I was shocked last night when I went to mess around with this blog, only to find out that it had been over a year since my last post.
My last post was on Taylor’s 7th birthday.
So I guess I’ll try to recap this last year a little, without it turning into a novel.
We went to the zoo! We try to make it to a new zoo every year. We went a bit later than normal, but the weather was nice and we all had a great time.
Taylor started first grade at a brand new school! The special needs school she had been attending opened a brand new building. It is an amazing facility, much bigger than the school she was used to, but Taylor adjusted really well to the move.
We made our yearly trip to Gull Meadow Farms.
For Halloween, Taylor was a 50’s sock hop girl. She really enjoyed the trick or treating. She gets better every year!
Taylor continued to do well in school. They put on a Holiday program shortly before Christmas. Taylor was a Dreidel.
Christmas was so much fun. It was our first Christmas in our new house. Taylor loved opening all her gifts…she is a paper ripping pro!
In February we had a blizzard! There was so much snow! Taylor loved playing in it. Emma liked pulling Taylor around the yard in the sled. They didn’t get far, though…the snow was too deep.
In March, we took the kids to Disney World! It was the first trip to Florida for the kids and their first plane ride! In the weeks before the trip, we worked with Taylor’s teacher to prepare her for the big trip (mainly the plane ride). She was hesitant at first, but ended up doing very well for the whole trip! You can read about our experiences here, here, here and here.
The Walk About Talk About Autism event was held in April, which is Autism Awareness month. This year was our fourth year participating in the walk. It was a cold and wet day, but everyone had a great time.
We had a fairly cool spring, but whenever we had a nice day, Taylor spent it outdoors on the swing. She learned how to swing on her own this year, which makes it more enjoyable for her! She’s getting so independent!
June brought about the end of the school year, although Taylor did attend 6 weeks of extended school year programming.
We had a nasty storm roll through that left us without electricity for three days. That was an experience.
Taylor turned eight.
Plus, we are heading to the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo tomorrow for the last day of summer vacation!
School starts on Tuesday. Join us as we begin another adventure… 2nd grade!