Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Payton's growing up...

Wow, Payton's vocabulary is just exploding. She never ceases to amaze me with what's coming out of her mouth these days. She also amazes me at what she's signing. She can sign all of her colors, sign play, game, time, sink, team, football, etc. She is just picking up signs left and right. She has trouble getting her fingers to do exactly what they should be doing - but I think it's great that she's trying and surely it's helping some with fine motor trying to get those fingers to do things. She now loves saying "Mmm...that good", "That cool!", "That my favorite" (or "That my Thomas favorite" - I guess she throws the word Thomas in the middle of it because she loves Thomas the train). And, if you ask her a question, such as "would you like carrots for a snack?" she is apt to say "Sure. Great Idea!". And, her favorite question is "What her/his name?". When we were at the doctor the other day she was asking me about everyone she saw "what her name?" I love it! I am a very shy person and usually don't say much - so I have a feeling she is going to bring me out of my shell.


I am feeling much much better today. I finally broke down and went to the doctor yesterday and it turned out I had bronchitis and an ear infection. Thank God for antibiotics.


Here's a pic of my little man....I still cannot believe this guy. When you have a child with special needs you take absolutely nothing for granted.....I am eating all of this up! Payton talking like crazy and Koen changing by leaps and bounds.


12 comments:

camille said...

That is soooo fantastic about Payton and her vocabulary! I sooo can't wait for Connor to be chatty too. That's sooo soo wonderful, I'm really happy for you guys! And Mr. Koen, is he walking already?? Holy smokes!

Penny said...

What great news! She is really talking great!

I just love Koen's shirt!

I hope you feel better. Get some rest

Katie said...

Wow Payton is doing great!
aww look at Koen... Love the shit!!
xxoo

Katie said...

SHIRT!! SHIRT!!
Sorry!!! OMG, how embarassing! :O

Julie said...

Awesome on the vocab. Yeah I had to break down and go to the doctors too. Mine was a sinus infection. I have never had an ear infection but Lexi gets them and she is always in agony. Koen is to cute.

Amy said...

I had the flu over the weekend too! Wow, certainly is that time of year. Gosh I can't wait until Avery is 4 and talking like Payton. Thanks for sharing about the ASL, I was thinking of laying off it, now I think instead I will make even more of an effort.
XOXO
Amy

Bob said...

I just wanted to comment on what Katie said...That is absolutely hilarious!!!

Nicole said...
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Nicole said...

Payton is doing so great!! I love to hear it. I totally see Emerson in a few years when I look at pictures of her.

I love the picture of Koen walking, so cute. Isn't great to see your child get something so naturally and easily. You don't have to work at it, just enjoy it.

Heather said...

What a handsome little man you have there. I think Koen looks like Mommy and Payton favors her Daddy. I still can't believe he is already walking!
That was hilarious Katie! they should definitely have an edit button for commenting on Blogger! :)

Every minute counts.... said...

I love the pictue of Koen. I totally belive Abi has forced me out of my shell too. I am sure Payton will have you making friends with tons of people you would not usually have conversations with...like everyone who comes in contact with her LOL. It is fun to see the amount of people who love it. There will never be a dull moment!

Noel

Kerry said...

Yeah for Payton! That is fabulous that she is so vocal and you KNWO what she's saying. :)

LOL to Katie!