Sunday, November 30, 2008

We took a nice walk today

We walked up the road for a ways today. It is really sunny and nice out. People have really nice country type houses and property up here. Of course Parker asked me what everyone hauled in their trucks. He talked the whole way. It was just relaxing and peaceful. We've been cleaning some day and unpacking a little more. Hopefully Bobby can weed-eat the front and then I'll take a pic of our little house. I hope everyone is having a nice week! Oh yeah, Parker ate sausage today and yesterday! Yay! Maybe he is getting off his hunger strike.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

I had a nice day

This morning I went to the old house and cleaned a little. My Mom came and helped, so that was nice.

This afternoon Molly and I made Jalapeno poppers and acorn cookies. It was fun cooking with her and we shared some cookies with the neighbors. I got both recipes from other blogs but I'm sorry I can't remember which ones. I know one of them was from My wooden spoon blog.

Tonight we went to my sisters house for dinner. She had a really beautiful place setting and all the food was delicious. Her and her husband are good cooks! My Mom was there and it was nice for all of us to be together. The bummer part is that my brother just moved and my other sister was camping.

All in all I had a good day. I'm actually looking forward to Monday. It will be nice to have the house all to myself to clean.

I'm still worrying about Parker's eating problems. I may take him to the dr. soon. Why won't he eat anything other than Goldfish crackers right now? Oh well, I guess I'll find out at the dr..

Tomorrow my friend Heidi is coming for Oregon. I'm really excited to see her and her kids. Here are a few pics from today. Some how only the pics of the food came out, none of the people did. I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving early.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone if I don't get a chance to get on tomorrow.

I have to go clean my other house in the morning. Then I'm making some food to take to my sisters house for Thanksgiving.

Tonight I'm trying to organize and get rid of more stuff in the laundry room. I'm trying to make it into a laundry/storage/playroom. It's coming along slowly. I'm waiting for Bobby to come home because I think I heard some raccoons fighting in the backyard while I was in the laundry room. It kind of freaked Molly and I out. I know we are safe but I don't like listening to it.

Things are better than they were yesterday, but still hard. I'm just trying to count my blessings and know that things will get better soon. We like the house a lot, it's not that. I think it's all the work and that change is really hard for me. I loathe change. I think part of it is that my Mom moved so much when I was a kid. Now as an adult, I like things the same.

Parker isn't eating well right now. We decided, with his aba workers, to have him eat in the dining room instead of at the desk. He is hating it and will not eat there. I don't like him eating at the desk because he makes a mess, but otherwise at least I know he is eating. I might get a t.v. from my sister for him to watch in the dining room. Right now all I care about is that he eats. Today, all he has had all day is goldfish crackers and apple juice. He gags when he tries anything else. It's almost not worth the battle of having him sit in the dining room. Do any of you with kids with autism let your kids eat in the living room or at the desk?

On a good note, he is sleeping well and going to sleep fine. Molly and Parker trade off who gets to pick movies at night. I think they both sleep well knowing they have each other. I think Molly also likes the fact that the baby monitor is in their room and the speaker is in our room. She feels safe I think.

I'm also loving the kitchen. It's really nicely laid out and has lots of cupboards. Bobby bought a new stove knob today so that's one thing off my list that doesn't work great. He also fixed the washer. He is so helpful and doing a great job of making me feel better. I am so lucky to have him. He also unpacked some boxes last night and took some out of the living room.

So, as a wrap-up, things are better but I still feel really stressed. Maybe things will seem better when school starts and things get back to normal.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Very overwhelmed

I kind of just want to sit down and cry. We have too much stuff for our little house. We even have another load or two in the Jeep to take. Where am I going to put everything? On top of organizing of course I have cleaning the other house, doing the regular chores around here and dealing with two emotional children. On top of that is the fact that a few things around here don't work right. We also have ants. They are going away do to the stuff we are putting out, but it's a hassle. We are also having some money issues so I am feeling very overwhelmed.

I know things will work out eventually but right now it's hard.

Oh well, I guess that's how moving goes sometimes.

Monday, November 24, 2008

I'm back!

Oh computer, I missed you! Lol!

Lots to post about but I'll have to make it short this time.

1st day, Parker cried a lot at night. He didn't realize we were going to live here. I thought he understood, but he didn't really. Things were good last night. He didn't cry at all. Started a new bad habit with him though, watching movies at bedtime. He likes his room with Molly and they have really been playing together.

