. I love playing with my mom's hair, and my grandma's puppy Toto.

I love to sing and watch the song leader and lead the signing in church. I bring much happiness to those around. I'm the light of my Mom's world.