Thursday, December 17, 2009

I think I've got morning sickness late...

I have been feeling sick after I eat every day for the last week. It's a bummer. I hope it doesn't continue these next few weeks. I can't wait to have this baby to snuggle and also to feel better.

Parker has been doing awesome! His teacher tell me everyday something new that he has accomplished! They say it's like a light just went on for him. I am so proud of my angel. He is doing so great! I can't wait for Christmas. I know he is going to be so excited to open his presents! (He is not excited for the baby though, lol)

Molly is doing great. She has a concert at school tonight and even has a solo. She is in the choir this year. She really likes it. Her grades have been great and she's excited about the baby.

We are still looking for a place to rent. We may have to stay at this house one more month if all else fails, I sure hope not though.

I am not in the packing/cleaning mode since feeling sick and very tired. Here's hoping we find out soon either way.

That's about it for an update. Have a very merry Christmas!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Mixed feelings...

I was not going to get the kids the h1n1 vaccine. I told their school no. Now, thinking about them or the baby getting the swine flu is really scaring me. They are getting their vaccine after school today and it worries me a little.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Working on my attitude

Things are really stressful right now at our house. Christmas, bills, moving and lack of energy are really wearing on me. Im trying to just know that God will handle it all and that I dont have to. Now I have to just keep reminding myself of this.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I am so thankful for everyone and everything in my life. Im also thankful for my little angel who will be here Jan. 5th.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Blessings

Instead of whining, I'm going to start counting my blessings. I've been very blessed lately and I am so thankful for all the kind people in our lives. I also want to thank God for Parkers recent accomplishments. Yay!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Good day

Today Molly and I painted some Christmas ornaments. We are making these for gifts for teachers and such. It's been really fun making them. I also have been doing some role playing with Parker with a baby doll. Heres hoping it helps get him prepared.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Hi again....

I haven't been on in a while, I know. Things have been really busy. I have been stressed to the max and it still isn't ending. I'm stressed because we are supposed to move Dec. 1st, money issues, Chirstmas, etc. You name it, I'm stressed about it. I just had 2 teeth pulled the other day and it went so much better than I imagined. That guy is a miricale worker. I swear, I felt no pain whatsoever. The only pain I felt was the one in my wallet, lol.

I'm really excited about the baby coming but my other issues are just wearing on me. The place we are moving from is really strict when you move out. They have like a 2 page list of all the things you have to clean or replace when you move out. You even have to pay to have the carpets cleaned. So to afford all that, moving, then Christmas and then the baby expenses, I am a mess. Not to mention we still have to find a place to move to.

I guess we arn't very good at planning things.

At least the kids are doing good. They are happy and are enjoying all the Halloween activities. Tonight they are going to trick or treat main st. and then tomorrow do the real trick or treating. On Wednesday we went to a church fall party and it was really fun.

I failed my gestational diabetes test by one point so I have to go take the 3 hour test on Monday. I think it will be torture. I'm sure I'll pass if I only failed by one point, but we'll see. So far the baby is doing great. I go for another ultrasound next Friday to be sure of the due date. I can't believe I am 7 months pregnant already. I can't remember if I posted this already or not, but I have a cute story about Parker and then baby. I had Parker put his hand on my belly to feel the baby kicking. He did it and then he said, "Did you tell her it's not ok to kick?" I thought it was adorable! He is such a cute, funny guy.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hi all

Just a quick post since I only have 4 minutes left. I'm enjoying fall and having a great time doing fall things with the kids. I can't believe I only have 3 more months to go before I have this baby. I guess time flies when you are having fun, lol. Everyone have a great day!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Parker's eating issues

Since being sick a few weeks ago, Parker's eating issues have gotten worse. He will eat about 3 or 4 different things but that is it. He has threw up twice now from just having a tiny bite of something different. Anyone have any experience with this?

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Teeth problems

Oh how I wish this was over already. I have another bad tooth and I think I just want it pulled. The dentist doesnt want to but a root canal terrifys me. Ive been worrying about it every day. Oh well, its my mouth. If I wasnt pregnant, Id ask for gas.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Trying out a new background and layout and stuff...

I thought I'd put something fall-ish on my blog. I just love fall. For some reason I had to change the layout to make everything work. Oh well. Everything is still there, just re-arranged.

I think today we will get our fall stuff out and start decorating. That should be fun. I think I'm going to make a carrot cake also.

Things are good around the house. Parker is feeling better and doing good in school. Molly is well and keeping busy. Bobby and I are glad everyone is well, finally. I've been having trouble with my teeth and jaw but I think I've finally healed, whew. The baby is doing good, growing, and kicking like crazy.

The one thing on my mind lately has been Parker's fine motor skills. He has such a hard time with this. Writing, coloring or other things that involve his hands are so hard for him. I've looked up some ideas to get his muscles working so I may try them. He writes so lightly and doesn't have much control. Here's hoping with help it will get better.

Happy Fall y'all!
I got my background at ZingerBug.com
I got my background at ZingerBug.com

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I am so excited!

We found out yesterday we are having a girl! Yay, yay, yay!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Waiting..

Ive been worrying about Parker in school. Is the teacher treating him well and is he needing an aide? I guess I just have to wait and watch. His teacher doesnt seem as nice or patient as last year. I need to put it in Gods hands.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

First day of school yesterday

The kids both had a really good day, despite my worrying. Molly had just finished her meds. for pneumonia and is feeling good even though she still has it. She goes back to the dr. today to see how she is doing.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Back again

Lately I've been slacking on posting. I think it will pick up when the kids are in school. Ive been trying to potty train Parker and he's been doing great! Molly had a good time at camp but was pretty homesick. She is sick right now with the flu.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ahhh, at the library enjoying peace and quiet...

I swear, the kids have been on a whining streak, and so have I!

We all need to quit, so that's why I'm taking a break. I'm so excited that my neice got to use the clippers on Parker's hair yesterday. He usually won't let anyone use them, but we told him it would be quicker and he let her. His hair looks so nice and we avoided all the crying and wiggling. I hope we can keep using them every time. He looks so cute and I'm so proud of him for being so brave.

I don't have a lot to say, since nothing much has been going on.

Hmmm....Lets see....

Molly goes to camp for 4 days on the 2nd. She is really excited about that. I have another dr. appt. on Friday, I'm always excited for those, when I get to see how the baby is. Nothing new with Parker but we have decided we will get him ear protectors for school so that he can put them on when other kids are crying or upset. I think it will help him a lot.

That's about it for the moment I think. Everyone have a nice day and weekend.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Happy birthday!

Happy Birthday to the most wonderful husband in the world!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Kinda down today....

Its been one of those weeks. Plans have been cancelled, people have hurt my feelings, the house smells like decaying mice, Parker has diahrhea and the weather is dreary. I guess God is the only one you can turn to in times like this.

Friday, July 10, 2009

We have some big news!

Im pregnant. Im due Jan 22nd, 4 days after Parkers birthday. It wasnt planned but we are very happy now that the shock has worn off.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Had a nice 4th

We had a really nice time at my sisters husbands parents house. I thought we would have to leave early because of Parker wanting to go home and the noise. We got to stay the whole time! He even stayed outside for about 6 fireworks. yay!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hi again...

At the library today. Parker is being very patient with me. Things are going good with us. Potty training is going ok. I have to get some prizes today. Yesterday we went swimming in Garberville. It was really fun. We found a great park near the lake that we will definately be going back to. Molly got a little car sick since we took the scenic route.