I'm behind on my unpacking and still have a few things at the other house. I did get most of my kitchen unpacked today, so that's good.

I have to go take Daisy to the vet. She has worms. Remember the one cat I couldn't worm in an earlier post. Well, she getting a little jumpy and I think it's the worms, lol. She had been before we moved too.

Funny thing, this morning I told Parker that Daisy had to go to the dr.. He must have thought I was pretending because he said, "And Pepper has to go to the library and Jack has to go to the grocery store". What a funny guy! I just cracked up.

We'll see how easy that vet gets the pill down her throat, lol.

I've missed all you guys! Be back on soon. Still have tons of unpacking to do!

Oh yeah, and my best friend Heidi is coming to town this week and I get to see her. I'm so excited!

Friday, November 21, 2008

I was wrong, I had time for another one...

Tonight, it's bedtime and I'm feeling really content. My sweeties are both sleeping with their heaters going. They both went right to sleep. They looked so sweet and cuddly I could have got right in with them and went to sleep peacefully. They are just the greatest kids. Molly is so sweet and caring. She's also talented, friendly, outgoing and adorable. Today was her last day of school in our town. All of her classmates signed a card and said they would miss her. I think I'm more sad than she is. Luckily we still live close to her friends. I'm also glad she is so outgoing. I know she won't have any trouble making friends. She is so the opposite of me. WHen I was a kid I was super shy until people got to know me.

Parker lately has just been talking up a storm. Lately I've been listening to him talk and thinking, should you be doing this? Should he be talking so much and learning so much everyday. It's almost like there is some autism bar set and I don't think anyone with autism can go past it. It's really strange how well he is understanding things and being so loving. Sometimes I wonder if the spectrum really has no standard, like kids with autism can do whatever they strive to. I don't know. I'm just not sure how it all works. I just know that he amazes me all the time. Today he sang, "I'm a little teapot" for all his aba workers at our team meeting. Everyone was just awed. He sounded perfect, you couldn't tell he had a speech problem or autism. He sounded like every other little typical kid. I was just blown away. I think Parker is going to set his own standards. I went into his therapy not setting my sights very high but his therapists knew better. They knew he had potential and that he could do anything he wanted to. I'm so glad for those people, all the people that work with him. They have so much to do with all his skills. Thank you God for all of them! And for all Parker has accomplished!

Sorry about the long brag, I'm just being sentimental tonight. Guess I'd better get some sleep. Tomorrow is going to be a busy day!

Last post until Monday

Tomorrow is moving day! I'm stressed out! Not only about the moving stuff, but the putting it all way. Boy is it going to be a lot of work. I don't get the internet back on until Monday. It's going to be a long weekend, lol. No, I'll be too busy packing to want to watch tv. Wish us luck and pray that Parker settles in well. I'm worried about night time the most. See you Monday!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Took the first step!

I went to the new house this morning. I started unpacking some things in the kitchen. I hung up a few decorations near the window. Now, as most of you know I am a cow collector. I have tons of them for my kitchen. I put a few cow things up and then stopped.

I realized that one of the reasons like houses in magazines and on peoples blogs is because they are uncluttered and don't have a ton of nick knacks. I think I'm going box at least 3/4 of them back up and store them for a while. I'm only going to put out the ones I really love and put the rest away. I feel better that I put a few things up though, it feels more homey. You would be surprised to know how loud a house echos when you hammer and it's empty. Wow, was it loud, lol.

So, I feel like I took the first step in making my house look nice. Now if I could just figure out where to put the pesky small appliances like the dehydrator, the crock pot and the bread maker.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Some things...

Today I took Molly to turn in the registration papers at her new school. She loves it and is so excited to start Dec. 1st. It has a gym and a auditorium, which her other school didn't have. Can you believe we are excited about that? Lol. I don have a little performer though.

Afterwards we took some more boxes to the new house. I just love going there! I even put up a few things in the bathroom. Our new bathroom has so many more shelves and cupboards! I am in heaven! We even found a place for the hamster, on a shelf next to the shower. No, he won't get wet, lol. It's too high up.I have to put him up high so the cats won't get to him. I just love that little guy! Then I took Molly back to school and came home to pack, er, play on the computer and list some things on Craigslist. That's my day so far. Oh, soon I have to go to a neighbors house and pick up a bunch of empty boxes! Yay!

