Friday, January 8, 2010
Oh Miss Zoey ...
How Miss Zoey dislikes things in her hair.Clip,pig-tails,headbands ... all a no go.And each day I attempt.And each day Miss Zoey has other ideas.What's a mom to do?Do you see this girls hair?Crazy hair on some day's and then I remind myself.Zoey barely lost a strand of hair during chemo so to that I say ... bring on the crazy hair!!!
I managed to capture the little stinker during her removal of her clip this morning.She was quite please with herself.If you look real close,in the corner of the picture there is the clip,after being flung across the room!I also captured her newest sign ... "beautiful'.Of course an approximation for her but nonetheless a purposeful sign.The sign is done while circling your face with 5-hand closing to palm in a flat "o".I personally LOVE Zoey's version.
Another note on signing.Her speech therapist came on Wednesday.Katie is incredible.We love her and she loves Zoey.she was so pleased with Zoey's progress.Katie went home and watched the video I posted and here was her comment.It made me cry and to you Katie,we say that we think you are beautiful and we are so very blessed to have you in our lives.In Zoey's life.How will we ever be able to let you go when Zoey turns three?
"OK, now I'm in tears again after seeing this video. I realize I cried today at therapy when I saw that Zoey has learned many new signs (horse, fish, cow, pig, smart, thank you, beautiful) just since I totaled them up last. She now has 41 signs! My favorite part is that her emerging ability to communicate allows her personality to shine for all to see. And Heather, YOU are doing it all. I'm there to guide but you are the one making it happen, day after day. It's your dedication and the beautiful way you interact with Zoey that has brought her to this point. And it's only just begun...she will blow us all away...
Love to you all, Katie"
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