Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Celebrating


This guy now has over 50 words! And, you know what that means... He's started combining words! I know he's about 6 months behind, but we don't care. We are so giddy over his progress. 

Momma took him to celebrate between therapy yesterday! Splash pad!!!


We are sure celebrating right now! Next step, sentences!!! 

Monday, July 28, 2014

New Words a Plenty

We have so many new words around here that I can't keep track... He tries to say anything you throw at him! 

Here are a few I can think of..
Big
Grey
Purple
Park
DJo
Red
Moose
Panda
Turtle
Tiger
Yes
Toy
Aunt
Uncle


He's our rock star!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Berry Berry Berries!

 I love berry picking! We went to Appleberry when Nene was in town last week. She had the most fun, with Daredevil having a close second.

They just couldn't stop picking!



















It was a fun day at the farm!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Camp Create

Holy potatoes... I got a spot at Camp Create. It's a spiritual and crafty weeklong camp for moms. Come again?!?! How perfect does that sound?

I am giddy. Feeling a little selfish, too. Nonetheless, I'm going and I'm excited. My flight is already booked. I'm finally visiting Kansas.

I just have to share some pictures of the Craft House that I'll be staying in. All photos can be found here.




Swoon! Is it September yet??? Eeek!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Progress is Progress

Progress is progress no matter how small.

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Words our Daredevil can now say...
Hi
Bye-bye
Move
Up
Down
Out
Hop
Hot
More
Yellow
Blue
Orange
Green
Bear
Sheep
Deer
Cheetah
Dino
Mom/Momma
Dad/Dada
Nene (Grandma)
Papa
There it is
There he is
Thank you

Animal Sounds a'plenty:
Moo
Woof woof
Oink
Roar
Rrrrr
Baa
Ssss/Hsss
Meow
... as well as snorting, chomping, spitting, etc for hippo, giraffe and camel and many more

I can not tell you how exciting it has been to watch his expressive language just blow up. He has new words almost daily or at least 4 per week. We still haven't found nouns that he doesn't know... I guess that isn't true. We had to explain what a houseplant was the other day and sometimes he gets jaguar and cheetah mixed up. But otherwise this dude knows his stuff! Serious. This explosion of language is just awesome.

We're having a shy day today, but that's ok. I get extra momma snuggles on shy days.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Superficial

I'm debating how honest I feel like being today. I'm having a serious internal tug of war right now. My brain keeps forming sentences and "erasing" them. What to share, what do people want to know, what do people care about, why do people even read this little slice of the interwebs. 

Dilemma. 

I'll be superficial today. Easier than having to form coherent thoughts with explanations and details. 

We had a super fun relaxing holiday!  


How was your 4th? 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Random Life

My friend is welcoming her second baby boy into the world today! I'm so excited for her and the whole family!! Eek! I can't wait to visit the new family of 4!

We're gearing up for the 4th of July weekend but in the meantime here is a glimpse at life as we know it...















All sorts of randomness in our life right now. Therapy, outings, crafting, cleaning, etc.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

I'm a Store Owner

Ok, well, not really, but kind of! I finally finally finally launched my very own Etsy store! Gahhh I can hardly believe it. I'm so nervous. I can't wait to add all these items I have been making.

I only have a handful of items listed because I'm still trying to figure out my way around the site, but here it is...

https://www.etsy.com/shop/DanisLemonadeStand

Come on over and have a looksy. I'll be adding more over the holiday weekend so stay tuned!

Elephants...WHAT?!?!


We all know that Daredevil loves giraffes and elephants. Only problem is our zoo doesn't have elephants. I searched hi and low to find the closest elephants to Madison. Circus World in Baraboo! Who knew? I thought it was just a museum. It's not. It's a full fledged circus and all sorts of fun. They do have museum exhibits and whatnot, but Daredevil preferred all the other stuff.

Big Top Circus has dogs, ponies, horses, elephants, clowns, jugglers and more. So much fun!!











Feeding and petting zoo!


Pictures and rides with elephants!



Old wagon exhibit!






Random fun!








Ferris Wheel



AND, we found the elephants resting back in their enclosure. We watched them there for probably a half hour. Daredevil kept pointing and making elephant sounds. He loved it. Plus, we were the only ones there with the elephants. It was better than a zoo. It was just awesome.






Awesome day in the Dells!