Sunday, November 25, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Good news...Keara tried out in chorus for a solo in the Christmas Program and out of 39 she was selected! She is such an awesome singer. I know I am her mom but really the kid has talent. I am really gonna push hard for voice lessons soon.
UMM, my life is quite boring, can't think of anything else to write right now. TWIDDLE DEE!
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Keara singing the national anthem. She is 9 today and got a microphone for her birthday. She did this very quickly last night to *test* the microphone out. She has some kind of talent! *And this is a quick take...the microphone in the video is an old one (just wanted to share her voice so we quickly put it into a 'video'. I will try and get a 'real' video soon!)
Saturday, October 13, 2007
*Little side note that this is not the first inanimate object to speak to my husband. He has had the fries that chirp as well!
Oh and I called my mom to find out if I was the one that is weird. She confirmed that I am indeed normal but in the process we found that my dad is not. My mom was explaining the theory to him and asked if he ever listened to cotton. My dad said no but "I understand that if you go in a corn field and listen carefully, the corn will moan." WHAT? Now I guess I understand only one thing....my mom and I are CRAZY, we married LOONS!
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
On May 26, 1998, in Michigan, storm clouds started to form. The storm started in the middle of the night. The next day the cloud started to drop a funnel. A tornado warning was let off to warn people. Soon, the funnel touched the ground! People fled to safe places. Some people went to closets, some went to their bathtubs, and some went to their basements. Thousands of sticks flew through the air. Rocks went flying and smashing windows. Hailstones were the size of tennis balls. Some people were so scared of the hailstones that they just went to the middle of the room. That wasn’t a really good choice. The storm was soon over. One hundred fifty-six people were killed and five were children. Nine hundred eighty-nine people were injured and ten were children. (Less children were killed and injured because the hiding places were too small for adults.) The kids were still scared even though the storm was over. Parents told their children it was safe. They came out of their hiding places because they trusted their parents. They saw that trees were lifted out of the ground and roofs were ripped off houses. There was a lot of damage. They hope it never happens again!
Ended: Saturday, September 15, 2007
"Polly Ann is driving me crazy! She’s been bossing me around everyday, almost," Tanna said to her mother. Finally, it was summer break. Tanna was going to her cousin’s house. Her cousin’s name is Ty Lou. She lives with Aunt Tery. Tanna was very excited because she could not wait to get to Ty Lou’s house. Every time she went there, they would get chocolate milkshakes. When they got there, Tanna rushed inside. There were chocolate milkshakes waiting for them already. Tanna went up to Ty Lou’s room and knocked on the door. When Ty Lou opened the door, she was surprised and hugged Tanna tight. Tanna asked, "Do you want to go drink the milkshakes?" Ty Lou said, "Sure!" Tanna and Ty Lou rushed downstairs. They drank their milkshakes pretty fast. Tanna asked Aunt Tery, "Can we go outside and play?" Aunt Tery said, "Yes." Tanna and Ty Lou ran outside. They filled up the pools and they jumped in. Just then, Aunt Tery came out. She said "Get out of the pool, you will get your clothes wet." They got out of the pool & into their bathing suits. They ran back outside and jumped into the pools again. They splashed and swam. They had big pools. They were lake size. They kept swimming until 2:10. Tanna said, "At 2:10 we need to get inside because it is going to storm." The storm started coming in at 2:10. Tanna and Ty Lou ran inside as quick as they could. They quickly ran to Ty Lou’s room and got dressed. Then Tanna said, "Maybe we should play dolls." "Great idea!" said Ty Lou. Aunt Tery ran in & took them to the window to let them see that there was hail. They said "AH!" and ran out of the room. They got into a place with no windows and hid in a closet because they knew that sometimes tornadoes come after hail. Tanna’s mother came in after that. She said, "It’s over." The girls came out of the closet and hugged their moms. They said, "I thought there was going to be a twister." The mothers said, "No, there was no twister." The girls felt relieved. They went back to Ty Lou’s room and started playing dolls again. When they were done, they had dinner. Tanna said, "I don’t want to go to bed." Tanna’s mother said, "You have to go to bed Tanna." After that, it was time to brush their teeth. Then