Friday, February 27, 2009


We finally caught him smiling. He has been smiling for a while not but we haven't been able to catch it on camera. They grow and change so quickly.

Things here are good. Lucy is enjoying preschool. We had parent teacher conferences and those went well. We are always trying to decided what is the best classroom setting for her. We weren't totally convinced she's in the right place now. Right now she is in a small classroom with only 12 students and 6 of those kids also have an IEP. She will probably be in preschool for two more years and we know that we want her fully included when she goes to kindergarten. So when do we switch her to a "typical" classroom? Do we switch her? What truly is the best for her? We know what we want for her but we want to make sure we do what's best and not just what we think looks the best. I feel like we could be doing so much more for her but time just seems to go by so quickly.

Simon and Lucy get along so well. You can already see how he challenges her. He can go down the steps standing up now and so Lucy has really been working on it. She needs an extra hand. (She so short and you can tell it strains her ankles) She works so hard at it though.

We have really been working on getting more 3 and 4 word pharses. Yesterday Kevin heard her say "This is serious." It's from the Wonder Pets. It's too cute!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I was reading some blogs this morning and came across this video. I love things that help to break down the sterotypes. Take a moment to watch.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


On Mondays usually one of us takes Lucy to see Joanne for tutoring. When I have the day off work both of us like to go so that we can head to COSI after Joanne's. So that's how we spent our President's Day. COSI was very crowded but they kids didn't seem to mind. While Lucy was at tutoring I took Simon to Cookie Cutters for his first offical hair cut. I hated to see his curls go but they were getting a little out of control. Here's the big boy. He looks so grown up.

Before the snow melted, we were able to spend some time outside on one of the warmer days. Since the snow was pretty icy it took a lot of work for Lucy to manuver around. So she wasn't up for pictures. Simon on the other hand had a great time. They love being outside. Its been so hard being stuck inside this winter.

Valentine's Day

This was my first Valentine's box. I made it in preschool. I had such a good time at my party. Mommy and I brought cheese and crackers for snack and we cut the cheese into heart shapes.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Waffles Fall Down

So the other day at breakfast. Lucy looks at me and says, "Mommy, waffles fall down" and then she laughs. She keeps saying this over and over and continues to laugh at herself. Now she was eating a waffle so I'm thinking she just being silly. She has said this a few more times in the past week. Always laughing.
Then on the way to preschool this moring. We were singing some songs in the car. Then she says again, "Mommy, waffles fall down."
"Lucy that is not a song." Then I think to myself... "waffles fall down.... We all fall down." We have been playing Ring Around the Rosie often. That time at breakfast I think we had played it the night before. "Lucy are you saying we all fall down?" "Uh huh." Then we began to sing.

Monday, February 02, 2009


Breakfast is usually the most uncomplicated meal of the day. Waffles, mini pancakes, Honeynut Cheerios, or oatmeal - any of them make Simon and Lucy content. This morning Lucy choose Cheerios but also insisted that Linny, Tuck, and Ming-Ming sit with her. Simon was already finished and I tried to sit them in his seat but she wanted to hold them. This was her attempt at Cheerios with the Wonder Pets in her lap. As you can see, she was able to fingure it out in the end.