On to the bad stuff. Poor Parker, he has a new girl in class. The first couple days she cried a lot. She cried so much the first day that she was throwing up. Her Dad was still with her then even. Now Parker is afraid to go back to school because he is afraid she will cry. He gets really upset and agitated when people cry. The past few days I've been taking him to school he has not wanted to go. Once we get in the classroom he plugs his ears and cries or gets worried. We worked out a plan that he can go off by himself with some books from home when he first comes in the classroom. He didn't get as upset today since we have that plan. He still cried some though and said he didn't want to stay. This just breaks my heart. Even Molly didn't want to leave him. The trouble is, if I pull him out now until after Thanksgiving break, he will never learn to handle it. It will be the same thing after break. The girl is fine now and doesn't cry. Parker just has to see that enough to hopefully get over it.

As a Mom, I just want to pull him out of school and keep him with me. I know that he isn't being hurt or anything and this will be a learning experience for both of us. My first instict is to fix everything or avoid it. This time, we have to work this out. So far he has gotten a little better each day. I have hope but boy is it hard on me. Let me know if anyone has any good ideas. Thanks!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Ok, I packed a little...

and did my dishes. Now I'm reading cooking blogs and drooling! My goal is to become a good cook. I am the most boring cook ever. We have some staples and that is usually what we stick with. I want to try new recipes and eat out less. I saw so many on the blogs I've been reading that I want to make. I know that the family would appreciate a more varied menu. Once I get moved in I want to really start cooking. I am so grateful for all the blogs with recipes and pictures. I just had to go get a snack because they made me so hungry.

When we go to family functions or holiday functions, I usually bring something premade from the store. I don't want to be that person any more. I'm making jalipeno popperd to bring to thanksgiving and I saw a desert I might make too. Maybe not though, it depends on what shape my kitchen is in, lol. Look out Martha Stuart!

I must clean, I must pack, I must clean, I must pack....

I need to get off this computer! I love reading everyone's blogs and it's so hard to get work done! This morning I went to my new house and brought some boxes, got the paperwork to register Molly for her new school and went to the store to pick up a few things. When I came home the first thing I did was get on the computer. What am I doing?! I have work to do! This weekend was nice. We had lunch with my sister, niece, Mom and my niece from out of town and her kids. It was really nice. I love it when family gets together. Parker did well but didn't eat a bite. This boy is going to give me an ulcer, lol. Last night we went to Bobby's grandparents house for a visit. The kids had a blast. They played with toys, jumped on the trampoline, played games, Molly sewed, and they both got a ride on the 4-wheeler. I got one too, and I thought I was going to fall off. Bobby thought it was fun to scare me around corners! Here is a little video and a picture of the deer I saw out my bedroom window of my new house.

They didn't come out very well because I took them through a window, and on my cell phone! Btw, lol, that tooting sound in the begining wasn't me, it was the video, lol!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

We had another one!

An earthquake that is! Bobby and I were playing Yahtzee when the table and house started shaking. We actually had 2 in a row. My first instinct is to run into the kids room and protect them. By the time I run in there, it's always over. I don't know what I think I can do for them, but I don't want them alone. Molly was at her cousins house but she called. I think it shook her up a little, literally. I always get so scared that we are going to have a huge one like San Fransisco did years ago. I've been in a few big earthquakes, but nothing like the San Fransisco one. One earthquake I was in, was at a friends house. I was sleeping on her top bunk and I woke up to huge crashes. The bed and house were shaking from side to side. It really freaked me out. Glass things fell all over the house and the power went out. It was really scary for everyone. I guess there is no point in sitting around worrying about the big one.

On a lighter note, we moved some boxes into our new house. I even went and got some supplies like tp, hand-towels, hand-soap and a new dishtowel. We get more excited every time we go there. Only one week to go! Parker was asking when he gets to bring his bed over. That made me happy because he is adjusting and even liking it. Now I know that nighttime in a new house is a whole different thing. Luckily we are moving during Thanksgiving break. If we lose sleep we can at least catch up since dh will be off the whole week. We are going to bring some more boxes there today. Hopefully by the time we are ready to move in, we will just mostly have the big stuff.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Have been busy packing....

First I packed our cat Daisy. I love that she is meowing or yawning in this picture. She looks vicious, lol!

Then Parker packed Molly up. He really enjoyed it.

Then I packed both kids.

At least some of my stuff is ready to go, lol!

