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Friday, August 15, 2008

Friday Fluff and other random happenings...

It's been a while, but I had a few things to throw out today, so here goes.

Do any of you with little ones have to lock up your tape?

I mean, it might as well be a loaded weapon the way I have to hide this stuff!

First of all, I don't want her to get cut on the dispenser, but worse of all is where she puts the tape. I still have yet to find a razor blade to get it off my glass sliding door, and the dog is none too happy about seeing her coming with a big wad in her hand and a skip in her step!


Over the 4th of July we were at a Pro National/Amateur motocross race. It's kind of the "Woodstock" of motocross.
As these things go, people do some very crazy things. Two very beautiful young girls decided to make some money and do some advertising for the vendors. They donned their tiniest bikini's and used the uncovered space on their bodies to write the names of vendors and walked around all day..."advertising."
I was sitting at our picnic table with a group of little boys when they walked by.
One of the boys said, "Did you see those girls??!!"
I thought, oh no, here we go.
Another said "yeah!"

Then, "that is PERMANENT MARKER!!!"
I just had to giggle.


Ok, this would go under know you're having a bad day when:
Woman Gives Birth on Front Lawn


When we brought Lauren home from China a year and a half ago, she was two years old. Due to the cleft palate, she did not speak much at all. She understood Chinese but couldn't speak it.

She quickly caught on to understand English, but still could not speak it well. So I started one word at a time teaching her sign language. She picked it up right away and would tell us when she was hungry or wanted milk, etc. We made up a lot of signs for things like family members and she made up a few of her own signs for other things.

We have been taking speech class this year and her speech has improved dramatically. I can understand most of what she says and will interpret for others if they are not sure.

For her Dad, she calls him "Daddy-o" not sure why the "o" but now we all call Mark "Daddy-o."

For the word OK, she says "oh-day."
And it is usually said with a big sigh attached as she asks for a treat or to do something fun and I tell her, "later."

Lately she will come up to me out of the blue and say...

"I me-member you!"

The other day we were in a public bathroom and someone walked into the stall next to us. This is usually the time that she says loudly..."who that?!" To which I try to quiet her and get about our business.

However this time, I was able to head her off and I motioned her to be quiet.

She leaned forward to peak under the stall and then looked at me knowing that she should be quiet and signed the word "shoes."

(I promise, I did not take this picture!)

It was so funny because she hasn't signed that one in a long time and I wouldn't have thought she remembered it, but she did and she couldn't hold back some sort of response to our neighbor in the bathroom.

Now that she's 4 we've been working hard on teaching her to say the word four because everyone asks her how old she is. The letter "f" is a tough one for her, so we sit in front of a mirror and practice. Now, when asked how old she is, she says fuf-fuh-fuh...door!

One more thing about that...the other day we ran into and old friend of mine so I introduced her, and Lauren's first question was, "how old are you?"
I guess she figures, that must just be the right thing to say when you meet someone!

Hope you have a great weekend!!!


forgiven daughter said...

Great blog! Found you through Joel Rosenberg's new weblog. Your daughter is just beautiful.

Michele Williams said...

Thank you. This is so precious! You have a very nice blog. I will visit again.

Michele Williams said...

Me again... no coffee... next time just tea... lol... Thanks again

Praise and Coffee said...

Nice to meet you forgiven daughter!

Michelle, tea it is! :)

forgiven daughter said...

How cool is that...small world. Saw your profile. My daughters are 20, 18, 15, and my son is 9. I am from a suburb of Detroit! You inspire me to update my blog! Keep on looking up! Our King is coming soon!

Amrita said...

Really enjoyed that. Lauren 's such a joy

Anonymous said...

Oh how funny! How do you hold back your own giggles at times, huh? As for the tape....I can't say as I've had to scrape it of any windows but I have been curious as to why it takes so much tape to tape something together on more occasion than one. The good news is my dd is over it now that she is older. There's hope!

Antique Mommy said...

Lately I've been giving Sean a roll of tape and an empty box just to keep him busy, I mean to stimulate his imagination. Your daughter is precious.

Praise and Coffee said...

Great idea Tina, I'll have to try that one!

Roo said...

awww!!! such fun FLUFF!

i lock up my tape. and my glue. my little girl is such a tad on the creative side. and ya never know when the mood to get creative might hit her. haha.


Rhonda said...

Sue - great Lauren stories. It's fun to hear about little ones again.

Melissa in Mel's World said...

Oh My Gosh Sue...she is too swe...I love watching her grow up before our eyes and thank God for blessing you and your family with such an amazing blessing.

FHL said...

I just bounced over from Steffie's blog after seeing your blog's name, guess I gravitate to coffee *wink*

Yes, the tape thing will continue to bring headaches for quite a while. But the good news is someday you'll have stories to tell :o)

Your daughter is adorable. I love her asking folks their age! It makes sense though considering how many times she's probably had to answer that very same question.

Rick said...

Just happened to be surfing through - very funny and fun post. Thanks for sharing.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Great Fluff! It's amazing how children learn and adapt! Lauren is a treasure full of wonder!

Jenileigh said...

I enjoyed reading this. Hugs.

Susan Skitt said...

What a precious little girl - a true gift from God! I am so glad you and your hubby were open to God's leading. Thanks for your continual encouragement and your Two Shall Be One posts. I enjoy them very much!

Kimmie said...

So sweet...some of the speech your heart begs not to influence. The childish way is so sweet and innocent.

How did you find her speech therapist? Do they come to you or do you go to their office?

mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Kelli said...

SO funny. I was working with a kiddo on his /r/ blends, specifically the words "Grandma" and "Grandpa". He would say, "g-g-g-g- guh frampa".

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