Friday, February 27, 2009

A Day in the Life of a Lazy Boy Chair

Homecoming Anniversary

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Going to the car at the airport after arriving home, Feb 27, 2007.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

COVER YOUR MOUTH!

That is what I have said about a bajillion times in the last week. First Keith got sick, then Mya and then Noah got a mild version. Thankfully, I have come through with very minor sniffles. Keith is back at work and we did go to preschool and speech yesterday. The fevers are gone but the cough is hanging on. I tell the kids to cover their mouth and Keith tells them to cough away from him. Poor kids are getting mixed messages but either way, DON'T COUGH on ME ;)

Join me in my view from the last couple months--I enjoy from inside!



The Views from My Windows

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Prayer Need

This is my new grand-nephew, James. He is doing well. However, his mommy, Steph, is having some difficulties. James was born by c-section. Afterward, mom developed complications which turned out to be a perforated bowel--very rare. Please lift them up in your prayers. James has a big brother, Nicholas, who is 2 and keeping daddy (and grandparents) busy. James will remain in the hospital until mommy can come home.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Toitty Talk


Sometimes this little Noah just cracks me up. He says the funniest things! I just wish I could write them all down but I am too busy laughing.

Yesterday, after a BM, he looks in toilet, starts to flush, says "Bye, bye poo poo. Have a nice trip. See ya yater."

And, the picture, well, he asked me to take it one day. Hmmm . . . can you tell why I laugh at this funny little man??

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

ONE YEAR AGO TODAY!


My littlest boy and me! Together at last!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Bathing Buddies

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Wednesday is typically bath day for the kids. Nope, I'm not an every day bather with them. Only recently, Noah has decided that bathing alone is OK. So, today, he started the water (much to my shagrin) and prepared to bath. When I came in, he was naked and ready to hop in. However, he had forgotten to plug the tub. I got it all going, regulated the temp, added the dish soap (for bubbles) and in he went. BUT, he still did not bath alone!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I think . . .




I saw the groundhog WINK!
Supposedly, we will have 6 more weeks of winter because some crazy folks wake up a sleeping animal to see or not see his shadow. First off, if you are seeing your shadow, it's a pretty safe bet that he will see his. Waking that poor guy is just not nice!
These shots are from my back yard and yes, that is GREEN grass. So, there are a few snowy patches and puddles. I'm loving seeing Green!
Hope you find something to rejoice in today!

Monday, February 09, 2009

What A Weekend!!





I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat!! What a treat to have the Bilby's here for a few days (Mya said 3 weeks . . . meant 3 days.) Wouldn't even have needed to go to the Chinese New Year event. We had lots of fun and were very tired by the time we got there. Sad to say goodbye. We'll have to arrange another get together soon.
Check out THEIR BLOG to get some really nice pics. Becky has a much better camera than mine!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Go Ahead, Stick Out Your Tongue





Noah's speaking skills have become a source of frustration as of late. He can use big words in complicated sentences but I can't understand or decifer what he is saying. So, I had him seen by the pediatrician to make sure his ears were not plugged with wax. They were not. So, we got a referral to the speech therapist.

Today's evaluation went pretty well. Noah lost interest about 30 minutes into it but it was enough to determine that he has APRAXIA. Basically, he can't always make his tongue obey his brain. A frequent example for him is that he can say mom but uses monny instead of mommy.
It is very difficult for him to move his tongue from side to side and it seems short and flat. This is one case where sticking out his tongue will be acceptable behavior. We will actually be practicing by putting peanut butter or frosting in the corner of his mouth and having him lick it off. Above, he is sticking his tongue to the left after just one application of cheese dip to that side of his mouth. I had not done the right side and he was unable to put his tongue to the right when I wanted to take a picture.

He will be starting therapy in a week or so and the therapist is thinking there should be excellent outcomes. We will be calling it speech school because he has been wanting to go to school with Mya for a while. Hopefully, he will improve quickly.
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Thursday, February 05, 2009

Way too Cute!

Don't you just love this??!! Go on over to visit Gwen and the Oatsvall Team to order your T-shirt. If you're not a T-shirt person, leave a comment telling her so. I'm lobbying for a canvas bag with this on it!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Crazy Cat!

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This cat is just crazy. I had to catch this on video. The way she takes Mya's piece of melon at the end would make you think it is steak!