Katlynn~ March 5, 2011

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

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Best of Friends!!!!

My girls with 2 of their buddies.  Their moms also happen to be close friends of mine.

They are a cute bunch aren't they?  And Katlynn beauty really shines through.  Anyone want to pick her up for AD's?  Seriously?  She is meant to do it!!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

A little bit of this and that...

So I haven't posted since June.  We've been kind if busy here in the Smith house.  So since June 2012,  we have moved into a new home,  Katlynn started Kindergarten and is doing so well.  It amazes me how well she blends in with typical peers.  She is doing fine academically and pretty darn good socially.  I am so glad we chose to mainstream her.  It has been the right choice so far.  She is not falling behind,  she seems to be able to keep up with the pace of general ed kindergarten just fine.  Audrie has been a great big sister and has really looked after her.

We ended ABA in August and while it was hard for me to let it go,  Katlynn really was ready.  As of right now,  we only get some OT for an outside therapy service and other then that... Katlynn's only therapy has been swimming lessons and Dance lessons both which are also typical programs with typical kiddos and she has done just fine.  The swimming was a rough start, but she grew so much with her skills over the Summer we really enjoyed watch her progress. Her musical theater class has been great for her and has taught her so much. She has her first Dance recital in June 2012 and she did really great.  She really enjoyed herself and surprisingly   she was never overwhelmed.  I think I was more overwhelmed then she was.  lol

She has really become a social, friendly (yet feisty) little girl who doesn't let her disability stop her from doing anything.  She is outgoing and loves to make people smile.

She has taught me so much about life and about acceptance.