Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Rarely cried and still doesn't shed a tear even if he gets hurt.
Battled all sorts of lung problems this first year, a couple hospital stays and ER visits.
Found out he is allergic to Peanuts right before this picture was taken (18 months)
Very shy and quiet.
Potty trained by 2 1/2.
Learned his ABC's.
Started preschool and speech therapy.
Played t-ball and soccer.
Made so many new friends (and had his first crush).
Overcame his fear of heights.
Started going to AWANAS.
Still holds my hand. Gives me hugs and kisses.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
When we are finally out of the minivan stage I will have one of these!
Here is a link to an online color blind test.
When Little Buddy took this test it showed he was Red/Green color blind.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
The Boss, ChatterBox, and Badger Boy are gone to Colorado with their aunts and uncles (on their dad's side).
Friday, July 15, 2011
My girls are off on vacation with their aunts and uncles so I am diving into another makeover project. This one involves moving our room into their previous little girls room. We have pulled up carpet, replaced some of the floor boards, and started to remove wallpaper. Today I will tackle sanding the floors and painting them, they will get a coat of white paint with cream stripes. Next up is adding trim, replacing drywall, painting, painting, and more painting.
Here is their room before:
They had royal blue carpet and lovely wallpaper (that was horribly done). We had already moved their closet door over and split the closet that is in the other bedroom. Previous owners left a closet door, that lead into a very small crawl space, with no closet to speak of.
©2011 Gina Clowes
1. I long to be included.
I would like to look, act and eat like everyone else. I’d like to buy my lunch and sit wherever I want. I know I can’t, but I’m happy when someone cares enough to provide a safe potato chip, cookie, or Popsicle® for me. It’s nice when I can have something similar to what the other kids are eating and I love it when I can eat the same thing as everyone else. Whenever it’s possible, please think to include me!
2. I’m scared I could die from my food allergies.
I’ve heard my parents and teachers mention “life-threatening” food allergies and I remember having some reactions where I felt very sick and really scared. I saw how frightened my parents were too. Sometimes, I could use a little reassurance that I will be okay.
3. I feel like I’m the only one sometimes.
If you have a support group or know another way for me to meet other children who have food allergies, I would really like that. It would be nice to know that I’m not the only kid who has food allergies. Having another friend with food allergies in my classroom or to eat with me at lunch would help me too.
4. I get confused when grown-ups offer me food.
I know I’m supposed to be polite and listen to grown-ups, but my parents have told me I should only take food from them. When you offer food to me (especially candy), I’d like to take it but I’m unsure and don’t know what I should do.
5. If grown-ups kiss me, right after they’ve eaten something I’m allergic to, I’ll get itchy spots.
If your dog licks me, I’ll get itchy spots too. I don’t feel quite brave enough or know how to tell you this, but I’m hoping you will remember; if you’ve just eaten something that I’m allergic to and then kiss me, I may get hives. So please don’t kiss me right after you’ve eaten that particular food.
6. I’m embarrassed when people fuss over what I’m eating.
I know I have to eat my own safe food, but it’s easier for me when I’m not singled out. Sometimes, I feel very embarrassed when grown-ups ask me a lot of questions. More than anything, I just want to fit in.
7. I hear all adult conversations about my food allergies.
My ears perk up when I hear grown-ups mention my name or my food allergies. Please don’t pity me or act terrified because that will cause me to feel frightened. Food allergies are just one part of me. Instead, let me overhear you list all the wonderful things about me!
8. Sometimes I’m sad about having food allergies.
It’s hard to be the only kid in the class not having a birthday cupcake and having to eat something different from my box of “safe treats.” What makes it worse is knowing this will happen a lot throughout the year because there are 20 or more other birthdays in my class. I know it’s not the end of the world, but from my perspective, it’s pretty tough at times.
9. I’m watching you! You may think that I’m too little to notice, but I know when you forget my epinephrine auto-injector and return home to get it.
I watch you every time, when you’re reading the list of ingredients on my bag of candy. You are my role model and I’m learning how to manage my food allergies from you!
10. I will do about as well as you do.
My parents and other grown-ups “can-do” attitude will help me cope with the challenges of living with allergies and ensure that food allergies don’t stop me from being everything I was meant to be!
borrowed from: http://thisanaphylacticlife.blogspot.com who adapted it from: Adapted from the eBook Ten Things Children with Food Allergies Want You to Know.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
I now have two booths. One is the things that I love and would keep in my house if I had the room. It is mostly shabby chic with a few primitives thrown in.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Afterwards we stopped to pick up some fireworks and then headed to my mom's to see the flooding. It is unbelievable to see the flooding first hand. To see roads that we normally drive on to get to their house completely under water. So many houses and farms completely under water with the water still rising.
Is being relocated to the area behind the garage. I spent the day tearing apart the old swingset, which was held together with nails, and moving the sand/mulch to the new area. We will be redoing the swingset, using screws and new braces. I will also be adding a small patio and fire pit to this area.
Working in the antique store has allowed me to grab up some pretty cool containers for the garden. One of my favorites is the old chicken water/feeder.