Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Bye Bye Miss Jeni

Remember when I told you about the doctor freaking out on momma about me not having a 10-18 word vocabulary? Well, I guess I never told you about the whole situation, did I? Oops.

So, back about a year and a half ago, the doctor was worried that I may have a speech delay so he made momma call a speech therapist. I was one of the lucky ones and got to have the COOLEST speech therapist ever, Miss Jeni. The first time she came to my house I was super shy but I warmed up quickly. She made me take tests!
Ugh, seriously, tests and I was only 18 months old. Well, I passed all of them with flying colors except the speech part. I could understand and was ahead of my age in that part but I just could not get the words to come out of my mouth. Miss Jeni thought I may have Developmental Apraxia of Speech. In other words, my brain and my mouth muscles just couldn't work together. Miss Jeni was very cautious when talking to momma- saying things like well, I have some kids that improve a bit and others that need a lot more therapy. So...

Miss Jeni told momma about sign language, gave momma tips to help me communicate AND gave me homework! Seriously, homework! Did I mention that I was only 18 months old?!?! Anyways, Miss Jeni came over to my house and "played" with me about two times a week for just over a year. We played A LOT but we also worked on my homework- ugh! Sometimes things were rocky and I just couldn't concentrate and sit still but mostly I was a great student for Miss Jeni, making amazing improvements every couple weeks. I even ended up meeting Miss Jeni out in the driveway by her car so I could help her pick out the toys I wanted to play with that day!

Well, to make a long story short, Miss Jeni calls me her "STAR" student! I am so thankful that I was one of the lucky ones to make such great progress! I am talking up a storm now! Momma says I am still a whine bucket (but its a different whine than when I couldn't talk!) And, even though I like to talk, I LOVE even more to sing! My favorite songs right now are veggie tales songs which momma and me rock out to in the car!

I just want to say a big THANK YOU to Miss Jeni! Thank you for helping, encouraging and playing with me! I will never ever forget you! And I know momma won't either :)

Today I was discharged from Early On...
next step is Pre-school!!!

I love you Miss Jeni!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Prayers

This is an old video of me saying the table prayer!


video

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Rainforest Adventure

The day I turned two, 11-06-09, daddy was flying home and momma and I had to pick him up in Chicago. Not only was I excited to be at the airport, but I got to ride the moving stairs and daddy was waiting for me up at the top! How could my day get any better? Well, mommy and daddy surprised me with my first trip to the Rainforest! Not the real rainforest but you know, the safe one, where you can watch the animals and listen to the storms AND eat! The animals were pretty cool, we sat by the elephants which were fun to watch, but the most fun part of the rainforest...was my frog cup! I love that thing! For my next birthday, instead of water (seriously!??!) I would like a fruit smoothie in my froggie cup, otherwise Rainforest Cafe rocked! Thanks mom and dad!

Snow Days

2009

2010

2 years of haircuts!


So, two years ago I had my very first haircut...

And today I had another one! I can't remember how many I've had in the last few years- way too many to keep track of. But here is one when I was Einstein. Here is a pic of me before another trim. This day in July I had my fourth haircut and here is me after! My fifth haircut is here. And this is when I got a big boy haircut and looked just like grampy!

Here are today's pics!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I like lemons!!

Ok grandma Ruth and Aunt Becky ;) this is for you!
It's not a true update because this video was taken back in February when I went to Florida, but I think you'll like it!