Monday, December 27, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Here she is coloring with a friend
After she "signed in" by tracing her name
Here she is when they first walked into the gym, looking a little concerned
Here is when she spotted us, which threatened to end the performance for her. She tried running to us but her teacher put her back and she actually stayed!!!
Ella and her best friend who brought her a present : )
Seriously....can't she just give me one good pic
He's got moves : )
Here he is in his classroom after the big show.
Monday, November 29, 2010
In case you can't hear her, she keeps ordering everyone to clap, and of course everyone follows her demands : )
This last one is so precious.....here is Ella dancing with her Great-Grandad!!!!!
Wasn't that just so sweet???
On Saturday morning we were getting ready to run poor Hunter to the doctors, he had Croup and was gasping for air between his every word, I was changing Ella's diaper on the floor in front of the Christmas tree and she says "Christmas tree tutu like Glue dance clap clap clap clap fun silly!" To translate - we put up the Christmas tree, I put on my tutu, I danced to Stuck like Glue (which was prior to this recording) and I told Nana, Grandpa, Grandmom and Grandad to clap, we had fun and I was silly! - I love that girl!!!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
I went to Ella's teacher conference yesterday and got to meet with her teachers and all of her therapists. They had so many nice things to say about Ella, she is doing so great in all areas! She is starting to talk a lot more in school, although nothing like how much she talks here which is ALL the time, but she is getting there.
I do have a little problem I want to share with you all.....so, Ella has known all her colors for quite awhile, by matching, signing and verbally naming them. Now she knows her shapes, can count objects up to 10, sing her ABC's, and is starting to recognize words and has lost her colors. She can still match them (as in give her a green bear and she puts it on the green dot) but names the color wrong. I have been working and working on 4 colors here at home. "Ella what color is this?" "red" "no, this is blue. Say blue." "Blue." Then I put it down and pick it back up, "what color is this?" "Red." Seriously, it is driving me crazy. I even brought it up with her teachers and at first they thought maybe she was just messing with me (she messes with them a lot, purposely calling them the wrong names and laughing etc) but they have been testing her here and there and yep, her colors are gone.
Now I remember when she was little (birth to three) that if she would be making big progress in motor areas, like walking, then her speech would disappear for awhile and vice versa. And this, I was told, was normal. But now we are having knowledge disappear when she learns something new? Pretty frustrating. Are you supposed to practice every little thing they know every day so it doesn't get lost???? Argh.
I will share a funny little story about Ella from tonight. Ella and I were in her room getting ready for bed. We somehow have gotten into this little routine of listing off things we are about to do, and then she repeats them to me. It kind of helps relieve meltdowns. So I count off on my fingers one by one, and say "jammies, bed, cream, paci," so Ella counts off on her fingers and says "no, no, no, no." I try very hard not to laugh and again say "jammies, bed, cream, paci," (cream is her lotion for her face and paci is a pacifier and yes my 4 year old still takes one...) and Ella counts off on her fingers, with a smirk on her face, and says "ice cream cone, ice cream cone, show, ice cream cone." To which I of course laugh hysterically. I love that she has a sense of humor.
Here are a few pics.......
Ella got her haircut on Monday by my friend Molly (she's the best!) It was badly needed and she took off a good bit and then framed her face a bit with her hair. It looks really cute. If only I could tame the static that seems to find Ella 2 seconds after I do her hair......