Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Walking Among Dinosaurs!

This week has been far out! Yesterday I had my last PK4 class, in which I learned a lot about dinosaurs. My teacher also gave me a certificate for all my good job. I am ready to tackle Summer learning and then Kinder! I know he is so proud of everything that I have accomplished! And really, he has been the stepping stone for my academic foundation... From the first day that he came to my house, he believed in me. He has treated me all this time with kindness and understanding, as well as he has seen beyond my physical limitations. He knows I have a brain, and I know how to use it. He has fed my thirst for learning so many things about the world that surrounds me! And hopefully he will get to witness even more accomplishments. Thank you for everything, Mr.Farina! See you in two weeks!

Today Mommy and Daddy gave me a BIG surprise! My grandpeople wanted me to celebrate my graduation, as well as they wanted to celebrate my little sister Kali's birthday, so they sponsored a trip to see dinosaurs in a special zoo! This zoo is called Field Station: Dinosaurs! Wow! I had been blasted with dinosaur information and movies since last Friday, but I had no idea that I was going to witness live dinosaurs... And they are humongous!

Here are some pictures of my trip. Enjoy!

First encounter

This one moved that neck like a snake!

Right next to my sister

Info for the big neck guy

Another info station

I think this one is herbivorous

This one looks mad!

With Mommy

Those horns look quite sharp

Mommy checking on me

More info

A campsite!

Info station

Bold Daddy!

That winged one is awesome!

Almost as awesome as me!

Kali and Daddy

Feeding the T-Rex

Hah! I almost missed this one!

More info

Ok.. I stayed away as far as I could from this one

Info, and more info... I thought school was over!

Ok, I'll admit I liked listening to the explanations

This one reminded me of an alien! And is quite tall!

More info, of course

Kali takes a break (Thank you Crayola station for precious moments of silence!)

Mommy convincing Kali not to join the dinosaurs

I think someone was stalking us...

No stalkers. Much better!

And so, I can actually say that I walked among dinosaurs! It was quite an enjoyable day, breezy and sunny. Mommy put some sunscreen lotion on my face just in case, I tend to burn quite fast under the sun. I had a short nap under some trees, and I definitively loved the scenery. The locals are quite loud, some may seem scary... But I was not scared. And I am proud to report that my little sister was not scared either. Actually, she wanted to join the small ones with the sharp teeth! She kept screaming because Mommy would not let her go into the wild...

After a day filled with excitement I went home, had a nap, and watched Dinosaur. Now I'm just relaxing and waiting for my last treatment of the day... I am beat, and gotta rest. From what I hear, I will get my eyes checked up tomorrow. I'll definitively have some dinosaur dreams! Thank you Grandma Edna and GreatGrandma Gladys! This was definitively fun!

God: Thank you for keeping me safe during my adventure today, and for allowing a great break from my routine. I count my blessings and keep hope and belief that many good things are in the horizon, waiting for me to reach them. Help me go on, so I can prove to the world that I can do anything. Amen.

Monday, June 25, 2012

My PK Graduation & 1st Movie Outing!

June came in with many things going on... I am glad that there are so many things to look for in the future, and that I have been blessed with so many good people around me that makes things happen! Days are getting busier and busier... I am really looking forward to the days of school break that will end after the 4th of July.

Last week, my teacher got in touch with the school to which I am suppossed to belong (remember that I get home-bound instruction). The principal was happy to include me in the graduation! Imagine my surprise last Thursday when I got all dressed up to go out... and ended up visiting a school!

The little celebration meant so much to me! At least now I know there's actually something to look forward after so much daily hard work. I just thought that making crafts and learning about the world, animals and things were just things for kicks... Now I know that it all actually matters, and that people actually take notice of all I have done!

I was so surprised by so many people congratulating me and expressing their happiness and love for me... even people that didn't know me! My heart almost skipped a beat when I heard my name! I felt a big sense of being proud of myself when I got to hold the diploma. I know Mommy and Daddy were all smiles, and they constantly told me how proud they are for all I have achieved. It was a very special experience that I intend to repeat next year. Just wait and see!

The day was very hot, so I had to rush home and not follow through with something special that Mommy & Daddy had plan... But they told me not to fret, as next week they will give me the big surprise. Talk about being mysterious! I was just glad to be back home in my "controlled environment". My skin went back to being itself (I was turned into a lobster by the heat!) and I relaxed. Going out excite me, but it is also very tiring... I did not miss my OT session, and afterwards I got to have a loooong well deserved nap.

On Friday Mommy was very busy, as my little sister Kalisto had her birthday coming up during the weekend. I was cool about it, I know I have to share Mommy... And besides, Mr.Farina came in to read me about dinosaurs... and then I had my cycle workout. My PT and OT came in to fill-up the afternoon. I have quite a busy schedule... I was happy to finally be able to watch a movie in the evening. I need more relax time.

The weekend featured two big events: My sister's birthday, and my 1st outing to the movies! I was quite surprised when Daddy prepped me up on Sunday afternoon and said we were going to the movie theater! I had no idea of what that meant. I mean... I know what a theater is... I was on stage last year... But, a movie theater? Well, I went, I saw, I enjoyed, and I came back to talk about it. I saw Brave! I had seen some shorts about it during the week, and I had told Mommy I wanted to see it... I just never expected to see it in such a big screen! It was humongous! Gigantic! Titanic! Yup, big. In the beginning the whole thing was not too convincing for me, but after a short nap I woke up and actually enjoyed the story. In the end I told Mommy that yes, I liked it. And I definitively want to repeat the visit... Animations and comfy cozy environment always get my two thumbs up!

So... Weekend is over, and now I am to face the official last day of school, and some medical appointments for the week. This train makes only short stops... it keeps running and running, and making me feel so happy to be alive! I love learning. I love thrills. I love animals. I love planting. I love reading. I love singing. I love Mommy. I love Daddy. I love my friends. I love life!

Thank you, God, for my life. It is not easy, and I get frustrated, but I know that without the bad the good wouldn't shine so bright... And wow, how everything shines right now! It is all awesome. I am never giving up!

Here's the short video of when I was called and I grabbed my precious diploma. It was really hot as a heat wave was going on and there was no A/C in the auditorium (or at least it didn't felt like it was on). The principal of the school, Mr. Carlo, gave me the diploma. I tried to put on my best face, but the heat had me looking like a lobster and I was wiped-out! At least I managed a smize! Enjoy!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Father's Day

I Love You Daddy!

I made this card for you

And this thinguie-holder

All I have is love

And that is more than enough

Awwww, Happy Daddy

Erm... Stop the pictures! Geesh!

All of us... Well, mostly (Kali is sleeping)

Running to get a bath

Thank you for allowing me to be with my daddy. He is silly, and he always makes me laugh. He also takes good care of me... He is my best nurse ever, caregiver, guide, friend, confident, gadget guy, model, cook, personal trainer, and fashion designer in training. Please take care of him... he is very selfless and always takes care of me, and of my sister and Mommy. Protect him and let him always walk in Your grace... Let him know that although I cannot express it well, I am always there cheering for him and sending him hugs and kisses and all my love. He really is my hero, he has saved my life countless of times... and even in the face of adversity he stands strong and keeps a kind and gentle heart filled with the hope that You always pour upon us. Thank you for him, one of the greatest blessings in my life.  Amen.