We may get our little pool out today. I think it's warm enough. We've had some excitement going on around here lately. We may catch everyone up on Thursday.

Till then, have a great summer!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Potty training

That is my goal for the summer, to get him potty trained. He is resisting again. I may have to get some prizes to motivate him. I think its going to take a long time but it will be worth it. Wish me luck.

Friday, June 5, 2009

It's been a long time...

I have been pretty busy lately and I hate blogging from my cell phone. Half the time I'll have a post ready, go to post it, and it will say it can't.

Next week is the kids last week of school. I'm happy and nervous about it.

Today I changed my dining room around. I also hung up a bunch of Parker's cute art work. It was mostly farm artwork so it went well in the dining room.

Parker has been pretty happy lately. I think summer may throw him for a loop though. Molly plans on going to a girls camp for a week this summer, so that should be fun.

Here I have time to blog, and I'm on an actual computer and I can't think of anything to say.

To my fellow bloggers, I'm still reading your blogs, even if I can't post much. I'm going to look into another type of internet soon. The kids and I might go crazy if we don't have internet for the summer.

Miss you all.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Thinkng about summer

I have got to get some sort of schedule in place or its going to be miserable. Im worrying about it already. Anyone have any good ideas?

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy memorial day

Remember the soldiers! We had a nice time at Bobby's grandparents house. The kids had a great time and I got to play with all the little cousins.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Today is a beautiful day...

The sun is shining and my house is clean. I'm blogging from the library again. Nice and quiet as usual. Bobby is back to work, so that's good. I miss him though, I got used to him being home. This week Molly's hamster died. It was really sad for everyone. Molly cried and cried. We just loved that little guy. It broke my heart. She says she doesn't want any more hamsters because they don't live long enough. We looked at the pet store yesterday and she thinks she wants a hermit crab for her next pet. They are cheap, but once you get the cage, food, shells, etc. it costs more than you think. She may have to wait a little bit for one. Parker says he wants one too and wants to name it Orange. I thought that was cute.

Not much new with me, other than thinking about summer. Thinking about what the kids and I are going to do to keep ourselves busy and happy. I don't want a boring summer with no schedule or nothing to do. We are going to have to make a daily schedule and kind of stick to it to make our days more fun. I plan to do a lot with them outside. I think tonight we may plant our garden, so that gives us something to work on this summer.

Parker has been doing ok in school, not much new to report there. Molly is doing well and having a good time. That's about it for now. Everyone have a nice weekend.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Cute

Yesterday I was petting the cat. Parker came up to me and said, "Pet me, I'm cute." I thought that was really adorable. He is such a funny guy!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Hot day

We had such a nice day outside today. We got out the kiddie pool and the blowup toys. It wasnt that hot but the kids swore it was pool weather. Bobby rototilled the garden for us and we are so excited to start planting soon. The kids got soo dirty.

Friday, May 15, 2009

My day

Today was a really nice day. I got a lot of house work done so that made me feel good. I hosted a candle type party for my sister and that was fun. There was lots of good food too. My niece is having mercy on me and letting me use her laptop tonight since I've been blogging from my cell phone. Parker had been feeling better and doing well. Molly is too, she's at a friends house tonight. Here I'm finally using a computer and I can't think of anything to write about. I think Bobby is going to rototil the garden this weekend, so that makes us excited. I can't wait to start planting. I even got a cheap tomato plant to start with. Have a good weekend everyone.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Worrying

Tonight I am worrying about Parker's eating at school. He barely eats anything there. His teachers always say he wont eat certain things he used to like. I am running out of things to send him. He mostly only likes food u cant reheat well. Any suggestions

blogging from my cell phone

I wont be able to do caps, but thats ok. parker's home sick. i miss blogging every day. its warm and nice here today. i had a nice mothers day. everyone was really sweet. have a nice day.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tuesday ramblings...



I'm at the library again. Molly and her cousin Shelby are looking at books while I post this blog. This is one of the few times that I have came to this particular library without Parker. I felt bad for not taking him, but I was going to come alone. Molly and Shelby are old enough to be on their own looking at books. Parker is very demanding at the library and obviously I can't leave him alone.

Parker has been doing really well lately and loving school. He even asked when he got to go back over the weekend. We've been pretty boring lately. Today his teacher had a talk with him about touching people inappropriately. I guess he's been hugging on and trying to hold hands with a boy he wants to be his friend. Poor guy, he doesn't know the difference between hugging friends and hugging family. The kid he is hugging so much is really nice and just lets him, but you can tell it bothers him, the teacher says.

That kind of stuff seems hard to teach.

Molly has been doing well. She got back from her camping trip and had a great time. One of the parents there said how nice and polite she was. That always makes me feel good.

A funny thing happened yesterday. Molly brought our adult neighbor over to see her hamster. She didn't even warn us, she just brought her in and told us she was taking her to see the hamster. (I want to wring her neck when she does this!) She didn't even give me time to clean up or anything. Anyways, on the coffee table next to me was what looked like 3 beers or alcoholic drinks. I don't drink at all so I thought it was pretty funny. Earlier I had made me ice tea and it was in a water bottle. Next to that was 2 glasses of cream soda that Molly and I had been drinking. It looked like I really boozed it up with those 3 glasses full of brownish liquid. I made sure and told her what it was, lol.

Parker is always so talkative in the grocery store. Today I took him to buy a couple things and he was so excited. He kept naming all the food and talking about it. I bet the clerks have never seen a kid have so much to say about banana's and bagels, lol. He was just chatting away. He saw an older man in line behind us and said, "You look like you go to my Nana's house". It was so cute and funny. I've never seen the guy before in my life so I don't know who he was talking about, not to mention we were not in the same town she lives in. He just kept talking away to the guy. I don't even think the guy could hear him. I finally had to divert his attention back to the groceries, lol. He is such a cute, funny guy.

While I'm bragging about my cutie pie, I need to brag about Molly. I was looking at a packet of her work she brought home and I saw all these 100%'s in spelling. I asked her, did you study for these tests, cause I didn't see you do it? She said no, she just writes them all 5x at the beginging of the week, never looks at them again and gets them all right on Friday. Where is this girl getting her brains from? It must be Bobby because I had to study forever to even get an ok grade. I'm really proud of her.

That's about it. Nothing new with me, same old same old. Everyone have a great week!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wednesday ramblings...

Today was a pretty nice day. Parker did better at school. I'm so glad. His teacher was really great about everything and told me how she handled it. I am so happy that he has her for a teacher this year.

He got his school pictures today. They are really cute but silly. He is in love with his class picture and wants me to keep telling him all his classmates names. He says they are his best friends in the whole wide world. I think that is so adorable! He was happy all through the grocery store, just looking at his class picture. He also got a chocolate chip cookie at the bakery and they are his favorite. It doesn't take much to make him happy. (Not to mention the 20 some truck pictures a day I have to draw for him. I really hope this is a phase).

Molly was really excited to go to camp today. I had a hard time leaving her after we helped her carry her stuff to the bus. I kept thinking I should have gave her one more hug or made sure she was ok. I wanted to call the school and talk to her before she left but Bobby re-assured me she would be fine. It was hard to resist it. She's fine, she's fine, I just have to keep repeating that.

