Katlynn~ March 5, 2011

Katlynn~ March 5, 2011
I might be bias... but she is beautiful!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011


Potty training is going super good. In 5 days we've only had about 5 accidents. Not to shabby. I love how aware of it she is becoming.  Tonight she was hiding in a corner pooping and I saw her and I told her I knew what she was doing and I told her I knew what she was doing and she said, "I have to go to the potty".  Of course, she'd already pooped, but that's okay.  It's a learning process.

Another another good note, I did not realize how well she cuts using scissors.  She did amazing  holding them properly and everything.  She was really enjoying it. In the past I gave up quickly because she just wasn't getting the hang of holding the properly and I would just give up trying with her.  Now, I know she can totally do it (Thank you Clouds preschool)... More crafts to come.  Writing on the other hand is still a work in progress.  We're still trying to teach her to hold a pencil properly.  She'll get there, I know she will.

She amazes me everyday with songs she is singing and learning as well and reciting books to the "T".

Her IEP is set for April... I have so much to think about with her.  She's made so much progress I haven't really thought about her goals recently and I have been focusing a lot of Halle for the time being because she needed more help. I have a friend who has been struggling and advocating for her son who is also preschool age and I have realized, that I really have no clue where Katlynn is with her goals.  If she is meeting them, etc.   So,  I ordered a great book on IEP's that, that same friend recommended.  I do feel much more confident going into IEP's now.  Much more informed, and armed with what I want for my daughter.

I can't believe she and Audrie are going to be 4 in just 2.5 months.  Crazy how time flies.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


So we had a fun filled weekend full of horses, ponies,  trains and a local zoo.  The kids had a great time.

Friday, February 18, 2011


We've been hard at work with potty training.  We've had 6 success's in 6 days. Is that good?   Averaging 1 a day?  I am at a loss as to give up and keep plugging.  I know she is clearly capable regardless if she is autistic or not.  I also think she is ready for the most part.  She has most all signs and is pretty aware of it when she goes in her pants.

Well.... guess we'll keep plugging.

Here's a valentine pic of Miss K.  Not sure she is happy, sad or just overwhelmed from all the pink and red.  Maybe even the red dye and sugar she is obviously ingesting?  Who knows...

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Week- 6 Continued....To poop or not to poop

So I was trying to catch up on the world news while the kids were playing quietly and in comes Katlynn into the living room naked, throws her undies in my hand and runs  off.  They were damp, so I figured she just didn't like it and took them off (although she has a tendency to pull off her pull-up and chonies whenever she poops too).
So I took them to the laundry and help her sit on the potty and went into the kitchen to throw away some wipes.  

What do I almost walk into?  Why it's a poop trail.  

Fun times, Fun times. 

Thursday, February 10, 2011


While to most it may not seem like much, to me it is everything.  Katlynn is actually starting to trace letters.  We're still working on he proper grip, but she is getting there.  

She's also now singing "1-2 buckle my shoe" and  "This old man". 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Week-5 (I got side tracked)

Okay,  So this week Katlynn has been starting to get anxiety when we leave the house.  Even if it is just to go to the car.  She thinks we are leaving her and starting crying and freaking out.  Even if we tell her we are going to grandma's house and we don't take the routine direction she starts crying thinking we aren't going.

Time to change things up and change up the routine some.  I feel so bad because she gets so sad, but she has to learn.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Passing this on that I got from a friend.

I am blessed to have some people in my life who get it.  I am also one of the ones who was unfortunate to have friends who just didn't get it and the friendships ended.

So please read.