Tanna went home. When it was time for bed, Tanna got out her mattress and covers. She laid down. Her mother kissed her good night and said "I love you, and have sweet dreams." Tanna couldn’t sleep that night, she was very scared. She called for her mother " I’m really scared of the strange noises around here." Her mother came in, explained what all the strange noises were, & she said, "Go back to sleep." When Tanna went to sleep, the next morning came in a flash. She woke up her mother and said "Wake up, wake up, it’s time to go back to Ty Lou’s house and have fun." Her mother woke up, got dressed, got Tanna dressed and finally went back to Ty Lou’s house. Ty Lou was happy to see them. Just then, a severe storm hit! The girls were scared! They screamed! Suddenly, it was over. Everyone was happy. Hurricane Molly was in the gulf & Tanna’s family did not know about it! Ty Lou was worried but did not want to tell about it. It was going hit in three days! Ty Lou knew that Tanna & her aunt would get hurt if they did not know about it! They could even die! She could not decide if she should tell or not. Tanna came in the room. "What are you thinking about?" asked Tanna. "Nothing" answered Ty Lou. Tanna turned and headed out of the room. "Whew" Ty Lou said. Tanna slept over that night & in the morning, they watched the weather. Now Tanna’s family knew about the hurricane. When Molly hit, they were all safe!
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Friday, October 05, 2007
Monday, October 01, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Keara: She is doing so awesome. I am a little scared to even post this because I might jinx it LOL. We finally broke down and went with Prozac. So NOT what I wanted to do. But we did try five different meds before this and none did it. The last one had her moods pretty good but we couldn't go up with the dose because she literally threw chairs across the room the week we tried. We are just so wanting the anxiety to be less. We had to try this and so far I am so happy we did. It is amazing, Keara, my sweet little girl is here...EVERYDAY, ALL DAY! Seriously, if you understand what we have gone through with her, this is truly the greatest miracle we could hope for. So far her fears have diminished as well. YEAH! She is still doing fabulous in school. She got her progress report and it was 97%, 97%, 98% and 98%. She was disappointed that she didn't get 100%. We tried to explain that it was ALL her grades averaged and these were FANTASTIC scores, but she said she was going to try even harder. LOL Her chorus is going great. Man my kid has a beautiful voice. She is so good. We're just happy she found her niche.
Kai: He is doing well in 1st grade. He lost both of his bottom teeth and it's adorable. He has developed yet another crush. It really is sweet. He is officially reading now too. At first I was a little concerned because he was just memorizing the books, but the last couple of days he has been really reading. He is so proud of himself.
Drig: My little squirt is really smart. I am a little stunned because up until recently, it was really hard to understand him. His speech is getting so much better now. And along with that we are finding that he is quite smart. (we knew he was smart but just not how smart kwim?) Anyway, the other day Keara asked him how many syllables words have in them and he would clap out the word and tell her. He did it totally on his own too. It was crazy. He is nonstop football, basketball and golf. OMG, he acts out the entire thing, even does replays for ya, like the games do. It is pretty funny. I cannot believe my baby will be five in a month! UGH! Where has it gone?
Jay: He is my changed man! I guess everything that we went through was worth it because he is so much better now, of course I do have the control of the money. LOL But we are just having fun again. LOVE IT! He is really supportive of my health issues too. LOVE HIM!
Me: UMMM, I am willing to do anything to have my teeth fixed. And the rest of the damn body as well. It really is quite annoying but I am just not going to think about it right now. I just have to ignore the pain and hope it will GO AWAY! Ok self talk done, I'm good!
*This is a bad football year, how bout two loses for my Tigers and I am 0-3 in fantasy. Yeah, I suck!
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Keara sent an email to her teacher without my knowing ...
Kai was falling from the tree before I could utter the words "be careful"
Keara is going to save the world by becoming a singing meteorologist.
Drig is going to kill his mommy by becoming a motorcycle cop...
Kai will just be Kai
I have another cold and the passing out spells have returned
I actually got through one sentence of this without Drig whining...
I will come back to this blog more than one time a year
OH Who Knows but Imagine that!
