Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Nina started daycare a week ago. She is going on campus, close to where I work. She is there for two afternoons a week right now and will probably go one extra day in the fall. She seems to like it. The teachers said they are surprised at how quickly she has adjusted (I'm not, give how quickly she has adjusted to other things) and is doing well. I would love to be a fly on the wall and see how she interacts with everyone, but if I was there to observe I know she would act differently. The daycare seems like a good place, the only downside we can see right now is that it is only open when classes are in session. They are open in the summer, but at the end of each semester they are closed for 2-3 weeks and also for spring break week and some other miscellaneous days. Right now it is working for us, so we'll stay with it as long as it does.

Monday, April 21, 2008


You probably think all we do with this poor child is take her to the playground! We do other activities with her as well, I promise! She DOES enjoy the playground and maybe one of these days we can take her there with out a coat, hat and gloves. Unfortunately that won't be any time this week.

Speech Therapy

Nina started speech therapy a couple of weeks ago. I think it will be a while before we see improvement, but that is to be expected. We are working on her making sounds like "s", "t", "d", "b", and "l". Sometimes she makes the sounds (although not as part of the word), but mostly she is just forming her mouth to try to make the sound. This is still progress. She goes to the therapist twice a week and right now it is still just play to her. But it is clear that she tries to make the sounds and I am confident she will "get it" one of these days. She is also learning some sign language and is doing great with that. She really picked that up quickly. It has helped us to communicate. She was in the tub the other night and said something that I didn't understand and she actually signed what she wanted (help with a toy). I thought that was great!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Tim turns 40!

We had a surprise 40th birthday party for Tim while his parents were visiting, which was a double surprise since it was a week before his birthday! But we managed to pull it off and he didn't suspect a thing. Nina especially had fun with the balloons. They lasted over a week. I guess we know what to get when her birthday comes around.

Fun on the Farm

Future Gardener

Now if I can only get her to pull the weeds this summer!