Bobby is bowling his last game of this year. Well, he has one more next week, but that's the roll-off to see who wins the league. His team was in first for the first half. I'm excited for him because he is so happy about it.

I still keep thinking about getting a job if it will work out. Bobby and I are both unsure about it. My kids are such a powerful pull in my life that they will come first no matter where I worked.

I'm thinking about putting my lighter quilt on my bed since it's getting warmer. I really love my heavy one so it's a hard decision, lol. Right now I can't handle any decision, lol.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Trouble....


Parker has had a couple bad days at school. He's been yelling at the teacher and refusing to do things. His behaviorist thinks maybe they have been expecting more out of him lately or something. He gets that attitude with me but has always been good at school. I think it's probably hard on him with all the school work he's not used to. I know it's good for him though. Maybe it will just take some time. I am going to keep an eye on it for the next week or two. If it continues, Parker's behaviourist is going to talk to his teachers to see what they can work out. Maybe see if they have any clues to what triggers the melt downs and behaviours. I'm also watching to see how he's feeling and if anything is different. (When I asked Parker what he did to the teacher, he said, "I hit her", I know he didn't but I think he must have wanted to, lol. I thought he would say he yelled at her.)

They said he just had trouble in the morning, that the rest of the day was good. He had a new thing about his jacket also. He doesn't want to wear it on the playground or at home, even when it's freezing. I wonder what is up with that?

I would love to hear from anyone who's children have behaviour problems at school. It's nice to know I'm not alone.

Molly is all packed and ready for her school camping trip tomorrow. She is so excited! She is a little scared too. She is not much of a nature girl and was like me, scared of every little noise outside. She's happy though, and can't wait. I'm going to miss her.

Today the kids and I went to visit my sister. She had just came back from a hair show with my niece. She brought me a bag with some hair stuff, earrings, a scented thing and some bracelets. I love them all! It was so nice of her and Mandy to think of me. They are so sweet. I have the best family.

I'm tired tonight. It's been a really long day. I put away a ton of books of Parker's. What am going to do with all his books? He loves them all but keeps leaving them out everywhere. I need to find a solution for that one.

Well, I better get ready for another busy day tomorrow. Have a nice day!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Embarrassed....

I was pretty embarrassed when Parker's teacher talked to me on Friday. She asked me if Parker had any longer shirts or higher pants. She said that it's distracting for some of the kids, especially during music class, when Parker's butt crack is hanging out. I felt like such a pathetic mother. I felt like I was the one who had the stinky kid in class or something, lol. I told her that the only reason some of his shirts were shorter was because they were ones he loved and had wanted to wear a lot. He has some newer ones that are longer but he just doesn't really like them. I told her I would find some longer ones. How embarrassing.

When I got home I went through his shirts and got rid of most of the too short ones. His very favorites I saved for him to wear to bed. I also went to Ross and bought him 3 long shirts. I don't want Parker to be the outcast in his special needs class. It's funny and it's not. I guess I never really thought about his crack being out at school, lol. I just had to share that with you all. I swear the boy must have no hips. We are always pulling his pants up. Another thing the teacher said to me was that Parker got very stubborn with her. He refused to put his back pack down, yelled no and threw it on the floor. She said saw a different side of him. I hope she doesn't think he would get physical or anything. He really is a mellow guy.

That was Friday afternoon. Friday later Bobby came home and told me his was laid off for 3 weeks now. How are we supposed to survive like that? Luckily God was looking out for us and one of our neighbors wants Bobby to do some yard work for her for a while and she pays pretty good. I'm happy about that. I have to put my job hunt on hold for a while since he will be working for her when I was going to work.

I also found out that our respite worker is moving and her last month will be May. Just when we get attached, they move.

I'm complaining today but not. We've had many blessings lately so I need to just count them. Tonight I'm going to make an apple desert. I made it before and everyone really liked it. I hope you all have a nice week.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Hi again

Greetings from the library, lol. It's awfully quiet in here....

Not much new is going on with us. Bobby did hear that he may be layed off again next week. I'm not sure what we are going to do about that. I may have no choice but to get a job.

The kids are doing good. Parker has been using the potty more and I am really proud of him. I'm trying to convince him that he is a big boy like his friends.

Molly is excited about school camp next week. It is all she can talk about.

Her and I made a macaroni salad yesterday. She really loves chopping things up. I love that she is old enough to help now and still willing.

I hope everyone has a nice weekend. I think this will be a quiet one for us. I'll post again tomorrow or Saturday if I can sneak away. Miss you all!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Bad news...

I won't be on the computer much for a while. We are dropping our phone/Internet/cable package until we get back on our feet. Bobby keeps getting laid off, off and on, and we had to cut expenses that were not absolutely necessary. Hopefully it will just be for a month or 2. It's really bumming me out but I will still get on the computer every couple of days at the library. Also, I may end up with some cheapo Internet or something. We only have cell phones right now, not home ones so I'm not completely sure how to do that. I feel like this is my outlet but at least I don't have to give it up all the way. I love going to the library near by so I will be there quite often while the kids are in school.

Parker is going to be upset by the loss of YouTube, but I'm sure he'll get used to it.

Today was such a hot day. The kids were actually sweating. It made me feel like a big lump.(In the house at least) I'm kind of depressed anyways because of all our financial problems. I keep looking into work but I can only make a little and then I lose Parker's benefits that pay for his services. I'm sort of caught in the middle. I'm looking for a side job, maybe taking care of an elderly or disabled person. We'll see how that works out. Keep us in your prayers. Thanks!

My little "Hulk"

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Doesn't he look tough!

These are a couple of pics from his friends birthday party at the park yesterday. This was the first time he has ever let anyone paint his face.

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My pretty girl with a butterfly on her face. Parker said she looked like "Blue Spiderman". Funny guy!

I am definately enjoying school being back in! Yay! Time to get back to work!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Had a nice day....

Today seemed to go by really quickly even though we didn't do much. I started playing Yoville on Facebook. It seems really fun and addicting.

My niece cut my hair today and I really love it! She does the best job! She cut Bobby's also. His looks nice too.

Molly is at a friends house, again, and Parker is snug in his bed. I drew Parker a bunch of truck pictures today. To him, that's just like getting a present. I also put a ton of stuffed animals on his bed and he had the best time. He didn't even want to come out of his room. He kept telling me, "more animals, find more animals".

Yesterday I found some blogs from another site that have to do with doing kids hair. I found some really great hairstyles for Molly. I tried one last night and it looked really cute on her. She loved it but she isn't really in to sitting while I do her hair anymore. She told me I could practice on her doll, lol. I said, nope, cause you are the one who is going to wear the hairstyles.

That's about it. I'm glad Monday is almost here. Kids are back to school and I am back to my cleaning routine. I also hope Bobby gets to work for a while now. Pray they don't lay him off anymore.

That's about it for my ramblings. Here is a pic of my haircut. I took the picture myself so that's why it looks weird.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Why does he have to grow?!!!

Parker is getting so big. With his getting bigger comes new issues. He wants to still do all the little kid stuff he used to do, but his size isn't allowing for some things.

Examples:
He wants us to wrestle him but he is almost as strong as me. He weighs 74 pounds and is getting tall. He has no boundaries when it comes to wrestling and someone usually ends up getting hurt. Right now my neck is killing me from wrestling him a little. You'll try and hug him or something, and he'll kind of pull away and hang, wrenching your neck.

