Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hey Everybody. So not a whole lot going on. We are getting better at ASL all the time, we are super busy, uh... Kimble is doing a ton better in school. Maggie's hair is getting longer. I got a ticket! Oh Man, I felt so silly, it was totally avoidable. We forgot to re-register the van and then the Police guy comes over and he says "You are going to die when I tell you this, your driver licence is expired as well." "NO Way!" "Yup in August." Holy crow! So I already went and did everything, but I still have to go and meet with a judge, so the Police Guy says " Okay you have to meet with a judge, no sooner than 5 days and no later than 14 days from now." "uh Okay" that is so weird. Anyway hopefully the judge will reward me for good behaviour, and may I say those Saratoga Springs Police people need to find other things to do. I haven't been pulled over for so long. Oh well at least I wasn't speeding in a school zone... this time... I did that when I was a youngster, and it was a 240.00 ticket, that was fun, and I was working and I was training a guy I went to high school with and he was a band guy, which I loved, in fact I really liked him, and I got so embarrassed that I started sweating and acting really dumb and turning red and then... I blew.. a snot bubble, Oh yeah, it was great! Loved it.... So at least this time I was alone. Te he...

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Stinkin' cute

Maggie at the chili-fest on Saturday. Isn't she cute?

Ira, also at the chili-fest, and me in the background holding baby Sylvia.

Saying goodbye to my second favorite cousin, Anna and my Grandma.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

My Grandpa Sterling

My Dad's Dad, passed away on Tuesday. He was such a good Grandpa. He was an artist, he used mostly oil on canvass, he made jewelry, he survived a war, he loved his wife and kids and grandkids. My memory assosiations are alway triggerd by, planters peanuts and cheese balls, pretzel sticks, art, especially desert scenes, Royal Copenhagen, turqoise, my cleft palate he has one too. He donated his body to science. He was always telling jokes. He said I was beautiful. He made us jewelry. He was unbiased. He was brave and quietly endured a bunch of pain from jungle rot, they didn't have a cure for it for over 30 years, he treated that leg for that long before a cure came. He was in the hopital with Mallaria, the hospital got bombed and the guy next to him got hit and part of that guys body became shrapnel and landed in my Grandpa's leg. He loved to fish and I am pretty sure all of his kids and lots of his grandkids inherited that, when I was kid I used to fantasize about the sweet rig I would have for fishin, of my very own, and my rad gator's that I would wear, I still think about that. I miss him, but he was ready, and I know he is up there talking to Tchaichovski and Bach and Joseph Smith and President Hinckley and Bill Ross and maybe my sister's kid, and my future offspring. He was always so good to me as a kid and feel blessed to have had such a cool Grampa. As a kid he and my Grandma Mi Mi really helped me to keep it together when I felt like giving up, they alway told me I was a "smart cookie or carrot." I love gardens too because of them, they are both avid gardeners. And he is one of the many hard workers in our family. I know he will continue to work hard. I love him, I wish I had the ability to write well, so I could really write how I feel. I love him, that's what I want to say, I love my Grampa.

August 20th, 2008

My Birthday was awesome, Gator took the day off, Joey took me too lunch at Flour Girls and Dough Boys in AF, it was so good, we had some lovely Creamy tomato soup and samies and brownies. And then I got to sew a bunch of squares for the quilts I am working on, and then Gator took me out for dinner at this swanky place in Thanksgiving point called Harvest I think. The food was lovely but my fish and his bird were over cooked, but, On Man, the appetizers were good, and the bread was heavenly.
So that was Monday, on Thursday took the kids and my Mom to Lagoon, we had so much fun! Lagoon has added a bunch of kiddie rides and we rode them all. We went to Lagoona Beach, Ira was so crazy, he would just launch into the water over and over, so crazy, he just loved it, but I was so worried, I just had to hover over him, he didn't want me to hold his hand or help him in any way, so I just kinda cushioned the falls, he scraped his knee and just kept going. Maggie loved the rides, the scarier the better, we went on the kid coaster together and I watched her as much as I could and her face was so amazed, then we get off and she looks up at me and says "Mom that scared me out of my MIND!!" So cute. Kimble was very serious about most of it, he would judge the rides, scary, fun or awesome. He rode the most since he's the tallest and he was very brave and adorable. We just loved the whole day. Ira was such a good kid, we had him up and going all day and he just took it.
Kimble had his first day of school and he did not really like it, he got lost at recess. The second day he came home and said he did not get lost and it was an alright day, he likes his teacher and she was crazy and fun. Today he got in the car totally hopped up and when he sat down at the counter at home he said he loved school. AMAZING!!! Yippee.
We had our second soccer game today and I asked a Dad, Jeff, to assistant coach, he is so cool. We scored more points but you aren't supposed to keep track, which I didn't but the other team's coach's were sure to keep very close tabs on what was going on, they were driving me nuts! But we have a great team, the kids on our team are so dang cool. I really like this whole soccer thing.
Ira started crossing his fingers and he is watching sign for up to 5 minutes at a time, so now were are trying to go for more time attending. He really loves to throw stuff at people, we don't really love that. We sign no throw, but he thinks it's funny, we are hoping he will stop the throwing asap.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Well Hey Everybody, I am so dang busy all the time with ASL and Doctors and Helper people at the house, it has been very difficult. So I have put the blog and quilts on hold. I have now gotten enough ASL in my brain that I have just finished one quilt and started another one, Gator has changed our computers running system so many times.... so many. So I still have to try to figure out how to get pics on here.

So here's the update, Kimble wants to home school really bad, so we are trying to figure it out. He starts Soccer in a couple weeks, I am the coach of his team. Maggie is the sauce as she is constantly telling me, her hair is growing, and she and Kimble and Ira play so well together it is scary in a wonderful way. Ira is learning sign, he says: MOM, DAD, MORE, WANT, GIVE ME THAT, TAKE ME THERE, and he tries to sign I LOVE YOU. OH and Bye and Hello, He signs bye and hello every time he come in or out of a room, just to let us know.

Gator and I are trying to figure out if we should stay in our ward or go to the Deaf ward or split up our time between the two, staying members of this one and visiting that one, or what, we don't know. We have really been so frustrated by this issue and we keep having bad times with our callings and dealing with people. I personally have never had such a hard time getting up the desire to go to church, I am afraid. But I know God lives, can't deny it, so I go, and I struggle with that. But I know I wouldn't be doing so well with sign and mothering if I didn't do the things I do everyday to show my devotion to to all that is the Gospel. So hopefully I will figure out what I am supposed to be learning from all of this, and soon.

Pics coming soon...

Monday, March 10, 2008

Thursday, January 17, 2008

bihemispheric polymicrogyria

Well for those of you who dont know what is going on with Ira. His diagnonsis is bihemispheric ploymicrogyria, he also has a very small corpus collosum. we still dont know why he cant hear, we will meet with more docs to figure that out. You can google polymicrogyria for more info because I am done talking about it write now. The most important thing for me to say is that Ira is wonderful and smart and a blessing. We will do everything we can possibly do for him. We love him, we love him, we love hime. That is all that matters. The neurologist has alot of hope for him because he is already so advanced. He is hitting alot of regular milestones for a baby his age. So we will just have to wait and see what our little sweetie boy does, what ever it is, It will be great.

Friday, January 4, 2008