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My Big Boy Turns 12 Today

I went to bed early last night and woke at a crazy hour this morning. I was trying to figure out why I couldn’t sleep (besides the twins crawling into bed and sleeping on my head) and I wonder if it is because I am deeply thinking about my big boy turning 12 today.

I can’t imagine where the last 12 years have gone!

This is our boy who:

was born 2 weeks early even though the doc was sure he would be two weeks late

Elisha

crawled at 4 months

Elisha

couldn’t hold his head up on his own until after he walked at 9 months

Elisha

was talking early

Elisha

was reading early

Elisha

was diagnosed with ADHD before kindergarten

Elisha

was diagnosed with Autism during kindergarten

Elisha

kept me up late

Elisha

woke me up early

Elisha

needed WAY more tender loving care than I thought I had to give

Elisha

tried every last nerve and helped me find some more

Elisha

still needs hugs and prayers at bedtimes

Elisha

surprises me all the time

Elisha

smiled and melted my heart

Elisha

is growing into a man

Elisha

is finally old enough to take out the trash himself

Elisha

is brilliant

Elisha

will make a major mark on this world and I can’t wait to see what it is

Elisha

will always be my little boy

Happy 12th Birthday Elisha!

Tech Tuesday – Something New For You

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I mentioned before how we use the iPad for learning our memory verses. That method works well for us, but we are also working on a series of animations. Which you have seen previewed here before.

We have been working hard on a fun site for our kids to view all of the bible verse animations that we are making and we wanted to share a sneak peek of it with you.

We have purposely kept it simple and easy for little ones to navigate. Hosanna, our three year old daughter, loves to watch the animations on the iPad. We watched her navigate the site and tailor made it so that it would be easy for anyone to use.

Note: We are working behind the scenes to create a separate parent’s/educator’s area and we’ll let you know when that is ready for you to use.

Come on over and have a look. We would love to hear what you think.

It is also Tech Tuesday, so don’t forget to link up your posts about how you use technology in your homeschool.

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When Speech Hinders Reading – Speech Therapy Blogs

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This week I am writing about speech therapy. I started this series with a post about  Speech Therapy Resources for Malachi. Then I wrote about iPad Apps For Speech Therapy. After that I gathered a list of Printable Resources For Speech Therapy. Then I posted about some great Games And Activities For Speech Therapy. Yesterday I posted a collection of 12 places where you can listen to Stories Online To Support Speech Therapy.

Speech therapy blogs are awesome for information, ideas, and resources. I did a little bit of searching and I found several excellent speech and language related blogs.

And if those links didn’t give you enough reading, check out this link to even more blogs on Mommy’s Speech Therapy.

What speech and language related blogs do you read?