Wednesday, December 15, 2010
This year's Christmas is shaping up to be the best I've ever had! Not because I know I'm getting something great. (even though, I was basically told what I am getting and I am ECTSTATIC to recieve what the Hubs is giving) My girls, Kaylee in particular, have asked for 1 thing for months now. All they want is a Barbie house. Well, Santa is taking it a step further, and actually got the girls a doll house thats not necessarily a Barbie house, but it is a MASSIVE dollhouse standing taller than each of my girls.
It has been the biggest challenge to keep this thing from these wandering little eyes. So far, they haven't seen the HUGE thing under the blankets in the back of my closet. Of course Cj's nosiness has the best of him and he's found it, but as long as the ones who know what it is don't know, I think we will be just fine :)
Christmas morning will have cameras set up and ready to go with Mommy and Daddy just as excited as the girls, if not more! We can't wait to see our babies faces when they run into the living room and see this thing! There is only 1 thing that I don't like about this!! Doesn't it seem a bit unfair that we do ALL the work of putting the million pieces and million and one screws in this thing, and a big fat lazy white bearded man takes ALLLLL the credit??? Fun while they're young, but boy Santa has never been such a pain in the but lol!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
This post is an ongoing post in progress. I thought I would keep a running blog of all the funny things my kids say. At least then everyone who reads this will see why these kids keep me laughing ALL THE TIME !!!
I threw the ball to the fence and Kaylee returned it.
" Oh my goodness! I have returned your ball my Queen !" -Kaylee
" Mama, you need to go visit your family! Go to the party, Grammy can stay with me!"-Kaylee while standing at the door telling me to leave the house so Grammy can watch her.
The reason for no more brother/sister baths " Mama, is Bubba's bird small or big? Its soooo cute!"
"Mama are you my Mama?" - Kaylee
"Mama whats your name?"- Katelyn "My name is Mama"- me " NOOOOO Your name is Uh-randa"- Katelyn
" Kaylee can you pick up your food in your kitchen?" - Me "No mama, Im a princess, YOU pick it up! Princess said so!"
Thursday, September 30, 2010
We all do it. We sit and watch our little ones and wonder just what is going on in their little minds. We see them thinking and the wheels are turning, and we all want to know what it is that is going on in that little head of theirs.
Since Kaylee can now speak very well, she tells me everything so I dont wonder anymore. My mouth literally drops open at some of the things she says, because sometimes I don't know where she gets it from! But my little Kaylee has an imagination like I've never seen before. She will look into an empty room and actually see something that isn't there. No, she isn't crazy, she is VERY imaginative.
One day, she walked into our living room and became very quiet. Her eyes were as wide as I had ever seen them. She stopped, turned her head to me, and with the most serious face I have ever seen on her, she said " MAMA, Loooooook! It's Dragon Mountain!!! Come into the mountain with me! We can find dragons!". Of course I went on the expedition with my little explorer and we found a big dragon! Thankfully I had Kaylee there with me because I would have never been able to slay a BIG dragon by myself! She was a knight that saved me from the monster and guided me all the way through Dragon Mountain. I don't know what I would have done without her!! :)
Days later, we were in a car!! This does'nt sound out of the ordinary, I know, but what made it extraordinary, was that we never left the couch! We buckled our seatbelts right into the couch cushions and took a trip to Grammy's house! Grammy needed some soup because she was sick and Kaylee made the soup in her new kitchen.So then, we loaded our "car" and took it to our Grammy ! We went through the forest and of course, we watched for "Swiper the Fox" to be sure he would'nt swipe the delicious soup that Kaylee made for her sick Grammy. We successfully made it to Grammy's and back home so Kaylee could enjoy her naptime.
Once in awhile, we forget to use our imagination because the "real" world consumes us. Take the time to sit back and enjoy a couch car ride. I know it will definitely take you back to a time when the world was alot simpler. There were no bills, no worries, no drama, and our biggest concern was fighting off the dragons of Dragon Mountain. Kaylee seems to be happy when she is exploring and imagining. :)
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
So I have this wonderful friend Kayla, who is , as she says it, "scared of girls". Lol now she says this, but it's just because she has the cutest, most wonderful little potato at home that brightens her day. He is too cute for words and with a little angel like that, who would ever want to have girls instead of a boy?? ME thats who lol! I had my two girls first,and they were a breeze. This little boy is going to bring his mama to her death!