No really, I have been doing some packing. I still have a ton more to do though!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

These are the kinds of pictures I take for Parker.

Notice on the second picture is a teeny tiny hellicopter. Parker really wanted me to take a picture but that is the best that I could do.

When I have my camera with me, I take pictures of trucks and vehicles for him. It makes him so happy. Just thought I'd share.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My prayer has been answered!

Thank you everyone for your prayers! They worked! Everything is going to be just fine with our moving and we already have the keys. We are going to start moving boxes in right away. We are going to be officially moved in on the 22nd. I'm so excited! We checked it out today and it looks really great! I can't wait to decorate!

Monday, November 10, 2008

In need of prayers...

I could really use some prayers from you guys right now. It's regarding our move and our finances. We are still moving into the house, but it may be earlier than we thought. Please pray that things work out and we find the extra money. Also pray that my stress level goes down and that I can just leave it all to God. Also pray about weather I should get a job or not and that I find the right one if I do. Thank you all.

Homemaker Monday

I decided to join in Homemaker Monday from 11th Heavens blog.

Here are a couple homemaking things I just love.....

First are my Glade gingerbread scented oil candles. These smell so good! When I was taking them home from the store it made my whole Jeep smell good. I can't wait to light one today, they are heavenly!

Second are these cute little bees filled with honey that I got at our grocery outlet. They were 4 for a dollar and just so cute. I should have gotten more. I thought these would be really cute in some baskets with tea, a cup and some cinnamon sticks. I'm going to do some for Christmas. You can get most of the stuff at the dollar store. I have to buy cheaper this year because we are also moving late this month. I'm excited about putting the baskets together. I've already bought some tea and baskets.

Lastly, here is a plastic serving platter I got at the dollar store. I bought a few of them for my daughters tea party birthday in August. I love them because they are fancy and cheap. I might even have to buy some more. Also, If you take them to a party and forget them it's no big deal.

One of the cats has gone too far!

Poor Molly, she didn't even know what hit her. Lol!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I love my cats, but dang, they annoy me!

Ok, I have 3 cats, Pepper, Daisy and Jack. I love them but they are a pain. They were royally annoying me today so I thought I'd post about them.
This is why they bug me:

-Jack sneaks in a lays on Parker's bed if I'm not paying attention. Parker hates in when Jack gets on his bed at night.

-All 3 cats gather in front of the heater in the morning and the kids have to fight them for room.

-Dh hates the cats in our room, but they all sneak in any chance they get. When I leave I try and make sure none are in there so I can shut the door to keep them out. Sometimes one will hide and be locked in there until I get back.

-Jack will eat Parker's food if he's not looking.

-I have to keep Molly's door closed because we are afraid one of them will get her hamster.

-They bug me constantly if their little bowl is out of food. They have 2 bowls, a big one and a little one. They really all only like the little one.

-Daisy puts her paw in the water dish to drink. That causes litter to get in the water. That causes me to keep changing it.

-Hairballs, need I say more.

-The line to the litter box while I'm cleaning it, lol. It's like they can't wait to use it afterwards.

-The fact that Jack drools when you pet him and then afterwards shakes his head so that the drool goes all over your face.

-And finally, that everyone of them can't resist a freshly clean basket of clothes to lay on!

Ok, I'm done venting. I just felt like it tonight after chasing Jack around. I still love them!

(BTW-Pepper is black, Daisy is grey and Jack is Orange.)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

I bought a device today that will save me 92 dollars...

It's called a Bluetooth. 92 dollars for what should have been a 25 dollar ticket. Why was mine so high?

Anyways, I love it. It bugs my ears a little, but it enables me to talk talk talk!

Friday, November 7, 2008

A couple of things...

Today I was really stressed by Parker's whining. He was whining a lot. He gets bored easily and it's sometimes hard to keep him entertained. He even whined today when we were going to take him somewhere fun. Bobby mistakenly told Parker that we would get him a present at the dollar store. Well, he meant that Parker could pick out a couple things. Parker took it to mean that we had a present for him somewhere and got all worked up. (He loves presents)

I told him that we would also go to pizza but he had to be a good boy and not whine or he wouldn't get something at the dollar store. (I know, I know, don't say good or bad boy) Then he started whining and said, "I don't want to be a good boy, I'm a bad boy." I said, "No, you are a good boy", but he kept insisting he was bad. I have hardly ever called him bad, so I don't even know if he knows what it means. Maybe I said the cat was bad or something before. Anyways, it all turned out well and we had a nice time.

