Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Blue Ear

Asa is now the new owner of a very expensive tiny volumenater (I made that word up), a "Hearing Aid" or as we call it around our house "Blue Ear". A few months ago my sister sent me this article and I posted it. Well low and behold it became a very useful tool for us too! We primed Asa for a month, talking up how cool he will be with his "Blue Ear". Then last week I borrowed this image and personalized it a little...
Into the Audiologists Office we went last Friday to pick up our "Blue Ear" armed with some eye candy. Asa was really good, he let the Audiologist put in his hearing aid and we ventured out of the room to go to the bathroom. When we stepped out into the hall he was a new kid, you could really "see" the difference. He was so excited, it was like a new door opened for him. Four days later I think he is doing extremely well. We had one mishap on Saturday evening when I had left a can of Febreeze on the end table in the living room. Asa loves to spray it and he usually does really well spraying pillows and the couch but when I walked back into the living room he was spraying his hearing aid! I have to admit I freaked out a little because the Audiologist repeatedly said that moisture is bad news... Ugh... I immediately tested it to see if it still worked and it did thank God! He has been REALLY good since the freak out. He even came running up to me the other night because it had popped out of his ear canal and was humming (he was dancing to Yo Gabba Gabba at the time) saying Mommy noisy! He's very aware and it's great, he will even be careful when taking his coat and hat off...
Horrible pic taken on tablet. The cord is a safeguard against loss, doesn't work so great when he rips it off his shirt!

Hear are some pics of the chickens, I let them out the other day for one of their last free range until Spring! It's dark when we get home now so they are already roosting and soon there will be snow on the ground and picking at the ground might pose a little difficulty!
The Rooster that wasn't suppose to be, Wynonna turned to Winston once he started crowing! He's darn pretty though and knows it!
They are so funny to watch...

Some of the girls, look at the fluff! They should be nice and warm now in the 30 degree weather.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


Someone was hiding from the camera

This is why we call him MONKEY! Just look at that face...

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Best Buddies

Do you have Best Buddies in your state? New Hampshire does now. It is a great organization and opportunity! There is a recent article in our local "Kids Stuff" magazine. It is not published online so I'm going to post the image of the article in hopes that if you click on it and it will be large enough to read :) Corrections, I cropped the columns hopefully it's legible this way...


Morgan and Asa 2nd cousins who are 6 months apart - Best Buddies. When they are in High School they will be in the same class. Asa's Elementary School is K-8 and Morgie lives in the next town over so they don't get to go to school together right now, but when the time comes I know Miss Morgan will keep Asa under her wing and continue to be his Best Bud. I imagine she may be a little over protective at times so watch out!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Superman and the Green Dragon

Halloween was a success. Success in that we made it all the way around the block without any crying :) Gracyn rode happily in the wagon while the older kids went up to doors with lights on. There were quite a few houses with no lights on. I wonder if it's the economy or too busy to hand out candy. My parents had over 100 kids come to their house, which I think Asa actually enjoyed handing candy out more then trick or treating.

asa's sleeves were a little long, but they kept his hands warm!

Asa and his buddy B - "Captain America"
I would also like to share a post my friend Andrea wrote on her blog recently in conjunction with the Dr. Julie Kinder petition post I did last week. It's a must read http://www.mykindaperfect.com/2012/11/friday-philosophy.html She is such a supporter of Asa's and really speaks some wonderful things :) Love you Andrea!

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My name is Jackie and I am a mother, wife, friend, sister, daughter, cousin to many, and a dreamer of sorts. I dream of many things and one is a life full of acceptance, achievement and success for my Super Hero son Asa. He's got extra good stuff that comes with a little thing called Down syndrome. We live in the beautiful state of New Hampshire with our 2 Bulldogs; Rosie, Frankie and 36 chickens.