Isaac Tries Out for AC/DC

Many of you probably didn't hear that Angus Young from AC/DC is hanging up his horns and SG and enjoying Rock God Retirement. Brian and the rest of the band are still hungry for the spotlight so I figured I'd head down to show Brian and the gang that I am by far the best and most qualified person to slide into Young's spot unnoticed.

First off, we are the same height.
Secondly, I have very little hair (and so does Young currently, but i digress) so I can easily wear a wig until my sweet curls come in which will look exactly like Young's (with a little dye job).
Thirdly, I can rock as hard as Him. Been practicing everyday on Guitar Hero.

And Fourthly, look at me, we have the same style! I mean almost...

I have also been working on the accent!
"'Ello I'm Angus Young"

Now tell me that wasn't spot on.

Every successful and amazing Rock Guitarist has three moves that he must have mastery over before he can ever become a "Rock Legend". I am pretty much nailing them all.

Rock Move #1: Jump and Strum!
If you listen closely you can hear the sustain of the cord still ringing in the air!

"For Those About To Rock!"

BAAAAAAHHHHHHHH <----guitar cord sound

Rock Move #2: Rock 'n Mobility
If you are rockin' on stage you can't stand still for one moment. If this were a stage right now I would be running around it like this, serving up some awesome rock licks for millions of fans....


Rock Move #3: Rock Stance
Every good rocker knows that you must have a rock stance to be any good at shredding people's minds with your rock awesomeness... and I think I have it down


Look how natural I look next to Brian!

Salem Art Fair or Belly Button Power

Last month was the Salem Art Fair, which is held in Bush Park every year. There is a ton of art work, music, and food. This is my second art fair. Here is a picture of me at this years art fair.

And here's one from last years Art Festival. Killer Hat huh?

Here is an artist's rendering of "The Count". This guy's tent was way at the end of the fair, which is where we entered from. By the time we had walked to the beginning and back, this guy's art work was almost all gone. He must have made a killing.

We also saw artists like this guy who was.... well very interesting...

We also saw Judge Judy... at least I think it was her... a lot taller than I ever imagined though.

The biggest highlight of the day was when we found the swing set! My parents put me down and I hit the ground running.... WOOOOT SWINGS!

Here I am using the powers of my belly button to persuade one of the kids to give up their swing to me. "I have one question, which one of you guys is giving up his swing and pushing me?"

After burning up the swing set with my outstanding swing skills, I took off running again. Eventually my legs ached and burned, and my head swam with fun overload, and I collapsed only able to drink milk and regenerate my powers.

Mom helped me up and I checked the belly button for additional back up power.

and I was off, the belly button once again fueling me for a bit longer.

Until finally there wasn't any energy left anywhere... and I rode home in the back pack, exhausted.


Grandpa's Birthday

My Grandpa's birthday was last month. We went out to the farm house to celebrate. I wore this sweet shirt and when I got out there they had presents for me!!!! Well, it was more for the house so that when I go out there I have some cool toys to play with.. .but still, I am definitely attending more birthday's!!

Here is my shirt and the cool new car toys out at Grandpa and Steph's house.

My grandpa opening a gift and me with a light mustache!

Ummm, can you say handsome studs?



My grandma bought me some crayons the other day, which I love... sometimes I love them so much I attempt to take a nibble out of them...

Here I am coloring with my dad!

It is pretty obvious the amount of talent I have by the drawings here on this page.

I was trying to teach Steinbeck to color but he has issues with holding the crayons... perhaps I can create a device to facilitate Steinbeck's passion for color.


First Post Back: World Beat

Last month we went to the World Beat Festival. It was pretty cool, I enjoyed seeing all the people, and different cultures, not to mention all the sounds.

This was far more ferocious and interesting looking a few months ago.

This, however, is still terrifying.... Not sure which world this guy is part of but I will never be setting foot on their soil!

Here I am checking out some Native American Dancers.

This guy was crazy he would do all these jumps and yells and stab at the ground, or do some twirls and stomp to the beating of the drums.

This is the moment I realized that the Native American dancers were not wearing underwear

luckily I found this flag to forget about all the horrors of World Beat.


Long Overdue


It has been over a month since my last update. My lovely father is in charge of the typing and he thought it more important to study and take a few weeks off and ignore all my very important updates. He has a stack of posts on his desk needing typing and he assures me that this is now happening as we speak.. or write.. or .... however that would go.

I have been up to a ton of stuff, I have about a zillion pictures to share but it all rests in the old mans hands. I won't call him lazy, just distracted. So, since it will take a while for him to get everything in order I have a small update about my hearing that doesn't really rely on pictures to tell.

I have been really into sounds lately, when I hear a sound I point to my ear and look to see if others heard it as well, not to mention now that I can walk I can investigate sounds easier. My dad and I play this game where we make monster sounds and chase each other around the house! I know it doesn't sound all that fun, but drop by and play a few rounds and your mind will be blown. That's a promise!

I have also been practicing making sounds, like cars, or animals (sheep, horse, elephant, cow etc etc) and airplane sounds. When my ear falls off I walk around trying to put it on and saying "mamamamamamamamama". I also have started to respond to my name. Sometimes I pretend not to hear my name (which is ironic that a deaf person has to pretend not to hear) because I see that my parents want to strap me into something and I would rather continue playing with my trucks.

Actually I am doing good at listening. The other day my parents pulled out my listening box....

For those of you who don't know what the listening box is, its a box filled with different toys that help me to practice the different sounds used in language. Airplane (ahhh), a pig (oink oink), a ghost (ooooohhhhh), an ice cream (mmmmmm), a cow (mooooo) etc, etc.

.... my speech therapist Jessica gave me and my parents some games that we could play and work on using the listening box.

There is this one game where we pull out four or five animals, make the animal sound one at a time, and line them up. After they are all lined up my parents ask me to find which animal makes whatever sound they happen to make.

This game usually ended with me grabbing a car and making a sweet motor sound while sending it speeding past the lined up animals. But something awesome happened the other day. I picked up every animal in the right order every time they made a sound!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WOW! huh?!

anyway, check back for all the exciting updates, I'll see ya'll further on down the trail!