Friday, June 14, 2013

Busy week

Among all the other things happening this week Kamryn turned 18 months old.  She saw an ENT.  (No tubes in her ears for now.) She went to her sister Mikaela's Senior graduation from South.  Her brothers 6th grade graduation on Thursday. Kristopher's class will graduate in 2019.   She has entertained her grandparents for several days.  And tomorrow will participate in her sisters graduation party.  All of this brought to you by God's grace and a new heart.

Kamryn has begun to show her determined personality with the occasional temper tantrum.  She is highly opinionated and dare I say cute when trying to force her will on her more determined parental units.   She may potty train early, when she's wet or other she lets you know and want to be changed.  Sleep is not our friend, she wakes up in the middle of the night and needs comfort or changing. We are looking forward to summer with the boys.  Mikaela will be moving to Grammy's house before to long.  This will be a hard thing to adjust to for both Kamryn and mommy.  Kamryn's face lights up when she sees Mikaela.  They have a special bond.

We are off to our next thing that needs to be done before tomorrow.  Oh and a shower! 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Not last year

Last year at this time my family and I took a trip to Pike Place Market.  I don't know what I was thinking then. It was filled with people, germs and a gross gum wall. I had spent months with Karmyn in a single, clean, and environmentally sanitized room.  As we adventured into Pike Place I began to realize I might have some PTSD.  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is the diagnosis after a traumatic event. Many of our service men are diagnosed with it.  I couldn't handle the crowd, the germs and the noise.  I had to get away from there.  So I parked myself at the nearest Starbucks with Kamryn and hid.  Kamryn was enveloped in her protective car seat/stroller, I drank tea and tried to relax. 

This year Mark wanted to go to the KRL- Dig Into Reading party at the park.  So we went.  For a 7 year old boy it was a blast.  Kamryn, actually played on a community toy, put wood shavings in her mouth (I was watching Mark at the time) and I didn't freak out. While, I'm not ready to change her in a public bathroom, (really no one should)  we have made some long strides. 

The picture above in of Kamryn on the community toy.