Sunday, July 29, 2012


July 4th

Friday, July 20, 2012



I've heard some pretty cute things coming out of these boys' mouths of late. Here are just a few!

Luke, "I'm making pancakes, Dad."
Luke, "I love goldfish, Perrin."
Luke, "I love you, Mom."
Luke, "Maybe, not Grandmommy's car, that's Dad's rental car." Luke's starting a lot of statements with maybe these days. 

Henry, "Want something." I have asked Henry countless times, do you need something, do you want something? He finally responded that he in fact not only needed something, but wanted it too. Henry starts mosts sentences with his own name. For instance, "Henry needs small dogs." We're trying to get Henry to use some pronouns, but he's pretty insistent on speaking in the third person right now. It's Henry this and Henry that all the time. Henry is really into his little gray and white dog, not the brown and white dog (we left the third dog of the pair at the grocery store). I hope this little gray dog never goes missing as it will break Henry's heart.

August has been saying, "Mama." When August needs or wants something he now says, "Mama." This is like music to our ears hearing this guy say this. He's signing the word more too. We also finally retired the bottles on July 4th. When I told August that the bottles were going away and he would be using a sippy cup from now on he immediately put his hands to his eyes and his bottom lip came out. It was a very sad face. August really held strong on not taking a sippy cup and had lost two pounds when we went to the MD last week. His speech therapist brought him a special cup with a straw that he used initially, but then went back to being August (a little stubborn) and would not use. A light finally clicked and it dawned on me to buy chocolate milk and put in the new cup with straw. This worked like a charm and he's now drinking out of a regular straw cup. Hallelujah!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Saddest Face Ever

On oldie, but a goodie. Luke


Colorado 2012

At the last minute, the boys and I loaded up and headed to Colorado to see The Elmores. Mark was out of town for work and met us in Denver to make the drive back home. GrandMommy and Da had planned a visit to CO and we thought it would be fun for us all to be together. It was a great trip. The boys had so much fun being with George and Sam. I learned some interesting new facts about the Hale boys on this trip include the following.

August really loves toilet paper. I knew this before the trip, but the long drive verified it again. When we would stop during the drive, there would always be mounds of toilet paper on the floor board in front of August's seat. 
Luke says, "Not do that" instead of don't do that. August can really push Luke's buttons and on such a long drive we heard, "not do that" a lot. 

I had never realized how badly Henry's feet stink after a long day of playing. Henry was sitting behind me on our trip back and all of a sudden a horrific smell came out of nowhere. I asked Mark, "did someone throw up?" The answer was no, Henry had just taken his shoes off and they were directly behind me. It reminded me of Rusty putting his feet up on Sparky's headrest in the first Vacation movie. 

The boys loved the Elmore's train table. August loved George getting him. Each morning the boys woke up smiling, laughing, asking when George and Sam would be down, asking to play with the train table or Buddy from Dinosaur Train. Maybe it was the mountain air that made the boys so happy and easy. I think being around their cousins, Aunt Adrienne, Uncle Will, GrandMommy and Da helped too!

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