Thursday, March 25, 2010

My Little Ponderer---- NOAH


So, why the long time between updates?? Well, I'll tell you just a little........ Laurel now has therapy 4 times a week, Rach is getting married in less than three weeks, everyday stuff and we as well as half of our church has the lovely NoraVirus which makes you wish you were dead. Awful, Awful stuff but hopefully we are on the mend!
As I start the journey of raising two children I am still amazed at how different personalities can be. While Laurel is impulsive, wide open ALL THE TIME.... and why wouldn't she be?, Noah is usually the opposite. He is more reflective and loves to ponder. He's a very happy child but really enjoys his down time. Ughhum..... a lot like his Da Dat! Sometimes it gets too quiet around and I go find him just watching birds quietly. Strange? Maybe but I love it. I love the fact that he sees beauty in everything. He can identify many birds just by their whistles. He wants to know why the sun and moon come up. He gets excited when he finds a beautiful flower to pick for me. So if pondering helps him put this big world into perspective then so be it.
Funny Noahism of the week: Noah was rambling around in the refrigerator.
Me: "Noah what are you looking for"
Noah: "I want some Chocolate"
Me: "Do you want me to make you some hot chocolate?"
Noah: "No Mommy, I want some REAL chocolate"

Monday, March 15, 2010

This is how Laurel sleeps (hands over her eyes)
First time petting a donkey

Her Elton John glasses at the Museum
Digging for Dinosaur Fossils

Taking the train
Exploring the Museum

Laurel had her first visit to one of our local Museums. Check out my other blog to see what all we did. She had a great time and did really good. Only a few minor meltdowns due to missing her nap. She loved seeing the animals and would sign or say all the ones she knew. I love letting her experience new things. She is soaking things up like a sponge. Her therapists are really pleased with her progress. She has her deaf/hard of hearing therapy on Mondays. Tuesdays now we go to a local preschool and her Developmental therapist helps her learn to interact with her peers and vice versa. We also are adding group speech therapy to her schedule on Thurs. to help her with this further. So it's Pretty Crazy around here right now. I know it will all slow down soon. Also, Tuesday she will get her first real Speech Evaluation so we'll hopefully have a direction to go with that soon.
Thanks for checking up on us and hopefully it won't be so long between updates again!