Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
During last week's therapy session, they began working on using two signs, the words, and the modeled behavior. Since last Wednesday, we have been signing "MORE" and "MY TURN" every time we get the opportunity. We've been taking turns with toys and kicking the ball.
Yesterday, Eli started signing "MORE" when we would sign it. A couple of times, he also said, "MO" along with the sign.
This morning, he brought me his empty sippy cup. I asked him if he wanted more (twice). He whined a little bit and then, he did the sign for "MORE"!
It's just so exciting to watch!
Progress will definitely be step by step...
Posted by Lisa Schaffer at 10:56 AM
Saturday, September 13, 2008
I have so much swirling around in my life and my brain right now that I haven't been able to sit down and blog it out. It would probably help if I would just write it all out and release it, but I tend to hold things in a bit too much.
When I saw this meme on Gina's blog, I thought I'd post it here to try to give myself a kick-start.
Have you ever…
1. gone on a blind date? No, never did that.
2. skipped school? Ummm, yes. *blush* But, it didn't come naturally.
3. watched someone die? Yes, my son and then, 6 years later, my dad.
4. been on a plane? No, but I've always wanted to.
5. been on the opposite side of your country? Yes, I've been on the beach at St. Augustine and on the beach at San Diego.
6. swam in the ocean? Yes! (see above)
7. had your booze taken away by the cops? Uh, no, but came really close once in the 1980's. *blush* *blush*
8. lettered in a high school sport? No, they didn't give letters for art. lol
9. cried yourself to sleep? yes, many times.
10. played cops and robbers? yes
11. sung karaoke? NO! too. scared.
12. paid for a meal with coins only? yes
13. done something you told yourself you wouldn’t? yes!
14. cheated on an exam? Not that I can remember.
15. made prank phone calls? Maybe a couple
16. laughed until some sort of beverage came out of your nose? Oh, yeah!
17. caught a snowflake on your tongue? Yes, every time it snows.
18. written a letter to Santa Claus? yes
19. watched the sunrise with someone you care about? yes
20. been kissed under the mistletoe? yes
21. ever been arrested? no
22. gone ice skating? No, but I've taken my kids. Again. too. scared.
23. been skinny dipping outdoors? no
24. had a nickname? Yes, my daddy called me Tootie and my granddad called me Tickle Britches. Very embarrassing.... At least it wasn't Bug Fuzz (my brother's nickname)!
25. been on TV? No, but I did a radio interview for LeBonheur Children's Medical Center during the radiothon a couple of years ago. My son and I auditioned for a LeBonheur commercial that same year, but he choked on his drool during the taping. I think that blew it for us! LOL!!
Posted by Lisa Schaffer at 1:15 PM
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I heard two words yesterday. My two year old actually SPOKE. He rubbed his little belly and said he was "hoggy". Later in the day, while enjoying a banana popsicle, he looked at me, grinned and said, "GOOOOOO"!!!
He hasn't said a word in days and days, so this was a welcome surprise.
So, even though two of my children were sick this weekend with fever and coughing, sneezing, etc., yesterday was still a good day. :o)
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