Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Tuesday was a bit uneventful until about 5:00pm. Part of that was because I was REALLY Tired!! I don't know why????

At 5:00pm I realized what time it was and started dinner. We usually don't eat this early, but my sister and her husband were doing their final move into my Mom's house. At 6:00pm we help Kris and Chad move. The kids even helped move some stuff. Samantha hit my dad's truck and got a good gash in her hip. We played at Grandma's house and then Jason started falling asleep in Brett's arms. We got home and Tori called. She's having a lot of fun!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer Camp

Yesterday was pretty fun. We woke up and packed Tori to go to Summer Camp. She has an awesome opportunity to go hang at the National Abilities Center for 4 days.
We drove about an hour to get her to camp. The kids were all excited. My sweet babies were just excited for Tori's fun experience. Samantha was teary eyed all morning because she was going to miss her big sister.

We got there and she was taken to her dorm room. We arrived there first so she got to choose her bed.
We stepped outside to see what she would get to do and this is what we saw. There is a really high rope course she will get to do.
She will get to ride horses.
We took a minute to play on the play ground. Just to give Jason a minute before we got back in the car.

All the kids loved these swings! I advised them they looked like they were in Jason's car seat.

My Friend Marla posted these pictures on FaceBook. The camp will take a lot of pictures but we won't have any until about a week after the camp is over. Also, I sent Tori with my Flip Camera so we'll see if she takes any pictures.

You'd think her mother didn't teach her to do up her pants......oh well.....
Making duct tape wallets.
She got to sail on the lake. Fun! I don't remember ever being on a sail boat.

Monday, June 28, 2010


Yesterday was a good normal Sunday. We woke up around 9ish, and lounged around for a while. we watched a little world cup soccer, and then I got up and got ready for church. If I don't just get up and get ready right away I'm always the last one to finish up.

I also figured out the songs for the rest of the year in Relief Society. We are studying the Gospel Principles this year, so we will be singing quite a few Primary Songs. There is nothing more basic then the Primary.

Jason went to Nursery without any issues. I brought him in sat him in the chair and walked out. Maybe he's adjusting?

Our Relief Society lesson was on the Conference talk given by Elder D. Todd Christofferson, "Moral Discipline". Sounds like a bit of a snooze fest from the title, but I love our teacher. Kathy always puts her heart and soul into her lessons. She talked about following our Moral Compass, and helping our children do the same. Being the spiritually uplifted and intelligent person I am, I made the comment that we can't choose which way the compass points, it always points north. We have to then determine our direction from there. Just like that compass our moral compass will always point to Christ, and we have to choose to follow that direction. (OK, I think I heard that in an institute lesson.......not so intelligent after all.)

Sunday School Brett spent getting ready for our Choir to perform. So I sat in the class by myself. I know a lot of people aren't a fan of Gospel Doctrine, but it has always been one of my favorites. I learn so much from the scriptures. We discussed how Saul wanted to do David in. Sadly, showing my true colors here, I didn't remember that at all! I was quite surprised by that turn of events. I know I attended seminary for all four years. I graduated with a 4 year diploma. But, I don't remember that part of the Old Testament. I guess I'm going to have to start reading that next.

Sacrament Meeting started out entertaining. The meeting hadn't started yet and Brett was sitting up front. He waved me over, but Jason was crawling under the benches. So I just let him, and went up to see what Brett needed. I don't remember what Brett needed, but I do know that Jason made it up to the front of the Chapel, pushing his forehead along the ground.

I got the kids settled and knew we were singing. So, I looked around to see who I could get to sit with the kids for a minute. I had a couple people picked out to ask, but the both left after the Sacrament. Nice....... I took Jason up to the front with me. Expecting the worst. He did really want to get to the organ. He even said please!!! So the whole time we sung our song, I held Jasons hands and bounced him up and down. You'd think that this would distract me. NOPE!! We sounded Beautiful. Even with only three alto's we belted our Alto Solo. It was wonderful.

We then went to Mom's house for dinner. The kids had a good time playing with the cousins. It was nice to just relax in the back yard, and watch Jason jump on Kristen and Chad's trampoline. I've advised my parents they may have to buy one when Kris and Chad leave. My Dad, has been reading a lot about Autism lately. It's kind of funny. I don't know how many times I've told my Parents that Jason it going to need a lot of help, and patience. He's been telling me all about the stuff he's been reading, and trying to tell me what he thinks we should be doing with Jason. He was convinced that we weren't doing anything, and needed to start. Well yesterday we spent some time talking about what we do have going on, his starting preschool in September, and all that Jazz. Maybe he'll really think we are trying.....

My Grandparents came over to the house for dinner as well. Man they are looking beat up. Grandma was in the hospital last weekend, and her ankles are huge!!! She's going to the doctor today, hopefully it's just that she was taken off her water pills.

I think that's it? I blog if I can think of anything else......=)

Sunday, June 27, 2010


On Saturday we went to Brett's sister Shar's house for a BBQ. It was quite a fun day! The kids had a lot of fun reconnecting with their cousins.

Jason's favorite fruit! Watermelon!!!
The kids had a lot of fun on the trampoline.

Jason sat on Dave's lap for quite a while. I don't know what it is with the Siddoway boys, but he loves them all.
He actually paid attention to the dog. Jason petted Chewy and tried to bite his tale. It's the first time I've really seen him focus on any animal.
Shar and baby Anne.
The crowd on the tramp.
The second part of the brood.
Baby Anne.
Dave and Michelle.
Matt and Sherri.
Thanks Shar! It was quite the enjoyable night!!!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The girls reading Braille

Braille Camp Graduation

Yesterday we went to the girls Braille Camp Graduation. Both were very sad to have it be over.

Tori sat and listened and participated the whole time.
Sam took advantage every once in a while of having a blind teacher.
This should be what the canes are used for from now on. However the girls seem to really like them, so we'll see if they decide to take them out every once in a while.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Hearing Test

Jason had his hearing tested today. He failed again. Am I surprised? No. However, it seems to be better then we thought in the beginning. At least the responses he gave were better. Until the boy can follow directions and communicate we will really not know what he can and can't hear.

We started on the left side and it came out at a mild loss, 25-40DB's. He sat well for the tympanogram so that worked well. He did have quite a bit of negative pressure in that ear. This of course would affect his hearing. Christine said that Allergies can cause this. He failed the OAE in the Left, but he wouldn't sit still here so the results are fairly unreliable.

The right side he seemed to be done. He was not focused at all, and wanted to just play. I did bring his ear mold though so we were able to get a better response from him after I remembered that. His loss here she said showed about 20-15DB's. However she wasn't completely convinced so she said the reliability was only fair. His tympanogram showed normal in his right ear, which hasn't happened in a long time. Usually he is full of fluid. He only got 4/8 on the OAE so again failed this one. The reliability here seemed better.

We'll be going back in three months.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010