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SLP Mommy of Apraxia: Happy Birthday Song! Ashlynn turns four

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Happy Birthday Song! Ashlynn turns four

Ashlynn turned four this past weekend and my husband and I were just beaming with pride.  Last year, she couldn't blow out her candles, sing the Happy Birthday Song, much less even say Happy Birthday.

When she woke up in the morning, balloons were waiting for her in our hallway.  Before she hit the bathroom she excitedly said "BAYOONS!!"

As she stepped in the kitchen, we had a Minnie Mouse Birthday banner, tablecloth, and big balloon decorating the kitchen.  She could not stop talking!  "Minnie right there, and Minnie right there, and Ashlynn"s Happy Birthday!"  When my husband came out in the kitchen she called "Look daddy!  Minnie! Ashlynn's Happy Birthday!"  When he asked her how old she was, she proudly held up four fingers and pronounced "fowa."  She just recently has been generalizing the 'f' and she said it correctly without any cues. Also, last year, the motor plan to hold up the right amount of fingers just wasn't there; but this year, with a little planning, she pulled in her thumb and held up all four fingers.  My husband and I exchanged looks of pride knowing what the other was thinking, without having to speak a word.

When we got in the car to go the Pumpkin Patch, all by herself we heard a happy little voice coming from the backseat, "Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to ASH - IN, Happy Birthday to you!"  This time when we exchanged looks, we both had a little tear in our eye.

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At October 24, 2013 at 9:57 PM , Blogger Aston Frunk said...

I actually enjoyed reading through this posting.Many thanks.
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At October 25, 2013 at 6:54 AM , Blogger Laura Smith said...

Thanks Aston!

At January 13, 2014 at 10:33 AM , Anonymous Kate said...

I love this post Laura! Cooper just turned three and I think he understood it was his birthday but couldn't vocalize anything. I can't wait for his 4th birthday because I know in my heart he will have improved. Thanks for sharing this!

At January 13, 2014 at 2:39 PM , Blogger Laura Smith said...

Oh how your heart will sing when Cooper can do this!


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