Thursday, January 15, 2009

Practicing for June...

...and another little girl...

Monday, January 12, 2009

we are very grateful...

...to my hubby for all of his hard work...for getting his MBA...
to be done... ...and to OUTTA there...always...TRUE BLUE!!! CONGRATS, my love!!

(though, wow, didn't the reds do AWESOME this year?!)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Express yourself through...WORDS!!!

One of our favorite Christmas gifts was this Fisher Price ABC zoo animals:
Two days after playing with it, Boo, my little no-talker, belted out the entire ABC song. WOW!
video
You didn't know the ABC song had an alternate French ending did you? Well, it doesn't. She's singing the last lines to the song the little children sing on "South Pacific" (Dites moi). THAT was the first song she ever sang by herself. It was coming back from our Thanksgiving vacation to Arizona. She'd been quiet for a long time, gazing out the window, and then, I heard it:
"Est-ce que
Parce que
Vous m'aimez?"
What?! Is that what I think it was?! She was grinning from ear to ear (she's got a great grin you know, and she can really do that, grin that big). I had sung that song to her, maybe six times total, and not for a couple of weeks at least. And now this! The first song she ever sings by herself. What an amazing girl!
Well, since that and now the ABC song, she's a constant singer and I love to hear it...another ordinary miracle in our home.