9/15/2009 4:02:40 PM
Summer is coming to an end!Our first summer staying at home has been going great!! We have been able to make several trips to the zoo and have been spending time with friends and family more often.
We took the kids to the fair this year with Grandma Score! They really liked it a lot, and had a blast at Little Farm Hands where Grandpa Score was volunteering. They loved the Pet Center and all of the animals. We took the bus there, so they were also really excited about that. It was a long day for them but they handled it really well.
We’ve recently found out that we have mice in the house. Gross, I know. We had about 20 dead mice in the wall and the smell was horrible. Matt cut a hole in the wall and got rid of them. Not a fun job, but thank goodness that smell is gone!! We had Plunketts come out to fill holes, put out traps, spray for spiders and insects, and offer advice to keep the mouse out. Matt has a few more holes to cover, but soon we should be pest free.
The mice prompted us to go ahead and get a cat again. It has been almost 2 years since we’ve had one, and we’re ready for another. We found a little Sealpoint Snowshoe Siamese kitten that was only 10 weeks old. Her former family had an older cat that wasn’t doing well with a kitten around, so they had to part with her. We loved her at first sight. She’s really cute and the kids are in love with her. I’ve never seen Rylie so excited about something in her entire life. Naming her was a struggle. Cole insisted on Cupcake. Any name suggested he shot down and said he only likes Cupcake. We mentioned the name "Nina" and he took to it immediately. There is a character on Imagination Movers with that name, so we figure that is why he loves it so much.
Cole has been doing really well with his sensory stuff. He’s eating much better and is up to over 32 lbs!! He also grew an entire inch in a month. We were amazed!! We’re keeping up with his sensory experiences and hoping to make even more progress without needed very expensive therapy.