He wants to fit in the shopping carts at the mall and Safeway. They are meant for little kids and he is almost too big for all of them.

He wants to wear things that are meant for little kids. We just bought him some underwear with the Hulk on them and they barely fit him. He is going to have to move on to the plain underwear.

He wants to be carried sometimes. I love him and love to carry him. He's just too big now and it kills me to do it. I hold him sitting down but that's about all I can do without being in pain afterwards.

Those are just a few examples. I think maturity wise and maybe even mentally, he seems a lot younger than he is. He is a little guy in a big guys body.

I am going to have to work on new outlets for his wrestling and rough housing. We are going to have to get him something like a punching toy or a trampoline to get out his energy. We are going to have to make rules clear about jumping on people and play hitting. We are going to have to find ways to still have fun but also be safer.

I have such a hard time with this. I want to hold him and hug him and kiss him. He wants to play, and wrestle and get away. Only when he is sick, upset or really tired can I hold him without him jumping or bucking. It's sad for me. Sometimes I even try and hold Molly, lol. At least she will sit still. Molly hated getting bigger also. She even now wishes she could do things that small kids can do. I know I can't keep my kids little but I wish I could.

So here I sit with a hurting neck and a heavy heart. My kids are growing by the minute and I can't stop them. I know this, but it is so hard on me. Somebody, get me something to hug, Bobby is getting tired of it, lol!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Happy happy day!

Parker pooped in the potty again! I think we are on a roll here! He is not afraid and he is so proud of himself! I am so happy! I think he is going to keep this up. Can I do a happy dance now!

Today was a really nice day. I stayed home and cleaned. Bobby and I watched some Malcolm in the middle. Parker and I read some books and Molly and I used the glue gun. We didn't have many crafts to make, but we played around anyways. We cracked up over eachothers decorated paper cups and plastic spoons. Hey, you work with what you have, lol. We were just happy to play with the glue gun. I decorated a basket of Parker's with a tire, a Batman guy and an army guy. He thought it was great and happily broke them all off. Oh well, we tried.

I did not step foot out of the house today. Oh well, at least I had good company.

Bobby is visiting his cousin tonight and Molly is at her cousins house. Parker and I are the only ones without cousins, lol.

Tomorrow I plan on tackling my shelves in the dining room. I did the game shelves yesterday but tomorrow I need to do the dishes/appliances/vases shelves.

Today my sister came over and brought us something. She is so thoughtful and caring. I don't know what I would do without her. I hope there comes a day when I can help her out. She is one of those people that just help you without you even asking. I think there is a special place in heaven for people like her. I want to get my act together so I can be more like her.

That's about it for my day. Tonight I'm watching Kathy Griffins comedy special. (I forget what it's called) I know, I know, she's awful, but she cracks me up. I listen to her and cringe, lol. Oh well, it's better to laugh then cry!

Oh yeah, do you like the new header? It's a pic of Parker when he was around 1. What do you do when you don't have enough hands, lol, put something in your mouth. I want to find a good picture of Molly and Parker to put on the header. Dave, hint hint, do you have any you could email me?

I'm not as cranky today...

Today is my day to clean while Bobby wrangles the kids. I've already got a jump start on it so it shouldn't take me too long. I'm going to take the kids to the library later, to get them out of the house. If it warms up we might go to the park. Either way I need to take a walk.

Parker pooped in the potty a little bit, twice yesterday! I am so proud of him! Now if we could only shut something off while he sits on the potty, it tends to squirt on the floor, lol.

Today I'm going to clean out the fridge, fun fun. I'm actually in the cleaning mood so it won't be too bad. I already put away all the Easter decorations, started laundry, filled the sink for dishes, swept the floors and picked up the living room.

Everyone have a nice day.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Not liking Easter break already...


Parker and Molly are both whiny and it's driving me nuts. Money is super tight since Bobby's job keeps laying everyone off and we can't do things they want to do. He was laid off for the whole week this week. I don't know when he will get a whole check. I even applied for a job at Target.

Bobby is on a cleaning spree. I should be glad but that leaves me with the kids. I want to clean and give him the kids. Our house is pretty clean, I think he's just cleaning for a break. I told him today I want to clean and give him the kids. Right now he is painting my Mom's living room for her. It stinks he's doing it today because they might be coming to weatherize our house. That means replacing doors and windows and using power tools. Parker freaks when people use power tools. That leaves me at home with a freaked out kid. I told him not to be surprised if he gets a call from me to come home. He didn't want to do Mom's house today but he wants to get it over with.

So, I'm grumpy and it's no-ones fault. It's just a big pile of circumstances. Not to mention it's too cold to play outside. We may play some moon sand later or play dough or something. Oh, while I'm complaining, my Internet virus protection trial ran out and I keep getting all these annoying pop-ups. It keeps shutting my computer down and restarting it also. I don't know how to fix it because we can't get a new virus protection right now. Grrrrrr!

Maybe I'll take the kids to the library later. I need to keep my sanity some how. Hurry up next week!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter was really nice...






As usual I didn't take the best pictures. I also forgot my camera when we went to my sisters house. Also, the pics of Molly with her Easter basket, I had to change. She was wearing shorts and long shirt but it looks like she is just wearing a shirt in the picture.

Parker was grumpy on Easter. I think he was expecting something fabulous and with money being tight, it wasn't quite what he expected. It was really good though, I think he just thought he would get a big truck or a movie or something.

He also thinks that you get a prize after every egg hunt.

On Saturday we went to another Easter party. Parker did pretty well and made lots of crafts. It's the first time he's really been interested in crafts. Things were going well until Molly won a drawing and he didn't. That made him really mad.

We had a meeting at the house today regarding Parker's ABA therapy. He is doing really well and making good progression. I had to ask for some help on his wanting prizes all the time, being whiny and learning to play appropriately. I got some good tips and we are going to work on these things.

Today was a long day. The kids are bored already. Here's hoping the weather stays nice and I keep them alive, lol. Everyone have a nice day.

Friday, April 10, 2009

I'm missing my brother tonight...


(I stole this pic from his myspace!)
My Mom talked to him on the phone today while I was there. It made me sad to think he wouldn't be here on Easter. He is such a fun guy, we all miss him so much. He moved around Christmas and I haven't seen him since. He's only moved about 4 hours away, I need to go see him.

He is the kind of guy everyone likes. He has tons of funny stories. He is a big jokester. Parker really likes him and he always buys him the best gifts. I hope they change their minds and move back. I know he is happy where he is at so I guess I shouldn't be so selfish. He is with a really great girl who has 4 really great kids.

Oh well, enough whining. I'm sure he'll be back to visit soon.

I hope everyone has a nice day tomorrow. We are going to the Elks lodge where my other sister belongs. They are having an Easter party for the kids. Parker doesn't really want to go but I think it's because last weekend there were a ton of people. This time there won't be so many.

I am thankful!

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I'm thankful first and foremost that today is good Friday. Thank you Jesus for what you did for us today!

I'm thankful for Bobby and my kids. They are my life!

I'm thankful for my family and Bobby's family. They are all so wonderful. We appreciate them more than they know.

I am also thankful for my fellow bloggers, who teach me so much!

