Thursday, July 30, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
We were in town today to visit our good friends Kate, Jonathan, Walker (on the far left) and his new little sister Amelia. We were so glad to finally meet her. You see Brook couldn't keep her hands off of her! Me either! My mind was racing of ways to sneak her home with us....would she fit in purse? she was too big for my pocket...could we pretend she was one of Brook's dolls and maybe they'd never know? Uh no! Big brother Walker was keeping his eyes on her. And when the thought of her waking me up twice in the night for a bottle entered my brain, I decided we'd leave her for now. Actually I'm not the one they need to watch, it's Brook! Love those little "G"s! Can't wait to see them again.
Friday, July 24, 2009
As usual, the Blakely adults were treated to a performance this afternoon from the Blakely juvies. We heard B-I-N-G-O and we also heard the original song "The Rat and Harry". Sorry, I ran out of batteries so I had to snap photos from my cell (I sooooo wanted video, lol).
Blakely's everything is just better made by hand. When she tried it out, he knew it needed some modification, so he added some more "plates" or tums, whatever you want to call it. My kids have turned into quite the musicians, to be cochlear implant recipients.
I asked Gage "Have you ever talked about making your own instruments before in school?" Because he did this on his own, no advice, not one bit of help! I was curious because he knew to elevate the sound boards so that it would make a sound rather than just banging on objects (I would have just taken some sheets of paper and pretended they made sound probably). So I had to ask...he looks up very confused at such an inquiry and says "Which school, medical school?"
Oh, and on a side note, not only do we charge baby Emma's ci batteries, we also have to put them in the dry n store (all out of various objects of similar size and shape)...talk about some imaginations...but we're NEVER bored.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Today we went to AEI's (Alabama Ear Institute) Summer Institute. Which is when they do therapy and borrow the kids for the sessions so that up and coming AVTs can get some real therapy time in before their certification. We had a good day and will do a full report on the Bama Ears blog in August on that.
And just to throw this in, Gage found a solution yesterday to his hat/coil issue he was having. He just put the coil on the outside of the hat.
And also got Gage's approval for his skin lesion surgery for his right cheeck to have that place removed off of his face. Yea! Don't have a date yet for that but hopefully will soon.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I have to say, I'm a little proud of Brook. She's very clever! She loves that stuffed animal which doesn't belong to her. The older brother in Gage wants to just give it to her but the little boy still inside him, wants to keep it. She begs him all the time to let her sleep with it and occasionally he'll give in but she received a "no" today. So she tells him, "I'm the rule!" (she meant boss, we did learn the word boss!) "This cat is very sick, he needs to sleep here at the vet's office for a few days so I can watch him." And Gage then agreed, so looks like she earned an opportunity to sleep with the kitty. Gotta run, I just heard Brook tell Gage "stick it in your nose" so I need to go make sure we aren't headed to the ER for a foreign object removal...haha.
Monday, July 13, 2009
We've been also working on the barn which lost one of its sides in the last set of storms a couple of weeks ago.
Our little helper
Saturday, July 11, 2009
the water slides that both my kids went down by themselves
(I was waiting at the bottom for Brook though!)
Friday, July 10, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
And now everyone is bored because it's a rainy day here in Alabama, but we need the rain! However, we are very glad we have the independence that allows us to play, laugh, love, be bored...and all that we are. Hope you all had a great weekend and for those here in the US, hope you had a safe holiday.