Monday, October 27, 2014

Jesus Loves Me, again!

Hello!!! Long time no see! I'm sure everyone missed me. As stated before, the manager of this Blog had a baby in July and things were a little.. well.. busy. But, the baby is getting older and she can get back to work!! 

Do you guys remember the video of Me singing "Jesus Loves me"? Of course you do, I'm adorable. 
I sang it again, and let me tell you, it was even more adorable than the last one. 

You see, something amazing is happening with me. I'm learning. I went from an extremely minimal vocabulary, a typical trait for a Rett Girl, to a growing, striving vocabulary. That makes me, once again, unique in my strain of Rett Syndrome. Isn't that spectacular? My family thinks so, too. 

Here it is. Me singing "Jesus Loves Me". I hope you enjoy!

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

ABC's

Hello, World! My family is currently trying to learn all that they can of ASL. One of the things they have learned is the Alphabet. I too, have learned my alphabet. So, Mommy took a video of us practicing together. When I am upset, sometimes signing the alphabet can help to calm me down. Here I am doing my Alphabet. I hope you enjoy!

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Jesus Loves ME!

Hi, Guys! As you all know, I LOVE  to sing and learn Sign Language. My Mommy has been trying to teach me "Jesus Loves Me," and has been doing a really good job of doing so. She recorded one of our session. I hope you enjoy!

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Happy Birthday to Who?

Happy Birthday to ME! Yesterday I turned 7! My family was so excited to celebrate such a joyous occasion.

My Mommy had a party for me, where my family attended with many presents. In my family, it does not matter how old you get, a birthday is important. Luckily for me, I'm a kid, kid parties are always the most fun. We decorated the entire house with beautiful decorations. Streamers hung from the ceiling and there was a large banner above our entry way. I loved my decoration! 

Mommy had a cake made for me that had the prettiest butterflies upon it. I could hardly stand to wait for the time when we would sing "Happy Birthday" and eat the cake. As everyone was singing I continuously stuck a finger into the frosting before licking the frosting clean from my finger. At the end, I grabbed a large glob and smiled at my success. Cakes don't stand a chance around me! 

We played "Pin the tail on the donkey" and laughed as my cousin Christopher tried to cheat, peeking below the small mask that was meant to shelter his eyes. All of the kids played outside, riding on our large tire swing and running around with joy. I really enjoyed our playtime together, even though we bicker when all of us our in the same room for more than 2 minutes. But, what would family be without a little excitement? 

I received many gifts to celebrate my birthday. All of them, a token of my favorite things. Shoes, so many shoes! Princess shoes, sandals, flip slops and flats, all covered in glitter, a gift that is definitely Me. I got an outfit, one things I love is clothes. I often sneak to wear other peoples clothes, so that is a gift worth buying for me. Oh, and a beautiful crown, fit for a princess. So, of course, the crown is perfect for me!

And, the gift that is MOST suited to me, a mirror. I LOVE to stare at my reflection while singing my favorite songs. I stare into car bumpers, the over glass, even pots and pans that have a shinny reflection. I love to sing and to see myself do so. A mirror is perfect for me. 

My family showered me in gifts, and above all, LOVE. It was a terrific day. 

Here are a few of the pictures taken from my party!
My Birthday Cake

Here I was getting a little upset from all the commotion.

I am about to strip my shirt so that I may wear my new outfit.

I am looking at my new outfit, deciding weather or not I should try to put it on.

My awesome sandals!

Me, trying to open a gift. It can be kind of a challenge.

Me, throwing the paper, after opening my crown!

Looking at my crown.

I am trying to open my gifts.

Wrapping paper is the worse! Don't you think?

Taking a sneak peak!

And my most favorite thing of all, my MIRROR!

Happy Birthday to Emma!

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Update!

Hello, Everyone! I wanted to update you on my Barrel Race and let you know a couple of the things my family is doing. 

Well, the Barrel Race MIGHT have to be rescheduled, due to unforeseen circumstances. We're all pretty bummed, (BUT!) we know God will lead us to where we need to be. Obviously, August 30th might not be where we need to be. 

So, in the meantime, my family is busy doing other things. Because, either way, come the day of the Barrel Race they are going to need $1,000 for the winning racer. (If they don't have it then there is a good chance there won't be any racers.) Do you see their problem? 

They have been busy making bracelets and necklaces to sell online and they are even planning a Car Wash at the Silver Villa Bar and Grille, (that's where my Great Grandpa works!) to help raise enough money for the "pot".

If there is anything that anyone wants to do to help us raise the money, let us know! All help is appreciated and welcomed! 

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Come on out!

Hi, Guys! I am so excited to invite you all to my Barrel Race. My family is putting it all together with the help of our Church. On August 30th, we are having the very first Rett Syndrome Barrel Race Fundraiser! My family is in constant contact with RettSyndrome.org, who think it's a great idea and they are sending me a ton of stuff to sell while we are there.

So, please come out and join us for the fun! If you are a vendor and would like to set up a booth, there is a $35 booth fee which saves you a 10x10 spot. If you would like to donate items to sell or for our raffle, let us know! All help is welcome and appreciated! 

We're trying to raise $1,000 for the Barrel Racing Pot, which is going to get the riders there. So, if you would like to donate towards that it would be greatly appreciated! Let us know! Thank you all in advanced!

What: Forever Emma Lou's Ride for a Cure
When: August 30th, 2014 
Gates open at 2:00
Exhibition at 3:00
Show at 6:00
Where: Cross Country Cowboy Church/4c Arena
2303 Dellview Rd
Cherryville, NC 28021

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Taking the time

Hi, again! I thought I would take a moment to give someone some much needed recognition. 

My Mommy. 


My Mommy is the most brave person I know. Sure, no body is perfect. But to me and my Bubba, she truly is. It's not easy to be the Mother of a Rett Girl. And it's even harder to have a younger child that does not understand. My Mommy has a lot of bad things said about her because of myself and my brother, and still she is true and loving.


When all of this started, this Awareness Campaign, my Mommy's state of mind was different than it is now. Her life was full of stress and misunderstanding. Now, she is happy and has, like all of you, a new understanding. A new appreciation, if you will, of her life altogether. My family sees it in her, this change. Now, please do not misread this in saying that she has a new appreciation. My Mommy has always tried to do her best. And has always loved us the same as she does now. However, the twinkle in her eye when she looked at me before has turned to a flare. She is a woman with a purpose more important than her original role. A purpose that is being filled by Awareness, Hope and above all, GOD.

It's an amazing privilege to witness a change in someone. Especially, a change brought on by God. I know in my heart that this is only the beginning. There is greatness coming our way. A difference to be made. 




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