Today as I walked Parker to class, I noticed that my car and 2 others had autism awareness magnets on them. How funny is that. We were all parked by each other. When they say 1 in 150, they really mean it. I talked to one of the people getting out of their car. She said she is a mother of a teenager with autism. She said that Parker reminded her a lot of her little boy, always asking questions. She was really sweet and was talking to Parker about his book. It was nice that I got a chance to talk to her since I always see her car in the parking lot.

Parker brought some little treats that I made to his class today. I hope he gets to hand them out.

He was so happy today. He had a little bounce in his step. Whenever he is happy he is bouncy. I swear half the time I'm walking him somewhere he is bouncing as we walk. It's pretty cute but he might bounce me off the sidewalk when he gets older, lol.

Molly gets to go to a movie with the other kids in her school the made the honor roll today. She is so proud of herself. I am so proud of her! They get to see the Monsters/Aliens movie! Lucky!

How great is life!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Thursday ramblings......

I'm cranky this morning because my house is a shambles. Yesterday it was spotless, today, a disaster. Why does one hectic evening equal mess. We baked cookies so that accounts for a lot of it. Parker also got to the bottom of the bag of goldfish, hence all the crumbs. I have to go to town today so the mess will have to wait. Oh well, at least we had fun yesterday. We went to Molly's back to school night. It went better than I thought it would. (Taking Parker while Bobby was gone) Tonight is Parker's back to school night. I'm excited!

Here are some pictures of our cookies.






Parker was actually in a good mood for school today. That made me happy. I'm really looking forward to next week. No more getting up early! Yay! For a whole week! That also means kids for a week, oops, maybe I won't get excited, lol.

Everyone have a nice day.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Spring...

Today as I was walking out my door, I really noticed it was spring. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping and the flowers smelled so beautiful!

I decided I needed to spend some time outside, smelling the flowers and taking some pictures. If only I could bottle that smell!

I took a few pictures from my yard. I think in a couple more weeks there will be flowers everywhere. The pics are of the little flowers blooming, a cool tree in the yard, my hens and chickens plants, the shed and the side yard. That cute shed is my view when I do dishes. I'm really lucky.

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Thank you God for this beautiful day!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I hate mornings............


This morning really stunk. I didn't get much sleep last night so I woke up tired. My neck is really hurting.

Molly said I should keep them home today since I didn't feel good. Haha! That would really help. That got Parker all worked up about staying home. I told him no and told Molly she would have to do chores the next time she talked about staying home in front of Parker.

Once I got Parker to school I realized I forgot his library book. Today is library day and he really looks forward to it. I had to go home and search through all his books to find it.

After I dropped it off I realized I needed to buy eggs for the kids to decorate on Friday. I wanted to get them today because I know by the end of the week they will be expensive. (I know, I put it off last year). I also had to buy cat litter because we didn't keep up on sifting the litter box. Someone is protesting by peeing next to the box. Fun fun, I get to clean the litter boxes today.

Since I was bring Parker his library book, that made me think of the other library books. I rounded them all up and took them back. We have got to stop going twice without bringing them back. I had to return like 30 books. Good thing they weren't late. I told Parker we might go after school, but he's always ticked that we don't go to the big library. It's like 20 minutes away and I already have to drive by there later tonight. Tonight is my parents of kids with autism group I go to.

Anyways, I got home and put the eggs away. Oops, I forgot that I asked Bobby to get eggs on Sunday. I guess we'll be eating eggs for a while.

I think the kids and I are going to make sugar cookies today. We need to hurry because the Easter m&m's are disappearing fast, lol.

I hope everyone has a nice day.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Our weekend

Friday we didn't do much. Parker did not like that it all. He hates staying home. He's happy to even go to the store, that's how boring it's been lately.

Saturday we took the kids to an Easter party that raises money for the hospital. We got donated tickets from my brother in law. It was awesome. We took Molly's friend with us. It's always more fun for older kids when they get to bring a friend. We ate, played games and did a raffle. I didn't win anything, boo hoo. Spider-man, Batman, Elmo, the tooth fairy (my niece) and the Easter bunny were there. Parker was in HEAVEN! He used to be scared of people in costumes, but not anymore. He loves them. Even when we were leaving he said to Elmo, "Elmo, give me a hug". He gave Elmo the biggest hug. In his plastic egg he found a gold coin. He got to turn it in for a chocolate bunny. That made him happy. Molly got a chocolate bunny and a t-shirt for raising money for the hospital. My sister works for the foundation so Molly has an in, lol. She was there taking tickets, my niece was the tooth fairy and my brother in law was the photographer. Also my other sister was there talking on the microphone or something. My Mom volunteered too. It seemed like a family event, lol.

Parker was an angel at the Easter party. He only whined a little when we had to wait. He wasn't scared, he wasn't yelling or running around, he was just being a good boy. I was so proud of him and thought he came so far. I saw a lady I knew there, who has a child with autism. She didn't bring him. It must be too much for him. Sometimes though, you just have to try things out. We've went to this Easter party 2 years in a row and this is the first time I have taken Parker and I'm so glad I did.

Today we did yard work. The landlord put up a fence around our back yard for Parker's safety. That way he can play back there and I don't have to stay with him every minute. We put a little toy kitchen in the back and the kids had a ball today. I pulled weeds, Bobby pulled out an old tree, Molly hauled weeds and Parker instructed everyone. We want to get our yard nice for summer. My sister gave me some good ideas on what to do back there. Speaking of my sister, we got a nice treat and she came over. We watched a movie, ate lunch and hung out in the back yard. The kids are always so happy when she comes.

Tonight Molly graciously shared her bath with Parker. She knows he wanted to get in and was disappointed when I told him it was her bath. She is so thoughtful that way. Always wanting to make him happy any way she can. They actually had a great time. I know they are getting older, but they are still very innocent. It was really sweet.

Tomorrow I have a lot of stuff to do. I also need to get back on the housework bandwagon. I have a neglected desk and dining room table to attend to.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Thank you Kristi & TC and The slideshow below

Thank you Kristi and TC for the Spiderman costume for Parker! He was so excited! He jumped all the way to the car when I told him he had a package! He tore it open and was so excited. All the way home he kept saying, "What did I get in the mail?" and he wanted me to say, "A package with a Spiderman costume". He's wearing it as we speak. I know he's going to have to use the bathroom soon and it's going to be hard to get it off him! Thank you so much! I posted some pics below of him wearing it today! You are so sweet!

My Superheros!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

What a morning! (May not be for those of you with weak stomach's)




This morning I was in a huge hurry. The night before I had everything set out so we could get everyone ready early and to school early. I had to be somewhere at 8:45 and had to drive about 25 minutes. I was thinking we were making good time until I saw Parker standing by the computer.

Then I smelled him at the computer! He had pooped in his underwear! It was not solid! It was awful. I had to use like 30 wipes and most of it fell on the floor in the bathroom. As I was cleaning it up and Parker up, Parker was gagging. I was trying to hurry as fast as I could. Then I got him into the living room for a second look. I had missed his feet and legs. How does it get there?

So I get him cleaned up and I'm rushing around even faster. I go to get my shoes on and saw something on my pant leg. Any guesses to what it was? Yeah, that's it. I yelled to Molly to get me another plastic bag because I didn't have time to change my pants. I had to use a ton of wipes to clean it up and then a couple of rags. Even though it was just a small spot, it was gross!

Molly was appalled that I would go out that way. I needed to go to this appointment. It took me forever to get. It helps you with your utilities and can weatherise your house.

