the little ones road a small little roller coaster, and had a great time! again, camera in the car! We then went to lunch at one of those restaraunts that you see advertised with a $6 prime rib dinner, not expecting much, but it was REALLY Good!! We fed all 7 of us for under 30 bucks! Now that would not have even happened at McDonalds!! We like cheap food. Jim was so sold, he said lets plan another trip to State line soon! I told you REALLY good prime rib! so here is the few pictures I did have from the weekend!
Elijah starts off the Vegas silly faces!!
Tori gets the silly face thing!
Silly faces for Jake!!
Vegas brings out silly faces in even Tara!! In other news, all of the kids started swim lessons today. Elijah was very proud, because he got moved up 2 levels today (he has not been in swim lessons for proubably 4 years?) and you cant move up unless you have passed the previous class...Tori and Jake are in the same class, and Jake did great telling the teacher "I dont need you to hold me, I can do it by myself" Tori got out and told me the teacher messed up her hair!!! Tara had a good time in mommy and me, but didnt want anything to do with the games or the songs, she just wanted to Jump in off the sides!! So we did....about 80 times!!
Tara also had speech theropy today, and the therapist offered a really good suggestion (I really dont like her therapist at all, but I am figuring out there are not a lot of speech therapist for very young children.) so we are going to start using PECS cards? Not totally sure if I understand this correctlly, but basically they are velcro cards that Tara will use to show what she wants. With her VERY limited vocabulary, she gets very frustrated that she can't tell me what she wants. This way she can show me what she wants. We will have a set for when we are out, and have a set at home. I hope it helps. She knows about 5-10 words right now, but some of them are not words, they are prompted sounds. Spontanious words, is about 5. Mama, Daddy, doggy, grandpa (ba-pa), nanny (na-na), baby (be-be). (daddy and doggy are the same (da-nnnnn) Everything else is prompted. bubbles which is ba-bo, elmo which is ah-bo, apple (accompanied by the sign apple) is ah-bo (the same as elmo). So you see our confusion, and her frustration. I hope this works. I feel like we are grasping for straws sometimes. I did also learn that speech comes from the left side of the brain. The side that has suffered the most damage.
Well, onto making dinner, and folding laundry! Pictures soon of swim lessons (if I remember to bring my camera!!)
Oh, and if you get a chance please say a prayer for our dear friends The Nelsons. They have been in the ICU now for 9 months? They are getting extremely frustrated with so many things, as it is so challenging to live that life, and for so long. www.momentswithmoriah.blogspot.com