Thursday, June 9, 2011

Long Time, No blog....

Oh my! It's been 2 years since my last post!!!! Things have really changed.

Our oldest is almost done Kindergarten! Can you believe that???? Her graduation ceremony is on the 29th of June and I WILL be going! She has made many friends and has come into herself very nicely! She is reading so well and we are so proud of her.

Our youngest, was diagnosed last week with Autism Spectrum disorder. We knew this would be the official diagnosis. Her "symptoms" included : GROSS speech delay, lining up toys, nesting by shape colour and size, not being able to socialize, limited eye contact, not understanding danger, hand flapping, MAJOR mood swings...I am sure there were more, but we did not notice them.

Right now we wait. In about a week We will receive our follow up appointment and be assigned an "Autism Doctor". The Nurse Practitioner called him our Autism Quarterback. We thought that was cute.

So things are now going in a different direction. No longer are we just hoping for M to speak, but we are hoping to learn more about autism, teach her older sister about autism and be able to maintain calm, peace and a level head with the outbursts and tantrums.

Monday, April 27, 2009


Can I just say that I am absolutely tired of this dreary winter? Erm...spring? Whatever. LOL
This weekend we had SNOWSHOWERS. Sure, its only the middle of April...well almost end, but snowshowers? COME ON MOTHER NATURE, please stop teasing us.

My girls are starting to get antsy and well lets face it, so am I. I yearn to feel the warm sun rays on my bare shoulders, to smell the sweet scent of clover. My girls just want to be able to play outside with out their winter coats or mittens.

Craft time

This week, if it ever gets decent outside. We are going to go on a nature walk. I am going to have the oldest pick her favorite sticks and pine cones and well...stuff that is laying on the ground as I am trying to teach her to respect the environment. We are going to make a birdhouse out of an old milk carton. It should be a blast, she loves glue :D

Me time

Today I have been trying relentlessly for over an hour to fix my computer. It wouldn't recognize my mouse and I couldn't do anything...I found out it was the batteries. *sigh*

For the kids

I want to try to find a children's site for animal and environment preservation. I want to teach my girls to respect and protect the animals and the planet. Before she was 2 my oldest knew how to recycle. We are so proud of her. Now to teach her more about other ways to make things better for her generation.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Emotional day

This morning, I spoke with my girlfriend (the one who lost her son) for the first time in months. I mean really spoke. We email and use facebook quite often...ahhh the power of the interwebs.
I made sure to tell her how much she means to me, how much I love her. I don't know the whole story yet as I can not due to court proceedings, but I am sure I will soon...when she is ready. I told her how she is going to become an advocate, a public speaker.

As we were speaking, my girls started battling. The youngest was crying, the oldest was being bossy, and my dear friend could hear this in the background. She told me to love my girls, protect them and raise them right. Give them a voice and let it be heard.

Then we cried together.

I know there will be more tears, and I am sure every time we see each other there will be a flood of emotion.