Luckily I got the kids to school on time and made it to my appointment. I kept worrying that I smelled the whole time. I kept spraying perfume on my leg in the car, lol.

I got through that and then went to visit my sister at work. It was nice seeing her. I made her smell me before I left. She sprayed my leg with her perfume as I was leaving, lol.

Then I went to meet someone from Freecyle.com. They had responded to my ad I placed before about wanting a costume for Parker. They had a Power Rangers costume with gloves, a batman mask, spider man gloves and a spider man cape. That was so nice of them! He still wants a Spider man costume but I think Kristi might be helping us out. (So sweet of her!)

My day was crazy. I had a ton of laundry and dishes to do when I got home. Between Parker and Jack, my house was a disaster.

Speaking of Jack. Giving him a bath wasn't my smartest idea. First we tried it in the sink. Would have been smart of me to remove the clean dishes from the strainer first. Of course when he jumped out of the sink he landed on the clean dishes.

Next we tried the tub. I thought that a couple good dunks would at least get him partially clean. He freaked and ripped my shower curtain. Poor guy. He was fine, and we did get him somewhat cleaner. He was pretty scared after that. We dried him off and he went and hid. He's back to his old self today, and pretty clean.

That's my crazy day. I'm still doing dishes and laundry. What a day!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The picture below!

This is how Jack came in today when I got home. He is caked in mud. I wonder what happened to him. Gross! I let him in to eat and then booted him back outside. Molly is going to have to help me give him a bath after school. Boy, that should be fun. I wonder if our arms will survive. He doesn't seem hurt or anything, so that's good. Dumb cat!

What the heck!

What the heck?!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Weekend pics

Pics from this weekend.

I'll have to post the pics below on a new post. I can't figure out how to put the slideshow into this post.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Our weekend.....

Friday morning I went to Parker's school to watch his class do a sing a long. Their class was chosen to sing in front of the gym this month. They sang a song called, "TIck tock". It was sooooo cute! Parker did everything the other kids did and just smiled from ear to ear. He was loving it. He did the pledge like a big boy, but used the wrong hand. He sat down when the other kids did and was just so well behaved. I just kept gushing about how cute he looked to dh. I didn't get any good pictures. All the ones I took came out dark and out of focus. I'm so mad about that. I am so proud of my little guy for behaving so well and not being scared or overwhelmed. He even did good when they sang, "Happy Birthday" to some kids. (That's a song he used to freak out about).

Today we mostly just hung out at home. We did look at a few yard sales for Spider-man costumes. I didn't find one. I did find a cheap cat scratching post that the cats love. I am so happy. Hopefully they will leave the couch alone now. I forgot that this afternoon we had an Easter egg hunt. We got out some Easter decorations and some plastic eggs. I put some candy and change in the eggs. The kids had a great time finding them. This year Parker really gets it and enjoys it. I also changed Parker's side of the room around and moved his bed. I hated having his bed by the wall because books would fall down beside the bed and it was hard to make the bed. It looks really cute. He's having a hard time falling asleep though. I think it's because of the change and that Molly has a friend staying the night tonight. She was so excited about it. We don't have friends stay the night that much. I like to get rid of kids, not bring them in the house, lol. (Just kidding)

Tomorrow if it doesn't rain we are going to work in the yard. I also want to do some organizing in the living room. It keeps getting so cluttered. I might go to evening service at church. It would be really nice if my SISTER wanted to come with me. (pretty please?)
That's about it. Everyone have a nice day!

Friday, March 27, 2009

In trouble and on the hunt.....

Parker needs a Spiderman costume!

His bahavioural respite supervisor made him an awesome token board. Unfortunately, when he's sat on the potty 3 times, he is supposed to get to dress up like a superhero. He was thrilled when he saw the new board and icons! He sat on the potty 3 times right away. I hoped his spiderman shirt and red spiderman glasses would be enough to make him happy. I was wrong. He wants a Spiderman costume now! He feels he's earned it. He also needs a Batman and a Superman costume. Dang respite lady!!!! He kind of has a Batman one, but he really really wants a Spiderman one. I'm posting on Craigslist and Freecycyle. I'd go buy him a cheep one but there isn't any for sale right now. I looked on ebay but most of them are out of my price range. I'm even looking for a mask or gloves, anything to make him happy. Maybe I'll look for some yardsales this weekend. The poor guy, he was so exicted to dress up. He is even asking to use the potty all the time now. I hope someone comes to my rescue! Lol, I even tried to get him to put on a red dress of Mollys, lol.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

All or nothing

I am sort of an "All or nothing" kind of person. I start something gung ho and then quit as soon as I mess up. It's something I'm working on my therapist with. I want to see something I start and finish it. She wanted me to take a couple small things and start them. Small things that lead to a bigger goal. Also small things so I can see what I have accomplished, even if it's just a little part of a bigger goal.

My small goals are:

Drink diet soda instead of regular.
Replace one snack with something healthy. (Big goal is weight loss)

Weed the garden for 30 minutes a week. (Big goal is having a garden this summer)

Make my bed first thing in the morning. (Flylady-housekeeping goal)

I know these are do-able and they will make me feel better about myself.

Yay! I'm excited!

Here is a picture of our 2 skateboarding cats. They are so athletic!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Bobby is going back to work next week!

I'm really sad because I'm going to miss the time we've spent together, but happy for the money. It's hard when you don't know when your money is going to come in the mail. I think he's a little sad about it, but feels the same way about the money thing as I do.

He's bowling tonight. He loooooooves bowling. His team is doing so well, they will probably win the league this year. I'm really proud of him.

Parker seems a little funny today. He hasn't ate much and seems not himself. I so hope he isn't getting sick again. Hopefully he's just tired.

I'm really tired tonight too. I have to get in bed earlier. Why do all the good shows come one later at night? I'm recording "The Real world" and "High School Reunion". I have a thing for reality tv.

I'm rambling because I really don't have much to post about, lol. I hope everyone has a great day tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I am amazed by him!

Parker just keeps amazing me! Today when I picked him up from school, they were in the library. I saw him ask another child what book they picked and he even showed a boy his book and said, "Look kid, I got this book". I can't believe the way he is picking up what the other kids do and is trying to make a connection. He also ate his tuna sandwich today. I almost fainted when I heard that. He hasn't eaten a tuna sandwich in like a year. I made him one today because I've been running out of ideas on what to send him because he is so picky. I can't believe he ate it! Yay!
Then when we got home and his ABA supervisor came over to help me help him with his homework. I wasn't really sure how to the do the whole hand over hand thing and how to position his fingers. Parker almost did everything himself! Most of it was counting and he knew how to count things! He even recognized the numbers he had to chose from! He also drew lines from one thing to another without me even holding his hand! I am so so so proud of that boy! I have such high hopes for him!

It wasn't pretty...

This morning I got caught smothering (smooching and hugging) Parker and treating him like a baby.


I know, I know, he's 6, not 3. To me he is still my baby. I know that treating him like a baby does him no good. I just can't stop myself. When I dropped him off today I was early so I hung out with him a little. I hugged him a bunch and called him my baby in front of one of the teachers. She said, "Say, I'm not a baby, I'm a big boy". I knew it, I'd been caught. I have to admit it, I Baby My Son. Is there a support group somewhere for that? I think I need one.

