"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, November 18, 2014

Wintery Fun!

Yesterday started off with a up-down swing to the day. School is delayed for two hours due to the snow. OK, fine. Snuggle in bed a little longer. Ok, time to get up and get ready to go--whoops--no, school has been cancelled due to the road conditions.

So we started every thing at home off right with mugs of hot cocoa and fresh grapefruits.

Then Katya and Chad bundled up and went out to explore the great snowy outdoors.

They had a fantastic time together--can anyone say, "Snowballs?!"

Charity had violin students that braved the roads and came for lessons so that filled up a good chunk of the day, I helped Paul with a work project, plus did laundry. Kristina was busy helping and doing school.

And so by evening, all of us were tired, but not too tired for some of the family to want to play UNO together before heading to bed.

Katya is learning how to play UNO too and loves it.

She really enjoys the game, and can have a great and happy time with it--but she also takes it quite seriously as well!


We partially credit her school with this happy new development. While they are not doing UNO in her classroom, they are practicing some other social skill building games. I think that has put down a good foundation for Katya to be able to build on at home.

Today, even though it was bitterly cold, the roads are clear so Katya was happy to go to school again. But all of us  rather enjoyed the "snow day" yesterday.  It's good to have wintery fun.

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