Hello. My name is Abby. I'm eight years old and I was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome when I turned two. My parents work hard to help me make sense of the world around me and this blog is meant to help others understand my world and my journey with Rett Syndrome.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Dance

This weekend, Abby's school had a Father/Daughter dance.  It was a fundraiser for a sensory garden to be built on the outside of Abby's classroom.  That will be awesome.  She was scheduled to be having an overnight EEG at that time, but it was cancelled a few days before, so she got to go to the dance!  Yay! She and Wes had a wonderful time.  I worked serving the girls and dads ice cream, which worked out nicely because I was able to get a few photos.
They are a pretty stylish couple, I must say

Abby was up and dancing a lot!

But she needed some help, too.  Those shoes are pretty cute, but maybe not the most sensible choice....but they are so cute.  

Uh oh.  This is one of her anxious faces.  If she could tell you, I'm thinking she would say something like this, "I'm breathing crazy and I can't really get my mouth to swallow or close.  Ugh." I was thinking, with the loud music and all the excitement, she would be anxious all night.  I was pleasantly surprised that her anxiety was short lived.

They had a booth set up for manicures, face painting, and hair color spraying (among other things).  Abby did all three.  All pink, of course.  After getting out of bed the next day, her sheet and pillow case were a pink glittery mess.  I love it!


  1. What sweet pictures! It sounds like a lot of fun...I hope Emmy and her daddy can go to father daughter dances in the future too : )

  2. That is super cool! She looks so sweet. Is it a mainstream school or a special school?