Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Story Behind The Black Mouth....

Have you ever been even a little bit curious about the taste of paint? Specifically, water colors?

Evidently, this little guy could no longer resist the temptation. I have never heard lip-smacking like this during art time and that's the truth!

Caught in the act....and happy about it!

Showing Mama how it's done....

Perfecting his technique....

Helping Mama with the clean-up....

All done!

I think it's pretty safe to say that this kid is a long time away from acrylics and oils.....

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

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Lazy Summer Days.......NOT!


I really don't think the words "lazy summer days" have ever been spoken by a SAHM. 


This week alone, I:


1. Spent time at the dentist, hoping to save a tooth (mine).  I didn't.  :o(  Ouch!  Tooth extraction is painful.


2. Spent time at the dentist, hoping to save a tooth (my daughter's).  Thankfully, no root canal needed.  Just a filling.  Whew!


3.  Hit a deer.  Well, the deer hit us.  It happened so fast that absolutely nothing could be done.  Now there's a major dent in the driver side door, the front corner panel-bad, and the headlight is broken.  Poor deer.   Thankfully, we weren't in a tiny little car and the deer  wasn't doing an antelope impression.  And the traffic was very light-amazing. Oh, and I was not driving (PTL).


4.  Liability  only.  *sigh*  (see above.)


5.  IFSP review for my little one.  Setting up evaluations with an OT for sensory issues, a behavioral analysis and a  psyche evaluation with an early intervention/austism center about 45 minutes away.  Also adding him to the waiting list for the classroom therapies, although we haven't really decided which therapies he will receive and which ones we will decide to participate in at the different options we've been given.  Always good to get on the waiting lists, I'm told.


6.  It's only Wednesday morning.


But, in the face of all this.......life is good!    I am always amazed at the way God works.   He is good-all the time!




Sunday, June 8, 2008

Absent-Many Reasons...

I know I've been absent; we've got a lot going on lately.

My uncle Ronnie passed away on Friday.

His visitation and funeral on Saturday and today meant paying last respects as well as sharing memories with my many, many (did I say many???) cousins. There are seventeen of us first cousins. From us came 33. This doesn't include spouses.

Some of them I haven't seen since my own father's funeral nine years ago. Others, longer than that. Pretty sad when you realize that we all live within an hour's drive from one another.

My dad had eight siblings-five sisters and three brothers. All the uncles are gone now.

Rest in peace, Uncle 'Ronnie'.

My youngest son has been going through Early Intervention assessments and evaluations for the past couple of weeks. We had his IFSP meeting on Thursday. To make a long story short....the phrase "Autism Spectrum" was used. *Sigh* I'm sure I'll have much more to say about this in a later post. Right now I'm just trying to wrap my head around it. I have to say, I'm not shocked. Maybe denial is a better description. It seems like an awful lot to be heaped upon one sweet little boy.

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