It's been awhile since I have updated and I was already behind. So I will just add a few pictures and talk a little about 2013. Hopefully I can be updated soon.
Brooklynn ended Spring of 2013 in 1st grade with Mrs. Hansen. We LOVED her so much. She really helped Brooklynn with confidence and comfort. Brooklynn found a huge love for reading in 1st grade and started reading as much as she could. She moved up reading levels a ton this year. I'm so proud of her. Some of her best friends at home are Aubree Rasmussen, and Britney Warner. At school she has a lot of friends and hangs out with Whitley, Kynzlee, Asti, Sage, and Jaida.
This was a rough year for Cameron and our family. We recently learned of some learning delays that he has and something called Sensory Processing Disorder. Where he is over and under sensitive to different things. Things that most people can ignore, or know the difference between. If someone goes outside and it is snowing you would put on a coat to keep warm. Cameron is under sensitive to cold, but overly sensitive to warm. so when I got him a bath, he thought I was burning him, but he would go outside and play in the snow with no glove, hat or coat. Cameron is also very Hyper. He gets stimulated by things very easily. Noise, people, touch, sight all affect him and he basically feels like he is going to jump out of his skin. I'm thankful that I'm an overly protective/worried mom and took him to figure out what was going on. In turn we ended up going to an Occupational Therapist and getting testing done through the school district. I was so excited when he was accepted and started getting free preschool through them. A bus came to our house twice a week and picked him up and brought him home. I read some books, continued taking him to OT and we started noticing a difference immediately. I'm so proud of him and I feel bad for his struggles. Today (over a year later) he still struggles, but continues to grow. Cameron loves playing with his friends at his 2 preschools and church. He is friends with Seth Mangus and Chase Brown.
Our little McKenna Mae is a sweetheart. She also struggled in 2013, but is doing great now. She started losing weight and had some other bowel issues. We found out that her body was getting rid of all her nutrients that she ate and lost a full 2 pounds going from 30% in weight to 1%. She went to a GI doctor and started medicine and started growing. It's always fun to see the kids personalities come out. McKenna likes to play with her friend Addie Nielson.