Saturday, March 14, 2009

What's new with Ralphie?

What is new with Ralphie? He just keeps getting more and more fun for one thing! He had a great time with this box at Leroy's birthday party. (Yes, those are Christmas cards still hanging up on the window frame. Sue me.)

Ralph has his first real word! (Sorry, James, but I don't count da-da-da-da because he's been saying THAT for just about everything.) He has started saying hi! It is so clear and cute and appropriate when he says HI! at the perfect moment.

He has a ton of new signs all of a sudden. Water, colors, please, lion and more that I can't think of right now. His walking skills continue to improve as well. His PT says that walking skills unlock speech skills and I'm starting to see what she's talking about.

On another note, yesterday I signed up five children for baseball! Thank goodness that they have a family maximum of $115, otherwise I would have paid nearly $300. I just flushed my summer down the...well, you know.

Chipper is applying for a scholarship to attend a summer school program called Duke Talent Identification. He had the opportunity to take the ACT as a 7th grader this year and scored an 18 composite. Not too bad, huh? I'm pretty proud.

Wesley continues to study for CLEP tests. He'll be taking his first exams this month. I think that when he gets a few successful tests under his belt he will be even more motivated to study.

We are all taking Spring Break this week. I hope the weather is nice so that we can get out to the park. I'm going to try to rest as much as possible. The baby's due date is Monday, but I think I'll go over a bit. Not unusual.


Leslie said...

Ralph is so cute. Congrats on all the wonderful progress he is making! How exciting!

Will your son be coming to the Duke TIP program at Duke? If so, that is very close to us. I'd be happy to help out, have you come stay/visit. Just let me know.

(((Stephanie))) Hugs to you as you await your new little one. What an incredibly exciting time. I look forward to hearing your good news.

Lou said...

He's adorable, and getting so big! That's neat that walking speeds up speech and I bet he's cute saying "hi"!
And great accomplishments for the others, you ought to be proud!
Prayers for an easy delivery!!! How exciing!!!

Anonymous said...

Smart PT you got there.

And thanks for the due date reminder! I've been dying to see something about the new baby for the last several posts.

Gonna go up to the top post and bother you some more. Barbara