Something to CHEER about!

Life has been the usual, a bit crazy, busy, and fun. My parents finally got their hands on another camera to lose or break (that's what, 3 in the last year?). This time it's a "cheapie" so they won't have to feel awful when the inevitable happens (see what I mean about crazy?!?!).

I finally got my hands on some fresh strawberries! (thanks to Sara and Russ from next door:)

We have been to the beach again and actually had an awesomely beautiful day where I was able to play in the water and run from the waves. The next day was cold and misty all day long, that is the Oregon coast for you. 

Last week the weather was warm enough for a barbeque at Elians's house. There were lots of fun kids to play with, I got to stay up late and had so much fun running around the yard and the house.

On Friday, Auntie Gina and Uncle Seth came for a visit and I sampled the appetizers before they arrived (please note the bowl of peas was not to share with guests:)

 I worked hard at cracking pistachio nuts, I LOVE them!!

And I also LOVED the roasted garlic, yummy!!!!

As usual when a pretty lady comes over, I have to get their attention immediately. I went straight up to Auntie Gina and did not leave her side until it was bed time. They both played with me and we rocked out to the bubble machine, so fun!

Among the fun days, I have also had 3 doctor's appointments in the past 2 weeks. The first was with a developmental psychologist where I had to be very patient and sit for a very long time playing games and talking to a pretty lady. I am pleased to report that I did wonderfully and am right where I should be cognitively. Our second trip to OHSU was with the Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) to evaluate my language development. Even though my language has really been coming along lately, my parents weren't quite sure what to expect or what the results might be. After testing both my receptive and expressive communication and language, the SLP happily reported that not only did I do a wonderful job at being patient and listening, but I also scored within the NORMAL limits when compared to other kids my age who have NORMAL hearing!!!!! On the PLS-4 (Preschool Language Scale-Fourth Edition) I had a Total Language Score of 101, standard scores between 85 and 115 are considered average- now this is definitely something to CHEER about!!!!!!!!!! (as are huge ice cream cones and gigantic mounds of bubbles!)

I would say that my recent progress is nothing short of "A-mazing"............



Happy Father's Day, Daddy! You are my one true hero and I think you are the greatest guy in the whole wide world. I "feel happy" that you are my "'Dad-eeee" !!!!! I LOVE YOU.


My Mommies Birthday

Well first off, I would just like to say that Dad is a failure, I got this post to him a week ago and he failed to post it in the proper amount of time. Big time FAIL dad! BIG TIME!!!!!

Happy Birthday Mommy!!!!

Thank you for everything that you do. I know that it has been stressful with Ripley being sick and Dad being bombarded with finals and me and my gum habit, but even with all that is going on you seem to still get all of us everywhere we need to be and fix everything that needs to be fixed. Who needs a fancy iphone when you have a fancy imom!

I hope you enjoy your vacation to Seattle and a little relaxing time,
Love you mommy!!!



Oh, So the Sun DOES Still Exist in Oregon!

We have had such a rainy spring, even for Oregon. All I ever want to do is play outside and all of the rain has made that very difficult. Finally, this past weekend, the sun made a beautiful and much needed appearance. We spent a nice morning at the Saturday Market with Eliana and Kelsey. Here is a short clip of my out of control dance moves (Eliana is quite patient with me).

Then we headed out to the country to Grandpa and Grammy Steph's house for Mom's birthday dinner and gift opening.
 My Auntie Crystal was also visiting and we had so much fun exploring, I love her so, so much.

Mom opened her gifts (and we got to be OUTSIDE in the SUN the whole time).

We ate a yummy meal prepared by Grandpa and ended the day with delicious cake and pie (thanks to Grandma and Grammy Steph).