Sunday, March 30, 2008

Well Holy Crap...

My brother and oldest nephew have been in town for the last week because my Dad had his cancer surgery. (It went well, they think they got it all, thanks for those who asked) Anyway, we were looking for something to do with two boys in crappy weather. We took them to see Horton Hears a Who, and Maddox sat through the entire thing! We weren't sure he would, were prepared to potentially waste good movie tickets, and he did great! (well, except for the preview of Ice Age 3 with the scary dinosaur that made him cry) We were pleasantly surprised. For those of you looking for a bargain check your local theatres for discounted weekend morning prices. At a theatre here in town if you go to a movie before noon on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, tickets are only $5 each! (Normally $6.75 for 2-12 and $9.50 for adults) We could afford to buy the popcorn this time!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Fashion Sense Just Like His Father...

Only Shawn or my son would pair tie-dye with camo!

Latest Creation

Just in time for Easter. I kind of think the bunnies need faces.
What do you think?

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

New Stuff...

Here's a couple of new quilts I just finished.
This wallhanging is now up in my craft room. It's made from one of Moda's Tin Box Sampler Series kits and I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Notice the little frog in the bottom left corner. The picture doesn't really do it justice.
This one is a baby blanket from a new pattern. I'm pleased with this one, too. I just wish I could take better pictures!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

He's Ready!

We just need to get him a harness, refresh our belaying skills, and get him to the climbing gym. He's ready to climb!

Harder than it looks!


Success at Last! (maybe...)

The squeaky wheel does get the grease. I called the Infant Toddler Network last week, I was very nice and to make a long story short, they red flagged us as urgent. Balls were dropped, none of which were MY balls, but I personally picked them up and took care of them so I KNEW that they had been taken care of. I now have an appointment Monday afternoon with our Family Resource Coordinator to go over funding options and to sign paperwork. I'm assuming this means that everything is a go and will start to move quickly. I hope things start to move quickly because Maddox has his first speech therapy appointment on the 25th, and we'd better have funding up and running by then. It pays to talk to the person in charge of things when you want results!

At least I'd have almost a 50/50 chance...


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Still Nothing but Frustration...

So, I STILL haven't heard anything from the Infant Toddler Network about covering the cost of Maddox's speech therapy. It's been exactly one week today. I'm going to call them again this afternoon. I started calling around speech therapy places, figuring we'd private pay as much as we could until we got some help paying for it, and every place has at least a month waiting list. FRUSTRATION!!

On the plus side Maddox had been doing really well with the sounds game we've been playing. He now will say "buh buh buh" for the boat sound and is trying to say boat and monkey. Imagine how well he'd do with a speech therapist, who knew what they were doing, twice a week!