Friday, October 25, 2013

Cicily's sentence at school today.  One of her friends wished to catch a ball.  Breaks my heart.  

Monday, October 21, 2013

My Body

Cicily was asked to give a part in the upcoming children's program in our church.  The prompt she was given is: "A blessing I have from Heavenly Father is______".  I read it to her and she immediately wanted to fill in the blank with "body".  I tried to mention other possibilities - Jesus, family, chickens even, but she was emphatic about her body.  To give some perspective, she had spent that same morning coughing up blood because her body caught a virus and is fighting off another case of pneumonia.
However, with the amazing wisdom and perspective she has, Cicily really feels that, 
"A blessing I have from Heavenly Father is my body."

Thursday, October 3, 2013

I'm 7 years old!!!!!!!

 My day started off with presents!  (Well first I woke up to a bed full of poop - it's clean out the colon day and boy do I feel much better than yesterday!  Thank you Mom and Dad and Heavenly Father for helping me feel better for my birthday.)  Maya gave me a bunch of play food that I love taking out of the basket.  Sophie gave me a Minnie Mouse playset that I will have fun playing with her (and she will have fun playing without me while I'm working hard at school I'm sure.)  Mom and Dad gave me some polka dot pants and new polka dot stickers for my wheelchair (thanks to our friends the Allens for help on those).  Great presents from my family!

Then I got to go to school.  All my friends were so excited for me to come.  They knew it was my birthday and since we're kinda like family, they were very happy for me.  My class is very special to me.  Mom and Sophie came in the afternoon with cupcakes that I picked out.  My friend Juan played me happy birthday on his communication device and we all laughed!  We ate cupcakes together and read a special birthday book.  Then I showed this picture to my friend Mara and she had a huge smile for me!  It's my CHICKEN CAKE!!!!
 So this was waiting for me in the fridge when I got home!  I couldn't believe it!  I requested a chicken cake, but I didn't expect it to be a real big chicken with a purple polka dot bow!  I couldn't wait to share it with my family and friends at my party.

 Me and my CHICKEN CAKE!!!  Miss Bonnie at Inspired Occasions  did such an amazingly perfect job making my special 7th birthday cake!  If you ever want a cake and you're in our area, I highly recommend you call Bonnie!!  I thank you so much Miss Bonnie.  And a special thank you to Icing Smiles for all the kids and families you serve.  You both made my 7th birthday incredibly special and memorable.  

Tonight we had a PARTY!   I got to show my cake to all my Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and even my best grown up friends!  I'm so happy you could all come to celebrate with me!!!

 My family

 Oh no not the head!  Do we have to eat this beautiful work of art?!?!?

We also played some party games that were all things I liked.  My family and friends put together words about me (just like I write words at school).  We played pin the polka dot on Cicily's chair (I preferred to hold Mom's hand for this one - it got a little strange :)).  We also played pick up the dumped toys because I love dumping toys lately, had an egg relay that my team won, and did a chicken dance!  

It was a wonderful 7th birthday.  The best part was spending it with all the people I love.

I also should say on Sunday before my birthday my 11 year old friends at church surprised me - they all made cute cards for me and I love looking at them and reading them.  Thanks girls!!