Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or Treating at Nanny's Office

Milo went to his Nanny's office to trick or treat this morning. He looked so cute waddling around in his penguin costume. The tail bounced as he walked and it made it so much cuter!
Milo and Nanny
He immediately got down and started wandering all over the place.
Saying hi to the girls
Our festive family
"oooh, What is this!?!"
Grabbing for his first ever trick or treat
He didn't want to let it go and I can't say that I blame him
Milo and the very scary Nick. He didn't quite know what to make of him at first but at least he didn't cry and actually let him pick him up.
After one of the ladies gave him a ball he was much more eager to go in all the offices. he doesn't quite understand the concept of candy yet.
Ball in one hand candy in the is good!
Milo and Crystal
He wanted to walk every where we went. Watching him waddle down the hall way was sooooo cute!
"Look! It's a cute baby penguin!"


Baking Baking Baking

Yes I took a pic of my cupcakes, I'm a big doofus, I know. :)

Our small group is working the Fall Festival at our church tonight. We're doing the cake walk so I figured that I should bake a few things for it so I made cupcakes and chocolate chip cookies yesterday. Other than having the slight inconvenience of not being able to figure out here to drop them off it was a fun project and I am glad I did it even though I am not a baker! Chris said that house smelled great when he came in form work yesterday and I said to bad the things had already been dropped off so he couldn't have any. Maybe he can win some tonight. LOL!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Speech Evaluation Results

We went to get Milo's speech therapy evaluation results today. Here are his scores on the Rossetti Infant-Toddler Language Scale. The first age is what he has mastered and splinter skills mean that he has some skills up to the age level stated

Interaction-Attachment: 6-9 mons. w/ splinter skills to 9-12 mons.
Pragmatics- 3-6 mons. w/ splinter skills to 9-12 mons.
Gesture:9-12 mons. w/ splinter skills to 12-15 mons.
Play: 9-12 mons. w/ splinter skills to 12-15 mons.
Language Comprehension: 3-6 mons. w/ splinter skills to 12-15 mons.
Language Expression: 3-6 mons. w/ splinter skills to 9-12 mons.

Some of it I agree with and some of it I don't and some of it makes me want to cry. Like I think he understands more than a 3-6 month old he just doesn't always pay attention when you talk to him so it may seem like he didn't understand you. She said he's weakest area was expressive language but that is no big surprise. That is what first stared this whole thing. His strongest area was play and gesture, again no big surprise since he's a boy. Boy's are often doers and not talkers.

To be honest I am having a really hard time with this whole speech therapy thing. The feeding therapy I am really looking forward to. I am at a complete loss as to how to proceed there so I want to get on with that part. But I feel really resistant to speech therapy even though he could benefit from it. For some reason it feels like saying there is something wrong with him. Like he's not normal or bright. I know it's totally not that way it just feels like saying there is something wrong with him or that I failed him as a mother. I hate people accessing my child. He IS normal ans he IS bright but looking at the numbers makes me want to cry.

Pumpkin Patch

I took Milo to the pumpkin patch yesterday to get a pumpkin to carve. He was so tired though that by the time I gave up on trying to get a good pic of him we just left without getting one. I think he's gotten used to me taking his pics becuase he just ignores me now. I couldn't get him to look at me once!
Sittin' in the hay
I knew if I put him in the hay he wouldn't move because he wouldn't want to touch it. He still wouldn't look at me though.
"Mama, the sun is BRIGHT!"
Reaching out for a test touch.
He very quickly pulled his hand back and started whining for me to get him out of that stuff.
Checking out the decor.
He hasn't quite gotten the hang of walking in his shoes well so he falls often. I thought the grass all over his booty was too cute.
Checking out the gourdes
Trying to be a big boy and push the cart himself
I tried to put him in a red wagon to get him still enough to take a pic,
But he just tried climbing out of it. I gave up after that because he nearly hurt himself.


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sweet Fairy Princess

I got to take pics of sweet fairy princess A. the other day for her birthday invitations! Here are a few from that session.


Monday, October 27, 2008

Shopping with Mama

Milo and I went shopping today. When he got tried of it (which he does quickly) we played one of his favorite games.
I put my sunglasses in him and say "what a cool baby",and he laughs and takes then off and either gives them to me to do it again or throws them behind his head depending on his mood.
He hadn't had a nap this morning, can you guess what kind of mood he was in?

Happy Birthday A.

Milo went to his first birthday party yesterday! He had so much fun he worn Mama out. Milo spent most of the party trying to escape and roam free in the building. At first I tried to keep him in the room but I eventually gave up and just followed him. Since A's birthday was so close to Halloween they made it a costume party so he went in his penguin attire. All the kids looked so cute and I loved the idea!
Mommy's sweet little penguin.
It was so hot in his costume that he kept downing juice. When I took it off of him to eat he was soaked in sweat
Miss KB as Snow White
KB peeked Milo's interst
Coming in for a closer look
He gave her his patented snarl smile. What woman could resist such charm and cuteness?
"I think I like her Mama."
He was Mr. Social Butterfly, greeting everyone, whether they wanted him to or not.
The flower princess birthday girl, Miss A.
We tried to get all the kids together for a group shot but Milo kept leaving.
My little escape artist on the run.
I kept bringing him back, but to no avail, he just wouldn't stay put.
K.B. trying to steal A.'s flower hat.
I think JT was giving Milo some competition.
I think she was ready for cake! I don't blame her I would be too!
I tried to keep Milo entertained with some games like peek a boo from behind the chair and cereal in the room,
But I couldn't keep the boy contained.