Monday, March 23, 2009

Congenital Heart Futures Act

Please take a few moments to write a support letter for this very important piece of legislation.

You can read all about it here. There is a form letter and links that will help you find your representatives.

This is vital for all of us touched by CHD.

Thank you!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

If I could make a wish......

to take a winter trip anywhere, I would choose to go here:

and see this:

The Iditarod

Maybe someday...... For now I'm pulling for Jeff King!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Hide the paint!

Something totally unexpected happened today while I was obviously way too distracted by my computer. Eli painted himself. I mean, really painted himself. He found a small bottle of dark brown acrylic paint (you know, the kind that instantly conforms to fabric fibers, becoming painfully permanent....) and painted himself a Hitler mustache.

That would have been really funny. But, he didn't stop there. He poured the bottle's contents onto the kitchen floor tiles. Odd how much paint those little bottles hold...

He proceeded to paint his entire body. Since he was only wearing a short sleeve t-shirt and a diaper, he was able to get quite a bit of coverage. His face was still flesh-colored, except for the Hitler mustache, but his arms, hands, legs and feet were totally and completely dark brown. Like chocolate.

My 11 year old thought it was hilariously funny. I did't think it was funny at all. I was worried about the paint on the tile, the stair bannisters, the tiny brown footprints across the living room carpet....

I grabbed him up and took him to the bathtub, cleaned up the paint mess (mumbling all the while) and order was restored to the Universe.

Now that it's over, I can't believe how funny it was.

And I can't believe I didn't stop a second to take pictures!

You'll just have to use your imagination on this one.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

SNOW!! And lots of it....

That's about all we could manage to say last night as we watched inches and inches of snow falling here in West Tennessee. The forecast was calling for 1 to 3 inches, then 2 to 4 inches, and so on, until the 10:00 pm newscast put us in the 6-14 inch range.

Snow amounts in our immediate area ranged from 6 inches to as much as 12 inches. We measured 10 inches pretty consistently in our neighborhood, but had drifts of over 2 1/2 FEET in places. Wow. Like I said, speechless!

Snowball fight!! Dad, Jack and Cade playing in the snow just before dark. It was still falling hard.

Cade taking a break from the snowball fight.

This was the view from the front porch this morning. Under that mound is a birdbath. Notice the difference in the snow amount in the picture of Cade above. He is standing in front of the birdbath. Wow!

Sam is trying to show just how deep the snow is by the birdbath.....in her shorts!

Eli had a blast in the snow! He kept falling into it belly-first and throwing handfulls of snow at me. (He saw Dad and Jack's snowball fight last night.)

He took a break from snowball throwing to pose for pictures with Mama.

What a fun weekend!

I earn FREE Amazon gift cards just by searching the Web! Click the banner below to sign up for your own SwagBucks account and earn FREE MONEY in 2012!

Swidget 1.0

The things I talk about~

ABA ADHD anniversary Art Asperger's Syndrome Asthma Asthma attack Autism Autism Awareness Autism Awareness Day Back to School Beads of Courage Beale Street Believe Believing in myself Biggest Loser Biggest Loser Finale birthday birthday cake Black History Blog4CHD BlogFrog Blogging Body parts Book Sneeze Review box of rocks Breaking News Cade Cake camera hog cardiology CHD CHD quilt chickenpox chocolate Christmas Civil Rights Clever Girls Clint congenital heart disease congenital heart disease awareness CSN giveaway CSN Stores CSNBaby product review and giveaway CSNBaby product review and giveaway winner Cyber Monday Daily Blog Review Dare2Shine Dawg Deep South Moms dentist diet Discrete Trial Dish Network Disney diy Dollhouse Project DSL problems Easter easy canvas prints ecosmart Eli Elvis Emma's quilt Emmy Couture Epilepsy Excuses exercise family Family Friday family life family verse of the year FIAR first lost tooth Flu Focus on Autism Follow Friday Food Fran Friday Follow Friday ramblings Frustration Funky Heart Gigi-to-be Giveaway giveaway winner GKTW glenn shunt guest post Halloween Happy New Year high school holiday Home home decor Home School Wednesday homeschooling infant loss inquiring minds Jack joy Jump Rope for Heart kids LeBonheur Life 360 Lily losing weight Magical Moments Make a Wish marriage Me Medical Monday Memories Memphis Memphis Zoo miracles miscarriage Mississippi River Mother's Day My Garden Novica OHS Ouch Painting Perfect 10 Preschooler product review and giveaway product giveaway product review Project Living Room propeller questions Randomness reflection Review Week Room a Month Makeover Sam School School days scrapbooking Shelby Forest Shrek Simple Woman's Daybook small town life snow Special Needs SpellQuizzer Spring Summer SVT Thanksgiving The Truth Project To Do Tuesday Transformation Thursday Trent Tyndale Blog Network Review Ultimate blog party valentine's day Watercolors Winner winter word of the year WORDLESS WEDNESDAY WORTHY Writer's Workshop Yum