Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sleepy Boys

Project 365- Day 36
May 24, 2009
Like father, like son.

More about Apraxia

Here's some more info about apraxia for those who are curious... Apraxia Kids
For the longest time I just wanted to hear my son say Mommy. Now I have that and I am so blessed. I can not thank Mikey's teachers enough. They truly are angels sent from above.

Field of Dreams

May 23,2009
Project 365- Day 35
I am so proud of Mikey. Today was his 3rd Tee ball game. So far we had only gotten him to bat once in his first game. Today Mommy and Mikey went to the game without the rest of the clan. With a lot of encouragement Mikey played the whole game. I am amazed at how far my little man has come in the past couple months. Mikey is not your typical four year old. When Mikey was 2 he still had not started to talk... we really didn't have very many sounds or any babble. We were told that he has apraxia of speech. Basically his brain doesn't tell his mouth how to speak. After two years of speech and special education classes it seems like his brain has turn on. His speech is still very rough but he can get his point across. He loves getting on the school bus in the morning and loves playing with his friends. We still have a long road ahead of us but we're getting there. Now if we could get this potty training thing down...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The De-Wormer

Project 365- Day 34
May 22, 2009
Today was such a beautiful day. Luke and I decided to plant some flowers. Luke and I did a great job de-worming the soil!

Goofy Kid

May 21, 2009
Project 365- Day 33
Yes, he's mine and I love him.

Awards all Around

Project 365- day 32
May 20, 2009
Sarah had her Brownie graduation today and Jim won The Phillip F. Haxel, Sr. Patriotism Honor Roll for the 3rd grade at Carney. I am so proud of all my kiddos.

Dig In

Just a quick layout that I did of Mikey digging into his first birthday cake. Based on a layout from Christine over at Cocoa Daisy.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Cocoa Daisy May Scraplift Contest

Here's my layout for the Cocoa Daisy May Scrap lift Contest. I had so much fun doing a girlie layout. Info on the contest is here:
May scraplift contest

Little Slugger

Project 365- day 31
May 19, 2009
Just a quick photo of my baseball star.

Beauty Queen

Project 365- day 30
May 18, 2009
I guess I am on Sarah overload.But after spending the weekend with her and hearing from all the adults (and seeing for myself) how sweet and caring she is I have to say she is an amazing little girl. With only 7 years in her pocket she has been through more then most adults I know and she has came out smiling with her head held high. Its amazing how children deal with hardship so much better then adults. I hope she holds onto her compassion and grows in grace and love to become the woman I know she can be.

These photos were took about a week ago on her birthday. And if I must say so myself she's a beauty.

Tee Pee Dreams

Project 365- day 29
May 17, 2009
This was our home away from home. Sarah, myself and one of her friends slept here for the weekend. I have to say I loved it and now I miss it. Life was so simple and peaceful for the weekend. I wish I could go back to that. I miss my tee pee.

Roughing It

Project 365- day 28
May 16,2009
Today was day 2 of camping. I have to say we had an awesome time. Sarah had fun collecting firewood and playing games with the other girls. We can't wait to do it again.

Fire and Friends

Project 365- day 27
May 15, 2009
Brownie Camping. Nothing like singing around the campfire.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Chasing Mikey

Project 365- day 26
May 14, 2009
Mikey loves riding his bike. Usually with Luke right behind him aways trying to catch up. I guess that's the life of a little brother.

Brownie Treats

Project 365- Day 25
May 13, 2009
For the Brownie meeting we made extra sweet cupcakes. Tasty!

Sweet Songs

Project 365- Day 24
May 12,2009
Today was Jim's chorus/ recorder concert. He did awesome.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Fun in the ER

Project 365- Day 23
May 11, 2009
So we started off today in the ER. Jason had a seizure Sunday night. After a short start in the ER we were on our way. Jim and Sarah were so excited to go to Taco Bell at 2:30 in the morning.

Mothers' Day

Project 365- Day 22
May 10, 2009
Mother's Day
We had a wonderful day today. The weather was so beautiful after church. We decided to go to the reservoir and have a picnic. It was perfect.

Baseball and Birthday

Project 365- Day 21
May 9,2009
Today was a big day twice over. In the morning Mikey had his
1st Tee ball game! We actually got his to bat once. My little man is growing up. Today was also Sarah's 7th birthday! Sarah and I hit the mall. First she had here ears pierced and then picked out some earrings. Next we went to glamour shots. We ended the evening at her end of the year dance party.

Story Time

Project 365- Day 20
May 8, 2009
Today Luke and I went to Mikey's school for the book fair. Mikey had so much fun picking out the books and Luke loved reading the when we got home.

Crazy Hair

Project 365- Day 19
May 7,2009
Crazy Hair Day.

Girly Evidence

Project 365- Day 18
May 6, 2009
I so love having a girl in the house!

Crazy Shoes

Project 365- Day 17
May 5, 2009
Crazy Shoe Day!

Puddle Jumping

Project 365- Day 16
May4, 2009
Rain showers my spirit and waters my soul.
~Emily Logan Decens

Family Fun

Project 365- Day 15
May 3, 2009
Sarah and Jim with their
sister Ame and her boyfriend Jake after the dance recital.

Tap Your Heart Out

Project 365- Day 14
May 2, 2009
Sarah had her rehearsal for her dance show today. She is in three numbers: Ballet- Through your eyes, Tap-Hakuna Matata, Jazz- True to your heart. I was so proud of her and how far she's come. I must say I shed a tear or two during her ballet dance.

Volunteers Rock

Project 365- day13
May 1,2009
Today was volunteer day at Carney. Sarah's class read us a poem. I am so glad that I can be actively involved in my kids education.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Go Team!

Project 365- day12
April 30
Jim's first offical baseball game. Go #33! Go!

What do you think?

Project 365- Day 11
April 29
Baltimore- The greatest city in America
Hmm...just something to ponder.

A Boy's Dream

Project 365- Day 10
April 28
Mikey's two favorite things...his dog and his jeep. Life couldn't be any better.

Tumble Time

Project 365-Day 9
April 27
Just a quick photo of Sarah and her friends during gymnastics. I hope she remembers these days and the fun she had trying new things and making new friends. Who knows some days we may be watching her at the Olympics.


Project 365-Day 8
April 26
I must say this was the most delicious chocolate cake I have ever had. One of my Sunday school kids gave me it for my birthday. It was so moist and yummy. Mmm, I can still taste it.