Sunday, June 13, 2010


Little Bill is still in Florida...and today he SKY DIVED! Have a vid posted on my facebook page of's amazing! He also para-sailed and went to see the dolphins...all this week! We are just PUMPED for him...that video is amazing, i'll try to snatch it from them and upload it here..but haven't figured out how to do that yet!

Molly and summer school this year? A match made in Heaven! She's excited about getting up at the car before I'm ready and SKIPS into school! I don't know what changed this year, but I'm greatful for it!

She's making a bird feeder for Father's Day at one of their outings!

Molly making a Father's Day Present at School!

This weekend we had the little girls home! YAY! Baby is amazing...she's pulled the italian side of Ally's family and has the most beautiful olive-toned skin. She's all about smiling at 10 weeks old, loves her mom-mom....but (as always) seems to love papa Larry more! I don't know what it is in him that just slays the babies, but there is one always attached to him, and one vying for that position. He eats it up.


he got her to smile big!


She sleeps just like her daddy used to:

she sleeps like gabe

she always wakes up smiling!

woke up smiley

Aubrey Adored the trampoline!

Aubrey LOVED the tramp!

but who knew she was so scared of thunder?



molly kate has the best back yard in the WORLD!!

little miss big girl can go by herself now! (she says)

Aubrey Jo was fitted into a "little too big" floatie, and was a little tentative about mom-mom's HUGE pool! We swam for a bit and got used to it, and then came in to wait for her mom (ally) to get here. The second time we went out? she was twisting and turning and telling me to 'LET GO!' She now dog paddles all over like she's been doing it for years. That child just turned 2, has a vocab bigger than most 5 year olds, and knows EVERYTHING!! She's exactly the way gabe was at that age.....Good Luck with that! :-)


Great Gramma was home, too, and FINALLY got to meet the baby! We were heading that way when she it's been a long time in coming! She should be home for good in the next few weeks! YAY MOM!!

Alyce the Great with her newest ggbaby it's time to start the work week again....*sigh* I LOVE the weekends when they are as fun as this!

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Crazy Week

Transistion weeks in a house where ASD lives, are always an experience....but so far this time, it's been ok.

Molly was out of school for a week, and then summer school started! YAY! There were rumors that it was not happening this year, due to state budget cuts, and 1/2 the rural schools here opted NOT to have summer school, but thankfully ours did WITH field trips AND meals!(2 other things we thought would be eliminated) Molly is going to meet with an ABA (applied behavior) expert on Mondays at summer school, as well as continue with speech. For her? one week off is plenty and this mom would gladly vote for year round school. Kid's brains need to keep learning while they're growing! It should at LEAST be an option...for ALL kids, not just kid's like molly. Maybe one day Education will take the priority in the state budget it should.

Molly loves the routine, and i saw the immediate confusion on her face as we waited for her teacher to arrive....her homeroom classroom, was closed and dark and locked. Surprisingly enough *sniff-she's growing up* she seems to be comfy with the fact that this is still school, just different. (maybe she is remembering?)and so far, here have been no problems!! Go Molly! Kelsi would come to pick up this week with Dad, and that just MADE MOLLY'S DAY! She loves her sibs!

2010 Summer School

Mom has been given a time frame of 2 weeks till home! She's coming home now on the weekends...and the only problem i can see is her lack of patience. It's weird...she has no idea of how much progress she has made, she only sees whats happening right now, and she does NOT LIKE IT AT ALL!! All that needs to happen is her "bad leg" needs to strengthen and that's going to take time and work. Looks like the "patience" gene that is missing in my DNA, comes right from her!

Kelsi came to stay for a week...she's going to be a Senior this year, and spent the majority of her time here "skyping" with her boyfriend who was in Alabama doing some of his own visitation! We shared some laughs, and had some talks and it was all good.(all but the fact that she would not come with me to see the opening of Sex and the City II) I can't believe we're making college plans again.

kelsi came to visit
(lmao-laptop bag, ipod & speakers, camera, cell phone, check-digital girl is on her way!)

Bill is in Florida with Angela and her Brother & wife...had two weeks planned in the Keys, but opted for the Atlantic side due to the threat of BP spoiling the beautiful beaches they so look forward to visiting all year. My heart breaks for the businesses down there that are suffering from EVERYONE making changes to their vacations to bypass the oil well as for the wildlife. Sad Sad situation.

Gabe and Ally are preparing to celebrate Aubrey Jo's 2nd Birthday!! (June 7th) Gabe is travelling to Arkansas Thurs-Sun and working with Little Bill (or covering for him)and brother Josh in the Bail Bonding Business...I try not to think about it too much....I've already witness what happened with those boys when they were little with slingshots...and now they are "Tazer" certified! EEK!

Shauna stepped up the whole marathon business by running in the Northface Endurance Challenge!

That's a 50K or 30.07 miles of mountainous terrain...and she did FABULOUSLY! Another scary habit for my kids, as she watched one girl fall off the trail, toppling down and suffering a compound fracture of the shin. The alternative would be falling off the trail and ending up in the Potomic! EEK! She loved it so much, was giddy when she called, and ended up 3rd in her age group,cutting MORE than a minute off her usual pace time! AMAZING!! I use that word alot to describe Shauna...

That's the update for this week, I'm off to redo the bedroom (strip and shampoo carpets) ugh...there is ALWAYS some project needing to be done that I'm behind's such a glorious life i lead....but it's not as hard as the sarge, who has to try to mow with a nekked girl (ok she put her shoes on) and 2 german sheps helping!

and two dogs

the Sarge tried to mow

We are looking forward to the trifecta in birthdays this month (aubrey 6/7, Bill 6/11and Molly 6/22) and next month? A 5 star Disney resort in Orlando for the National Down Syndrome Congress Convention! Gonna meet up with some families there I've MISSED SO MUCH!! can't wait!!