We have been continuing with the programme the speech therapist gave us and in the past week and a half Grace has learned to say some new words (rough pronunciation in brackets) – sock, chair, book, ball, bear (baa – similar to her sheep sound, but slightly different), there (dare), bump, bag (baa), roll (oll), boo, bowl. Sock and chair she has only said a few times, but she has been using the rest fairly consistently. Currently her favourite word is “Shoe!”
It is great to see the improvements she is making, as well as how her confidence is growing – it is very encouraging.
With all the puzzle building going on (Grace has started working on a 50 piece puzzle now), Donné's puzzle bug has bitten and she has started building some of the puzzles we got her for Mother's Day….with a little help from Grace 🙂
A trip to our local Woolworths now involves an extra step. Grace has decided that she should always make a visit to the kiddies section and give a fluffy dinosaur a big hug, and then give the Ben 10 bubble bath a big hug too. Today she took all the Ben 10's off the shelf and packed them in a row – which I thought looked like a wonderful row for the dinosaur to bowl over….which Grace thought was very funny. She then proceeded to help the dinosaur flatten Ben 10.
About 2 months ago I lost a contact lens. I did it in a pretty stupid way. I was in the process of putting my contact lenses in and had already put my right contact in when Grace came by and distracted me. I was half asleep still and turned back, picked up my contact lens case, rinsed it out and let the water in the sink drain out. And then I realised what I had just done. Bye-bye contact lens. I looked all over myself and the floor, then took my right lens out and proceeded to take apart the U-pipe of the sink to check if the lens might be there….all to no avail. I felt pretty stupid having lost a contact lens this way, and it was especially frustrating as hard contact lenses cost a bit to replace.