Welcome to my work in progress. A little rough around the edges, but hopefully will educate as well as provide some relief for those also going through the craziness of daily life with Autism. Hope you enjoy it :o)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Jacob stuff

Apparently I have a lot of posts in draft mode, and found this one of Jacob pics. My sweet boy. Don't let Autism fool you. He's one of the most affectionate kids I've ever met. Love it. 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Five Q Friday

1. What's your view on men wearing sandals (yay or nay)?

Flip flops: yes

Sandals: depends on what kind they are, and what else he's wearing. NO SOCKS THOUGH. Tevas are cool. And Doc Martens.

2. What song do you love but are embarrassed to admit?

Music Sounds Better With You by Big Time Rush. Yes, I like boy bands. I'm 36yrs old. Step off.

3. What summer camp should they make for moms?

Camp LetMeSleepInJustOnce

4. What is the most romantic song? (Not necessarily your favorite or your wedding song...)

I Melt by Rascal Flatts. I love them.

5. Do you have an embarrassing pregnancy story?

No. My pregnancies were so boring.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Freakishly hot day at the zoo

I am so glad my brother works there. We get in for free, and ride the monorail for free! Although, we're not allowed to sit in the "quiet car"...I can't imagine why.

I told the kids to bring their suits, knowing that the fountains would be up and running, and that we'd be going to the pool when we were done. Not only did their Sperm Donor NOT send Jacob's suit along, but he locked the door when Nick and Emily tried to go back to get it. We're all about the maturity.

Then I'm thinking, "Well, Jake never gets wet anyway, so he'll be fine."

Thank you for making me look like a fool, Bubby.

That was on our way through the dinosaur thing, which, to be honest, was kinda lame. (and it costs extra. because the arm and leg the zoo normally charges isn't enough??) ahem. sorry. moving on.....


The shirt had to come off because it was wet.



Sweaty Bubby...



Through Jacob's eyes:


Water play!!!! Nicholas didn't want to get wet, I was pretty surprised.

That was a fun day. It was hot, but they're already asking when we can go back.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Five Question Friday

These questions courtesy of

1. Is love at 1st sight possible?

No. Love grows. I imagine for some people it's not as long as others, but you have to get to know someone in order to really fall in love with them.

2. How did you choose your pet's name?

The only one that comes to mind is Kacee. We got her right after I had worked at camp for a couple of weeks, and the dog there was Casey. Only Mom wanted it to be all girly. Hence, Kacee.

3. What are you considering giving up (cable, home phone)?

Well, I live with friends, have no car, there's no cable here, no home phone, I barely work full time, and my kids are stuck with their dad and grandparents almost 24/7. I really have nothing to give up. Because I have nothing. And don't even talk to me about Taco Bell. Not gonna happen. #guiltypleasure

4. How much do you pay your babysitter?

The few times I've paid for one, usually about $30ish for 3-4 hrs. I probably overpay, but if you had my kids, you would too.

5. How "young" is old enough to babysit?

13. Unless maybe it's for family, and if someone is home across the hall or something, maybe younger. Depends on the sitter's maturity. Emily is almost 12, and she would do just fine for a couple hours I think.