Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Power

Cover art submission for 'Joy: e-zine" Summer 2007-2008.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Chunks, The Pink Punk Monster - Will

Here's Will's monster creation. He wanted me to share it with people. His name is Chunks and he eats green trees (brocolli). He has a lovely pink coat and lives in a pink city, with pink buildings.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Major Milestone for Lochlain

We have reached a new milestone with Lochlain, I am so happy I just have to tell you all about it!!

He is stringing two words together!

Now that might not sound like much, but for us it is HUGE!

He still can not form words properly at all. But tonight whilst eat dinner he clearly told me "OT ot", meaning "NOT HOT" as he was holding his hand over his forkful of pasta, now I know this because he then said to me when I asked where Grandad was "OT OHM" meaning "NOT HOME" making a shoulder shrug gesture.

This is fantastic, and far more than we expected at this stage, seeing as he hasn't even started his effective therapy yet, we have only done the parent ed sessions and done some home learning with him. Andrew and I have made much more of an effort to encourage his language development and we can finally see it paying off. We are getting somewhere!!! He is almost 2.5 and still can't be understood by anyone other than Andrew or I, and even then it's mostly just guessing with his use of gestures.

His gestures have become more pronounced and more recognisable, and he is using his substitute word ("ESZ") for everything that he can't say or communicate. But getting two clear words in a row is just freaking awesome. We did a little happy dance with him and we sang songs and had big cuddles while we practiced his two words.My special little guy is coming along great!!

(shameless cross post!)

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Green Smoothie Challenge

I am starting a 5 day Green Smoothie Challenge today. If all goes well I am hoping to stick to it for all of summer. So today, is day one. I did not start my day with good eating at all. I had my last binge on crap before making the change. Here goes, will add my charts when I get time. Today's green smoothie was watermelon, mango, kiwi fruit and baby spinach, with water. Delicious!! x B