Saturday, we were enjoying a little at home rare time with Daddy! CJ was climbing all over his Daddy, just as he always does when Corey is home. I was folding clothes sitting on our couch, and the coffee table was just full of clothes. Big Corey (as I call him at home) put little Corey standing up, in front of the coffee table. This is a normal thing since Little Corey has been walking. He just takes off as fast as he can as soon as you put him down. Little Corey lost his footing, fell, and "busted his coconut". He hit his head so hard that I could only cover my eyes. I knew this was a bad one. Then my husband picks up the baby, and starts telling me there is blood pouring from his mouth!!! Of course being Mommy, I leapt up, went directly for the sink and immediately started washing his mouth out to get an assessment of damage. Hey with a hit like that, ER was definitely in my mind! Luckily, after Daddy and Mommy held him with wet cloth and icy cold cloths, we were able to see 4 little puncture wounds in his mouth and no bump on his head. He surely made out lucky on this one!! But it just prepares me for all the stitches, and broken bones I know are to come. No matter how resiliant little ones are, I know what is coming so I have to be prepared.
My friend Kayla, it is for this reason, and this reason alone, that I tell you, you should embrace the little girls! They wont give you a heart attack!!! Well at least not until their teenage years..... Wait a minute! I suddenly realize why boys are better than girls! THE TEENAGE YEARS!!!!!! :( Lol
Friday, August 13, 2010
Today was Katelyn's first day of Kindergarten. Now normally, I would be in tears but there was something about knowing she is going to school that brings a certain calm over me. It's more because I know she WANTS to be there. She has been asking for school all summer!
We began the day full of enthusiasm and excitement. Katelyn knew that when she woke up, she would be able to put on her brown jumper and her blue shirt. She has wanted that jumper since we got it. She says she is Princess Katey in it :) She had a big breakfast of biscuits. Yes, you may be asking how is that a big breakfast, but with Ms. Picky eater, 3 biscuits is a FEAST! After breakfast, I want the kids to be in the habit of making their beds themselves, so they eagerly went into their room, made their beds with the promise of being able to get dressed and go to school of course!
Kaylee kept asking, "Mama, if I make my bed, can I go too?". I had only one thing that I could tell her to make her happy. That was " Well Kaylee its not your turn yet, but Mama will surely have FUN with you today. " I dont know if she will consider what I have to do fun, but today we will begin learning all the sounds of our letters. My goal with her is to have her reading simple words before Pre K next year.
After the kids were all dressed, I went outside to grab our wagon for the two babies to ride in. Katelyn was so excited for the bus to finally be coming to pick her up. She was so excited that she actually was mad when the wrong bus stopped to pick her up! She ran onto the porch and pouted her little pout. But absolutely nothing could stop her from grinning ear to ear when her bus FINALLY came to get her. She didn't want a kiss. She didn't want to hold hands. My baby girl, is independent. I couldn't be a more proud mama.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
I was watching TV yesterday, and saw a celebrity that I really like, talking about her son who also has Autism. Since it's a subject close to my heart, I feel the need to address some of the things that this celebrity was telling the public about Autism.
Moms, please do not automatically assume that childhood vaccinations cause Autism. Though there is no known cause, I am a firm believer that childhood vaccines did NOT cause my child to be diagnosed with it. In my baby Katelyn's case, there were circumstances surrounding the pregnancy that I believe, along with many of our family members, cause Katelyn to be born with Autism.
When my girl was still in the womb, EVERYTHING was fine. I had a GREAT pregnancy. I was a great weight, did not smoke, did not drink, I ate well, and I excersized. It wasn't until I was in labor for hours and hours that we knew things weren't exactly right, but we had no clue what was going on. After an hour of pushing, I was rushed into an emergency c-section, where we found that Katelyns umbilical cord was EXTREMELY short. It was so short, the doctor could not lift her out of my belly to cut the cord. If I would have kept pushing, the cord could have been ripped and they would not have been able to get either of us to an operating room fast enough to do damage control. I thank my lucky stars everyday that the dr decided to perform a c section. It basically saved our lives.
The umbilical cord provides oxygen, and nutrition to a baby while they are still in their mother's womb. In this case, Katelyn's umbilical cord was short, so there is no way of knowing if she was getting enough oxygen or too much. All we do know is that years later, my baby was diagnosed with Autism. Of course, this is just my theory, and every parent has their own theory but just in case this helps anyone in their decision to vaccinate or not, I feel the need to share this story.
This is definitely the best peice of advice for the readers of this blog so pay careful attention to this next part. IN NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM, IS IT EVER OK TO ASK A PARENT , ESPECIALLY IF THEIR CHILD IS SPECIAL, "WHAT IS WRONG WITH HER ?" I honestly have had the same government employee ask me 2 times what is wrong with Katelyn. Nothing is wrong with a child with special needs. They are the same as every other child in this world, the only difference is that God thought they were super special so he made them just a little different. I have never met another child that is more loving, friendly , and as normal as my Katelyn. She is the same as any other child,and is one of the 3 biggest blessings in my life.
PLEASE DONT BE IGNORANT!!! TREAT PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS LIKE THEY ARE NORMAL. IF YOU TREAT THEM DIFFERENTLY , YOU ARE ONLY FEEDING THOSE IGNORANT ENOUGH TO ACTUALLY THINK THERE IS "SOMETHING WRONG " WITH BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN THAT ARE JUST A LITTLE SPECIAL.