Monday, May 17, 2010

Aubrey is Two!

Saturday was Aubrey's birthday party.  Aubrey is two and she is one of my great nieces..she lives next door.  She is not making any consonant sounds yet only vowels..but she can squeal pretty loudly at her brothers! 

She knows some sign language, her Mother has taught her some of the words..all done, more and thank you.  Aubrey has had three surgeries, the first  to repair her cleft lip, the second  repair her cleft palate and then the third to repair a hole that appeared after the second surgery..   One of those times tubes were placed in her ears so she wouldn't get so many ear infections. 

She has a speech pathologist that works with her during the school year. Minnesota has lots of programs in place to help children that need a little extra help. She will be going to see her speech pathologist once a week throughout the summer.

Aubrey understands everything you tell her, she follows directions really well.  She is a very smart little girl, sometimes she is frustrated by her inability to communicate.  Sometimes she looks at you like you are the dumbest person on the face of the earth..I think it might be "the look" and she has it perfected!

She is also entering the terrible twos..or the terrific twos..depending on the day and her mood.
My Dad (Aubrey's Great Grandpa)  with the two youngest children in our family..Aubrey and Brooke (they are cousins) ..can you see where they get their beautiful blue eyes from?
 My Mom ( Aubrey's Great Grandma) and Aubrey.

Aubrey has come a long way in the two years since she was born.  Surgery by surgery her smile is being restored, she will see her specialist again in six months..there is a surgery that can help with her speech..will she or won't she need it..only time will tell.   They may put a tiny camera up and down her nose to see if her palate is working correctly if there is no improvement in her speech in the next six months.  For now, we as a family surround this little girl with lots of love:)

19 comments:

  1. Aubrey sounds like she is already learning to express herself very well - guess she takes after Aunt Connie. I think she looks like your mother. Both Aubrey and Brooke are little dolls. Yes, they have gorgeous blue eyes. They are both sweethearts. Even in the midst of the terrible twos, it is still a wonderful age. They are so much fun to play with. Everything is a new adventure.

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  2. Medicine has come a long way hasn't it. She is precious and Happy Birthday. Looks like a fun party - little ones always are. Beautiful blue eyes passed down. Have a great day Connie.

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  3. what a precious girl! To have been through so much in her short life! She is fortunate to have such a loving and caring family to surround her!

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  4. Such a lot to have been through at such a young age but like others have said, thank goodness she's surrounding by so much love.

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  5. She is a beautiful little two year old, just beginning her life, and like so many have said, she's been through quite a lot already. She is so lucky to have a family nearby who showers her with the love she deserves! Thanks for the great story about your little grands!!

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  6. Happy Birthday Aubrey! What a sweetheart!

    Kisses,
    Emma Rose

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  7. Both girls are little beauties and I love those sparkly blue eyes like Great Grandpa. Wonderful to see your parents again too. Aubrey will be just fine with the love and support of all of you.

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  8. She is totally adorable. What a cutie pie. And those amazing blue eyes they both have.

    Great to see everyone looking so healthy and happy.

    Jen

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  9. Aubrey is just precious, Happy birthday to her. Her cousin is just adorable too and those eyes....Yep, I'd say Great Grandpa has somethin' to do with that. I pray everything goes well for Miss Aubrey.

    Have a wonderful evening filled with sweet dreams.

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  10. blessings and happy bday... here from mt where it's actually warm (not to get too excited, snow forecast for this weekend! ):)

    gp,

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  11. Beautiful child and beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing those and her story. Why some of us endure more in life than others can confound us at times.

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  12. She's precious, and she'll know a lot about expressing herself without words, I'll wager. And sign language is great for young ones. I believe you when you say your family is surrounding her with love!

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  13. Happy Birthday little Aubrey! Your story brings back many memories -- each babies story is special and a journey in itself. Each journey is different -- As time goes on it won't be forgotten but will be put away as a memory - You are a blessing little girl!

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  14. Such a gorgeous child (so are your parents)! That look in the last photo could kill...

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  15. Happy Birthday Aubrey! Two is just the most perfect time...you are learning and growing and expressing yourself. And people are listening! And responding...and if they don't you can let them know.

    I hope your day was very special!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

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  16. Two is such a fun age!! You are all lucky to be so close. Beautiful girls!!

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  17. Prayers for sweet Aubrey to be fully restored!!
    I spent last week with grands... one who will be two on the 28th. I tell ya -- what a handful that age is. They already are frustrated because of their age. So I can imagine how much harder it would be to have more trouble communicating.

    Kisses hugs. Those are perfect cheeks for bubble kisses. Happy Birthday!

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  18. She is such a sweetheart. Some of these days she is going to say clearly, leave me alone, I am ok. Good shots of mom and dad.

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments! If you have a question I will try to answer it here. Connie