Saturday, November 17, 2012

Ollie Updates

Ollie is pretty well famous - in fact google "Down Syndrome Tattoo" & go to the images - you find her all over those pages - hilarious - yes!
Girlfriend is 21 months old now and a light in our lives.  Her smile brightens any room and she smiles a lot!
Her vocabulary has taken off.  I have a word list because she says so many!  Communication was always my biggest fear with her, but so far she's coming along!  Her favorite words are:  Daddy, Everett, Aubrie, bye bye, oht oh, doggy, kitty cat, up/down, baba for her bottle, and most recently no.  Please take note she does not say Mama.  She's rotten.

Girlfriend is still working on her gross motor skills.  She climbs like crazy, she cruises furniture & walls, and LOVES her walkers.  She isn't walking independently but we think by Christmas she will have it.  That is VERY exciting!!

She was recently blessed with a gift from a kind neighbor - she received an IPAD and she's in love with it.  We're focusing on fine motor skills like using her pointer finger, she loves the pages that have animals & make animal sounds like traditional flash cards.  She also loves the books because the autoread books make lots of sounds & have action to them.  This is by no means a way to replace other therapies, but it's a huge tool for her & we are incredibly thankful for it!
And one last update - this is the kids for Halloween - I'm a bit late with sharing, but alas I'm terrible at updating the blog!  Everett was a skunk, Aubrie a raccoon, and Ollie an owl.  Ollie fell asleep on the way to town so not one person saw the cuteness she was exuding!



  1. LOL...Love Aubrie's pose, what a little diva!! Ollie sounds like she is doing fabulous :)...Glad you blogged, I miss seeing posts from you!

  2. Yaaayyy Ollie thats so awesome to read her updates. Your kids look adorable in there Halloween outfits.


  3. Ma - Ma. Ma - Ma. Come on Ollie! Say it! Annie, she probably doesn't say it yet, because you are always there for her in every way. So beautiful. All of them, love the costumes. Moving has given our budget quite the whallop, which is why I have not committed to your wonderful coaching and shakeology. I'm hoping to get some cash flowing from me after the first of the year after holidays and company leave. As soon as I can pay my way, I will be signing up with you. We will talk about it. I just don't want you to think I've given up on it. Nope. Just got to get things in order - my special daughter is working and doing well. As you said, next it will be time to focus a bit on me again. (just a wee bit!) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Ann

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Thank you so much for your kind words & support! I love hearing from you & read each and every comment you leave for me! ~Annie


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