Saturday, September 13, 2014

7 Quick Takes, Speech, Shoes, Bar and Viruses


Ben passed the Indiana bar exam!! We're very excited!  And very grateful that they posted the results on September 12th.  Last year when he took it in Virgina (and passed) we had to wait until October 31st to find out.


He's still job searching prayers would be appreciated.  Although we are hopeful that passing the bar will help him find a job easier.   


It got colder here today...highs in the mid-60's.  This is basically my favorite weather ever...except we are not prepared for colder weather and I need to somehow dig out all our cold weather clothes.  But, I LOVE the cooler weather like this.


It totally makes we want to take everyone and go hiking. 
Except Greta has a broken no hiking for her. 


I did dig out some of our colder clothes and found a pair of boots for Elsa.  Except now she wants to wear them ALL THE TIME. I mean ALL THE TIME.  Heaven forbid we take them off for anything (like to change her pants).  Cries of "boots, boots, boots, boots" until she gets them on again.  In stark contrast to the rest of my kids (who prefer to be discalced) this girl loves her shoes.  I forsee a very full closet in future years. 



I'm toying with getting Elsa evaluated for speech.  She's mostly fine and actually says lots of words, but isn't really combining words yet and a lot of her words only we understand (like she says "A-ah" for herself (Elsa).  I don't think she's that behind and she's pretty good at conveying what she wants across, but I think she might be a tiny bit behind.  Anyone has experience with early intervention or speech therapy for young kids.  Heidi was in speech therapy but she didn't start until she was older (over 4) and in hindsight I wish we had started her a lot younger.


So, I'm sure you've heard about the mysterious respiratory virus in the midwest that is landing numerous children in the hospital.  I'm trying to decide if I should be worried or not.  Well, obviously I shouldn't be worried, because worry  never changes anything.  Or so, my husband tells me (personally I'm not convinced).  Nonetheless it's probably wise to load up on Vitamin D, Vitamin C and immune-boosting herbs (like garlic).

 Go see Jen for more takes.  
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  1. I took my two year old to a speech pathologist for an assessment to determine if she would need therapy. They were able to give us exercises and play-based therapy to work on at home. She had dramatic improvements within weeks.

  2. Congratulations in passing the bar! Prayers for you and your family!

  3. Great news on the exam! Will keep the job search in my prayers especially this evening!

  4. I've had speech therapy for three of mine, started them all around two. Earlier is better. I just called for an evaluation and the school came out.

  5. Won't hurt to get an eval. ECI shouldn't cost anything if you are between jobs.

  6. Congratulations on passing the bar!!

    My 4 year old granddaughter looooves her boots, too! Will wear them any chance she gets. And when her 5 year old sister was about 3 my daughter had her evaluated for speech. She had what they termed as delayed speech. An EI person came to the house to evaluate her then my daughter took her twice a week to the school for speech therapy until she was 4. She progressed nicely and then it was advised to enroll her in their church's MDO (Mother's Day Out - preschool) program which was twice a week. She is now in kindergarten and has come a long way. Oh, and it didn't cost anything.


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