Sunday, May 31, 2009
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Here are some pictures...
Now go over to Bama Ears Blog and read the latest story. I apologize for not getting these videos captioned so they can appear on Deaf Village but I haven't had time to do it myself and some people don't want their videos on You Tube anyway but it's a great story and cute little girl also. We are currently looking for hearing aid stories over there so if you live in Alabama and have a story please submit it, even if you are a teacher working with these kids you can email Bama Ears, all info over there: Click to view.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
After all equipment had been parked for the weekend, I finally let Brook play outside by herself. She was right close to the back door since I was still a little uneasy that some people may be lurking around but I could hear her talking. She was talking in a different voice and was pushing a truck. I look outside and see this (above photo) she had on a wig and sunglasses and was pushing a truck. I say "Brook what are you doing? I thought you wanted to play with your babies." She looks at me with her five year old smile, her five year old big blue eyes, and her five year old freckles and tells me "Shh, I'm pretending to be a boy right now. If those men come back they'll think I'm a boy and I'll beat them up with my muscles if they try to steal me." And she was so serious, oh I'm rubbing off on my kids, I'm driving them nuts, when they aren't driving me nuts!! love it.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
On another note, I had my wisdom teeth removed. All I can tell you is that I was extremely nervous, I asked for them to NOT give me details.....and when I woke up, I was in a different chair. How the heck that happened I have no idea but it took no more than 15 min. Two days later, I look like I have fat cheeks......I mean more so than usual but I'm good! Gotta run, these kids have me hoppin' !!!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I mean need I say more? Preschool.......we've been with these guys for the past five years (between both kids)! I cried, yes I did! You made my little girl go from saying "I pledge allegiance to the frog...." to announcing at graduation "Attention" getting all parents and kids to stand at attention where she and the other kids gave us the correct version. You taught my deaf child to not only sing the alphabet, but to also sing it backwards! (not kidding!) Thank you for being the best, love you guys!
Monday, May 25, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Here they are yesterday jammin' out to the electronic drum set Gage asked for from Santa, unfortunately his ci was removed a few days later and he's just now getting to enjoy that again. Oh, and I found out at my dentist appt. that I will need my two top molars removed. I'm such a nervous wreck, I can only imagine how my kids feel/felt just before an upcoming surgery. But I will say that the more people tell me it's not a huge deal, the less of a baby I'm becoming.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
If you live here in the state, feel free to email your stories to the email address listed on the blog. We look forward to hearing your stories and "meeting" your kids. And a big thank you to Tiffani who was more than happy to help with the administrative duties of the blog. And she has such great ideas on future stories as well. Go visit now, it's still under construction but fully functional now.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
We will also be adding ADHD this year to Gage's IEP even though it sort of meshed well with his hearing needs this year. With only one ci he needed listening breaks, and some one on one time to get away from all the noise everyday (just ten minutes or so). However, being Bilateral Boy this next year, not so sure he'll need the breaks. But with adding his ADHD to the "list" he'll still get his very desired breaks.
Now, Breaking News..........
Brook has a new addition. She informed me this morning that she had a baby in her belly for one minute and then arrived Emma's sister. Emma is in pink here with custom made pants (I'm not kidding!!) from Nanny and Mary JanG (not a misspell) is in white. I want to be clear that the name is as quoted from Brook "Mary Jang with a G on the end" just so I was clear NOT to get her mixed up with the little girl in her preschool class who is Mary JanE. Okay, my dear, you've made it clear, her name is Mary Jang with a g on the end.
*disclaimer* her father and I are taking all the necessary precautions to ensure the child doesn't speak to, look at, smile at or in any other way shape or form, acknowledge the male gender until she is 28 **smile**
Now having noted our new additions, we also have a little thing called croup. Brook went to the doc this morning who informed us he has had three flu cases but won't know what type until he hears back from the state. Brook has no fever but is still kinda sick, though she's feeling much better already. We have therapy tomorrow (AVT) and hopefully Gage will behave and get his work done or his AVT won't let him graduate. She's one tough cookie but she knows just how to deal with him!
And on a side note let me brag on the cooperation from school. I love that I can email the teacher and ask for his spelling test (he usually does very well on those) but last week I noticed he only got one or two right. She emailed me back and is more than happy to send it home this week and understands that it could help with his mapping on Friday. When I asked him to spell HAUL, he gave me HOME so I know it's not a simple misspell, it's a hearing thing I want to be sure his audiologist is aware of so she might can try and fix it. Then I have to hurry home after that appt. on Friday because his IEP is for that same morning! Brook's IEP is next week, I'll cross that bridge when I can see it......right now, it's too far away.
p.s. I'm playing with my font colors as you can see....thanks Jodi, I told her it was not fair that she could change her fonts in her posts....I've been blogging longer than she has!!
Saturday, May 2, 2009
And just look at how pretty this iris is!!!!
Friday, May 1, 2009
Just today as I drove Brooklyn home from preschool in the pouring down rain, I heard from the back seat..."Man, Mama, it is rainin' rainin' rainin'!" I have to be honest, it made me cry...not because she finally is getting her initial R's correctly, but I had hoped I had a few more months of "Man Mama, it's wainin'!" It caught me off guard and I was consumed with the fact that she too is growing up fast.
With the IEPs coming up this month, I've already been found "nesting" so to speak. Although this type of nesting isn't preparing for a new arrival, it's preparing for departure of my baby into childhood. It won't be long til she'll be telling me what to wear just like her brother, (click here to read that.) Part of me thinks I won't have ENOUGH to do and part of me thinks I won't have time to do anything else, so I'm cautious before adding anything else to my volunteer plate. I'm going to hopefully be subbing part-time at their school so some days I'll be there in the building with them, while other days I can work on my stuff. It'll be bittersweet I know, I'm just not sure if I'm gonna be laughing or crying that first day of Kindergarten.......to be continued.