Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Day: the boys enjoyed opening their new gifts from Grandma and Grandpa Hanna. Noah's favorite toy is his new dancing/singing Elmo (quite a vocabulary that this little guy has!), he also got a ride along Matar truck (from Cars). Jonah got an amazing karaoke machine, he giggled and giggled over hearing his voice when using the microphone. I really think this will be a fun toy to encourage Jonah's speech. He has a long ways to go but loves to interact with us and tries very hard to mimic at least a consonant from words that we say which is wonderful. He now calls Grandma Hanna "amma." Noah is also using more words and even combining a few. A few days ago he declared, "No, mine!" when we took away a toy. Great progress Noah!

We are excited for Disneyland later this week. I have been reading up on their services available to disabled individuals. They really do go a long ways to accommodating ALL children, hurrah for Disney! I think the boys will have a wonderful time. Grandma and Grandpa Hanna were able to schedule a night at a timeshare within walking distance of the park so we can both walk to the park and enjoy the fireworks for New Year's Eve that evening. It will be a neat experience for everyone. It will be our first amusement park trip with Jonah and his new chair so wish us a good experience!

We hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and will enjoy the New Year as it approaches this week.

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