Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Time for a xanax

When I'm really stressed out I sew. I find that sewing something from start to finish is like taking a xanax. Most of the things I sew take time and can't be completed in one sitting. These cute little pinafore's that I made for my cousins baby can be sewn start to finish in one sitting. They are completely reversible so it's like 2 pinafore's in one. Hopefully one day I'll have a little girl of my own to cute little clothes for. Until then I'll just enjoy making them for other baby girls in the family.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Nice to meet ya.

I've known that I wanted to create a blog for awhile now, but I couldn't think of a name for it. Finally tonight as I was sitting here and listening to the boys it just popped into my head. I kept thinking about what kind of blog I wanted to have, but I still don't know that yet. I've blogged in the past, but life took some crazy turns for me, and I stopped blogging. I could think of a bunch of different things I'd want to blog about, but I can't just settle on one thing. So I guess you'll just get me. And all the quirkiness of me.

Who am I? I'm Mommy, Honey, Pebbley, or Sista. Call me whatever you'd like; none of these are names I was born with. All have been bestowed upon me, and I accepted happily. I'm a SAHM to 3 boys who I'll tell you about in just a bit. I love crafting, and discovering new things to make. I get bored easily so I'm not likely to make the same thing more than a couple times. I love reading, but I don't find a lot of time to do it anymore. When the weather gets cooler I will spend more time curled up with a good book.

The loves of my life:

B- My firstborn. He is 9 years old, and already only an inch shorter than I am. He is the brains in the family. He does so well in school, and I'm very proud of him.He loves learning about anything and everything to do with Science and Space. He is my helper, and normally a great big brother. Lately he's gotten quite a mouth on him. I'm hoping he outgrows that soon and turns back into my sweet boy. I see the mouthiness come out much more when others are around. When it's just me and the boys at home he's usually the best kid you could ask for. I love sitting and talking with him.

C- My middle child, and the biggest handful. He is 7.  He can be the sweetest little boy you've ever met, but he can also be very trying at times. He has severe ADHD. Most of the time it's controlled pretty well, but there are periods where we go through some very rough spots with him. He has a few other issues which I'm sure we'll get to in time. Like my older boy he is very smart as well. He has a harder time in school though due to his ADHD. He loves making people happy, and easily can bring a smile to your face.

Moon- My youngest son, the baby. He is 2 years old. He has led us down a road that we never thought about. When he was born he was the happiest and best baby I'd ever seen. He hit all of his milestones on time, and was turning into an amazing toddler. At his 1 year check up he was doing very well. A couple months later things started to change. He started to change. He no longer talked. He avoided people. He started banging his head. He quit eating most things. etc.. etc... The list goes on and on. Before we received the news I knew.... I thought I had prepared myself to hear the words, but I hadn't. After several doctors we were sent to the last doctor who would give us the final answer. The same answer that the other doctors had given, but this is the one that would stamp the label on our son. Our precious little man is Autistic. Even though we knew, it was still like the walls came crumbling down. But we realized that we wouldn't be helping our son at all, by wallowing in the diagnosis. After more observations, testing,  and all that he started in therapy. He has a great teacher that comes into our home and works with him. He also has speech and occupational therapy. These therapies have helped him so much. Every day I am amazed by how much he has progressed. Every time I hear him say a new word I feel like crying tears of joy. Although we never imagined that Autism would affect one of our kids, it has, and we're dealing with it. It's hard but so is life in general.

Besides my awesome boys, I don't have too many family members that I'm close with. I have my amazing sister who has been with me through so much. I have my beautiful niece and nephews. And I have my dear husband. He can be a real pain in the rear some of the time, but I don't know what I'd do without him. He works very hard for our family. And he is a pretty great guy!

That is the basic sum up of me. :)