Sunday, June 30, 2013

Macro Monday July 1st

Join in on the Macro Monday

Silent Sunday

Scavenger Hunt 6/30

Oh boy I am excited about this. I have missed a lot of Sundays so I am happy to be participating again. 

This weeks Prompts are
and Stripes

1. Tools
In this case, his mouth was the tool. We blew up over 80 balloons for Erics sons birthday 

 Moving day. The kids and the moving tools.

2. Motion
Picture taken while riding down the road

Oh this is a great motion video. My son loves this!!

3. Sweet
My honey is so sweet

Logan loves showing off his Thomas, he is just to sweet

4. Dots
Did my nails as strawberries, the seeds are my dots

5. Stripes
My son wears a lot of stripes

As well as Charlie our cat

There you have this weeks round up. If you want to link up you can find it in my side bar! Have fun

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Something New?

As every autistic parent knows, well most, getting your texture sensitive child to eat something new is something to celebrate! Here  are I am, bragging on my son. He tried an orange slush pop and loved it! 
Something new! Maybe he will continue to enjoy it.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

I decided to try this for dinner Thursday night. You can find the original recipe on my facebook page HERE

Most everyone in my household does not have an acquired taste for cabbage but me being raised the way I was, I love it. Pretty much anything from a garden I adore. I decided I did not care if they ate it or not I was going to make it. 

I did make a few adjustments, instead of using a real onion I just used the minced onion seasoning. I do not like peeling and chopping onions so I cheat. This is the only thing I changed and I loved it.

I ate it just the way it was, one of my step sons tried it and he liked it. The other one on the other hand could not unwrap his head around the fact it has cabbage in it he automatically disliked it. My fiance tried and like it but he decided to add a twist. Making it into tacos. He fried tortillas, added sour cream and cheese. I will admit it was good as well. 
This will be a repeat in this house even if it is just for me. 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Early weekend

My poor son was asleep when he arrived home from school at 3:30 this afternoon. He slept until 6:30 this evening. He was one tired little boy. Thankfully for his and my sake he has a three day weekend. No getting up so early in the morning. Good thing because I dont foresee an early bedtime tonight.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Its Not A Gift

Many Many times I have heard people say that they thought of Autism as a gift. 
In my head I am thinking "seriously?" In no way shape or form have I ever thought of it as a gift for my son. I do not think I ever will and I have had people try to persuade me into thinking different. 
I consider my son a gift. Not his "diagnosis". I know a lot of people will not want to hear this but Autism is a disability. We have to learn how to cope with it. 
My son was given a preliminary diagnosis at the age of 18 months. If it was not for my mother I am not so sure I would have even had the thought of Autism cross my mind. He was (and is) the perfect little boy I always wanted besides having some skin issues and some delay in his development. I actually passed this on as me being a stay at home mom and him not being around very many children. 
My mother pointed it out to me, Melissa, he does not really want to make eye contact. Have you thought about asking your doctor about Autism? Of course I had not. The doctor just always said he is probably just a late bloomer. 
I came home and researched and researched and decided I needed to discuss this with his pediatrician. At 18 months they have checklist of developmental skills your child has reached. Logan failed. We were referred to a Developmental Pediatrician and he sent us on to evaluations where he was given the preliminary diagnosis. They recommended he be enrolled in a day-habilitation program along with speech therapy, occupational therapy and developmental therapy. After attending for 6 months they wanted to re-evaluate. 
He has been and was given the diagnoses moderate to severe autism. 
Not a gift. 
Do you return gifts? Last I checked its not proper etiquette. 
I would take it all away from my son if I could. I would give him the gift of being about to speak. I can not help but wonder what the future holds. Will he be in his teens and still jumping and flapping at the t.v.? Will he never be able to communicate verbally? How long until he can potty train? When will he get over his texture issues and enjoy some good foods?
This is not a gift. The difficulties he has to face is not a gift.
The only thing we can do is learn to embrace it and learn!!!
We have embraced the fact of his disability not the gift. 
I am sorry if this offends anyone who has a child on the spectrum but this is the way I see things through my eyes.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Happy Homemaker Monday

I found a new link up. It is called Happy Homemaker Monday! Seems like fun. So if your looking for something to blog about on Mondays this seems great! 
I have had a busy beginning of the month with moving and getting Logan into his new school with new therapists so I have slacked in my blogging once again. Something always seems to get in the way. 
I had to put Logan to bed already, I have ate dinner that I cooked for just me and maybe my fiance whenever he gets home from work. So I have free time and decided why not try to blog for once since its been so long since I have. 

Happy Homemaker Monday

The Weather--It is hot and humid. What do you expect? It is June in Arkansas. So happy I actually got a swimming pool this year. First time ever. I have never owned one nor did I even get the pleasure of growing up with one. We were lucky if we even visited the creek twice a year. Probably a huge part of why I do not know how to swim. 

Right Now I Am--Sitting on my couch with my laptop on the coffee table, digesting my wonderful dinner and drinking my cold pepsi waiting for some certain show to come on t.v. and of course waiting for my fiance to come home. The highlight of my nights. 

Thinking--So I am thinking how many people will actually read this and be interested. Since I have slacked off in the blogging world when I do post I get hardly any views. I need to discipline myself to post more often. I have been saying it for almost 2 years now and never seem to follow through with it. 

On My Reading Pile--I have been wanting to re-read the hunger games. I remember the first well, I never finished the last couple of chapters in the third book but I can not seem to remember the second one very well. Not like I can the fist and the movie is supposed to come out in November if I am not mistaken and I am ready. I guess I should finish the the last book before going back. 

On My T.V.-- At this very second it is The Big Bang Theory. I am waiting patiently for the premier of Under The Dome, a Steven King creation. 

What I Found While Surfing The Net--I come across all kinds of things all the time. Mainly I am on facebook. I guess you could say that I am addicted. But because of the pages I like I come across some pretty interesting thing. For example I follow a page called Stop Discrimination Against Special Needs it is very inspiring. Personal stories are posted and questions are asked and answered by a variety of individuals. You should check it out.

On The Menu For This Week--Tonight I had twice baked potato casserole (yummy yummy)
Tomorrow Leftovers possibly?? hard decisions because we also have chicken salad left over
Wednesday will more than likely be another left over night
Thursday I may put on a pot of black eyed peas
Friday I have no idea at the moment. 

On My To Do List--What isnt it seems. I need to pick up kids sometime this week, Wednesday I will. Get my son ready for his school everyday this week. He does not have a summer vacation for his day-habilitation. 
Looking Forward To This Week--The weekend, always the weekend. For the simple fact that I can be with my fiance without him going to work. Yes we sound sickening in love dont we?

Looking Around The House--I cleaned today so there is nothing out of sorts. Of course I clean everyday. Only thing out of place is one of Logans trucks laying in the middle of the living room floor. 

From The Camera--New pool, new photo opportunities

On My Prayer List--Everyone
Bible Verse--( I am not a very religious person, I keep my faith to myself and honestly I dont have any verses off the top of my head) I am so sorry if this causes any issues. My son has a really cute one painted on his bedroom wall though

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