Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
A lot of love and dedication would change his world and yours...for the better.
Please pass this on to any family who may be interested.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
What the worst was, we didn't know.
So, for over a year, I kept repeating the same thing to any therapist or friend that would listen and I would ask when "it" would happen.
"It" being the horrible tragedy that came with having a special needs child.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Then the truly painful part came when he arrived home to the dinner of his choosing.
A spread of Mexican food that would make George Lopez salivate, followed by a yummy cake from Edgars and presents:
Next year, I will have to try harder to make this day wonderful for him.
Someone shouldn't have to endure a miserable day such as this on the 36th anniversary of their birth!
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
These precious little piggies viewable below- freshly painted with brand new organic polish:
are allowed to be placed in items such as:
and even this:
but these little piggies:
are absolutely not allowed to be placed in items such as:
Do we all have a firm understanding?
Monkey did not have a firm understanding of this until we discussed in great detail just the other night.
As Monkey was on the potty, she very politely took her precious little foot and placed it ever so gently into the porcelain god of convenience.
Yes. She did.
I was screaming inside, but I held the Mommy face as I informed Addison-pa-tattison that we do not place our piggies into the potty.
That is yucky.
Then I proceeded to gently place her into the bath in hopes that every last germ would forever be washed from her freshly painted piggies.
Ahhh...the joy of a child acting typical.
The moment was a blessing and a gift from God.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
How am I old enough to have a fifth grader that is almost as tall as I am?!?!
The barber accidentally cut Julien's bangs...good news is - they will grow back!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Monkey will watch ever so intently as someone sneezes and then she bends her head forward and gives a sweet, little "achoo"!
Monday, August 10, 2009
Besides, if Monkey can't hear, she can't learn.
Since we have had a "problem" with the audiologist we got stuck with the last few times, I decided we were seeing a different audiologist this time.
This audiologist was wonderfully perfect!
Our appointment was at 8:00 a.m.
So, I asked, "I'm sorry to bother you, but audiology appears closed. I feel silly, are they possibly closed on Mondays and I got my appointment wrong?
The receptionist politely looked back at the clock on the wall, looked at me and said these fabulous words:
"It's 7:59. They don't open until 8:00."
My response, "oh....k....thank you" and I couldn't help the little smirk on my face as I walked away.
The clinic window was not opened until 8:07
we were not called to the window until 8:22.
We were the only people in the waiting room for Pete's sake!!!!!
I think I would have screamed had we been stuck with a horrible audiologist, so luckily, we appeared to have the best.
Monkey did well during the exam and I think she did really well with the hearing test in the booth.
We were able to get a good enough reading on her test and it showed no concerns with her hearing!
Our next appointment is scheduled for six-months out....once again, at 8:00 a.m.
Sunday, August 09, 2009
The guys held down the fort in the living room, while Heather and I enjoyed some girl talk in the kitchen.
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Taking a nap very much against her will. I'm sure several people thought I was beating her because she was crying so hard. I finally just took her to the car until she fell asleep! What kind of a Mother makes their baby take a nap at a water park???
Up from nap and feeling pretty good. Ready for round two!
Yes. One of the slides is built right into the side of a hill!
Addie was all about watching Julien (and Julien's friend that went with us)!
Pictures to follow of our day at Spring Valley Beach!