Monday, December 2, 2013
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving, thanks for all the good wishes and notes of thanks over the weekend. So much appreciated.
We have now prepped for Christmas here.
The boy was excited to get to the star.
But he got most giddy over his own tree to decorate.
I do have to say it is amazingly done! Good Job!
I did a little porch decorating too.
Glad I got it finished today...a big drop in temps are coming this week and I would have froze my fingers off tying knots and untangling lights.
We went out and supported friends and small business owners on Saturday.
I got this amazing ring from iadornu, so stoked!!! Thanks Mary Beth it will be one of my all time favorite pieces.
All in all it was a fun weekend and I still can't believe that Christmas is just a few weeks away. How did that happen????
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
We had no idea the journey that lay ahead for our family and the amazing things that were to come.
In a year our boy has grown, began speaking in sentences, found a new school that treats him kind and teaches him as a typical student.
We have had many downs this year but we are thankful for them all to have made us stronger and push harder and get our lives on track.
We are awaiting big news this holiday season and I will be sure to share as soon as we know. Til then, we will be thankful for all we have and have been given, lessons that we learned and the guts to fight for what we want.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
For 3 glorious days it has rained non-stop with bulky grey snow clouds covering every inch of the sky.
If I had a fireplace I think I would stay home more and enjoy the sounds of the rain hitting the windows. But otherwise, I like seeing the grey skies and the clouds puffy and rolling over the mountain tops.
These days are very, very rare in the late autumn or winter.
I will hate to see it end, I really should move to the Northwest.
In the evenings I sit and listen to the rain and crochet and sew, while the boy watches his new favorite movie, Frosty the Snowman. He just loves to sing the song. I am still in love with making the Tilda whales, so I did this little art piece for my studio.
Today was supposed to be the boys first riding lesson but the weather postponed it. Instead he requested to go to the library, aka, the bookstore.
He could sit and read for hours and that he did. If it weren't for lunchtime we would still be sitting there reading.
Maybe look for new yarn for me and the boy has requested a magic hat as Frosty has.
Maybe he will get it to make Christmas snow ;))
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Here it is a Saturday night.
The rumble of the dryer is the background noise as I get a jump on tomorrow's cleaning.
Relaxing all day, moving slow.
I had to undergo another procedure this week, due to complications from my gallbladder surgery back in January. Hopefully this one took and all will be roses from here.
So we stayed curled in for a cozy Saturday, crocheting, sewing by hand and watching the old Superman movie.
Late in the day we headed to get milk and take a drive.
It became windy but not much cooler as they were predicting.
I just realized how boring this post sounds, but it actually has been quite relaxing and nice to just be.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Lamps are on low, candles are burning and I officially turned the heat on.
I had been holding off but I couldn't stand the chill in the house any longer.
The last few nights I had been snuggling up with my heating pad while hubby kept sayin', "it's not cold in here" as he is wearing shorts and sleeveless shirts...ugh.
Well tonight it is comfy and I am not shivering.
I took the morning to work on my November decor.
Now it is welcoming and warm at my dining table...now if only a pumpkin pie would make itself in the oven...when is that Jestons life hitting???
Been sewing and crocheting up a storm this week.
Whales for Xmas gifts...
Acorns to set the tone of the season...
In between all this creativity I took a few moments to shop.
Nordstrom contacted me and thought I needed a personal stylist, lol, okay I will try it and see what they think I should be wearing. I am pretty into fashion and know my trends but I was not expecting to be dressed like I was 60 something or a PTA mom, it was quite frightening. I left with nothing they picked but did pick up a lovely grandpa sweater from the mens dept that I picked out.
Well that was my week and now the weekend is here, I am not a fan of weekends but I will make the best of it. Here's to Monday :)
Sunday, November 3, 2013
The boy had a hard day yesterday which caused a lot of stress in my world.
Today though, it all changed...he was happy, kind, good listening and we started a rewards system.
My boy has high functioning autism and life gets crazy if structure strays.
He loses his words and becomes violent. Last night he asked for a game while we were at target, one that he had seen in the christmas catalog. Normally I would have said no, but I thought this could be a teaching tool.
Lets see how it goes and it came home with us. Before starting we had a long discussion of how he would need to share, take turns and listen. If not it would go back in the box. To my amazement it worked. He loves the game so much that he is willing to sit and wait and listen. This led to today.
In order to watch a movie or tv he would have to complete a task and follow thru with listening and clean up. It worked all day. He got 2 shows instead of having the tv on all day, he pretend played, he built blocks,
Life with autism keeps you on pins and needles. You never know what will set them off or how a day will go. If all days were like today...I don't even know what to say, it would be...
Thursday, October 31, 2013
I did not get to enjoy my most favorite month enough, in a blink of an eye its gone :(
Today was of course costume party and tricks or treats at school.
I think the boy felt like he fit in for the first time in his life with his friends.
This is my most favorite picture of the day.
It is sure to be an awesome night and he is sleeping now to get the energy he will need to walk the neighborhood tonight.
But last night we pulled out all the stops.
First up was the last night at the pumpkin patch.
One last time at the bounce houses and the petting zoo.
This horrible spinning boat ride, ugh makes my stomach turn just looking at the pics.
Then it was on to the park to play a rousing game of ZOMBIE TAG
Poor kid, I snapped this photo of him and he looked at it so concerned that he had really turned into a zombie.
We couldn't stop laughing.
Tonight we have the house decked out for spooky fun and games.
I hate to see the month end but tomorrow will bring November and a ease of life. Making sure to spend each day appreciating life and family.
Happy Halloween 2013!