31 January 2010
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(Having the cat on our laps certainly didn't hurt either.)
(He's jumping in this picture - hard to tell when it's a still shot.)
19 January 2010
18 January 2010
On the plus side though, I was able to get in contact with EDIS in Germany (the service we used with Zeke on his speech when we were out there) and their new coordinator emailed me all of Zeke's old paperwork. Isn't she fabulous? So now, whenever I do get a call to schedule Zeke's next eval, I will have his paperwork to either email them ahead of time or bring with me, so they can see what we've done before.
16 January 2010
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08 January 2010
In fact, the smaller one was in our yard, eating from the bush that's in front of our basement window. In this picture, they are across the street and two houses down. It was crazy.
JJ was across the street taking pictures of something (at the time we didn't know what). We kept seeing his flash go off every couple of seconds, so I got up to ask him what he was taking pictures of, when I saw the big one down the street. I called to Josh, who grabbed the camera, and joined me at the window. As Josh took some pictures, I got the boys out of bed because really, how often are moose just going to be hanging out right in front of our house like this? The boys, of course, were thrilled (and this seemed to be just what they needed to finally settle down and go to sleep), and Zeke asked for the moose again in the morning. I think it was while I was getting the boys that Josh noticed the one in our yard. JJ said he wanted to come over and let us know they were out there, but didn't want to get anywhere near the one in our yard. Understandably so.
Ahh, Alaska. What will you entertain us with next?
06 January 2010
04 January 2010
The day started like any other Sunday in that they got up, regular morning routine, church, lunch, naps and the like. After naptime, though, was when the "festivites" began. I had invited the teen across the street, JJ, to come over for cupcakes since the boys just LOVE when he's here. JJ showed up before the boys got up from their naps, so that was a fun surprise for Zeke right off the bat. We put out the cupcakes while the boys played, then sang "Happy Birthday" to Zeke and ate the cupcakes. Zeke ate two. One regular, one dinosaur. We were glad JJ showed up early (I had originally said 5:30/6:00 thinking after dinner would be a good time for cupcakes) because it took a few hours for the sugar to run its course through the boys' bodies. Josh claims that Deacon was actually vibrating at one point from the sugar high.
After dinner, JJ went back home and we put on "Cars" for the boys since it's Zeke's current favorite (I think this was the 3rd or 4th time since Christmas that we've watched it now). Then it was into jammies and off to bed where they spent the next hour and a half or so burning off the rest of the sugar. However, unlike most nights when they stay up too late, the did not wake up at their normal time. I went in at 8 this morning and they were just starting to wake up. I guess this means I don't give them enough sugar during the day if two cupcakes is enough to send them into super-hyper-drive (they're always in hyper-drive) for at least 4 hours, then land them in a sugar induced coma that lasts for about 11 hours? What can I say, they're sweet enough as it is.