Tuesday, September 28, 2010

To Stinkin' Cute

This is the same girl who would have absolutely NOTHING to do with books a year and a half ago.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Norah's new do

Glen took Norah to get her haircut. There were still areas of her hair growing out from having to have parts of her head shaved from her CI surgeries and she has been really giving us a run for our money when we wash or try to fix her hair. So it was off to see Shelia, our long time friend and beautician.

This haircut just makes Norah even more cute! The only problem is I think it may have made her even sassier.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Preschool then and now and a milestone

Last years first day of school picture.
This years first day of preschool picture. You will notice that she is all bundled up nice and warm EXCEPT for her beloved flip flops. We will actually have to hide them before she will even consider wearing closed toed shoes, let alone socks.
It looks like no lips will be required for this first day back to preschool. Good thing Norah left hers in the house.
Today is also our 20th wedding anniversary.
I can honestly say that I do not know what I would do without Glen. He has been my best friend, keeper of my secrets, lover, sounding board, voice of reason, and biggest cheerleader for 2 decades now. He knows what I'm thinking alot of times just by the look on my face. As long as I have him with me any hurdles thrown our way can be dealt with, usually with sarcasm and laughter. He is an excellent Daddy! He loves my family. He reminds me alot of my Grandfathers (both of them...Henry and Willard) and my Dad (Michael). I have been very fortunate to have a lot of good men in my life to model how a husband should act. Glen is just that....a good man... and I am very fortunate to be married to him. Happy Anniversary Honey.
(Norah ate all his truffles that I bought him for today.) Ha!

(See, that right there. Above. Me finding it hilarious that Norah ate all his truffles. I realize that it's kind of mean. Glen said that he dosen't love me in spite of that stuff but because of it. It's like we were made for each other!)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Big Question

Okay. Obviously if you are here you have some idea of what Norah's background is and what we are trying to do as far as giving her a chance to learn to speak. So.....If location inside the U.S. was not an issue where would the absolute BEST oral/deaf school be? Where would give Norah her best chance of speaking?

Saturday, September 11, 2010

A is for Apple, B is for Boo, J is for Jess

"A is for Apple."
This has to be the universally recognized face for homework.

Norah is hard at work tracing her A's. We are trying to introduce letter recognition and showing her that it means the same as the sign for A.
"A is also for Alligator."

There have been more crafts going on around the house. I have been looking up some new ones online recently. The weather will turn cold on a dime here. We usually go from having the air conditioner on to having the heat on within a week or two of each other. Plus Fall just seems to be a good time to do crafts.

The owl is another project from a Halloween craft book that I found at a garage sale.

Jess and Boo stopped by last night to borrow the carpet cleaner and weed eater. Norah LOVES to play with Jess.

Boo is working on putting up a blog of his own and apparently cleaning carpets and weedeating at my brother's house.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Halloween in September

We have started the Halloween crafts early around here. This is supposed to be a skeleton taking his skeleton cat for a walk. They are made out of q-tips and some foam.
The pumpkin is one that Norah HAD to have! It started out with some eyes and a mouth and then the allure of the magic marker just over took Norah and she went wild.

School starts on the 15th for Norah. She will be attending the preschool program at UALR that is run by the speech pathology department at the college. This is the same program that she was in for a while last school year. We are so glad that she is able to attend again this year. We know that she will make big strides in her language development in this program.