Thursday, February 26, 2009

Amber's hearing

So Amber's hearing has been off lately. For almost 2 months Eric & I and her teachers have noticed her going, "What" a LOT more frequently. I took her for a hearing test today and it showed that her hearing is down. But then they thought (because of a couple of other tests) that it was possibly fluid in her ear.

So brought her back to the ENT this afternoon who looked at me, after examining Amber and said, "Her ears are clear. I can't explain the loss."

I didn't even ask a lot of questions. With her hearing disorder her hearing changes and fluxuates....just not usually for such a long period of time. I hope this is just temporary. It's hard to think that it might not be.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I'm done...

....eating at McDonalds....for a VERY long time....unless it's sealed!!

I received a free extra value meal today (that I probably won't cash in on)...because I found a (pause for a gag moment...) in my burger....long and hanging out the side.

Thankfully it was the first thing I saw when I opened the box....I think God was making sure I didn't ruin my good workout this morning.


Monday, February 23, 2009

Saturday, February 21, 2009

when something is different

Today at the park, there was a girl who was probably 7ish who I realized noticed Amber's hearing aids. Looking from a distance, but then kept playing. At one point, I was with Tyler, and I see the same girl come up to Amber and ask if she needs help. Amber was on a ladder, but doing fine. But Amber couldn't hear her because the girl was talking quietly.

I thought, "Oh, that's cute." But I just watched from where I was...the girl zoned in on Amber's ear, poked the hearing aid mold...the part that sits in the ear...then jumped down and ran away.

Amber looked at her like, "huh?", but it didn't phase her. Didn't even realize what had happened.

Odd? Yes. Was the girl curious? Yes. Did she go about it wrong? Maybe. Was she trying to be mean? No. Did it hurt Amber? No. Can I see a future of teasing and meanness because she's different? Yes.

I mean really. If someone is blind, you don't run up and poke them in the eye.

I am a bit sad to have seen that from a mother's point of view...but glad it didn't phase Amber.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Thru the eyes of the "Tickle Monster"!


It was 11 o'clock Saturday morning - we were all still in our pjs and loved it all. Eric and I made waffles with whipped cream & sprinkles, and strawberries...candy sprinkled around the plates - presents pilled by each plate, and of course.

Eric and I don't get too mushy on VDay, and we usually find a new recipe and cook dinner together, but our plans were different this year. Instead we had burnt steaks and mashed potatoes for dinner at the coffee table while watching a fun movie!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Go Vote for Holly!!

OK - I'm not a finalist for the "horsing around" contest...which is fine since I have 2 huge rocking horses in my living room...but my friend Holly is...and she could use a couple of rocking horses!!

Go vote for #5 Embracing the Chaos!!!

A girl & her dog

Amber & Maggie...

I've heard of "red eye"...but this is creepy...


Although you can't see it...she was actually drinking out of this like that!! GROSS!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Aunt Lisa

My sister, Lisa, is here visiting....the reason I've been absent recently. She got a new haircut!! Doesn't she look great!?