Sunday, December 18, 2011


It's official.
Miles is talking.

Well, talking might be a bit of an exaggeration.
Miles is saying words.

Sign language is still our main form of communication, but he is adding new sounds/words every week.

We are struggling big time with behavior stuff, but for today, we are celebrating the little things. The baby steps. We are celebrating the gift of words!

:: Miles eating an ah-po ::

Friday, December 16, 2011


Miles' hair is crazy so we finally caved in and got it cut.
It was time.
I was in complete denial, but it really needed to be done.

His ends were getting dry and knotted real easy, making getting ready in the mornings a bit of a nightmare. So, in an effort to make it healthier, we cut it.

I really did not think he would do good.
I had braced myself for the worst.
So, my super fabulous hair girl came in before the salon opened to cut down on noise and we armed ourselves with a bag full of candy, toys, books, and electronics. Turns out, all we needed was a lollipop. Well, two to be exact.

:: All picked out and ready to go ::

:: Miles getting his hair cut like a big boy ::

:: Two lollipops later, all done ::

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Alex is in the 6th grade band this year at school. I was surprised when he told me he wanted to try band because he's never been into music, but he loves it. It's his favorite class.

He plays the trombone and actually really good.
I now know more about the trombone than I thought I ever would.
I found one at a flea market, had a couple of dints removed from the slide, and it has turned out to be a nice starter instrument for him (for a fraction of the cost). I love flea markets!

The Christmas Band Concert was tonight and the students did a great job!

:: Alex getting his music ready ::

:: Alex introducing the 2nd song ::

:: The brass section ::