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Keara is doing great so far in the 3rd grade. She has a veteran teacher and that has been really nice for me. She is going to a new Psychiatrist and we like him (yes amazing...it's a boy) a lot better than the last. Again, a new medicine, hope this one works. Don't know though since it's only been a couple of weeks. She is WAY into HSM2 and Hannah, but it's funny to hear her talk of it, she thinks it's real! I can just see her trying to go into the class and break out in song! LOL Oh and she has joined the chorus. She is going to love it. She has the best voice. I am really excited for her!
more to come....
Friday, July 06, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
Keara is in an Autism Clinic this month and doing really well. There is another little girl in it with her that is like her twin. So great for Keara. We are now on her third medication and again not seeing the effects. The first one caused a rash, the second just did nothing (well maybe even caused aggression) and now the third is doing nothing. It really is the wrong type anyway, as they are trying to calm her with ADHD meds and she doesn't have ADHD. GAH! But we will try another and this time we are going to be adamant about it being for anxiety! She is back to not wanting to go outside, and quite frankly that is unacceptable. She got a new bed and is very excited abut painting it and applying the wallpaper border we got her. Princess and pink of course. She has been watching a lot of shows on raising lions, tigers and other big cats. She adores these shows, as well as, Bindi the Jungle Girl!
Kai is the same ole rowdy boy! He is trying to read and can do tons of math problems. He also seems to have the patience to try and learn the guitar from his daddy. He will actually hold it right, the other two just will not! We got a pool and the kids are really enjoying it. Keara is our fish, under water so much that she actually got swimmers ear and an inner ear infection. So now we have to put drops in after every swim. Kai doesn't like to dunk but is swimming a lot on top of the water with floaties. Drig is just cautiously approaching the whole thing. Although he has dunked a couple of times, on accident, he was fine with it. Drig has become Mr. Personality. He is so animated and soon you can see it for yourself, we are finally getting our cord to put our movies on the computer. His speech is so much better. We are thrilled with the progress and he has another year of his Special PreK. It will do wonders I know. Keara will be getting speech next year too. She gets quite angry when we discuss her R's.
A Drig funny,
We were driving down the road and saw a truck with the Jr. #8 logo. Drig was so excited he yelled out "A Jr. fan!" We said yes it is. He then said "WOW Jr. has two fans!" It was the sweetest thing ever!
I will try to get back more often, (I write as if someone actually reads this LOL) but you know PROMISES PROMISES!
Saturday, March 10, 2007
I can tell you that I have cried myself to sleep over Keara but it doesn't do anyone any good. I have mourned the loss of what could be. I hope that I am moving in a clearer direction, one toward making the best Keara possible. I think we can do it now!
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Saturday, January 06, 2007
I have some GREAT friends. One of my friends, Laura, sent me a gift. It was unexpected and so very welcome! I had a good cry because I just really needed something like that. She sent a gift for my kids too! How sweet is that? The kids were absolutely thrilled. Drig said "the mailman gave me a gift!" I said "no honey, that was Ms. Laura." He then said "Ms. Waura is me best fend!" It was so cute. He was so happy to have his very own Moonsand. Keara was equally thrilled with her own drawing book and Kai loved the Moonsand too. Keara said "mama, she doesn't even know me." I told her that Ms. Laura knows a lot about her and is very special. I feel so blessed to have her in my life. She is such an inspiration and has always been so helpful in her advice to me.
So thank you again Laura! Love ya!
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
After posting the second best record next to Jay, I entered the playoffs. The first round was a nail biter but in the championship round I won by 75 points. And I BEAT Jay!!!
So I am shamelessly walking around asking, "who's the best? who is the master of fantasy league? who is the CHAMPION?" The answer is of course ME! A girl beat all the boys!!!
Today is the eve of school returning so we woke the kids at 6 and had a trial run. Keara is starting to get into one of her anxious frame of mind states and I am worried about tomorrow. I will report that everything was really smooth this morning. The kids and I were out the door by 7:10. We went to Walmart which also was pleasant. I was shocked. So, cross your fingers for tomorrow. The other part I'm worried about is we will be in court from 10-12ish and cannot be reached. Hope they won't need us!