Monday, October 22, 2012

Donnell Farms

Last week, Asa's whole school took a field trip to a local farm. I went and Cade and Gracie got to go too. Cade was the best big brother and a huge helper! I wish I'd gotten more pics but I was too busy enjoying it all. Asa had a great time and managed very well. It was very windy but the temps were perfect. I was going to try letting him ride the bus but chickened out. He is handling sensory issues much better but I was afraid if he got tired and we had to ride back it might be asking too much! Maybe next field trip!

Check out Asa's finger going for Cade's ear! It's like a jab into your eardrum at random times everyday! Good times!

This is Asa's new laughing face, tongue to the side! He was cracking up at the kids jumping off the hay bales.
Such a good big brother! There were many examples of this big brother love!
And who doesn't love a corn box?!!! And Gracie's hair wasn't that poofy, it was so windy!
Asa loves, loves, loves the corn!
I'm so proud that Asa had a great time and that his whole school got to take 4 busses of 4 year olds out to the farm! It was a great day!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Up for a Laugh?

Asa didn't go to school today. He was gagging and pukey last night and woke up the same way. He was ok but it can't be fun to be so nauseated and pukey away from home....or anywhere really!

So, he spent the day in our school room with Gracie and Cade today. Gracie and I had our backs to Asa and were deeeeep in studying but I was aware Asa was letting out the big, loud belly laughs. I finally turned around and saw what was tickling him so. He would scoot around collecting card from the Pictureka game and bring them back to the fan that was sitting in the floor. I know, I know, he could loose a finger but he loooovvees the fan and I've watched and he's fairly safe, mostly I'm sure!

Anyway, he'd take the cards back to the fan and drop them on top so they'd blow around! He laughed so hard. Of course, as soon as I started video and he knew he was being watched he calmed a little! I love his laugh and wish I could make it my alarm and ring tone on my phone!!

Tomorrow, Asa's class is taking a field trip to a farm and pumpkin patch. We were gonna attempt the bus but I've chickened out. I think the farm will be enough of a new thing that the bus should wait. Maybe we can try it on the way back from the farm. At least if it doesn't go well the whole day won't be ruined!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Party Post

Today was Asa's 5th birthday and his party!!

Asa was gifted a Dream Cake from Icing Smiles, an organization that finds local bakers to make amazing cakes. Our first bakery backed out just a few weeks ago. Thankfully, HaliHannigan's Cupcakery came thru and made ads an amazing cake that tasted even better than it looked! 

This is Asa showing you he is 5 today! Yes, I know he is holding up 10 fingers but he means 5!!! 

We painted some of Asa's supply boxes into huge building blocks. The big kids liked these more than the little guys!

I also found a big blow up bowling game!

I'm so thankful to have this little guy! 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Birthday Time!!!

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! (Psalm 139:13-17 ESV)

Asa's 5th birthday is Sunday! A birthday is a time when we look back and remember and look forward with hope. That's not always pleasant in our situation. I don't found memories of holding and snuggling with Asa in the hospital. He was in the NICU and I went home alone. His first year was hard! There was grieving, sadness and I was bitter for a while.

Then I really soaked in these verses. I mean, SOAKED in! Let them go into my bones, drenching every ounce of me! Asa is no surprise to God! We sat in shock and tears realizing something wasn't right with our boy, but God just smiled and said "he is perfect"! How can I argue with the Creator!!!!

Each new development will be the same. Whether Asa is walking or not. If he starts talking or not. If he eats or doesn't eat. If we endure heartache, God is in control! He's got this! Asa's future is written and I trust the Aurthor and Designer!

We will celebrate Asa's blessed 5 years on this earth on Sunday from 1-3pm at our church. Asa's been gifted a Dream Cake by Icing Smiles and I'm sure it'll be amazing! There will be plenty! If anyone local wants to join us, please come! We've had so many praying for us all and you deserve to celebrate and be in awe of God's perfect creation too! If you need directions just send me an email or comment but I'd just soon not advertise it for the WHOLE world to see! Lol

And just so you are warned, Asa may completely freak out and want no part in a party so he may watch from a distance. Or he may jump right in and attack the party! I'm hoping he'll have a blast but I'm ready to roll with him needing a break too! So come celebrate with us!