Sunday, September 7, 2008

Happy Birthday..

..to me!
Overall, it was a quiet birthday. My parents came over for a dinner of shells and meatballs (John cooked---now THAT'S a good birthday!). My mom brought some yummy french loaf bread that we baked in the oven---that provided one of the highlights of my birthday. I was breaking off small pieces of the bread for Evan and having a hard time keeping up with him shoving them in his mouth. At one point, I had stopped giving him pieces, and he pointed to the bread in the middle of the table and PERFECTLY signed more!!! I have been working on that sign for a couple of months now (at least), and this was the first time that what he did really looked like the sign. In the past, he had done something that I wasn't sure was a sign---he would very quickly bring his hands together---and it would almost look like it was only a result of him being very excited. Recently, he has been clapping a couple of times when I asked him to "say" more. It was beautiful!
The boys both picked out birthday cards for me when they went shopping with John. Matt insisted on a musical card---"Can't touch this." Of course, I had to do a little dance (scary sight). I was very impressed with John's shopping this year. He got 3 shirts that I actually like---a lot! He also gave me a couple of pairs of pants; definitely a good effort---I like the color (can't go wrong with black and brown), BUT, I'm not into elastic waistbands, they were a size too big (not his fault, I recently went down a size), and most importantly, I don't wear pants that are labeled "short." It had a tag that had that word at least 7 times!
So, I don't feel any older, there's nothing particularly exciting about turning 38, except for the fact that I get to.

7 comments:

Karyn said...

YAY!!! =D Happy Birthday!

Umma said...

Happy Birthday!

We noticed with Monkey that he picked up "more", "milk" and "ball" first because they were thinks he loved (more of!) Once he really made that connection between the sign getting him what he wanted he totally took off with it! Very exciting for you guys!

Jen said...

The whole signing thing is very different for us---we didn't use signs for the older two. Their language, although very delayed (and in Kyle's case very repetitive), wasn't there one day and gone the next. They didn't say a word twice and then never say it again (as Evan has done with sooo many words)! Evan's language development is very odd.

Bethany said...

Glad you had a great B-day. The more sign was the first sign I taught to my boys. Jeremy took about 3 months to master it, and William took about 5. I've started teaching James who doesn't have FX sign as well.

Chelsey said...

mmm..shells..my favorite :) :)

FXSmom said...

It's 3 days late but...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope it totally rocked :)

Kristiem10 said...

Happy Birthday!!!