Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
*Before babies are able to develop their vocal cords they already have their small and large motor skills in place. Babies are able to sign WAY before they are able to talk.
*When parents teach their children how to sign, they feel less frustrated because their baby can communicate earlier in life, which results in a less fussy baby.
*Signing helps babies develop their fine motor skills earlier.
*Research has clearly demonstrated that using sign language does not mean that a child will not learn to talk.
*Many studies have been done on children using sign. One study involved two groups of children, one group that was taught baby signing and another group that was not. The researchers found that eight-year-olds who had learned a simple form of baby sign language using invented signs did better on IQ tests than comparable children who had not learned baby sign language.
*There's no need to make excuses for not helping your baby out anymore! ASL Pro has a baby sign dictionary that shows videos on how to sign a specific word. But remember...consistency is the key!
Ok, I went a bit off my rocker but thought this info is interesting. Many parents don't know the benefits of signing with babies...but here you have it! I hope all of you with babies or future babies follow Tiffani and Trent's lead and give their children the gift of communication. Why not...right?
Thursday, January 15, 2009
The bottom frame. There are 2 parts to the bed. (Sectioned out in 7 total parts.) We built a base, which is below, then we built a platform which hangs over the base around 6 inches.
These are the platform sections. Don't mind the messy garage. Still not completely organized from the move!
The bed feels like it weighs a thousand pounds! That's why we made 4 total sections so we could move it when we are ready to move again. (Hopefully in the FAR, FAR future!) Colin did an amazing job and I, as the little helper girl, probably won't be asked back to help! I messed up some of the paint and also dropped the frame trying to move it. Oops! A few hiccups aside, I love the way it turned out and it looks MUCH better than just a mattress on the floor! :)
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I am: a sign language interpreter
I think: into things WAY too much
I want: to loose weight. More than Allison and Bethany so I can win $100
I dislike: how much it costs to buy basic things for the house. (curtains, blinds, sheets etc)
I miss: my family and best friend.
I fear: I'll never get married and have kids. :)
I hear: Colin's ridiculously loud new speakers he thinks he needs turned on turbo mode.
I smell: the new specialty blonde hair conditioner I got today.
I crave: any kind of food that's bad for you. Mostly sweets!
I cry: when I'm overwhelmed or frustrated
I search: on the internet way too much!
I wonder: what is in store for me in the future
I regret: not keeping in touch with old friends.
I love: my family, friends, Colin, Duke, Diesel, our new house, my car, scrapbooking, chapstick and fuzzy blankets!
I care: how my house looks when people come over way too much.
I always: get at least 8 hours of sleep.
I worry: about little things that I shouldn't
I am not: skinny or thin...but working on it!
I remember: my grandparents, uncle and grandpa who passed away all the time.
I believe: that ghosts, spirits - whatever you want to call them - exist!
I dance: only when I'm drunk and at a club. Or just plain old drunk.
I sing: really badly and hardly ever.
I don't always: listen - as Colin would say. I do try though.
I argue: really badly. I can't get my thoughts together enough to have a fighting chance!
I write: too many lists. Grocery, goals, to do, food log...many different kinds!
I win: at scratch it tickets...on Christmas. $12!
I lose: debates with Colin, or anyone for that matter.
I wish: I was able to get married and have kids younger.
I listen: badly to Colin. Great to my friends.
I don't understand: the stock market, politics, accounting and men. :)
I can usually be found: Lately, at home, OSU or the gym.
I forget: things way too often.
I am happy: with my life now. Just want another kitty, that's it. Oh, and a new flat iron so I don't have to wear pony tails everyday.
TAG... if you are reading this... you are it!
I never really do these but since I'm taking a break from organizing the closet, I thought I'd give it a whirl! Thanks Suzie :)