Friday, August 24, 2012

Another First Day

This week we got some new backpacks and headed back to school.

How in the world do I have a THIRD GRADER?

 And in typical WC-fashion, I had nothing to do with this outfit or hairstyle choice.


Time, she's a flyin' by.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Blogging With a Purpose

Oh, this blog has been fun! Over the past 5 years, I've shared lots of funny kiddo moments (Notes From School anyone?), bargains galore, makeup and food finds, and of course I've documented several struggles our family has faced, both medical and learning-disability related.

But things have definitely slowed down around here. There was a time I got 20+ comments on a post, and  I feel lucky these days if I get 1. Things are busier at our house and at times my depression/anxiety doesn't lend itself well to documenting much of anything. Who wants to read woe-is-me posts?

Then I check my email and I remember what it's all about- community. I get at least 1-2 emails per week from families who stumble on my blog after looking for help for their babies suffering from an ulcerated hemangioma. Friends, they send me pictures that make me cry big tears. I go to sleep at night grateful that part of WC's life is over, and grateful that her two surgeries have done a pretty good job of removing the remains of the scarring. Being able to provide info for other families about hemangiomas makes my little home in cyberspace worth it.

And the Internet has been such an invaluable resource for me as I've navigated the waters of special needs for both my kiddos. We first dealt with a Sensory Processing Disorder diagnosis (both kids) and poor P has also had to deal with vision problems that began with eye-muscle surgery for Exotropia, followed by 28 weeks of Vision Therapy, an Interactive Metronome program, Lindamood-Bell reading tutoring, and he was most recently diagnosed with Irlen Syndrome. He'll be having Irlen filters added to his new reading glasses in a few weeks and we're hoping we're setting him up for success in 3rd grade. Do you know where I got most all my info? THE INTERNET. Invaluable resource.

So that's why I'm here. That's why I'm still blogging. Because if just one person finds some helpful information from something I post, it's all worth it.

Friday, August 3, 2012

This week

On Monday night, I went to a Wine and Palette event with my MIL and SIL and had a blast. We ate dinner, ordered drinks, and followed an artist's directions step by step, and I PAINTED THIS PICTURE. That's how us accountants paint, by following specific directions. My kind of art!

I am so over this 114 degree weather! Mr. Sasha and WC found this bike for me at a local sale and I have been dying to ride it, but it's so surface-of-the-sun hot in the evenings I just can't do it. I never learned to ride a 10 speed and am seriously intimidated by them so this is perfect for me and IT IS PINK AND WHITE and retro and well, just love.

And thank goodness I have munchkin feet, because I was able to get the kids version of Nike Frees, and saved myself $30 or so. Aren't these adorable? I also ordered a grey and punch pair as well...... too cute and too comfortable. These won't be for running, I have too many arch issues for that. These are just for general tennis shoe wearing purpose.

So what have you been up to this week?