Sunday, March 29, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Look comes the Spiderman!!

This was the coolest article. I found it on Yahoo this morning and had to post it.

Click here!!

This is what I find awesome in all of the people who understand this disorder. And I am so thankful to have many of these good thinkers in our lives. You all have that great understanding, and know that in order to get to children with Autism, you must first get into their world to bring them into ours.

Thank you!!


Sunday, March 22, 2009


No, I am not talking about a horror movie, or a gross bug that made its way down into my ear canal. I am speaking, of course, about those times when you get a song stuck in your head and can't get it out. This is what follows me around all day:

You're welcome.


Friday, March 20, 2009

Yep, it happens

Granny came over to watch the kids yesterday so I could go to my bowlin'. heehee

As soon as she came in the door, we noticed our jeans were the same ( same brand same color) and we were both wearing turquoise shirts! We didn't plan this at all.

Yep, they told me I would turn into my mom one day.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

And also getting older...

"Puppy" is getting older. We have just discovered recently that she officially has the "old-dog smell" right along with the "old-dog breath". Oh yes. It's lovely. She is getting all white around her snout and paws where her fur was a nice reddish-brown. And we started buying the "mature" dog food. She is almost 8 years old now. She is such a great dog and has always been real good with the kids.

Her favorite thing is fetch. If you toss her toy once, you better prepare to be there for a long time. She will keep bringing it back no matter what. She will stop and take a drink once in a while, but she is right back at your feet waiting in no time. She's almost obsessive about it. I get tired throwing it, and I'm not running back and forth like her. Goofy pup.

We still love her.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Happy Birthday BB!!

We love you!!

Even though you are officially a teenager.

I'm gonna go cry now.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


This is Helen the cow. She comes from a quaint little town in New York. She's well known in her small town. She has a boo-boo too. Auntie S sent LB this postcard to let him know that Helen feels his pain.

Hope Helen feels better like LB is feeling.

Thanks Auntie!


Saturday, March 7, 2009

Thank you

Everyone has been so sweet. Thanks to all of you for your support, phone calls, and well wishes. We got a visit from LB's teacher with Get Well Soon cards made from his class along with cake. Yum!! Oh yeah, sorry, no picture of the cake. heehee

And then he got this in the mail from the family of Dippy, Dingy, and Goofy...

So we will be well occupied, feeling good, and on a sugar high for a while. :)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

and healing...

Well we have had a trying time here lately. I got a call on Tue. from the school. The dreaded call from the school. LB was knocked down in the hallway and he is crying and doesn't seem to be doing very well. So I dash out the door and head to the school.

At around lunchtime, an 8th grader was RUNNING down the hall, turned a corner and slammed right into LB, sending him straight back on the floor. Head thumps, his elbow gets bruised. After a chew-out moment with the teacher LB was with, -Thank you, by the way :) - ,this kid proceeded to go about his business. Though bewildered by the fall, LB was still asking about the corn dogs on the lunch menu. One of his faves. And he did eat them.

I got there and he was upset and sleepy. I brought him home and he wanted to go to bed right away. I didn't like that, so I decided to take him to the ER. The whole way in the car, I had to keep waking him up. Kinda scary. We got to the ER and did the whole traditional ER wait. The doctor ordered a CT scan for him. He got to ride in a wheelchair down to the room where they did the CT scan. He liked that. When we got him in the room, he laid down and stayed still enough for them to do the scan. When he was laying there he did look a bit worried so I told him that this was a big camera and it will take a picture of your head. So when the bed moved his head into the hole area, he looked around and said "cheese".

I was very proud of him, because I didn't think he would do well in there. Proved me wrong. When we were coming out of there, he looked back and said, "donut". Because the scanner looked like a giant donut! When we got back to the ER room to wait for the results, LB commented on the ride. He looked at the wheelchair and said "stroller". I never really thought of them that way. I love how he thinks!

The results came back. He has a fractured skull, but there isn't any bleeding. Just swelling. So no big activity for a while now. He seemed to be doing pretty well throughout this whole thing. After our 5 hour ER visit, we head back home. He starts throwing up in the car. Nice. And he got sick a few times after that. Being concerned about that, I got alot of advice from family and friends. Thank you all so much! He slept pretty good throughout the night between my 2-hour wakings without getting sick. But I called the next morning and got his follow-up appt. that day. He checked out pretty well. Even though he was sick those few times, the Dr. said that as long as his neurological state is normal, then we don't need to be really concerned. So a relief off of my mind there.

Now he is staying home the rest of the week for lots of inactivity. One of my faves. :) LB is doing well. His appetite is coming back and he wants to play outside and in the basement on his scooter, but I won't let him just yet. Oh, and the field trip at the ice skating rink in a couple weeks......yeah, we'll be staying home.

Here is a couple of pics of LB's head. He didn't really swell up until we were waiting in the ER. I don't know if you can tell, with the hair being in the way, but there was a good-sized goose egg. The first pic is in the ER,the second pic was the day after and the third is today.

So we will be playing it safe here for a while. Lots of TV and computer time. Writing up lists of Disney movies and such. It's almost nice when you have Dr.'s orders to be lazy.

Hope everyone else out there is doing well. Thanks again to all of our friends and family for your support. We love you all.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Still healing

Yes, we are all still healing over here. We have appreciated all of the support, love, and prayers from all of you out there. Words cannot express. You all are blessings.

Thank you.