I wouldn't listen to him unless he talked in a big boy voice and he eventually quit. We even did some laundry at the laundromat. He kind of liked that. Our washer is broke right now and we don't want to fix it since we are moving soon and they have a washer and dryer there. We just washed the clothes and brought them home to dry. I actually think the people there were looking at Parker thinking what a well behaved boy he was because they smiled at him a lot.

Tomorrow we are going to a going away party for my brother and his girlfriend/family. I'm going to really miss them.

I hope everyone has a nice weekend.


My new neighbors across the street decided it would be fun to blare their music, talk loudly and obnoxiously, and leave their door open until after midnight. I was so mad. What can you do though. They seem like rough people and I don't really want them retaliating. The only thing I could possibly think to do is tell the landlord if they keep doing it. How can people be so disrespectful. Our houses are right on top of each other and our walls are pretty thin. Thank goodness we are moving soon. Then all I can yell at are geese and chickens! Lol! I so hope I can get some sleep tonight.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

special exposure Wednesday #8

5 Minutes for Special Needs

This is a picture of my buddy when he was small. This was before I'd ever even thought about autism. This is when all it took was his beloved pacifier to keep him happy. I miss him being little but I love who he's become.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I knew it!

I saw this church sign today while I was driving around. It's so nice to finally have the truth out there....

lolololololololololololol! Gotcha!

"What's he hauling?"

That is what I hear everyday when I'm driving Parker to school. He makes it a point to point out every truck and needs to know what each are hauling. Me, not being a guy, nor knowing what all trucks haul, am in trouble. I guess a lot and that makes Parker mad. Especially if I didn't see the truck and he did. If it's say a tanker truck and I say it's hauling food, I'm caught. He gets mad and says, "No, it's a tanker truck." This morning he saw a "Cherry Picker" truck or it's sometimes called a "bucket truck". I said it was a cherry picker and he thought I said "chicken picker". He got really mad and said, "Its not a chicken picker".

Let me be honest here, I love teasing my kids. I enjoy it with a passion. I thought it was hilarious that he was mad because he thought i said chicken picker. I teased him a little more just for good measure. I had to elaborate on just how a chicken picker worked. Ooooh, he did not like that.

A lot of times he asks what a pickup hauls. I try and get away with saying, "They haul all different things or they don't really haul anything." He just will not buy that. I have to make up stuff. I say they haul tools or animals or tires. Sometimes I see a truck and have no idea what is hauls or does. He does not like that. Sometimes I have to get creative. The other day we saw a PG&E truck. I said, "That's a pg&e truck". He got mad and said, "It doesn't haul pge". They I said it has tools to fix your electricity, and that made him happy. I have to word my truck names and what they do carefully. Actually it's pretty funny unless he gets stuck on one. Anyways, I just thought I would share that.

Monday, November 3, 2008

I AM thankful!

Lately, like everyone else I have been thinking about what I am thankful for. I thought I would list a few things. Maybe sometimes people don't realize how truly thankful I am of things by the way I whine, but I am. Sorry, whining is in my blood, lol.

First off I want to say that I am thankful for how high functioning Parker is. I whine that he argues with me or that he's difficult, but I am glad that he is. I'm so sorry to the parents of kids with autism that don't talk. It must be heartbreaking. I just want to say I'm thankful for his speech and his knowledge because I know sometimes I don't mention it. I am, from the bottom of my heart I am. When he was 3 he could say only one word at a time. Most of the words were just sounds that only we could understand. He wouldn't cooperate with his speech teacher and his main word was, "No". 2 speech teachers later he can say many sentances and even recite the "Night before Christmas". This boy is my angel and he amazes me every day.

I am thankful for my smart, sweet, creative little girl. She is the light of my life and keeps me on my toes.

I am thankful for my wonderful husband who I love with all my heart. He is the best!

I am thankful for my Mom, who I talk to everyday. She is always there for me and I love her so much.

I am thankful for my sister Ronda, who is my best friend. She listens to my problems, always lends a hand with everything, loves my kids, and has always had my best interest at heart.

I am thankful for my brother Jim, who is the funniest guy I know. He is a smart alec little punk, but deep down, he is a really caring guy! When I was a kid I thought he was the coolest thing ever.

I am thankful for my sister Sherie, she cares about me and I love her.

