Tuesday, September 18, 2012


I was sitting today thinking about all the funny quirky things my kids do. Each is what makes them different an unique. I embrace each one as the individual that they are. The love they exude is just amazing.  I know I talk a lot about H but really all my children are of course so very special to me and my life would not be complete.

Not long ago I was accused of favoring H and abandoning my others. I shouldn't have taken those rude things to heart because I know along with my family it is not the case. I have such an amazing support system they would stand by me and help me if I was falling.

Every little thing my kids do make them special and stand out. Sean loves to keep us laughing. Just recently he decided to speak in a English accent. He did it so perfectly.He is innovative and creative. I swear he will be an engineer or something along those lines one day.  He is so smart and insightful. I know he has his moments but still they are moments that one day I will look back on and surly miss! Hannah is a pleaser and is very hard on herself. She has worked very hard these last few years to overcome a lot of obstacles and refuses to back down. While we know she is embarking on those pre teen years I know that her love and nurture will always be there. She is the little mom of our family. She looks after Emily, Daniel and H. Her maturity when it comes to them is just amazing. Ella is our drama queen. She lives up to the stereo type of being a "red head"! She is hardheaded and full fight. She was my baby for a long time and still lives of to the role of youngest but also totally fits the part of middle child. No one will ever take advantage of her because they will be afraid of her wrath lol!!

I love how completely different my kids are. They bring so much to this family that I am proud of. They have accepted their little brother as one of their own despite is many needs. Our family has raised some good kids some accepting kids at that. They make us proud every day.

I guess I should add some new and funny quirks I have noticed with H. He now hate the National Anthem and will dissolve into a puddle once he hears it! He can spout out several phrases now whether or not they apply to a given situation does not matter to me he still is saying them! Tonight he wanted to eat on the couch after 10 minutes of fighting and food throwing he walked back from the kitchen placed his food on the table and climbed up on the couch. He has to learn the hard way! If that means breaking a lamp and almost clearing my Scentsy warmer off the end table so be it! For the things that he has lost the ability to do he has gained new things.

These are the moments that make me miss my kids the most. I know though one day we are going to be in one city and under one roof.

Saturday, September 1, 2012


Today's blog is brought to you by the color yellow! This morning has been all about the word yellow. EVERYTHING is YELLOW! I think it is pretty funny because he was on the phone with my sister and she would say something and the response was yellow. I walked into the kitchen asked if he wanted some milk and his response was "yellow". He climbed up on top of his cozy cab and turned the light and fan off and on shrieking "yellow", "yellow", "yellow"! I just got up and realized he also reset our thermostat and daddy would be proud he had it set for 85 in here!

I am glad I can sit and laugh at his quirks. I know some days it brings me down but lately especially today the make me laugh. With him having Echolalia he will just randomly throw out phrases or words that he has heard at some point. Sometimes they just come out of no where. Even though he won't often answer me or if he does it is something that makes no sense or out of left field I ask him because he has to work on learning the give and take of conversation.

I can ask him what he wants to do today and his off the wall response makes me smile. I said lets go play legos and he says "Yellow momma" I gather up all the yellow legos and show him that yellow actually has a meaning besides being his favorite thing to say over and over. I get the yellow balls we throw them in his ball pit and let him know that those balls are yellow. Every day and everything is a learning experience for us now. Good thing that degree of mine is in early childhood education. I was beginning to think it might go to waste ha ha!

Some people don't understand why I say he is non verbal. I say that only because 9 out of 10 times if he was asked a question he would either babble an answer, respond with something that was irreverent and on that 10th time he would say or respond with an appropriate response. I mean unless you folks want to qualify him as verbal when he says his name is Schatzie or of course Yellow. Seeing has he does not know his name or who he is maybe I could switch his name to Yellow. Yellow Tyler Thomas!

I do love that he has Echolalia it gives me hope for speech later on. I love hearing his voice even if that means I have to hear yellow or egg and of course momma over and over and over. Oh ya right now everything is EGG! I pulled out the eggs however to make him some and he of course he doesn't acutally want the the eggs. I mean of course what sense would that make! So every time I go in the kitchen he tells me egg.

Well it's time for Mr. Yellow and Mr. Egg to head off for a nap. Maybe he will come up with some new words when he wakes up. Maybe he will wake up in a better mood. Talk about crabby pants. I gave him a pb cookie so hopefully that perks him up. Don't judge at least the kid is eating!