"These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world." - John 16:33

Friday, February 3, 2012

Weekly Wrap-up: A little of this, a little of that.

Over the last 2 weeks we have been working on getting ourselves back on some sort of a schedule.  I've also been working on Sassy's transition out of Early Intervention and starting up a comprehensive ABA plan/program for both children.  Needless to say...busy as usual.  

Sassy's meltdowns have decreased to almost non existent.  I honestly believe is has to do with B6.  We started giving her an additional Magnesium supplement that also contains B6, and as soon as we did that the meltdowns began to dramatically decrease.  We have an appointment with our Naturopath next week so we can discuss the best course of action then.  In the mean time...she stays on the B6!

We have had 2 HUGE blessings in the past 2 week.  My husband was honored as a MVP through work (he works in IT), and won a free trip for 2 for a long weekend in San Diego in the end of March.  All I can say is, what a huge answer to prayer!  This will be a MUCH needed getaway for the 2 of us for sure!  Our second blessing is for our children.  We had been trying to figure out how we were going to afford ABA Therapy for both children.  I love the online program we are using but I feel I need more guidance and I need a professional to come in and help.  A family member recently offered to help to pay for ABA for the kids!  What another awesome blessing!  We were able to hire "Miss Cool" (Sassy's nick name for her...it just stuck).  Miss Cool was Sassy's ABA therapist through Early Intervention.  She is a talented ABA therapist and has also become a wonderful friend as well.  I'm honestly reeling from all of our recent blessings.  I am so thankful to God for all of the blessings he has givien us.

I have been MIA recently because I have been completing Sassy's extensive behavioral evaluation and updating Peanuts.  We still plan to use the Skills program, in conjunction with Miss Cool's visits.  She is going to help me figure out how to implement the goals into our lives.  As I was doing the assessments I noticed multiple updates to the program and have decided to work some of the goals into our homeschool curriculum....which means a new curriculum plan.  (More on that latter).  In the meantime I am continuing with our current homeschool plans.  

The last 2 weeks week we finished up on the letter W and began the letter P.
Peanut did a great job coloring, cutting and pasting for this memory verse activity!
We did a nice memory verse activity from 1+1+1=1 Raising Rock Stars Preschool.  You can find it HERE.

Peanut had a few days where he was in a wonderfully silly mood and kept playing little jokes on me!  Here he is with his undies on his head.  Speaking of undies, he has started to ask to use the potty!!!!!! (fingers and toes crossed!)
My little jokester!
The kids have been pretty disappointed with the lack of snow this winter so we took some time this week to do some winter crafts for our calender wall.  We made shaving cream paint (you can find the link for that HERE ).  The kids painted and made snowmen.  Then they decided that the pain should become finger paint.  A word of warning...this is 1/2 glue so if you let your kids dig in like I did...I would suggest a scraper for your table and an immediate bath after they are done!  All I can say is, oh my sensory activity!!!

I really liked how the pain dries soft and puffy.  We will definitely do this activity again!
Our finished snowmen.
 We also cut out snowflakes and painted them with colored glitter glue and added them to our calender wall.
Our snowflakes above the calender.
I am preparing to go back to a crazy schedule next week, by organizing our home some more.  I'll share that next week.  All in all, another great 2 weeks.  I FINALLY feel recovered from the Christmas/New Years season and I'm ready for us to get back to work!  I hope you all had a great couple of weeks as well!

God Bless!!!!
Mommy Provost

Where we have linked up this week:
Fun Stuff Fridays    For the Kids Friday


  1. I am excited you have Miss Cool to go with the Skills training. Good for you!

  2. Sounds like a wonderful week!

  3. Somehow I became a double follower! Not quite sure how that happened, but I am not sure how to fix it. Maybe you fix it on your end? Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    1. Thanks for being a follower :-) I saw that you are on there twice, I don't know how that happened. I checked and I can't fix it from my end, but I found instructions on how you can if you want to remove one of them. Here is the link: http://support.google.com/blogger/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=104226 (scroll a little way down for instructions on how to remove your name from a followers list) Hope this helps!