Sunday, January 24, 2010


So, generally, I feel so pleased with Coop's language. He's made big changes this year and is SO much more successfully communicating without help. This weekend, we went to a big bird sanctuary (we really mostly saw ducks..) for the day. The kids LOVED it! Of particular interest, of course, was throwing birdseed for the ducks. Cooper asked me for more, and knew exactly what he intended with his request. What stood out to me when I watched this video was how much effort it really took him to get what was in his head out...I always tell people that what Cooper is able to say far less than he truly understands- which, in itself, is a substantial part of his challenge. I feel like that's SO evident here!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

A Visit from the Koontz Family

IMG_4380 We always love it when our friends from Olympia come to visit. I think we’ve spent the majority of the last ten New Years together.



Here are our kiddos together: Trouble, huh?? I think it’s the only time they all stood still at once.


We had a great New Year’s Day hike with the kids, including a stop at our little cooperative school, just in time to see the goats being milked.



I love the look on Graham’s Face here….

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Christmas Eve

Okay, so I've had enough comments about my slacker blogging, sorry about that. I really did leave the camera in San Diego when we left town, but that explains nothing about November and December.

So, in the next few days, I'll try to update gradually.

Here are the boys setting out food for the reindeer and cookies for Santa (and a beer- bet you can guess who suggested that!) The thing to pay attention to is Ian's cheeks in every picture. He was mooching the reindeer food the entire time!

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