Yummy! Although, right now I think I'm kind of cupcaked out. I just finished making 6 dozen cupcakes for the elementary school carnival. They are baked, and cooling in the kitchen- waiting for me to come down and frost/sprinkle them. Luckily for my waistline I have to drop them off this afternoon, so there will be no little cupcakes downstairs calling my name.
We have a Soccer Jamboree tomorrow (which involves four games Saturday, and two on Sunday (split between the girls), Jake's t-ball game and end of season pool party, and the school carnival in the late afternoon/evening. I'm not sure if we'll even make it, but I haven't broken that news to the girls yet.
In between all of these activities I will be taking pictures of everything to make Trey an 'Experience Journal' (A.K.A. photo album with words, and other visual cues to spark conversation). This is one of the new approaches I'm trying to see if we can jumpstart his language. I used to make them for the girls, and they really enjoyed them. So, long story short, I'm going back to some of the basics w/ Trey. He has made really slow progress in catching up with his hearing and non-hearing peers (6 months of development in the last year.....we should be seeing more). There are so many reasons for this lag (being the fourth child, being a boy, personality- VERY laidback, etc,), but we need to tackle each one and come up with a strategy that works for him. So- if you have any great AVT tools/language tools in your bag of tricks, SHARE :)