Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Shel Silverstein

I am so in love with Shel Silverstein! There, I said it. I am just saying, I know, I know, some of what he writes doesn't even make sense, sometimes! I just love that when I read it with the boys, they ask question they laugh, and they are involved. When else can you look at your child and say "what did that say?" And have them say "I don't get it either." And then, you laugh, out loud, because it is so funny that it isn't funny at times. And his pictures, he could care less if you like what he writes, look at him....come on, go take a look at that book on your bookshelf, no, not the illustrations, the back cover....yeah, I know, he looks like you just walked in on his party! That is because he does not care, he writes because he loves it, and that shows in the infectious nature of his work.
OK, rant over!
And no, for disclosure purposes, I am not being paid for my endorsement. Howevet, if you are looking for one of his books, look here:

Saturday, January 26, 2013

A long day indeed

Today was a long fun filled day, at least for me!
I started the day with my first in class experience this semester. And a last minute decision on my part put me in American Sign Language 2 instead of educational psychology. I am loving learning American Sign Language, however, after spraining my wrist (and a change in instructor) I was not certain I could do it. I decided this morning to drop educational psychology, and add ASL2, and I am so glad I did. We have a small but involved group of people, and that means we all have the chance to really sharpen our skills.

The boys are all great, and sad that tonight we stayed up and watched a movie for a bit, and so, bed time came fast, and we did not finish last nights book. If only they understood that we will in time, we will.

Possibilities are at our fingers, if only we are willing to get up and reach for them. - do not know who said it, but I know I did not think of it myself.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Tonight's book

Is an oldie but a goodie!
The boys were great for the first 20 pages, they quickly faded, but I almost couldn't stop reading! We went for a bundled up walk, and relaxed tonight, and it was so nice to sit and read for a bit.

School is not as easy as I remembered...

I am feeling a little overwhelmed again. I have changed my classes several times over the last few weeks, and I am not certain if I made the right choices.
I have never committed to a plan of action like I have going back to school. I truly want to help people. I just am not certain that I have picked the correct course of action to do the most good.
I know you are thinking "why do I care?" But the reality is, you do. If you have a child, if you have a child who needs a therapy of any kind, or a special doctor of any kind then you care. You want that person to be in love with what they are doing to help you and your child.

I want to help. I have a passion for helping, and I am willing to finish these next 6 or more years of schooling, and I want to be able to be a compassionate therapist, but in my gut, I feel a stronger calling. And I am too old to start this journey, and I wonder if I will ever be truly happy as a therapist, when in my gut, and in my heart, being a doctor is what I really and truly crave to do.

That is the first time I have ever voiced these concerns, however, now that I have, I feel I can move forward. So, if you do read this, know that you do care, or you should care, that the person in front of you, helping you, loves what they are doing, because the reward you earn by their help, is given from their heart.

Ok, well

Thanks to the heater busting, and a few minor but unplanned doctors appointments for me, I failed to update o reading!
I picked the book, because they wanted nothing to do with it. So I picked a Flat Stanley book. I read through the first chapter, we said prayers, and Caleb asked if he could read through the rest of the story to his brothers! I was happy with that. Tonight I plan to read Shel Silverstein. Let us hope the do the same thing!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I love car naps

Picking up the brothers from school, and Aaron, who was not tired, is sound asleep!

I forgot!

Caleb and Logan are learning piano! Caleb started in September. He is amazing, if I do say so myself. He has learned quite a few songs and even performed at Christmas! Logan saw what you could do on a piano, and asked Caleb to show him how to play! He tortured Caleb's piano teacher for weeks, she caved, and he gets a 15 minute lesson every other week! So fun!

Just FYI...

For anyone who visits here regularly, I have hidden all medical posts from earlier in Aaron's life, no need to have all of that out there, it is time to focus on the present and the future!

The more you read...

Parent teacher conferences for Aaron today! He is progressing amazingly well. He is right on track for everything he should be doing. Just needs to work on letter recognition and cutting appropriately, but these are both skills that need to develop still at this age anyways.

I have been trying to figure out if I am doing enough to help them all at school, and I have decided that I am going to be purposeful about reading to them, so, tonight, we shall read three books, each boy will choose one, and I will make this a daily routine! Here's hoping I can make this work!
Update tonight to follow!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Here I am!

So, it has been a long time, but here I am. A lot has changed.
The boys are all doing really well. Aaron has been discharged from most of his specialists, and Caleb and Logan are doing really well in school. Someone else is doing really well in school....ME! I started back last spring, and I have really enjoyed it! I am going to community college for special education, and I plan to transfer to the University of Rhode Island to earn my Bachelor's in communicative disorders, and then my Master's in Speech and Language Pathology.
The boys have grown a lot. They are learning to play chess, and loving. To build with their Lego's.

Steve has been super supportive and accommodating while I am doing my school work, and I could not be happier about that. He also has joined the church choir. I know, shocker right?

All in all things are good, and I plan to post more.

Here are some pictures of the past few months. Disneyland, legoland, school, Halloween, and Christmas included