Until I had Kendall I really never thought about words or speech much if ever. We have spent hours upon hours in speech therapy(and other therapy) with Kendall. I'll never take a word for granted again. Kendall has worked so hard on her speech and although she is really far behind she has come a long way in the last 6 months. Here are a few videos I took today of Kendall and her words. And ignore the date(year) in the video, I realize it's 2010 HA!
Married mom of 3 not so little ones anymore but they still keep me grinning and giggling(most of the time). Kendall, age 12, Brady age 8 almost 9 and "baby" Chase who is 7. I have been married for 14.5 years to Dan Graff, who I think is the best dad ever to our kids. He certainly makes me grin and giggle to this very day.
I have spent my non mom career working in recruiting on and off over the years recruiting Software Engineers. Other than my kids my most favorite thing to do in the entire word is ride horses followed by Kung Fu, where I earned my purple belt last year. I have been riding since I was 8 years old, with some time off here and there but I always go back to it. As Winston Churchill said, "There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man"(or woman in this case)!