• happy 35th!

    when it is someone’s birthday(and by someone i mean anyone other than me), i often think about how that person is a gift to me.  how their life has blessed my life, made my life better. today is my husband’s birthday.  today he’s 35. he’s long teased me for being just about two years older than him.  i’m 36 right now and turned it while he was still 34.  this was a delight to him.  he’s also loved that i hit the mid-thirties before him.  but today, he’s right smack dab in the middle of his mid-thirties.  35. over the past few days, i’ve been been thinking about his life. …

  • i can do a hamstand

    wilbur has been busy trying to perfect the handstand.  he’s pretty good at it too. he and josh were just talking about the time josh was trying to do a handstand outside in the front yard. wilbur~remember that one time out in the front yard when you were trying to do a handstand? josh~i can’t do a handstand, but i can do a hamstand. wilbur~no, a handstand. josh~no, i can do a hamstand.  i can get a piece of ham and stand on it.  ta-da!  a hamstand. wilbur doesn’t really get it, but i am cracking up.  this man, he’s still making me laugh, everyday. and in the midst of…

  • slow of speech

    our middle guy has a hard time with words.  sometimes he inserts extra words into his sentences-actually, besides, guess what-words that don’t have anything to do with what he is trying to say.  here’s an example, “i would like to actually, well i’d like to get actually ice cream because guess what, i think it sounds actually like a good idea.” and it’s hard to hear. and sometimes his words get stuck.  they flat out won’t come out.  and he stands there with his mouth open.  and sometimes he starts to hunch over.  and it’s hard to watch. and before this phase of extra words and stuck words we were…