Monday, March 30, 2009
Aren't they the most adorable things you've ever seen? I sure think so! Those kiddos are going to look so sweet in them. Can't wait to meet them! More pics from the shower to come... (I know you're waiting with baited breath)...
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I'm going to try to post some video of her talking about once a month, so you can see her progress with the implant.
Trust me, this is being quiet for her. She usually is asking us "why?" about a million times a day, and talking non-stop (usually at least 6-8 word sentences).
In the first part, I'm telling her "I love you forever", and she says back "I love you for always". That is from our favorite book to read together "I Love You Forever". LOVE that book.
Ally - March 2009 from Anna Musatov on Vimeo.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Ally made a couple friends while we were there. The cutest little girl came up to her and said "hi, what's your name?" Ally (without skipping a beat) said "my name is Ally". I about died. They were having a conversation. For a normal hearing kid, this wouldn't have been an issue, but with Ally (having to hear that girl's soft voice) - this was pretty impressive. The little girl introduced herself as Ava and asked Ally to play with her. They were just getting ready to go down their first slide and Ava's dad told her it was time to go home. Maybe they will meet up at the park some other time. Then Ally wanted me to help her down the fireman's pole and I realized she couldn't reach, so I told her to go down the slide to get down. There was a girl up there with her, she was probably 9 or 10. She said to Ally "wanna go down the slide with me?" Ally went down the slide with that girl! I'm so proud of her for being brave and not shy. The girl was so nice. I should've given her our number for when she gets old enough to babysit!
I've been looking online for Easter dresses for Ally. Of course, if money weren't an issue, I'd buy her this outfit, from Baby Gap:
It's only about $100 for the whole she-bang. Pocket change. ;) In all reality, I'll probably buy her something from Target. That's okay, we're a Target kinda family anyway.
Monday, March 16, 2009
There is another child, named Seth, who needs to get 2 implants! The families insurance will only cover part of the surgery. That's where you come in. If you contribute a small donation, this child will have the chance to get his implants! Click on the Profound Pictures Prize Package button on the left side of my blog to find out about this cool prize and how you can help.
Every child deserves to hear to their full potential.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Aaw, cute. A teddy bear and a rainbow. And what is that "thinking day" patch all about? I only had to think for one day, AND I got a patch for it? Sounds like a deal to me.
I was in the Girl Scouts when I lived in Oregon. That's the Columbia River troop.
I wonder if Ally will want to be a Girl Scout? I hope so. I have some good memories. Oh, except for the time I went to overnight Girl Scout camp and someone was walking in front of me in the woods and a branch snapped back and hit me in the eye. I got pink eye. I had to go home because it was contagious. I guess that wasn't such a good memory.
Ally after her surgery, sleeping peacefully (I'm sure the Tylenol w/ codeine didn't hurt). My mom took this picture.
My nephew, Tyler. I love this pic.
Me and Tyler - celebrating Christmas at my mom's. One of the few photos I actually like of myself.
Pajama time at my mom's house. Ryan looks so happy!
Ryan and Tyler. 2 of the cutest boys you'll ever meet.
Here's to hoping I have something exciting to talk about really soon! ;)
Monday, March 9, 2009
On Saturday we celebrated at Dave & Buster's with lunch and games with the family. Ally loved playing the games and getting to pick out a couple prizes with all the points she (me and Adam) won!
Ally with her Dave & Busters ball
Ally (enjoying her kiddy cocktail) & Auntie Shannon
My mom and sister Vanessa giving Hope her birthday spankings :)
Hope reading the book of a card that my sister in law got her (I advised her to keep the cards short and sweet next time, since Hope reads the whole thing outloud)
My nephew Tyler, who will be turning 1 very soon!
Ally with her new Spongebob shirt I bought her. It was supposed to be for Easter, but I gave it to her yesterday. I'm a sucker.
Friday, March 6, 2009
"But Daddy, Obama's kids are getting a puppy, why can't I?" Because Daddy voted for McCain. - Tina Fey
Are Eggrolls just Chinese Hotpockets? - Tina Fey
I like my men like my peanut butter: chunky. - Tina Fey
Okay, apparently I'm amused by Tina Fey today. Happy Friday everyone!
Monday, March 2, 2009
Her audiologist, Barb, "hooking her up" for the first time
Listening and playing with puzzles w/ her papa. Barb was mapping at this time.
...and here it is! she wanted the purple microphone cover on, so we happily obliged.
Then, Auntie V wanted to go to Urban Outfitters to look around, so we tagged along. Ally found these sweet glasses and I must say, she looks very intellectual. What a cutie pie!
Anyway, that's our weekend in a nutshell. She went back to the audiologist today for more mapping, so we'll see how she does now. I'm sure she'll rock like she always does.