Elena

Elena

Friday, September 12, 2014

Contact Info and BIG news

Hey y'all. How's everyone's day? I'm currently taking a lunch break at school so I thought I'd jot down a few things.

First, I can't remember if I've posted my email and even if I have, it's time to remind ya. So here it is.

kelley_harper@live.com

I also have a Twitter account @ABlindAngel . I update twitter more than the blog because it is faster. I have a laundry list of blog posts to do but in the meantime, check out twitter. You have to request to follow so allow some time for me to approve.

I feel like, at this point, my terrible apologies for my lack of updates are worthless but I want to say sorry again. Not only am I trying to juggle the world of being a single mom, I am also crazy enough to be going to school. This is a major time suck so PLEASE bare with me. I do want to answer your questions. I WILL answer your questions....eventually. And that leads me to my BIG news.

Drum roll please.......

Coming soon, a LIVE-STREAMING Q&A!!

Yep. Live. You'll have my full attention. No waiting months for a reply! Imagine that! The date is not set yet but it will most likely be sometime between October 16-18. It will probably be on Twitter so if you don't have an account already, make one! Make one anyway so you can follow me!

So get your questions ready and keep an eye out for updates.

Have a great day y'all!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Reading practice

Here's a little video of Elena reading. She turned 6 on August 30. I'm so proud. 

http://youtu.be/Euiv2kh1pNM

In case you didn't know, or forgot, I have a twitter called  @ABlindAngel 

I update this more than the blog. I'm sorry about that. With my limited time I find it easier to put up a quick tweet than write out a full blog. I always plan to go back and write a post about my little tweet. One day I'll get to it. Heck, by the time I do I would have a book! Haha

Friday, May 16, 2014

Videos coming soon

Just filmed some videos for the blog. I'm hoping that by doing videos I will update more often. Usually, by the time I have a minute, I am too tired to write everything down. Filming it takes less time. I'll have to see how much time it takes after I'm done editing though. Anyway, those are coming soon and don't forget about my twitter page @ABlindAngel for quick updates. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sensory Easter Eggs

Here's a fun sensory project the kids will love plus it's easier for the little ones than traditional egg dyeing. I haven't tried it yet but planning on it this weekend. :)


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Getting ready for Spring

With this semester quickly coming to an end I haven't had the time to sit down and write a real post. Got a couple big updates too. :) 

 In the mean time, here's a little video of Elena getting ready for spring with some planting. 

 http://youtu.be/sxkInt3Rj4A

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Just a few pics

I'm sorry it's been so long since I updated. Here are a few pictures from this last Christmas and last month. I'll try to get some more posts done soon. 







Lunch and a movie

Proud momma here! Tuesday was my birthday and my mom and I decided to go out to lunch. We were nervous about it because Elena would be with us and she does not do well out in public. Let me paint you a picture.

A year or so ago -- Mom, Elena and I decide to do lunch. The restaurant is nearly empty. Soon after we get to the restaurant Elena gets restless. We yells and touches/throws everything. We have to get up several times to walk with her outside while waiting for our food. She's crying and just not having it. Almost as soon as the food gets to the table we pack it up and go home feeling frustrated and defeated.

Tuesday -- We all go to lunch again. While waiting for her food, Elena happily colors. When the food comes, she gets impatience but is quickly calmed and then waits for her food. She uses a fork to eat! She politely asks for a drink and more food. When she got too loud, a reminder was all she needed to be quiet again. Overall, she was amazing!

After lunch we wanted to do something else but weren't sure what we would do with Elena. We decided to chance it at the movies. We chose "Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2" at the dollar theatre. We figured since it was a weekday and in the early afternoon we'd have a better chance of not having a full theatre in case Elena got loud and if we got kicked out at least it was only $1. ELENA HAS NEVER BEEN TO A MOVIE THEATRE BEFORE.

I got Elena some headphones with descriptive video and they worked wonders at keeping her entertained. The movie was an hour and a half long. For the first hour, Elena was perfect. She loved listening to her headphones and rocking in her chair. Then she got restless and a little loud. She climbed into my lab and I was able to keep her calm enough to finish the movie. My mom and I were very pleasantly surprised! Even when Elena got restless she wasn't loud enough to be asked to leave, even if the theatre hadn't been empty. I'm so proud and everyone was able to have a good time.

(Sorry for the blurry pics.)