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

Dr. Ben Carson on Katya Dueck

Thursday, August 15, 2013

An Amazingly Fun Day!

Charity and Chad sharing a drink.

 I think the camel ride was a highlight of the day for Chad.

 All three of the youngers having fun!

My lovely Kristina!

The Crazy School Bus ride--Katya remembered this from last year and literally RAN to jump in line when she saw this ride! It was so sweet to see!

Katya studying the rabbits, and signing, "Rabbit! Rabbit!"

Love the look on her face in the next photo! She looked almost affectionate as she watched the rabbits.

 Katya signing "chicken" as she surveys cage after cage of them!

And then we came home to find two packages for Katya--one being the lovely pink noise-reducing ear muffs sized just for kids that we had ordered for her from Amazon.com!!  They are made by this company: Baby Banz. Wish we had had them today, but oh well! The adult-sized ones worked good enough for today. She took them off when she felt comfortable doing so, and clapped them back on when she wanted them.

Katya had a great time--choosing four rides (two of them quite rather exciting and scary!) The other kids had fun too--it was a great "end of summer" day for us all . . . so thankful we could take this day to enjoy together as a family. We are so proud of Katya--she did fantastic!! More great family memories!


katiemacgregor said...

she is so smart! & i love her ear muffs. girl knows what works!

Hope Anne said...

Katie, she does! It's so fun to watch her and we are using the new pink muffs a good bit since they arrived. Really does seem calming for her. ;-) Auditory sensory issues are a "easy fix" once you figure out what is going on. I have a bio child or two with them as well, so once we connected the dots it was not a big deal to deal with it.