Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Never a dull moment...

So, I left Tommy and Anna alone in the living room while I went to my room to do some work. I wasn't in there long before Anna burst in yelling "Tommy took off his diaper!" This has happened many times before, so I went searching for the naked kid. I found him running around in circles in the living room happy with his newfound freedom. I quickly diapered his bottom and went searching for the old diaper, but I couldn't find it anywhere! I glanced into the kitchen and saw the diaper, face-down in all it's poopy glory, on the kitchen counter! Ahh....the joys of motherhood!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Monday, October 16, 2006

Rainy Day Fun

This weekend is Anna's Fall Break, and since it's been raining, we haven't been able to go outside and do a lot of playing. So, I pulled out some boxes, and the kids had a great time! Tommy loved hide in the box and pop out laughing like a maniac, and both liked to climb in and around the boxes, pretending they were all sorts of different things. There's nothing like empty boxes to stir imaginations! (I'll post pictures as soon as Blogger lets me!)

Friday, October 13, 2006

Tommy's ECI Review

Last Monday, Tommy had his one-year ECI review. They evaluated him in five different categories: cognitive, communication, social, emotional, and adaptive behaviors. He scored at 29 months or above in each category (he's 27 months), except in communication, and he scored only at 21 months! Yikes. So, he is continuing with ECI. Now that he's 2 he has been assigned a real speech therapist. We just had an Early Childhood Specialist, who's main job is not really speech therapy; she just deals with minor developmental cases. She was great with Tommy, and we made some progress, but I'm glad to have an actual speech therapist now. When Tommy was being evaluated, the speech therapist was able to tell me so many more things about Tommy's development than our ECS ever did. I hope we can now make a lot of progress with Tommy's speech!

Monday, October 09, 2006

Another Interesting Discovery

I was pruning trees and bushes Saturday morning, and freaked out when I first found this guy because I picked him up with my other branches! He blended in perfectly! We looked him up in our bug book, and we think he will become a sphinx moth. You can't really tell by the pictures, but he was pretty big. He was more than 3 inches long, and about 1/2 inch wide. Isn't he so cool?


On Conference Sunday, mom gave me these beautiful lantanas to plant in my front yard. They were in a vase of water, so they needed to be put in the ground as soon as I could get them there. As soon as we got home, I went straight to the yard to plant them. It was almost 8pm, so it was getting dark. I got the first one in the ground with no problem, but when I went to plant the second one, I smelled something really bad. Almost as if something had died. I thought that it was probably just a little bunny that crawled under a bush and died, so I continued to plant the lantana. As soon as I finished planting it, I decided to look for the reason for the awful smell, and looked just to the right of me. And there it was. GROSS!!! It was a large, white bird! It was less than 2 feet from where I was planting the lantana!
I could barely see it because it was so dark outside! YUCK! Danny got to take it to the trash can, lucky guy!