I am thankful for all the people who work with Parker. They are the best and really know him.

I am thankful for my friends Nikki, Heidi and Shannon! You guys are always there for me!

I am thankful for my online friends. You guys are the best.

I am thankful for my friends who are not online, lol, of course!

I am thankful for my cats, though they annoy me, I love them.

I am thankful for all the kind people out there that make my day.

I am thankful for God, most of all, who made everything I am thankful for!


Today I made myself a to do list. On my list was to take 10 minutes and appreciate nature. Don't ask me why, I just think I don't take much time to do that anymore.

I decided to stop by the park after I took Parker to school. I love the trees and all their fall colors.

I parked over by the field and just watched the rain and leaves fall. It was really nice. I love rain and I love fall so it was a good combination.

As I sat there I remember sitting there at 20. I was with my dog Kandy (She died a few years ago) and it was a really windy fall day. I remember that I went there because I was unhappy and just wanted to get out of the house. I was living with my Mom and her husband, which I didn't like. Her husband wanted me to move out, hated my dog and hated my cats. Also my family was pushing me pretty hard to get my own place. I should have had my own place by then, but I was only working part time and going to school part time. I wanted more than anything else to move out, but I just didn't have the money.

My Mom's husband, now ex, made my cat and her kittens live in the dark garage. He wouldn't even let me leave the light on for them. I thought it was just horrible and snuck down to turn the lights on for them and visit them as much as possible.

I hated living with him and I hated being an adult not on my own.

I went to that park with my dog and just sat under that tree and prayed. I prayed for an answer. I prayed to get out on my own, to find someone I loved, and to just be happy. I felt very lonely sitting under that tree with my dog. I imagined what it would be like to be just alone and it felt very sad.

When I came home, I decided to just give all my problems to God. I just couldn't handle them anymore. I wrote them all on strips of paper and put them in a box. As I put them in the box, I gave them to God and promised not to take them back. I knew that I couldn't do anything about my situation at the moment, but He could.

A few months later, all of my prayers had been answered. I met Bobby, my Mom and her husband moved to a different house, Bobby and I moved in together, got married, kept our pets and had Molly. As we were cleaning out my old room to make room for a nursery for Molly, I found my box with my prayers in it. Every one of them had been answered. I told my Mom and it really helped her with her faith. She also said she was so sorry about me being so miserable and that she didn't really realize it. She divorced him not long after our wedding.

Now when I look at the trees and think back to that day. I see it was the best thing I ever did. No longer do I feel sad to be alone or to sit under a tree. Now I have my family to sit under it with me and I know that with God, I am never alone.

Added: Just for fun, if anyone wants to see a live webcam of the park I was at, I can email it to you. Just let me know. I didn't want to post it right on here.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Quiet weekend...

We mostly stayed home this weekend. We rented a bunch of movies and just relaxed. It rained hard yesterday so it was the perfect day to stay in. I rented "Ghost-busters" because Molly has never seen it. She wasn't impressed, lol. We also rented my very favorite movie, "White Chicks". I don't know why, but I just think it's hilarious. We were going to rent, "Tink" and "Journey to the center of the earth", but they were all out. I have to go to the Dr. on Thursday to get the results of my blood work. The receptionist said that the Dr., "Really really" wanted me to make a follow-up appointment to discuss the results. I'm sure it's just about my cholesterol, but it's got me thinking. Tomorrow I have to go get more boxes. I need to get packing since it's November now and we may move in on Thanksgiving break. I'm really looking forward to moving. It's really exciting and scary at the same time. I keep thinking about how I'm going to decorate different rooms. I hope everyone had a nice weekend.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


We all had a really nice Halloween. First we went to Molly's school's parade. Parker stayed in his stroller, but he had a great time. He wore his Batman costume and wasn't afraid of the other costumes. Molly was dressed as a cat. Later we went trick or treating and stopped at a church for some games. Molly was pretty ticked that she didn't win at the cakewalk. Afterwards we went to my sisters in-laws for a nice dinner. We had tacos and ate plenty of goodies. They had more candy for the kids and even had them cut out rice crispy treats like pumpkins and decorate them. They also got out some face paints and stamps. Molly really loved that. All Parker would go for was a stamp on his hand. This year really was Parker's best Halloween. He has been very scared before but I think year he finally figured out that it's just people in costumes. We all had a great time and I think next year will be even more fun for Parker! Next year we told him that he has to walk, no stroller.