It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
OK, those changes I mentioned at Sonshine's school? Here's a quote from my 7 yr old's teacher this AM
"I am seeing such good changes in him lately. He is really listening to me and allowing me to direct him with less meltdowns. In fact, he hasn't had a "major" meltdown all week long. The Autism specialist told me to make him an area with tape that is his to stay in when we are working or I am teaching to help him remember not to roam around the room and interrupt me. I went and purchased purple duck tape and he seems to love his "house" that he has now (he named it, not me). He wanted to know if he could leave his house when it is time to go home. I assurred him that he could. LOL"
And how awesome is this teacher to go and find duck tape that's his FAVORITE color??!!!!!???? <----- HAPPY MOMMY DANCE!!
I want a stand and sign like Lucy Van Pelt!!
The Nurse is In
$5. (hey! Inflation!)
Last Saturday morning we learned that my 4 yr old daughter has an obvious leg length discrepancy. This explains the nonpainful limp that's been worrying me. We have filled out paperwork to get her into Texas Scottish Rite Hosp. My first nursing job was there and her doctor and I agree it is THE BEST place to treat LLD. The typical wait to hear if you're accepted is SIX MONTHS. Please join us in prayer that she'll be accepted into their program quickly.
Honestly I think she knew her "Special Needs Kid" status was disappearing so she just wanted to stay in the running with her brothers!!! :-))
Decisions have been made
Supplies are being gathered
Bring It On!!!!
I cannot believe I ordered something that supports the Green Bay Packers!! Of ALL teams!!
Yeah, this is gonna be great! stay tuned for details and pictures!
Remember our game?
Hubby fixed the leak!!!
And another one started.......
Both leaks are fixed for a total of about $50!!!! That's an $850 savings from the plumber's quote!!
I have an AWESOME Hubby!!
Monday, September 26, 2011
We're going to be checking up on each other and encouraging each other to meet our exercise goals.
So, to kick it off I'd like to put up this week's
As of today I weigh in at Too Damn Much - (minus) 0.8lbs.
My plans are to Zumba 3 times this week, Mon, Wed and Thurs mornings.
I'll let you know how it's going for me throughout the week and next Sunday night will post next week's Motivational Video and goals.
Anyone who wants to join in, either on the blog or on facebook is welcome. Just tell us your exercise plans for the week and we'll check in to see how you're doing with them.
Friday, September 23, 2011
By Jonathan Wall
Josh Ripley didn't have to stop. Running in a recent cross country meet for Andover (Minn.) High, the junior varsity runner was making his way through the trail at the Applejack Invite when he heard a loud scream during the first mile of a two-mile race. Most of the other kids running didn't pay much attention to Lakeville South runner Mark Paulauskas, who was writhing in pain at the time, as they passed by.
click on the above to read the whole story!!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
They eat straight down the middle, and once they can see the bottom of the bowl they decide it's EMPTY and will beg and howl and follow us around the kitchen as though there wasn't a drop of food in the place!!
One good shake and the bowl is half full again!! I swear I'm going to invent a V shaped bowl that you can never eat straight down the middle of!
Sonshine has discovered his new favorite book:
On Saturday Freddy got to go to the farm! Hooray for cooler temperatures! We're back to riding every Saturday. Then Freddy got to go to Mass with Sonshine and me. I guess Freddy was having a good time at our house, because Sunday afternoon he hid behind the piano (helped by Fat Cat). But the good news is that once he went to school on Monday for his Show and Tell Performance Freddy is now able to stay with us permanently.
I had an ARD at school for Sonshine on Monday that I'd called due to some difficulty he's had adjusting to 2nd grade. All his teachers but one were there and we had a great brainstorming session on how to make things smoother for him. I also found out that an "Autism Specialist" from the Region our district is in will be coming tomorrow to observe Sonshine throughout his day and give ideas on how to work with him better. He's also going to be getting a 30 min class at the end of every day on Social Skills. I'm excited to see how these changes will help him.
How's your week been?
Sunday, September 11, 2011
There were a total of 2,996 deaths, including the 19 hijackers and 2,977 victims. The victims were distributed as follows: 246 on the four planes (from which there were no survivors), 2,606 in New York City in the towers and on the ground, and 125 at the Pentagon. All the deaths in the attacks were civilians except for 55 military personnel killed at the Pentagon.
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