Thursday, March 25, 2010

Words! Actual, real words!

So, work has been crazy lately and I need a I've decided to take the time to jot down the words that Joshua is saying now. As most of you know, he's got a bit of a speech delay. Most kids his age (27 months) at least use 2 or 3-word sentences, but he's still getting into the habit of actually labeling something instead of grunting. So, without further ado, here is his list!

this (dis--sometimes DI-ih-IS!)
yes ("dess")
please (beez)
ma (what he calls me)
house (always said in a whisper)
eye (also said in a whisper)
God (gahs)
eight (ace)
mine (min)
milk (mils)
up (uh)
down (dow)
hand (han)
duck (guck)
hen (we've been reading The Little Red Hen a lot lately)

That's all I can think of right now...but hey, that's like 27 words! We're out of the >10 range! We're still working on getting him to say them all spontaneously instead of having to be prompted like he does with most of this list, but I know that will come in time. I'm so proud of my little guy. It's been a long time coming. Now to get all of these words on video...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dressing himself

This is what happens when you let your 2 year old pick his own clothes :o

Cody texted me this picture and caption this morning. We Allemans definitely have some fashion sense. Oh, yeah.

Friday, March 12, 2010

BYU most popular?

I just came across this article from U.S. News and World Report. I'm actually surprised that BYU ranked 1st in popularity in the entire country! Who knew?

I'm proud to say that I graduated from BYU and that I have worked there full-time for almost four years. BYU has blessed my family immensely, both the one I grew up with and the one I have now. I know there are things about BYU that could and probably should be changed, but it still is a great institution. It'll be weird to someday not have such ties to BYU--I mean, I'm sure that we'll eventually move away from Utah County (even if it's just to SLC), I'll no longer work at BYU, and BYU football won't be so prevalent anywhere else. But anyway, just wanted to say that I'm grateful for BYU and it makes me happy to see it getting national recognition =)

Monday, March 8, 2010

My not-so-little-anymore boy

Just a few random pictures of Joshua...watching TV:
And all dressed up for church yesterday--we finally found a white collared shirt that fits him! =)