Thursday, October 31, 2013

Between the Cracks

So in the hustle and bustle of all that has been going on in Our Life, I have let a few of the cute little things slip between the cracks and haven't put them here in the blog.

They are too cute to not mention.

So here they are:

I know I already posted this chalk art but I hadn't posted me drawing it up. I forgot that Marc had been sitting on the lawn watching me and taking pictures. I like this top one because it shows my friend Amanda laughing at something Marc is saying, probably something about my phone in the back pocket of my tight pants…

I also am glad he took these because it gives a better view of the boy's face, that's the best part.

I also already posted about Aaron's amazing giant pumpkin carving skills, but I never got to the part about the live music that was there and how Brother and baby ran over to get their boogie on with Ya-ya. It was priceless to see them have so much fun! Isn't it interesting how hindered we become to just have fun in a good way once we're older… OK, so I don't really fit into that category, but I've heard other adults talk about it. (smile)

I still cannot believe that I forgot to post about my mom's annual Halloween Party!

It is right up there with Christmas day comparing things I look forward to. I have loved Halloween for as long as I remember! My mom's birthday is on Halloween and she always made Halloween the best holiday ever! I love that she embraces her birthday being on a Holiday instead of being bothered by it!

By the way mom, Happy Birthday!

So back to the Halloween Party. It was fun as always! Hotdog roasting, wagon rides, movies outside, seeing family and loving all the costumes people come up with.

Maybe part of the reason I never got around to blogging about this party is because I really didn't get too many pics this year.

I dressed up as Audrey Hepburn from "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Why? Oh because I had some stuff on hand that would pass for the costume and I have brown hair… trust me, it's not because I have her figure!

Marc was my "sidekick" for a bit as my goofy boyfriend… hee hee!

There were bags of chips on the tables for the potluck and Baby decided that the Cheetos were only for her so she carried around "her" bag all night. And, in case you are wondering, she is dressed as a ghost… it was all going to go under her Cinderella dress, I thought, but she had other plans and we just went the easy route!

Sister was Stitch from "Lilo & Stitch." She got the costume from my mom's collection, of course.

Joel… I really need to watch "Duck Dynasty" some day.
So the costume below was one of my most favorites…

No, not the bald Phantom owl wearing a bow tie… that would just be my silly cousin, Reuben! But, his friend's baby boy was the bomb-diggity! Einstein! Really! Oh my word, I would take bets that Einstein actually was born that way...

But the costume of the night was this creeper!

Mom's were holding their kids close by and the single women were trying to keep their distance. He wouldn't talk to anyone, but he would sit really close to them and just look at them. Or he would stand in a conversation circle just to listen in until people got spooked when they realized he was there.

People kept asking if I knew who it was…

I just said, "I don't know, but I do sleep with him…"

They'd get this creeped out look on their face and then finally realize what I was saying.

He creeped me out too… eeww! chills!

Gracey still comes to spend time with our kids as a volunteer to me and a friend to them. She took a couple of fun pics I just had to put up because I love to see how happy Sister is to be with her.

I forgot to show you what I made for Baby's birthday present!

I was quite proud.

She has started this thing where she won't wear a jacket. I think it is what you see in a lot of kids with special needs like Fragile X where they just don't like certain textures or feels. I also don't think she feels the cold the way we do. I've tried every kind of jacket I could think of and she won't have anything to do with any of them! So I thought, well, I'll try a sweatshirt. You know, it's like a long sleeve shirt but warmer. She'll wear long sleeve shirts, just not jackets. So I thought I would draw something she really likes onto a plain old swear shirt.

Cute huh!

It didn't work. She hated it. Well, I should say she hated it, she loves looking at it, but if I try to put it on you would think I was strangling her or something.

Oh well, I tried.

Baby is starting to try to involve herself with the neighborhood kids. I just had to take a picture of her trying to get on the circle for the little game they were playing to decide who was going to be "it" for tag. She was so happy when she got chosen, but didn't have a clue what it meant...

Sister's little friends and their dad showed up to our Parade of Pumpkins towards the end and they all three got their faces painted. So sweet!

Here's another instance of Baby trying to join in with the neighborhood kids:

You are probably wondering why I would have the picture below here. I took it because it makes me laugh a lot. Sister has to take her "time" when it is time to "go." She has this little set-up now where she brings in her ladder and her Pokemon cards so that she can stay busy while she waits.

ADHD, it can even affect the way we use the bathroom. I'm just glad she has found away to adapt to the time she has to spend sitting down.

Ha! Ha!

Don't tell her I posted this picture. She was already mad at me for taking it…

I went into Sister's class Monday because I had forgotten to give her her meds. Needless to say she was a ball of tears and nerves. I felt so bad for forgetting my motherly duties for a moment. I gave them to her and then sat and hugged her for a while and gave her some deep pressure input. Once she calmed down her teacher showed me something she had written that morning:
"For Halloween I am going to be Incredile (incredible)"


2 remarks:

Mrs. Ma'am said...

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Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm the mother of a 10yo Fragile X girl, and I've found some really common things that our kids do. DD hates jackets, and loves to walk in the snow in her bare feet!

She also takes a TV tray and her My Little Pony figurines into the bathroom so she can sit and play.

It's so funny, how similar they are! I'm actually going to show DD the pic of the bathroom set up, she'll laugh a lot.

What do you give Sister for her anxiety? DD has been in therapy for anxiety, but it only helps a little.

Thanks for your awesome blog!