Monday, August 25, 2008

Hope's First Day of School

She really did go to bed easily last night and I was amazed she was in bed and asleep by 815pm and that is unusual for her and that was after showering, picking out her clothes for school. She was a little tired and still laid on our bed this morning for a few minutes stretching and trying to open her eyes before she bounced up and started getting dressed.

She was so excited when she saw the bus coming around the corner, of course Mom could hardly keep the tears out of her eyes. Would you believe that had that big bus for three little kids, Hope is the oldest the other two are pre-k, one has CP and the other is profoundly like Hope. She didn't eat her lunch at school today, but did eat her snack. I don't know if it was excitement or what because she did eat her lunch for a snack when she got home.

Tomorrow she has to miss school for us to go to Jacksonville for her mappings of her processors due to tropical storm Fay and she is not at all happy. She tried to convince Joel and I earlier this evening that Joel could just go for her and it was okay. We are not really sure how Joel is suppose to do that, but she had it all figured out.

Her teacher sent a note home saying she did really well today and they read a story about a little racoon that went to school and his Mommy kissed his hand went he went to school and all day long he would look at his hand when he missed his Mommy and he would think about how much his Mommy loved him and he would remember his Mommy's kiss on his hand and he would not miss his Mommy, so they colored little hearts on a piece of paper and tonight for homework they are to cut out the hearts and leave one at home with Mom and take one to school that way Mommy has their heart and they have Mommy's heart at school tomorrow, so Hope is not happy that she can't have Mommy's heart at school.

I can't even begin to imagine in my wildest dreams how this little girl has grown up so much in the past year and a half. She has so much trust and I can on tell you that God has done this work in her. For this child to be deaf and have come with us from China to trust us with her surgeries and with so much in her little life to as you see in this photos just marching herself on that school bus is amazing, there is no fear that Mom will not be here at home waiting for her, she trust us so completely and that alone could only be from God, He has had to have given her that peace.

Please enjoy the photos of Hope's first day of school. God Bless.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Hope Turns 6 Years Old -Saturday - August 16, 2008

Hope's Second Year Home for her Birthday

I remember a birthday in August 2006 that I sat and cried I had so wanted to celebrate a birthday when one little girl was turning 4 years old, I sent her a package for her birthday, but it just didn't help the emptiness in my arms and heart. How 2 years have changed so much. Not only are my arms no longer empty, my heart is so full it could burst. At the time we were waiting for approval from China for Hope our family was enjoying our granddaughters Kya and Autumn (just recently home from China), in these photos you will see our grandchildren have grown as well we have Kya, Autumn, Lilly, Aaron and our own family has grown with Hope and Joel. What a Joy and a God Blessing I have. I can only rejoice what God has so richly bestowed on this family.

Please enjoy this video, I didn't add a lot of words, because Hope's expressions and those of Kya, Autumn, Joel, Lilly and Aaron say it all. God Bless.

Joel's First Prize Ribbon August 7, 2008

I am always late, however, my own Dad always had words of wisdom for me and one of those was "Better late than never". We have had a lot going on in the Kubicek Noodle Family.

Mom has been spending many hours in the early morning when the children are still asleep and then when the family goes to bed working on the LWML covention manual and to add to that I worked on a rummage sale, bake sale and car wash for the church for Saturday and then on that Sunday we had a farewell lunch for our interim Pastor that I worked on and helped plan and our Praise Team did the entertainment, so Mom's just been busy, by the end of September when the LWML Convention is over our lives will settle down into a normal routine. Okay Okay those of you that know me, know it will not be normal for most families, but it will be normal for this family and I promise to begin blogging a little more often.

NOW BACK to my important task blogging about one of my favorite people my son JOEL... Some of you are aware that we entered Joel in the Brevard County Homeschool Association Art Contest in July on August 7th they had the Art Exhibit and a Home School Show as well combined in Melbourne at a very huge Calvary Chapel Church. Joel placed 1st in his age category of 13 to 15 years group. We are so proud of him. He has had no formal art classes at all. They actually had two people that on art galleries from Melbourne come and judge the arts and crtique the art and they wrote up things for Joel to work on to help him with his art.

He was so cute in the beginning, because he has never won anything and didn't know what a ribbon was. He said "Mom it's just like paper, it really isn't anything." I said honey "money is only paper as well, but that's what you use to buy things with so it's worth something" then he understood" and when he saw the other ribbons said 2nd and 3rd place and others received nothing on their pictures he felt good about his own picture.

Of course this Mom is crowing...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Glasses for Hope

Life is just so busy always around our house and I keep hoping I can blog on a more regular basis and I am sure that will happen just as soon as the LWML convention is over in September. Right now Mom is spending almost 18 hours a day working ont he convention which leaves very little time for anything else and especially sleep. However, I do want to share with all of you a couple of pictures of Hope in her glasses. We went a couple of weeks ago to the eye doctor because she failed her eye exam at school. I knew from her eye doctor back last year she had astigmatism and probably would need glasses when starting school, but I was praying so hard she wouldn't need them, I just couldn't figure out along with two processors how in the world we were going to keep glasses on her little head as well. I guess the Lord knew better then Mom because the stay on pretty well. Hope was so excited, she really was upset we had to leave them at the eye doctor for a couple of weeks. When they called me yesterday to tell me they were ready and I told her she jumped up and down and raised her arms up in the air and said yeah, yeah, yeah!

Dawn, this funny story is just for you.. After the technician fitted her with the glasses he handed her a cute little pink plastic case for her glasses to go into it slides together. She pulled it apart lifted up her arm and applied her plastic case as deodarant. She had the entire waiting room and the other two technicians rolling in the aisles. I said I guess you have never seen the cases used that way before?

She has been real good with them all evening and has taken them off to play in her room and eat dinner and put them back on to watch T.V.

Of course big brother Joel, says she's not cute anymore, which Mom then gave him the MOTHER LOOK..... and said you better not let me ever hear you say that to Hope. He thinks she just wants to wear glasses. Joel had perfect vision and perfect eyes, he had his eyes dialated and has never had that before and got the big ole black pair of sun glasses that he has made into his robot glasses he calls them and wears them around to scare the dog now.

I'll have to take a picture of that in a day or so and post. This weekend is Hope's 6th birthday and will be posting again in a couple of days. Thank you for taking time to read our Noodle Kids story. They are great kids and I am just so blessed to have these two wonderful silly kiddos in my life.