Monday, January 17, 2011

The Tobii Trial!!!!!

So, we just wanted to share Juliana's first try on the eye gaze computer. I will warn you it is kind of long and at times she had picked several things at once so it's kind of a lot to listen to at times, but it is truly amazing to watch. About half way through she activates a Mickey Mouse video and she makes it say, "I will tell you what I think about this, I LOVE it!" and then she activated a Curious George and a Dora and she said, "This is boring". Also, after this was taken, we were talking to the rep and she said repeatedly, "I have a problem, I am tired, I need a break, I am done." Also not on this video, she asked for a drink several times and was actually thirsty. The rep is going to lend us one for a month to try, then we are probably going to try a different one for a month and then decide which one she is better at.  What a great way to kick off the new year than hearing my daughter's voice!  Again, I promise you, this is only the beginning.  Many great things to come!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Juliana rocks at Colors!!!!

Just wanted to share a little video of my amazing little girl and how she knows her colors.  We've been reviewing them for some time and every time we read books, we talk about them (especially in her favorite "Brown Bear, Brown Bear").  So here is a video of her identifying five colors.  The really cool thing is that I ask her several times, "Do you know which one is yellow?" or "Can you tell me which one is blue?" and she blinks, which for those of you that don't know, this is how she says YES!  And then she smiles or giggles as if to say "Yes I do know, but will I tell you. . . . "  What a tease.  Trust me when I tell you, this is only the beginning for this girl. 

And a few side notes, turn your volume down a bit because apparently I don't know how to use an inside voice and it's kind of loud. And number two, don't worry, we did give Olivia a chance afterwards.  You will hear her in the back ground saying, "My turn!" or "I wanna play".  She is not neglected, she did get her turn!  And I will go ahead and brag on her too!  She is almost 3 and knows all her colors, most shapes and about half of the letters of the alphabet!  Okay, I know.  Enough bragging!

Enjoy the video!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Livi's 1st Concert!!!

We recently had the privilege of joining Faith and her mom to a Barney concert.  This was a first for both Livi and I.  Here are the girls patiently waiting for the show to start!
 And here is Amber.  Apparently she LOVES Barney!
 O oh!  It's starting!!!!!!
 Who knew Barney could jump?
 What a production!
 Livi - rockin' Faith's headband.
And my friends is Olivia gettin' down with her boogie.  So this concert basically turned into a rave for toddlers.  She had a blast.  Although I'm not sure where she got her moves!
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And this is the Barney version of the Itsy Bitsy Spider which just happens to be Juliana's favorite song!
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