"We are going to focus on LIFE for Katya. I believe, one day, she will amaze the world."

Dr. Ben Carson on Katya Dueck

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Baking Adventures

Charity took good care of her sibs today when Paul and I needed to take off again and run to meet with the NueroPhysch Dr. to go over the results of Katya's evaluations.

I just want to give a shout out to Charity as she often bears a lot of responsiblity on her slender shoulders. Charity has made a LOT of sacrifices to help with her little sister. She has had to do all sorts of things that we would not have preferred to lay on her, and she does it and does it very well all  frequently most of the time!

Take today for instance . . . . Not only did Charity fix Katya a tasty breakfast, she served it to her in bed!

She also helped Katya with a new project--making corn meal muffins, with Katya being  primarily responsible. Since we had found boxes of organic muffin mix at the local equivalent of a "bent and dent store" that had simple picture measurements (and only a few ingredients!) we were eager to give Katya a chance at learning how to do that.

Frankly? She loved the project!

She clearly understood that she was in charge of this project, and instead of waiting for Charity to take the lead in every thing and then assisting as she normally does, she was going ahead with things and Charity was her helper.

It got a little messy, but hey, not bad for the first time, right?!

Katya was eager to wipe up the spills neatly before the tin went into the oven.
Our happy, busy little Princess Cook.
Thankfully, the absolutely horrid and scary sounding cough she had Sunday night/Monday seems to be gone, she didn't require any fever or pain meds all day, and since she had a scheduled Dr. visit for tomorrow, I'm hopeful he can clear her to return to school.

I will try to update more about the meeting with the Dr. when I have her report in hand to refer to for specifics. We do feel very positive about the evaluation process and her conclusions about Katya so far. We look forward to having her as part of Katya's team of professionals in an on-going manner.


Tami said...

What a big girl Katya is becoming!!! So happy to see that she takes an interest in what is going on, and enjoys more and more :) xoxo

Hevel Cohen said...

Yay for Katya's muffins! I didn't know you had Dr. Oetker in the States!

I love the tiara in Katya's hair! A real little girl!

Milena said...

I love the proud look on Katya's face!