Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Top 5 Things We Love About Jacey

The past few days have come and gone (Especially since I started this a month ago!), leaving me drained and anxious to bring home our service dog for Jacey.  I am told that she does extremely well at the Special Ed. Preschool.  The minute she gets home however, is a totally different story.  It's like she's played the good little girl all morning and has to find anything AND everything to get into!!!

Most of my afternoons with Jacey require me to be standing or on the edge of my chair.  The minute I get comfortable sitting down, is when I have to get up and find out what she is getting into.  Judd has been working later hours trying to keep up with all of his work he has stacking up.  That means that it becomes a LONG evening for me as well.  By the time 9:30 rolls around, I have been ready to crash!!!

Jacey has recently discovered the dryer.  I can't leave clean clothes sitting in it or she will take the few dirty items she can find and stick them in with the clean ones.  She has also increased her passion for wanting in my dishwasher and silverware drawer.  She also tipped Bailey and Carsten's dresser over the other day because she had to have all the drawers open.  Then she'll move on to some of her old favorites like climbing the entertainment center, finding a bathroom door left UNlocked and squirting loads of handsoap into her hands, dumping toys out of the tub just to play with the tub, unloading the bookshelf in the kids' bedroom, etc, etc.  I failed to mention that she also LOVES to climb IN the dryer, not just load it with anything and everything she can find!!!  She also has learned to love pulling out my tubs (picture shown) in the laundry room that each hold a different assortment of items - anything from coloring books, Color Wonder pens and pads of paper, File Folder Activities that I have made, shoes, hats, and coats.  My shelves go from a bench style that fits three large tubs across, to a unit that holds three large tubs from top to bottom, to a super tall unit that holds six large tubs.  (I love IKEA, where I bought them!)  Needless to say with 12 tubs each holding a different assortment, Jacey has a blast when she's snuck off to the laundry room. 

Needless to say, with the little bouncy ball that she is and has been these past few days, I thought it would be good to think of the Top Five Things We Love About Jacey.  Here they are:

1.  Her beautiful yet unruly hair that reflects so much of her personality!

2.  The way her delightful GIGGLES can make everything else disappear and bring a smile to your face!

3.  She sleeps through the night...usually!

4.  Even with the diagnosis of Autism, Jacey enjoys snuggling - on her terms of course!

5.  The way she lights up when she sees us walk into the room after being away, and then running to us with pure delight!

Jacey is a beautiful girl that we have been blessed with and love dearly.  Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Jacey is beautiful. It is always nice to remember the things we love about our children when we are worn thin! The next 28 days will seem so far away, but will be here before you know it! Good luck and get ready for an AMAZING adventure!!
    Susan Lee
    4 Paws Class of October 2010

  2. Thanks Susan! I am soooo ready for the adventure...it can't come quick enough!