I even carry him sometimes. I think I have a problem, lol. It was embarrassing being caught by the teacher. I know I can snuggle him, but he's not a baby. I think he seems younger though, because of the autism. It's hard to do the right thing. I think I treated Molly older than she was because she was so smart and now I'm babying Parker. When will I get it right, lol?

Anyways, I had to admit it. It's hard when you get caught and have to face up to the fact that you baby your child. It gives me something to think about today.

On a different note, Molly got all A's and B's on her report card yesterday. I'm so proud of her. She even made the top honor roll. She gets to do a bunch of cool stuff because of it. She's really proud of herself too, and that's what's great about it. Thanks for listening to my brag! I better go baby the cats now, lol.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Manic Monday...


First off (And most importantly) I just want to THANK GOD that Bobby's grandma is ok. She didn't have cancer after all, it was just a cyst. We are so relieved! I bet she is too!

Secondly, Parker is on a food strike again. He's only eating goldfish crackers, pepperoni, fruit loops, and a few bites of other snack foods. He won't eat his usual things so I'm going to have to try and mix it up a little. His ABA therapist wants me to email him the foods Parker normally or used to eat, and he will print out pictures of them and laminate them. Then we will put them on a chart so he can pick what he wants to eat, but will have lots of visual choices to help him. He can tell you what he wants, but I think it helps him to be able to see what it is and choose it. Today I had to buy a big box of goldfish because the boy eats them like they are going out of style.

Thirdly, I want to talk about technology making us lazy. How lazy do they think we are? They think we are so lazy that we want caller ID on our TVs, so we don't have to leave the couch to see who is calling. Our cable service just added this for free. I like it, but could definitely live without it. The only reason I like it is that my called ID is messed up and I can only read every other word. But come on, how many people really need that service?

Anyways, those are my thoughts on a crazy Monday. I hope everyone has a good week. Molly is in bed watching the season finale of "The secret life of the American teenager." I better go see how it ends.

Sunny day!


It is so nice to see sunshine again! Yay! Parker was pretty good about going to school today. He didn't even get upset last night when I told him he had school today. That is a good step in the right direction. Today I have a bunch of paperwork to do, that I've been putting off. Fun fun. I have 2 meetings today also. One with Parker's respite workers supervisor and one with his Aba time. I'm trying to guilt Bobby into yard work but I don't know if it's working. He may go do his other job. It's really nice having him home, but not nice on the paycheck. It's been a little tougher than we expected. Here's hoping the unemployment comes soon. Everyone have a nice spring day!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Great blog!

You have to check this out, it is so funny! You might cringe at the baby shower cakes! I know I did!

http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/

For some reason I can't add a link. I can only post the address.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

My weekend so far....






My weekend so far has been ok. Yesterday I took the kids to the "Logging Conference". It was really cool and had lots of vehicles for Parker ot look at. He got to meet a Fire fighter and try on his gear. Parker was in heaven with that! I've hardly seen him that excited. He got to sit in the truck also. The place was pretty noisy so we couldn't stay long. Parker didn't like all the saws, motors and the train that had a loud horn. We saw a wildlife show and that was fun. Parker was scared of the snake the guy had and we almost had to leave. Poor guy, he was really crying. Afterwards we got some food and he got to shake hand with another fireman and get some truck brochures, so that made him happy again.

Today I met the group I belong to, at the bounce-a-rama place. (It's a bounce house place) The group I belong to is a group at my church for mothers of kids with special needs. It was fun being there and talking with the parents. The bad part was that there were 2 birthday parties going on so it was crazy busy. The other bad part was that Parker's nose would not stop running and my tissue in my pocket kept getting smaller and smaller, lol.

Tonight we went to visit Bobby's grandma. She was in the hospital yesterday and they found a spot on her brain. They are going to look at it more on Monday. Please keep her in your prayers. She is one of Bobby's favorite people in the world and she pretty much raised him. Afterwards we went to see the "Mall Cop" movie. It was really funny.

I'm not sure what tomorrow will bring other than housework. I may see if I can rent Twilight but I have a feeling they will be all taken. Maybe I can reserve one.

That's about it. Enjoy the pics.(I also added one of Molly and her friend holding a pig)

Friday, March 20, 2009

What makes me happy?


I thought I'd post an upbeat post today. I'm posting about what makes me happy. Feel free to comment if any of these things make you happy, lol.

Watching tivo'd Malcolm in the Middle everyday. I live for that show! It is my comic relief! Parker even recognizes the beginning and will run to see it.

Having a clean house.

Dh cooking dinner.

Reading Harry Potter books and seeing the movies.

Organizing stuff.

Bathroom humor.

Snuggling with my kids and husband.

Seeing my kids happy.

Playing Scrabble with Bobby.

Hanging out with my Mom when she is in a good mood.

Ross! I love Ross, it's my favorite store!

Peeling sunburns, ok, that's just gross. (Did I really just say that out loud.)Lol!

Sliding the cats down the hall.

Eating fried ice cream or any ice cream for that matter.

Reading funny and smart blogs. Reading autism blogs.

Decorating my house.

Changing my furniture around! Love it!

I love re-watching my favorite movies: Juno, Harry Potter, Blades of Glory, Somethings Gotta Give, and Napoleon Dynamite.

Watching my kids play together, seeing how much they love each other.

Report card day for Molly. She always does awesome.

Hanging out with Bobby, just him and I.

That we are going to plant a garden this summer.

Reading gossip magazines.

Hanging out with my sister.

Getting my hair done my niece.

Laughing with my brother.

Embarrassing Molly and teasing Parker.

Holding Molly's hamster, Snuffy.

Petting dogs.

Collecting cow stuff.

That better be all I add right now. I think I could go on and on. I just needed a little reminder of the things that make me happy. I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Today I'm taking the kids to a logging conference. There are lots of trucks and shows and displays. Parker is in pure heaven in places like that. Bring on the trucks!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Go fly a kite.....

That's what Parker and I did after school. I got 2 for the price of one at the dollar store. We took them to the park to see if Parker liked flying kites. The first one I didn't tie right so it mostly went round and round. Parker actually had the most fun with that one. We ended up leaving and going to another park because of the lawnmowers. We took out the other kite and this time I put it together right. It flew really high but sadly I was the only one interested. Then that park got out it's lawnmowers. Poor guy, couldn't catch a break. He didn't like them, but could tolerate them. Before he would have ran crying, this time he just plugged his ears and even smiled at it a little. He's really making progress but he still doesn't like them.

Yesterday I wrote down some questions to ask Parker's teacher, to see how he was doing. She said he is doing pretty well. She did say that she is pretty sure he will need a one on one aid and that he may need to repeat a grade eventually. She said he is definitely a young kindergartner and has a lot of motor skills issues. She said she is still watching him, since it's only been 3 weeks, but she thinks he would really benefit from that class next year also. (The special day class) She said she thinks he would get lost in a regular kindergarten, also without an aid. He's kind of a go with the flow kind of kid but doesn't do much on his own. I am really happy about this because I think he does need a lot of help. I'm glad they are not rushing him onto anything he is not ready for next year. (Or so it seems right now) What a relief that she is on the same page I am on.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Peace...





Yesterday, a cool thing happened.

I was in the car with Bobby, on a busy street, going to the store. I noticed a red SUV on the right of us. I noticed it because I love the color red. When the SUV got in front of us a little, I noticed an autism ribbon magnet on the back of her car.

