the THIRD Annual Margaretpalooza


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I wouldn't have it any other way.

You're trying to repeat everything. It's amazing. It's awesome to me to see you making all of these opinions and see this new personality coming through.

Netflix has a bunch of Disney movies now, which I love. We spent WEEKS watching the 4 Tinkerbell movies in a cycle. You couldn't get enough of those pixies. Those movies switched something on in you. You started mimicking the fairies mannerisms and even started saying lines from the movie as they were happening.

With every year that passes I'm more amazed by you. I suppose that's the best part of being here; being your mom. I get to see the world in new an amazing ways. I get to watch you become less of a part of me and yet still see so much of myself in you.

I appreciate all of the work I've been doing with you and for you. Although sometimes it's frustrating when we hit a barrier, getting over those obstacles is more than awesome. I have to remind myself when I get frustrated that we can't understand each other that you really have come SO FAR! You can't tell us what you want all of the time, but we can figure it out about 50% of the time.

All of these struggles and victories make me so grateful for you, so thankful for all of the people who have helped us get to this point.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Something wonderful has happened....

I've been working on saying Thank You to you for just about everything. I figured we should start practicing being gracious since the holidays are coming and I'd rather you learn this lesson sooner than later.

You've said Thank You for eons now, but now you've added "wa-come come." Which apparently means You're welcome or Welcome! I was all sorts of giggly when I figured it out. You don't always get the timing right. Sometimes you'll hand me something and say "Oooooh! Dag you! Wa-come come!" We'll get there though. I'm just happy that at 27mos you get the concept!

Friday, November 9, 2012

ALL NEW this week


It's so funny
Sit Down

For the record, I think these are about to turn in to monthly posts. You've added SOOOO MUCH, sometimes it's hard for me to figure out that you're saying a word until a few days later when you've repeated it for me several times in context.

You're more awesome every day. I can't stand it most times. Sit down is probably the funniest though, you sign it while you say it. You expect us to sit riiiight next to you, you'll keep patting the floor around you until you've found the right spot for us to sit. It's hysterical

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

More growing up.

We ditched the pacifier cold turkey exactly 16 days ago.

I'm still going to call it cold turkey even thought daddy caved and gave it to you one night so I could sleep and two nights ago you found it and stuffed it in your sweet little pie hole.

You never had a name for it, so you don't ask for it. There are two things that I have noticed though; I can no longer move a sleeping you from a car to a crib, you wake up as soon as any part of you touches the mattress; aaaaaand nap time is now the bane of my exsistence. As soon as I tell you it's time for night night/naps you start with the crocodile tears and the marathon around the house trying to outrun me. It's hilarous and heartbreaking all at once. You cry and yell when I have to put you in your crib, sometimes I even get hit or pinched.

I know that it will stop, eventually. I just wish it would hurry up and happen.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

This is getting GOOOOD

You can't do the Lasso with Psy and that makes you super frustrated and mad.


You learned how to fist bump and you love it.

Thanks for being boss.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

6 months is really 5

Tomorrow morning we have our 6 month meeting with Ms Mary and Ms Carrie to talk about how everything is going and to write up a new Family Service Plan. I kept saying that I couldn't believe it's been 6mos and then I realized, it hasn't been. There was about a month lapse between when we had your evaluation and when we were actually assigned to an agency. Rules are rules though, so a 6 month meeting it is.

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous, you've made A LOT of progress since May, but I have no idea where you are in realtionship to where your vocabulary and communication "should" be. I worry about things like services stopping, that gets me very nervous. I've seen a whole new you now that you can tell me more about the world around you and I love it. I don't want that to stop.

Let's not think about all of the things that make me crazy, let's talk about all the new and awesome you say.

All Gone
Get Him
Good Job
Got You
It's stuck
Oh no
See You [Later]
Where did it go

All of that adds up to super amazing as far as I'm concerned. With the help of Ms Mary and me CONSTATNLY talking to you, your vocabulary has more than doubled. Let's keep this crazyness up.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

What does Mommy love feel like?


Here I sit, bored outta my SKULL because you're in the middle of a nap-a-thon and I want to play.

Dishes are done.
Laundry is drying.
Toys are picked up.
Rugs vacuumed.