God doesn't give children with special needs to strong people; He gives children with special needs to ordinary, weak people and then gives them strength. Raising a child with special needs doesn't take a special family, it makes a special family.

Monday, May 9, 2011

T-Ball and Tumbling

For Mother's Day, we went to Skyline Drive. A few months after Jonathan and I started dating, we had our picture taken on this same rock. My first Mother's Day, Jonathan, Brenden and I had our picture taken here. So this year, we went back and had our picture taken again on the rock, now as a family of 4. The picture didn't turn out too well because the woman that took it for us had no photo-taking skills, so these are of just the kids!

Jonathan and Brenden finally had some time to start working on his T-ball skills. Next year, he will be old enough for the Challenger League in Winchester, which is a T-ball and kickball league geared towards kids with special needs. As you can see, Madelynn had to be in on the action, but she didn't get the memo that she had to leave the ball on the T for Brenden. She and Olivia did enjoy retrieving the ball when he hit it though! For his first time, he did great!

Today was also Madelynn's first gymnastics class. Much to my surprise, she was the only one in the class who stayed on task and followed the instructors directions. She was not a fan of the big bouncy thing, but hopefully it will grow on her. She learned how to tumble and when we came home Jonathan would tell her to do her rolls and she got in the position to do a somersault. Brenden really wanted to go in the gym with her, but he and I waited in the lobby and watched through the window.

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