What a month! I got the boring school post out of the way, and now for the excitement!

Having a child with special needs has its perks! We attended The Watersports Festival at Moody Gardens and enjoyed a fun experience in a pontoon boat on the lake (no photos) and some swim time in the wave pool. This free festival for people of all ages with special needs and their families included rides on sailboats, jet skis, paddle boats, playtime in the lazy river, etc. Next year, we hope to arrive earlier so we can do more activities.

We shopped for Halloween decor:

The girls earned new badges and pins at their Girl Scout meetings:

For her birthday, Olivia received tickets to a Kidz Bop Live concert at the Pavilion, and the concert date finally arrived:

Brianna turned 5 (yes 5!!!) and we celebrated her birthday at Chuck E Cheese’s:

MaDear came to town! Visiting with her was the highlight of our month! She finally allowed me to take a photo of her! Beautiful, as always!

We hit the trails for a nature walk (yes, a single walk! It’s been hot. We’ll take more in October.)

Here’s a show we enjoyed watching – “Africa Rising” at Miller Outdoor Theatre:

Ray joined us for an adventurous time at Dewberry Farms followed by a spontaneous trip to the Blue Bell Factory in Brenham:

Callie received her cheer uniform and took team photos!

And the most relieving news of all – Jasmine learned to pump her legs on the swing. Also, she and Callie can both get the swing started without any help. This means I can send them outside, open the shutters, and watch them play without them pleading with me to come push them!

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