Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Colton's Dance

Ok, I am working on sharing the video like this, instead of the link.  I am reposting the video, but it is the same video that I shared a week or so ago.  I am still trying to figure out how to do these things:)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

We will take it!

As Colton is getting older, I am trying to come to terms with his unique abilities and disabilities!  We have been going to see a therapist that continually says "a child with special needs" as she is referring to Colton.  It almost feels like a slap in the face everytime she says it!  But with each slap, it wakes me up just a little bit!  And yes, I know!  And yes, I am "trying" to accept that my beautiful boy is that boy!  But......  SO many proud moments with him.


Yeah:)  Proud, Proud, Proud!!!!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

A Mother's Love

WOW!!  We saw one of the most incredible things on the boat today!  I know you can not really tell by the picture, but the white "thing" in this picture is a dead baby dolphin.  We went out on the boat with our friends John and Elizabeth.  Who by the way, have an AWESOME family boat!  LOVED IT!!! 

This is our take on what was going on:  This is a baby dolphin that was possibly stillborn, or something happened to it during birth.  The mother dolphin was pushing it, the pod was following.  There were at least 2 other dolphins with the mother dolphin.  It seemed as if she was trying to get it to "breathe"!  It was so sad!  The pod was distressed and it was very obvious! 

On this Mother's Day that I get to enjoy, it broke my heart to see a mother in such distress!  This is an animal, not a human!  SO........................  it only makes it that much more distressing to think about mothers that lose their children!

On a happier note...

We saw another pod of dolphins that had a baby dolphin splashing around with them.  It was ADORABLE!!  It moved so quickly, you couldn't get a picture, but Rod got an awesome shot of two of the dolphins!  The contrast of the sad dolphins and the happy dolphins because of their baby was very human like!

We had a lot of fun!  (Just saw a little sadness)

Happy Mother's Day!

to the BEST mother, grandmother and great-great in the WORLD!!!

She knows!!

Well, if you watched the video of the Cha Cha, you might have noticed a blond girl next to Colton.  Well, that is Rachel!  If you remember in January, I did a post called "You are going to miss this!"  Well, lately, everytime I see Colton, Rachel is beside him.  Rachel is the "girlfriend" that didn't know she was his girlfriend, that he dumped her, etc....

I asked Colton if Rachel was still his girlfriend and he said "yes, and she knows now and she said it was ok"  It kind of sounded like that it was ok for him to think that, but that didn't mean he was her boyfriend.  But what do I know???

Rachel is to the left of Colton!  This is during the dance!

This is during the afternoon program.  Someone named "Quaver" came and put on a show. 
You can't really see Rachel, but you can see her pink bow!  They are side by side:)  Too funny!


Priceless:) LOVE LOVE LOVE my boy!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

International Arts Festival!

Ok, check my boy out!  He STOLE the show today at the Blandford Elementary School International Arts Festival!!  I was SO proud for the first 2 or 3 minutes of the dance, then the break down began!  I was SHOCKED!!  But not in a bad way!  Rod and I have watched him in groups like this for years and he has struggled with stage fright.  He would barely sing or do the movements.  Well...... it looks like those days are gone!  I was even more proud!  He showed the side of him today that is so great!  He is funny, athletic, coordinated, unbelievable!!!  He was showing off, but not being too obnoxious!  He amazes me every day!  Anyway, some parents might have been embarrassed by this??? But, NOT THIS PARENT!!!  I LOVED IT!!!!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Two Months!

I haven't posted anything in 2 months!  Believe me, a lot has happened in the past two months!  I always feel like I need to "catch up" when it has been this long!  But my brain is in the end of year, trying to make it...... 10 MORE DAYS OF SCHOOL mode! 


Need I say more?  EXHAUSTED!!!!  10 more days!!!