I told Bobby that the lady probably had a child with autism. He wanted to know how I knew. I told him about her magnet. I said, "I wonder if she saw ours". I wondered out loud if I'd seen her before and where her child went to school. Just as I was thinking that, she got behind us a little. When she got up next to us, as she was driving by, she looked right at me and gave me the peace sign.

It's like we were 2 strangers with something in common that is deep in our hearts. I thought that was really cool of her. It's so profound how having a child with autism can bond you to another parent because you share and relate to what they are going through. That's how I feel about all of you. Thank you all for your blogs and for reading and commenting on mine. We definately all need each other.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

It's so hard....

I feel so connected to my kids and when they are upset, I'm upset. I feel it too strongly. I wish I could just be like Bobby and say, "Oh, they'll be fine." I'd kill to have that attitude.

Parker cries whenever he knows he has school the next day. It's even harder tonight because he's still kind of sick, has had a great weekend, and missed a lot of school last week. When I told him he was going to school tomorrow he immediately coughed and said he was sick. Please tell me he will get used to it and I won't have to go through this everyday. I know I have to be tough, but it's so hard. He is my angel and I just love him so much. I want him to always be happy.

I guess I'm living in Lala land if I think that's going to happen.

On a good note, I got some new shirts today. I loooooove them! Also my sister gave me some stuff she didn't want anymore and made Parker a really sweet scrapbook like the one she made Molly. She is so thoughtful that way. He really likes it!

My Mom is sick right now, so Molly and I brought her some soup, a magazine, 7-up, a movie, some peeps, some chocolate eggs and some vienna sasauges. All her favorites! I hope she is all cozy in bed relaxing finally.

Anyways, we finally got a dvd player. We haven't had one since the power surge. We rented a couple movies and we were all so happy to watch them. It's like heaven sitting on the couch with the 3 people I so much!

Everyone have a great day tomorrow.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Nice couple of days

These last couple of days have been really nice. The only bummer is that Parker isn't completely better and now were are catching it.

They were really happy to see him back at school on Friday. When he was going home, some of the big boys wanted a hug from Parker. There was like 5 of them and it was so sweet. The teacher said that the kids are all like that with Parker because he is the littlest and youngest.

Yesterday we went to the bouncy house at the mall. Later we were in Ross and a guy came up to us. He said he caught Parker being good and gave him a card for a free half hour at bounce a polosa. He owns the place and said he likes to catch kids being good. That was so sweet and he was being good. I asked his respite worker if she would take him there tonight because he had his free coupon. She also got him dinner at the mall. He had a good time. I asked her to take him because he seemed a little down when we left. I left her money for dinner and a drink.

Anyways, all is well here. We just need everyone to get well. Oh, also, Molly got "Citizen of the month" at school and an A + in music! I am so proud of her. Also, yesterday, she said, "Parker isn't just my brother, he's my best friend". That was soooo sweet!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Why?

I vowed that I would get in bed early tonight. Why is it that it's almost 10 o'clock and Molly isn't asleep yet? Why is it that she suddenly remembered some homework she hadn't finished? What is the reason that Parker pooped in his pull-up while he was sleeping and I just had to change it? Why is his face red and chapped? I have a feeling he might be getting sicker. Please no, I just got back from taking him to the Dr. and convincing him he was going back to school tomorrow. When I know he's back to sleep again completely, I'm going to put some vasaline on his face. He wouldn't hardly let me do it while he was awake. Here's hoping it looks better in the morning and he feels fine.

Took Parker to the Dr. again...

She said he should be fine to go back to school tomorrow. She thinks a long steamy bath should open up his nose more because it's pretty yucky. He was very good with the Dr. as he has been the last couple times. He did end up embarrassing me though.

He was taking off his shoes in socks just for the fun of it. When I tried to put his other sock on he pushed me away, playfully. He pushed so hard though, and in such a small room, that I almost fell over the chair behind me. I just kind of laughed, thinking it was an accident that he pushed so hard and stood back up. He then pushed me again. I told him not to push, but he was laughing and I could tell he was being funny. Finally I just sat down because he went to push me again. I just wanted to hear what the dr. said so I ignored him. He kept chanting, "Stand up, stand up". The Dr. looked at me and said, "You shouldn't let him push you over, you know." I said, "I know, I think he was playing". I felt really stupid. I think she thought I just let him push me around all the time. I just didn't want to make a big deal over it because:
A)We wrestle a lot.
B)He was playing.
C)If I talk too sternly to him he will cry and I just wanted to listen to the Dr. and get out of there.

I guess now that he is 74 pounds, we really need to cut the rough play down some. Pretty soon he really will knock me over.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Parker, free cheese and other ramblings

I can't tell if he's still sick or not. He's not eating great, but he seems fine other than a slight runny nose. He ate a huge amount of goldfish crackers today but refuses anything else.
He had a new fear today. Molly's small "Olive Oyl" doll is terrifying to him. He kept shutting the bedroom door and I finally asked him why. It was because of the scary doll Molly hadn't put away. I had to finally make her put it away but not before she teased him a little and had to do chores. (How dare we make her pick up her own stuff) This weekend I cut Bobby's hair and Parker watched me the whole time. He was paranoid that I'd use the clippers or that he would be next. I kept assuring him that neither of them would happen, but he didn't believe me. It wasn't until I was done and he'd said, "Your done? Your done?" 2o times and I'd put the scissors away that he finally believed me. Poor guy.

Bobby got laid off today. If any of you didn't know, yes, my husbands name is Bobby and mine is Bobbi. It makes for fun phone calls. No, we don't have any brothers or children named Bobby. We do have an aunt and grandma with that name though. Also both our fathers were named Robert. I guess we were meant to be.

Bobby being laid off for a couple weeks made me think back to my childhood and free cheese. (We will be fine, it's only a couple weeks, not long enough for free cheese, lol) I loved free cheese. It was the best, and it was free. If you were poor, and a child of the 80's, you remember it. It was almost like Velveeta cheese. Ah, the memories of my childhood. I also remember adults smoking with the windows rolled up and my aunt taking her teeth out for me for entertainment. Memories......

I'm in kind of a mood today. Just lazy and tired and grumpy.

Whenever I'm upset I like to change furniture around. I got rid of two chairs in my living room today and brought in a couple end tables. I like it much better.

That's about it.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Monday ramblings...

Parker seems better today. I checked on him around 2am last night and his fever was completely gone. It's hard taking an under the armpit temp while keeping the kid asleep. I had to hold his arm down with one hand and pat his back with the other.

I'm keeping him home tomorrow too. He just doesn't seem 100% better yet. He isn't eating too well just yet either.

Last night I found some awesome new blogs to read. Some of them are so funny! I'm so glad I found them.

Later in the afternoon today I went to a movie with my friend Jesse. I wouldn't have went but Parker was feeling better and dh is great with him. I don't worry when I leave him with Bobby.

Bobby is on the ant rampage again. He saw some more and sprayed like crazy. I hate it when he does that. I swear, he is obsessed with the things. He should have been an extirminator. Speaking of jobs, tomorrow will probably be his last day at work for a couple weeks. I guess it won't be as long as they thought. It will be so nice having him home more. I know people will hate me for saying this, but he is just the best husband. He is folding laundry as we speak. I love him!

That's about it. I don't really have anything funny to share. Wish I did. I'll just leave you with this picture: