Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Magical Disney Story

I got this from a fellow DIS'er....her uncle witnessed it.

During a showing of Crush, he was doing his thing and picked a little girl out of the audience and had a conversation with her. After the show, when everyone was exiting, the little girl and her mother were coming out and the mother was sobbing hysterically. A CM approached and asked what was wrong and if there was anything they could do. It took the mother a while to gain her composure and what she said was incredible. It turns out, the little girl was autistic and had never spoken a word in 7 years but she talked to crush. The CM's immediatly shut down the attraction and allowed the girl and her mother back in and had private showings.What an amazing story.

Is it any wonder why I love Disney so much?!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Doing better

My throat is killing me(got a cold and living on Airborne) but at least the noise level has been reduced from yesterday. I thought I might lose my mind. Since dh was working late, I couldn't retreat to the bedroom either. I was never so glad to see bedtime roll around.

Anyway, I thought I'd share a few pics today.
Here's the way the new room is coming. The drywall is up and they've been taping, "mudding" it up and sanding it down for a couple of days now. They've also come out and chiseled and cracked away all the stucco "brick" from around the existing windows on the front of the house to make way for new windows. The new windows are slightly shorter since they don't make our size anymore so they have to build up the bottom.
Looking at the doorway
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Big picture window
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It's coming along!! Slowly but surely.....

Here's a picture of Ian at swim lessons yesterday. He and Mr Thom were fooling around.

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I'm trying to upload a video but it's taking forever on YouTube so I'm uploading it somewhere else now. Short story while I'm waiting, Thom and I were talking yesterday and we were talking about candy. I mentioned dh worked for a candy company and he asked if I knew K.L. I was like Yes! This guy didn't work with us but with a partner company. I knew someone else he mentioned too. I just think it's such a small world that we both knew people in this huge town. He and this guy K.L. used to be BFF back in the day. I got his # for Thom and hopefully they can get back in touch before or after Thom moves away. Ok, so let's see if my video worked (nope it didn't, trying again....). Click here to watch "Ians-swimming-lesson"

And one more of Logan being pushed in the pool with all his clothes on. It was to see if he would panic with clothes on or not. I was very proud that he didn't. He was none too happy that this happened (very put out) but he got over it very quickly. Click here to watch "Logan-Safety-Swim-Test"

Monday, June 25, 2007

My head may explode

Our buddy is working on the new room and has rock playing on his radio. The kids are alternating between saying Mama, talking, screaming, crying and the TV is on a movie hoping they would sit still and watch it. OMG all I want is some peace and quiet at this moment. Dh is working late on a computer and bedtime isn't for at least another 30-45min. Calgon, take me away!!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Ian's conversation

I think it's cute, but then again, I'm biased. LOL

Me: Daddys on his way home.
Ian: Daddy home?
Me: Not yet, he's on his way.
Ian: onhisway?<said in one word as he's going to window> I Check. Nooooo.

He learned his 2nd spanish word/phrase today too apparently. His 1st being Te Amo (I love you). Today while watching Dora, she told the audience to say Abre (Open) and he did at just the right time! He kept telling Door Stuck too since the castle door was locked. He's a parrot!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Speech & Preschool

I don't know why I find it so amazing or fun to listen to Ian talk but I do. He's putting words together that just 2 months ago, he wasn't doing. Today I took his shorts off and told him to put them in his room. When I needed them again just now, I asked where they were and he said Mommy Room. He put them in my laundry basket. Good job! When dh came home today, he must have heard the car door bc he said Daddy Home. I just love listening to him. He's become quite the little parrot! He's learning and using new words every day.

I took the plunge. Someone pass me the tissues please. I signed Logan up for preschool 5 days a week starting this fall. I said I was not going to send him every day but it's almost like I have to. I didn't want him in a daycare setting. I really liked the school though. It's a private church based school and he'll have some one on one time with the teacher. I didn't get to meet his teacher as she is on maternity leave right now but I met the other one and she's great. I think he'll love it but it's going to be some major adjustments on Ian and me and Logan of course. We were talking about school earlier and I was telling him what he'd be doing and learning. Our conversation went something like this:

Me: You're going to love school. You're going to have music class and learn about God and Jesus too.
Logan: And Meerkats! Just like the zoo.

Where do they come up with this stuff?

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Seaworld and the real BOC

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CRAP!! LOL. Oh well. I do know of someone on Babycenter who got a Roomba in hers. Lucky!! Mine included a mouse pad, a travel accesory case, a pencil bag with stuff in it, a LOVE clock and a Logitech Easy Fit Connector. Anybody want any of it?

Friday we were able to go to Seaworld with some passes someone gave dh. (Sorry Jen! It was a last minute thing). It was the 1st day we haven't had anyone working on the new room. We can't just leave the house if someone is here as there is a hole in the wall into our house now. SW was a lot of fun though. Much better than the last time we were there. Both boys seemed more into it. Ian especially loved seeing the animals. They've upgraded the kids area too with some rides which I did with Logan. The Shamu coaster is fun! They have a new Tower of Terror type drop ride which Logan loved. He giggled the entire time. Time to take him on the real thing! Ian sat still for the Clyde and Seamore show but not so much for Shamu. He was okay during the Sesame Street show. He didn't fall asleep until around 8:30pm in his stroller. He was worn out from running around. We didn't stick around for the evening show or fireworks. We'll go back again. Good tip- buy the big refillable cup. It's cheaper! Here are a few pics.
Clyde & Seamore show

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Logan, Robert (dh) and IanPhoto Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
Ian & Logan
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Me & the boys
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Here are a few more pics- love these! Now that we've discovered Campbell's (local ice cream store) has No Fat, No Sugar frozen yogurt that is absolutely delectable, we've been going more often. Here's Ian with his strawberry sundae.
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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Same Logan...Another Season

Sigh.... we talked about this before tonight. He said he wouldn't cry, he'd share the ball....but alas, it's the same Logan as last soccer season. This was the 1st practice of this soccer season with the rec center. He looked the part with his knee socks and shin guards. He was on the field and kicked the ball into the goal taking turns nicely with all his team mates until it was time to "play" a game. Then he just stood there while everyone else was running around having fun and getting the ball. When I called out to him, he started crying. I told him to go after the ball but he couldn't get to it as other kids are faster and he cried more. At one point, he was choking just because he couldn't get his breath. You want to say Poor Baby, but it's embarrassing. I tried to encourage him and I'm not letting him quit. It's something he needs to learn about- team sports. Next sport we do though won't be a team sport, it will be something individualized like martial arts or something. He's so sensitive and I think he may need the martial arts training in the future.

Here's a pic after the practice of him goofing off.
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Logan and I went to check out a preschool today. I liked it. It was recommended by a playgroup friend. The teacher was wonderful and showed us around. I liked the one on one attention Logan would be getting. I liked that field trips came to the school (plays and such) and I could volunteer and bring Ian with me. I don't like that it's 5 days a week but I'm getting the feeling I'm not going to have much choice here. I can snag the last spot for the morning class from 9-1 and pay tuition or take the afternoon class of 1:30-4:30 (same curriculum) and it's free. I filled out our VPK form and got our certificate so now I need to make that last decision of which time slot I want. I don't know what to do and dh is absolutely NO help.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Where to begin??

I haven't blogged in a few days so this will be a mish mash (is that a word?) of things.

Let's see.....Friday night we went to the zoo for Summer Safari Nights. The weather was looking very bad- tons of lightning in the distance as we were driving towards the zoo but luckily for us, it moved past us so we had a good time. They opened a new penguin exhibit which we didn't see. The line was ridiculously long. We did see a lot of other animals though and the kids all had a great time. Julie and I like to people watch and boy did we see something. I'm not sure what this woman was thinking but I'll let you look and decide...
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While I'm glad she's confident in her body, this isn't something I'd expect to see at the zoo!
Before it did start raining on us, I did get a few shots of the kids.
Ian on the carousel
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The gang of older kids
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And the double rainbow!
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What else... Logan went to bed with real underwear on last night. Wow and yippee! He's been very good at staying dry all night (knock on wood) but he still feels dependent on his Goodnites. That will be over by tomorrow though. He has none left.

