Little T loved holding her baby cousin, and C thought it was so cute that we tucked them in together for nap time. He kept looking over at her, rubbing her head softly and then giving her a kiss on her head. It was so sweet. At one point, she spit her pacifier out on accident, so then C spit his out...it was pretty cute! (Yes, we still allow the kids to have their pacifier at nap time - not ready to tackle that quite yet)
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
We had a blast over the weekend at the Orange County Fair. One of the kids' good friend joined us (with her mommy) and it was tons of fun! It was super hot though. I totally recommend going at 10am when they first open...no lines, worth it! I'm sure we'll be visiting again soon. T and I are going on 8-8 to see Melissa Ethridge play at the Fair - Live and Alone - Can't wait! The kids went on a pony ride and I just didn't feel right about it so I won't do that again. The ponies looked so sad and tired and hot and they had to walk around in a circle attached to this gizmo...it just didn't seem right. I am sure these ponies were not created to do this....just my experience. So, I'm not goin to do the pony ride thing again. But overall, a fun time was had by all!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Well now that we live in Huntington Beach, we have this new "beach" lifestyle. And this new lifestyle, well it requires a certain fashion sense.
Here, let's allow the picture to do all the talking.
My boy C, circa Summer 2009 - heading out to the deep waters of the community swimming pool. Oh come on now, you know you wish you looked 1/2 this cool when you were 3 and just learning to swim! ;-)
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I am angry! I am angry that my son has Autism. I am angry that his symptoms seem to be getting worse and there's nothing I can do to help. I feel so helpless! I am angry that all the doctor's want to seem to do is make him fit into this box of what they think Autism is and then put him on drugs. I am angry that we share a little about some of his meltdowns and all of a sudden the doctor writes up an evaluation that says he has tantrums for hours and is aggressive. He is NOT and his tantrums have never lasted longer than 1 hour max. I am angry that there is this need to make him dangerous or in need of being on psychotropic medication. That is BS! I am angry that he has this disorder that takes him away from me at times. I am angry that his senses get so overstimulated that he cannot even go with me to the grocery store. I am angry. I know I'll get over it...but right now I feel so angry and helpless.
He is my boy and I'll be the first to describe his challenges and tell you exactly what he needs help with, etc...but he doesn't need to be on pills! I HATE DR'S THAT JUST WANT TO PRESCRIBE MEDS FOR EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!
He is my boy. He is my boy!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Well, I haven't posted in a long time, I know...bad blogger! Well, since I am layin in bed sick today, I thought I'd take a few minutes and write a quick update. The twins turned 3 years old!!! I still can't believe it. They had a great birthday party at Adventure City, a little mini toddler amusement park.
We've also encountered A LOT of change. Our dog Morgan had to be put to sleep as her health was failing and her kidney had stopped working. It was very sad. The kids actually think she is still at the animal hospital. We miss you mo-g!
We also moved! So, we said goodbye to the house where the babies were born, and we have moved into a new place. The new house is smaller, but in a better neighborhood and in a great school district!
Also, C has been struggling more and more with his Autism. Some days are really good and some are really, really challenging and draining.
Well, that's it for now. Back to resting I go. I promise to blog again soon.