Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Our little pixie is 4?

It's hard to believe that four years have gone by since I got called out of my Senior Co-op final presentation to go with Robyn to the hospital in Payson. I think that even though it was Robyn's first VBAC, DeAnn's dad still slipped her a little Pitosin to help things along. Rachel was born, failed her newborn hearing screenings, and after a year with an incompetent audiologist, we learned she was profoundly deaf. It's been an interesting ride so far - Hannah and Nathan have been great in adapting to her disability. Even Jonathan and DeAnn's children, Natalie and Megan, have started to accomodate Rachel as they play together.

For Rachel's birthday, Robyn and I put together a "Bear" birthday cake in honor of Rachel's favorite stuffed animal. We put training underpants on Bear when Rachel started potty training to encourage her to want to wear underpants.

For Rachel's birthday, she got a bouncy ball (intended for outdoor use) and two dolls. We were looking for a good doll bed to go with her dolls, and found that pet beds are much cheaper. We haven't told the kids it's really a pet bed because we don't want Hannah to try to claim it for her stuffed brown doggy.


Amy said...

So cute! I am so amazed by Robyn's bear cake making skills! Can I be you when I grow up?

DeAnn said...

Happy Birthday Rachel! Looks like she had a better party than Uncle Jonathan. \''/

Robyn said...

The bear cake was all Christian, believe it or not. Did you notice the green patch on the panties?

Marcy said...

I can't believe that Rachel is 4!! She has made such huge strides in her development. (We won't mention the development of her She is such a blessing to have in the family. We sure miss her & the rest of you.