Oh yes, my BOC (see a few posts back). Well, my real BOCs have shipped so I can't tell you what I got yet, but I did get my Roomba which we've named Mickey (mouse) courtesy of Logan and I got my BBCBOC from the Babycenter gals. Here's what was in there...
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Want me to list everything? Good. LOL
Johnsons Lotion, Caraway seed paint sample, butterfly napkins, Atlanta Zoo bumper sticker, brush, pink stretchy band, wood owl thing, USA puzzle, hairband, pez, Lindt chocolates (obviously melted Oops!), 1 pregnancy test, You are my sunshine plaque with stand, Aerosole tote bag and wine pourer with handle. Lots of good crap! LOL I can't wait to see what 's in the real BOC.

The boys are doing so well in swimming. I'm very proud of both of them.
A few swimming pictures:

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Logan just after he jumped in.
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Oh and one more pic tonight... me! I'm at my lowest weight so far- lost 74.4lbs.
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Here's a BEFORE picture
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I have around 12lbs to go to my goal weight. I've gone from a plus size 18 to a 10. It feels good.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

His First Knock Knock Joke!

We were laughing so hard last night. Ian told his first knock knock joke. It went something like this...
Ian:Knock knock
Us: Who's there?
Ian: Apple
Us: Apple Who?
Ian: Banana!

Ok, so it wasn't a funny joke but he totally picked up on it from Logan. Logan's always telling this one....
Logan: Knock, Knock
Us: Who's There?
Logan: Banana
Us: Banana who?
Logan: Knock Knock
Us: Who's there?
Logan : Banana
Us: Banana who?
Logan: Knock Knock
Us: Who's there?
Logan: Orange
Us: Orange who?
Logan: Orange you glad I didn't say banana again?

We just thought it was the funniest thing. It amazes me what he picks up. He's like a parrot.

Saturday, June 02, 2007


Why do people make blogs if they don't ever keep up with them? Ya'll can't be that busy. LOL I don't want to call anyone out or anything (ahem) Holly, Amy, Keela, Mandie,(cough, cough) ......

Friday, June 01, 2007


This is my 101st post! Wow!

So I watch this particular website everyday. They have one item up every day for sale for a great price. Usually it's techy stuff but sometimes you'll find a toy, computer, phone, Roomba, and just other stuff in general up for grabs. When it sells out, that's it for the day. You can buy up to 3 of that item and that's it.
Once in a while they have a Woot Off. Basically they sell item after item until each sells out. This last woot off has been going on for more than 2 days now. I think my Refresh button and left clicker on my mouse may give out soon! LOL The most coveted item(and why I'm constantly refreshing) on Woot is a BOC aka Bag of Crap, Bandolier of Carrots and many other names. You get 3 items in each bag for $1 and you can buy up to 3 bags ($5 shipping). These go so fast it's unreal. Literally in under 30 seconds the server will go down because there are so many people trying to get one of these. Why? You never know what you'll get. You may get some blank CDs, DVDs, camera case, pen... or in the case of a very lucky (rare) few, you may get a new Wii (Nintendo) or big screen TV!!

So now that you know all that, I've been Wooting for the past 2 days. Thankfully there were Woot Killers going on (items that weren't popular and lasted a long time) so I could get errands done. I did buy a Roomba Discovery SE for $149 (normally over $200) AND the best part of Wooting- I got my 3 BOC's! Most of you are probably shaking your head right now, but it really is a rush to get in on it. I'm not the only one obviously either. While the Wootoff was going on, I was chatting on Babycenter with other mom's who were wooting and waiting for the BOC as well. Now, we're going to make up our own BOC and send it to each other. How funny! It's over now though...for the time being. There will be another Woot Off eventually and I'll be there!

Oh and for those who like wine, check out their other site, Wine Woot, all wine, all the time.