Monday, August 24, 2009

The "Lil Cooker"

Cailin is so sweet. A lot more than I sometimes give her credit for. Today I was folding a pile of laundry that was washed this weekend. While I was working on that, Malia was napping and Cailin put on her chef dress up costume. She calls it her cooker costume. She went to the kitchen, got the peanut butter, bread and her little kid knife. she got out the sandwich cutter and food marker as well. She worked very quietly and made a sandwich, pushed the cutter onto the sandwich. It didn't cut, but there was definately a heart indentation on the sandwich. After that, she drew a smiley face. She brought it to me and told me she made me a sandwich for lunch. It was so sweet i was almost in tears!!! She then made one for herself and when Malia woke, she made one for Malia as well. She was mommy's lil cooker today!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Success stories

WOW!!! I worked with Cailin in the pool one weekend and had no luck. It was as much fun as having the dentist pull teeth.

These are the first two pictures to show how fearful Cailin was.

The next weekend, Deana, Rosie and Colton came with us. Deana volunteered to work with Cailin.
Starting out, she was terrified with Deana too.

Making Progress

Deana agreed with me that cailin's fear was an unhealthy fear because she would panic and not listen to ANYTHING anyone would tell her. we got there Thursday evening and Deana arrived on Friday morning.

By the time Saturday evening rolled around, Cailin was holding our hands and jumping into the pool. Sunday she was jumping off the ladder and into the lake and spinning circles.

I'm so glad she has found the joy of the water!!!