I went to see Kris' 8th grade graduation, which was a nice event put on. However, I had requested to take her on pass after the ceremony, and no one told me the process or brought the paperwork for me to sign. We then waited over an hour for their bus to come and bring them back to their campus, which I drove to, to sign out properly. That part should have been more organized since a lot of people came for passes or visits. I took her to get her nails done, we walked around a new park together, and then I took her to Steak and Shake and we talked a little bit about her upcoming discharge. She's nervous of other people and how she'll deal with them in the real world. I'm going to talk with her more on this after she gets word on the date of discharge.
It was a bit dreary and scheduled to drizzle. Kris vocalized she did not want to do putt-putt but instead wanted to try bowling after I offered that. I got to teach her proper bowling form and I kept making her laugh while being semi-competitive and making jokes. Then we went and saw Captain Marvel, shared some popcorn and candy, and I took her to Sonic on the way back to campus. Overall I think we both enjoyed each other's company that day.
I did not know that visitation hours were different than pass hours, so I arrived at 2:50 on Saturday with Wendy's. I was able to stay longer to finish our meal together- but I apologized to Kris.
Kris and I had no plans for our pass that day, and it was raining. We decided to go to the mall to walk around. We went to Sephora and I helped her try on different lipsticks- which I could tell she enjoyed because she kept smiling. We ate wendy's and then I took her to Barnes and Noble, which she loves. She read her book for about 25 minutes and I found a book to read through. We enjoyed just being around each other.
Went to Barnes and Noble and got her a book and walked around looking at books together. Then we went to Pyro's Pizza- she picked her own toppings and it getting better at voicing her wants.
We got our nails done and then tried a new restaraunt together- we tried Crazy Italians in Cordova and she tried new foods. I was really proud of her articulating that she wanted a certain nail color and that she wanted to try new foods.
We made valentine's cards, painted nails, and played 3-4 rounds of Jenga
We went to Sonic (her fave place) then we had to drive to my doctor's office quickly. Then we made it in time to see the Grizzlies play on mentor day! I wasn't sure if she enjoyed the game or not.
We walked a bit downtown to the Peabody and looked at the ducks. We then grabbed a yummy pastry each from their bakery and sat in the lobby eating and listening to the jazz piano and people watching. Then we went to Barnes and Noble and walked around.
I visited Kris and we tried to create a gingerbread house- EPIC FAIL! So we ate a lot of gingerbread, icing and candy. I brought some cards for her to write to staff and her aunt, and we talked a lot while she was writing her cards.