Anna has always enjoyed drawing with crayons and markers. One of her favorite toys is a small whiteboard. Recently, Anna has been learning how to draw animals and Disney characters. That’s my girl! For four years old, she’s not bad. Because I’m her dad, I think she’s an artistic genius. 🙂
First up, is the big cheese himself, Mickey Mouse. I showed Anna one time how she could draw him, and reminded her of some steps, but this is all her!
Next, we have a pig. Notice the pig nose, the great smile, four legs, feet and a VERY curly tail.
And finally, Mike Wazowski. Mike’s pretty simple, so he’s a great place to start! Anna loves adding his little horns.
Last week we were a bit anxious waiting to hear back from the genetics testing done on Jayne’s blood.
As I wrote in an earlier post, we had decided to look on the bright side of whatever diagnosis came our way. If Jayne doesn’t have XP, we will be so happy for her, knowing she wouldn’t have to suffer the trials associated with XP. If she does, we’ll be happy for Anna, because she’d have a sister with the same rules and conditions.
Our prayers were answered, and we learned that Jayne does NOT have XP. She is a carrier, like Anna’s mom and dad. We are thrilled to know that Jayne won’t have to deal with XP personally.
Now our challenge is learning how to raise two girls who have different rules about the daytime and going outside. We are grateful that Anna has been so patient and understanding with her own XP.
We’ve tried to talk with Anna a little about how Jayne doesn’t have the same special skin that she has, and that she can be in the sun without a hat. But Anna was too busy having fun and playing, and it didn’t quite click with her yet. She is only 4 years old, but we plan to be open and positive about it with her.