The interview I did with Vicky and Jen on What Really Matters has been posted on their website. I think I did O.K. — we struggled a bit with the phone connection, because I wasn't at home, but overall I'm pleased. Vicky and Jen are so conversational. It was very easy and enjoyable to chat with them. If you have a minute, download the mp3 file or subscribe to the Vicky and Jenn podcast in iTunes and listen to us as you drive or work in the yard. The interview is about 50 minutes long, so you'll want to be doing doing something else while you listen. You could even scrapbook!
On the home front, Addie and I got our TOMS in the mail! How CUTE are the little TOMS?
It's NOT to late to order some for you. Just be sure to use the coupon code: odwsfsA67GSK0MW so Lauren will get credit. I'm surprised and delighted at how comfortable my pair is. I wore them all day (I have old-lady, jogger feet!) and as a bonus, they come with a very cool, scrappable sticker as well as a handy cotton shoe bag.
Addie's speech is really improving. We've added two sessions of private speech therapy to her two days of early intervention preschool and she is now adding single words to her signing and attempting to mimic us far more often. I just order this CD, called Time To Sing from the Apraxia website.
Here's what the description says:
A young child’s world is filled with song, from the first lullaby, to “Happy Birthday”. But for our children, struggling to speak, singing
along with their friends can seem hopeless – they can’t keep up. If
only the words were slower, they could sing along, too. Time To Sing!
is the answer!
The songs on this recording have all been newly arranged. The words are much slower
the originals, but the music is fun, exciting, playful, and beautiful.
This music recording is perfect for children with apraxia and other
speech or language disorders, children learning English as a second
language, and children with other delays.
Clark, trampoline-loving son (reference his recent birthday cake featuring "toothpick man," a Taft creation) landed wrong attempting to complete one of his "backwards triple one and half" flips. He is thankfully doing much better. We've ruled out (via X-rays) any serious injuries and with some consistent Ibuprofen and a neck brace he will be back playing soccer in no time. Thanks for your well wishes!
I'm headed out to St. Louis on Friday, where I'll be attending and speaking at the For Keeps Sake event. I'm excited to meet Mary Engelbreit and hopefully a few of YOU (please be sure to say "Hello" if you read my blog)