Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Define these Words

1. Trash thing you don't use anymore
2. Robot the thing that move
3. Wad piece of the paper
4. Electricity power that can light turn on
5. Sidekick like Robin is Batman sidekick
6. Construct build something
7. Contraption making thing new
8. Unique neat not messy
9. Daydream dreaming in the day
10. Foolproof the room very neat
11. Scrap when you cutting the heart some paper were left there you throw some in the garbage
12. Project
make thing for the Science Fair

Thursday, October 25, 2012

big brother

This morning G woke up early.  He got himself dressed and then chose clothes for lP.  If she would have been a little more cooperative, he would have changed her diaper and dressed her.  I love that boy.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

cancer and hearing aids

 Tonight I was at a great meeting of all the Primary Presidents in the Stake.  It was awesome.  It got me thinking about the different challenges we've had with G and how being deaf is easier in some ways, but that having cancer was easier in some ways.
Deafness doesn't wake you up at 4am with a fever that sends you to the ER.  
Deafness takes longer for kids to notice at the playground.
Cancer gathers your family and friends in love an support.
Cancer doesn't have random strangers giving you advice on how sign language is bad for your kid.
Deafness doesn't try to kill you.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Crying and more Crying

We knew we'd have to take G's teeth out.  The question was if it was going to be a home job or done by the dentist in Gainesville.  So finally we got them out at home.   So much fuss and anxiety.  But in the end hopefully less traumatic because it was us, not strangers holding him down.  And us comforting him, instead of strangers keeping him from us until he was calmed down enough.
 Tonight for FHE I took leave of our usual lesson material and read this article from the friend.  "Elevator Prayers"

I was getting a little emotional as the story talked about a child needing weekly blood tests.  And a little more emotional when G said "Just like me!"

So we kept going with tears going down my face.  When we got to the point where the little boy gets stuck in the elevator alone (one of my personal fears) I paused and G said "You have the spirit in you."

I couldn't tell if P was as moved as I was, but I'm pretty sure he was.  G is an amazing little boy. 

Monday, July 16, 2012

7 and a half looks like fun

 We figured out how to make a slip and slide from these foam tiles.  It's great because it is softer on the knees, we can just do it on the patio, and it can become a fort when you're done.
G's teeth are coming in on the bottom and the general consensus is that this is bad.  The dentist said that we have 2 weeks to get them out on our own or she'll pull them.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

sweet words

G has been doing a good job of listening.  More often, when I call out his name, he says "Yes mom?"

Recently I complimented him for listening so well and he told me "I can hear you why?  Because I have  a CI, it's the best thing in the world."  It was sweet, and I know he didn't get told that at school.

I have this difficulty feeling joy at the success of his CI.  It's like survivors guilt and worse because the actual threat to his life, that he survived, I have no guilt about that.  So I feel ashamed that I didn't fully accept him apparently.

Last week in the car he was telling me that someone gave him a sticker because he was hearing.  I asked him if he was hearing or deaf.  "Both!"  he emphatically said/signed.  It was adorable.  I love him so much and am proud of how he continues to put up with all the hoops.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Lucky animals... Lucky people

We read the scriptures each night and G has had some funny commentary lately.
In the story of the wicked Priests of Noah, after they got driven into the wilderness and eaten by wild animals G said "Lucky animals."

Last night after we read about the signs of Christ's birth. When those who were going to kill the believers fell down and appeared to be dead G said "Lucky People". I asked G about that and he said it was lucky that they were not actually dead.

Monday, February 27, 2012

big brother

G takes care of his sisters. Sometimes that's letting mom know when M has made a bad choice. A lot of the time it is protecting lP. He keeps track of her at the playground and at home. The other day I was out raking and lP was wandering in and out of the house. G kept coming out to check on her. He's so sweet.

A few day ago we took away his lego car because he was playing with it during the prayer. Later he told me he had found it, how, because he "prayed to God, and He told me Home School" and that's where he found it.

I love this little prince and am so grateful to have the gospel to raise him. I see his testimony and knowledge of the gospel continue to grow and I'm so grateful for him.

We recently had a scare because he had collapsed at school. We had EEG, CT, Echo, X-rays and blood work done one him. He's all normal. It was just how the virus that had taken out lP and M had hit him. He's fine. Just fine. Fantastic.


I wanted to make jam, and like always, I realized I didn't have quite enough sugar.  Rather than go to the store I asked G to calculate ...