Wednesday, October 28, 2009

And time flies ...

When I look at the last pictures the kids were wearing t-shirts. Now it is sweaters and jackets!!!

Quite a bit is going on:

Yesterday was Bex' second speech eval. He did better than average on comprehension and basic speech. His main problem is stuttering and sentence formation. Now we have to wait two months to speak with someone from the local school. I'm hoping he can get services for stuttering and that will help him talk in general. It is sooo painful to hear him try to talk right now.

Monday they both had their field trips ... fun for them, cold for me! I did one with Sydoux and now have done one with Bex ... and I am done.

Today they both have their Fall Party. I'm not going to Bex' but Bex and I are going to Sydoux'!!! They are going to be sooo hyper on sugar. Then we have soccer, they still both love it.And then .... I'm having a second helping of Ladies Night Out because my friend Joelie is in town ... YEAHHHHH

I made her a halloween hanging thingy. Now in my mind I lOVE sewing, but once I have to sit down, the love takes a nose dive. Plus then when I check my work, I find that I suck. I really love the idea of sewing though, so I'm thinking about taking some classes next year to get a little better. Sydoux loves cloths and I'd like to make her a few things.

Tomorrow is Sydoux' first parent/teacher conference and I'm all exited!!!!! She has been doing great so I'm not at all worried. Just kinda curious as so what he is going to say.

Also both kids are off tomorrow and friday.

Friday we are going to a halloween party at Bounce You.

Saturday Halloween party at Lisa's.

Saturday night Halloween trick or treat in the neighborhood. I got a costume for Maesi!!!

So yeah busy busy busy busy. And I still manage to study, clean the house, keep the fridge full ...



Fall Activities as Sydoux calls it!!!!









At Bex' Field Trip:

They have a corn pit.


I'm soo strong


My turn to take pictures Mom (I picture)


Which one to pick ...



I'm this tall. I have to find the picture of Sydoux at the same place.


Sydoux and Maesi in a squirrel costume.


Soccer time


Friday, October 16, 2009

My non verbal child.

That is what I say when people try to talk to him, and he hides and giggles and vocalized, but does not talk. I say: He's non verbal. I've been saying that for a long time now. I mean I know he talks when he is with me or his Dad. He answers yes or no to his verbal sisters constant yes or no questions. But when we are out of the house, he is my non verbal child.

Most people say, don't worry when he is ready he won't shut up. Don't worry, he understands everything, when he is ready he'll talk. Don't worry blah blah blah.
And I understand that. I can tell he understands. I can tell he will talk when ready.

But then he started stuttering. Once again, don't worry it is his mind that is going faster than his mouth. Don't worry my son/daughter stuttered and it went away.

It is not that I worry per say. It is that I want to catch a problem if there is one. I don't want to way until it gets worse. I see how he does not talk to his class mate and how embarrassed he is when he has to. I see how uncomfortable he is with strangers. I see all that.

So I made the appointment for verbal testing.

He went for one hour and past most of it. Which I knew he would. But there is always 'most of it', not all of it. So there is something. The tester was not sure exactly what 'it' is, but something is a little off. We are going for another hour of testing to figure what is lacking. There might be nothing. He will be fine I know it. The one thing I don't want is for him to be embarrassed to talk and to regress further.


We always joke that with the verbal child we always knew what she knew because she spews so much, and with the non verbal one we are always surprise and have no idea what is coming out.


So there, you have it. My non verbal child that I love so much.


On other notes Jon has been working so hard, I think he had 2 nights off in the last 10 days. And yes, he will be working tomorrow Saturday all day. Blah.

Sydoux is still absolutely loving school. I mentioned a dark side to her to her teacher in a email and he said: dark side?? I see no dark side .... Oh wait my friend. Just wait a little more. She might never show it though. But she sure had a dark side!!!!

Soccer is going super well. Both kids looooove it. I actually took some picture and when I get off my lazy ass, I'll post them. I just wish I could wave the camera to the comptuer and the pictures would be transfer to the blog. In the mean, just wait.



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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pictures: Jack, letterboxing, BOB etc

I'm a little late on pictures.



Grandpa Jack came to spend the weekend last week. He came first thing in the morning with donuts, which was very exiting for the kids. He brought some candy for a treasure hunt. I tell you, Sydoux remembers all the treasure hunts he did, and within 30 minutes Grandpa Jack was hiding candy in the back yard.








We also did a Letterboxing hunt in Hollerbrock park. It was awesome except for the part where Jon hurt his knee.

We came home to a lunch which had been cooking for 12 hours in the oven. Those ribs where melting :)
Unfortunately I had some and that made me realllly sick. I have been slipping a bit on my veganwithfish diet but pork was too much.
Then Jon had made this awesome panna cotta and I had some and sure enough, that amount of dairy was not good.

Good night sleep and I was all better in the morning. We went to IKEA for breakfast (I did not eat ... sticking to my diet!!) but everyone enjoyed it. We did get some new furniture: new beds for the kids. They are the loft kind that can reverse into a regular bed. So it had the loft setting for Sydoux and regular for Bex. It smells sooo good up there now :)

Then Grandpa Jack left for his second leg of the trip.

Jon has been on call this week so we pretty much have not seen him. We just did our usual stuff, school, soccer on Wednesday, library on Thursday.

We sold BOB (help with the new beds and also the kids had pretty much outgrown it, and I wanted them to start walking more). Sydoux was very very sad about it. So we took a few pictures of her with BOB and here are some older pictures. Thanks again GuiGui for this awesome present.



First time she rode in BOB. She was 3 weeks old!!








Sydoux and Bex in BOB


BOB and Sydoux









Sydoux as a budding photographer.



On our way to letterboxing




Busy in their playroom


Maesi Maesi Maesi



Sydoux and her friend Dylan




Our superheros, Mine is the one with the yellow (lello) boots.




They asked me to take this picture and share it with everyone!!!!