Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Shake, Babble and Roll

My two are wild these days - Isaac and Lucy chatter to each other all day long. If only I knew a little of what they were saying . . . They love to watch Barney and dance. The both get on the little trampoline together and move all over. Its a wild wild house. I absolutely love it right now. It is so fun.

I really hope his speech takes off. He is doing so much better with repeat syllables - moo moo, ma ma, da da, etc on command. He babbles in a zillion syllables with his sister, but when you want him to repeat a sound for the longest time you only got ma or da or whatever. Now I'm getting neigh neigh and so on.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A few more pictures of the birthday girl . . .

A year ago :)

My Lucy is 1 year old!

We had a little owl - Look Whoo's one birthday for the little one - She was so adorable. She really enjoyed every minute of it - especially all the people around to visit her. I tried to lighten up the fare this time around and make sure there were plenty of healthy options. But of course there were cupcakes. :)
She is doing so much right now its amazing (and terrifying) but I am so happy to have her in our lives. Her big brother absolutely loves her (when he's not pinching her) and has to have her near at all times. His Lucy sign is probably his most frequent especially when he's tired or wanting to get into trouble.
Happy Birthday to my beautiful little girl!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Speech Therapy and the Monster at the end of this book

So Grover's Monster at the end of this book for ipad is a HUGE hit! We've read this book to him since he was little - but there is something about having Grover tell the story makes my kids go nuts! They love this app for ipad. It is adorable. :)

Per Isaac's speech therapist's recommendation (and with her help), I programmed a storyboard on icommunicate with words like cow - with two sounds for the word - like moo moo, in order to encourage Isaac to make two syllables at a time. We talked about apraxia a lot and how in order to help with sequencing its good to encourage two of the same sounds at first and that will hopefully lead to two different syllable sounds later on. Wow I'm not very articulate at explaining that. Anyways, I have storyboards now with train - choo choo, clown - ha ha, owl - hoot hoot and so on. I also am making story boards with simple sounding words of the p, b, m variety. So pot, potty, pool, pop etc. just to encourage specifically the p sound. Its just like flashcards with my voice saying "pop pop pop" etc. I'm really excited because it sounds like a great way to encourage speech that we haven't really focused on. I mean we do flashcards all the time but this seems more . . . concentrated? Anyways I'm excited.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Christmas fun abounds - My two were really getting into this present thing . . .

Christmas with Eric's Family

Christmas with my Family

Christmas with our own little Family

Christmas Morning Craziness

Too busy to be bothered by a mom with her camera
Isaac & Lucy really got into Christmas this year & it was an absolute blast!!! At the rate these 2 kid's Christmases are going they'll be asking for Pink Porsche's and Space Shuttles by age 10.

Oh the pain mom . . .

So Isaac squished his fingers in a drawer this morning, so I ran over and grabbed him and kissed his fingers - saying oh mommy will kiss it and make it all better. He thought that was pretty hysterical I guess so now he's "hurting himself" all over the place and running over with his fingers for me to kiss and make feel better. Its so stinking cute.
Ah, if only a kiss fixed everything else this quickly. :)