Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


This is random, yes I know...but I wanted to post a BIG


...because why not?!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Pond

...well, that's what I'm calling it.

Having a child who is hearing impaired makes school a struggle. One area that you might not realize immediately...although obvious once you think about it...is poetry/rhyming. Hard enough for a typical kid...extremely difficult for a hard of hearing kid.

Amber tries SO hard at rhyming but doesn't get it. She'll say, "Mom...spaghetti & spoon rhyme!" So she understands that something is similar in the words, she doesn't understand it should be the end of the word. Lately she's been saying things like "Mom...watch & watch rhyme!! Like the watch that you wear and the watch like I'm watching you!" Ok - closer!! We are making progress.

Anyway - this morning before school she was writing a poem. I paid no attention other than she was using the word "pond"...and I tried to give her a couple of words that rhyme with pond. She handed it to me, but I was in the middle of scrambling eggs so I just told her to put it on the counter. I just saw it 5 minutes ago and wanted to cry because it is her FIRST EVER poem that she has written and I wanted to laugh because it has Amber's personality all over it!

What do you think?? You should be able to click on it and see a full-size version.

Oh - Do you LOVE LOVE LOVE the letterhead??!! Maybe I'm hormonal because that made me tear-up too!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

In a blog fog

Yes - I'm alive. Just in a blog fog...doesn't that explain it all? It should because you probably come here day after day looking for new pictures of the kids with the latest and greatest...and yet nothing...still front yard fall fun....or whatever the most recent post is.

Kids are good. Halloween was sugary. Sports are over! Girls' birthday party is done. This is our first weekend in months that we had NOTHING planned...and when looking at my house you can tell that I did almost nothing this weekend and was ok with that.

I don't like my camera. My favorite father-in-law gave me a replacement camera last year for Christmas after mine was hit by a water feature at a park. Then, one of my children decided to try to push the lens of my new camera back into it....yeah...only a few months after Christmas. So I researched and chose.....I chose poorly. I tried to choose according to price and features, but you get what you pay for and everytime I think I have a cute picture and I download it...I'm sad.

So - I KNOW I take better pictures than what I would post. pride. darn pride. it gets me everytime.

I will upload my poor quality pictures this week because I will need clean cards for our trip to Cincinnati.

All of that to say that blogging is about great pictures and the stories that go along with them....and I don't feel I have it. SO...I'm in a blog fog.

Also - I'm working through some self motivation issues that take me away from the computer....which is probably very healthy on all levels.

Plus...Eric got an Ipad and that means I can do most everything from my kitchen when it comes to being online....except updating my blog. So I just don't get up to the main computer much.

Is that enough excuses for you?

I'm sorry. :O) Bear with me...hang in there. I have a massive amount of pictures on my camera whether I like them or not....Maybe I'll just do a few blog pages of nothing but pictures!! I'm sure it will be worth coming back for!!