Sunday, August 31, 2008

monkey's Birthday

Today was monkey's first birthday! We had a party for him this afternoon, and it was Elmo themed. He loved the cake, he didn't care so much for opening the gifts. Here are some photos from today, and I am going to put up video also.

monkey's Elmo cake

Wouldn't keep his hat on

Next to my beautiful Hibiscus that bloomed today:)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Born in Idaho, Palin moved to Alaska with her parents, to Charles and Sally Heath, when she was 3 months old.

She grew up in Wasilla, just outside of Anchorage, and played on the Wasilla state championship girls’ basketball team. She was crowned Miss Wasilla in 1984 and was a runner-up in the Miss Alaska pageant.

Palin studied journalism and political science at the University of Idaho and graduated in 1987. She eloped with her high school boyfriend, Todd Palin, in 1988 to save money on an expensive wedding. She helped out in her husband’s family commercial fishing business and appeared occasionally as a television sportscaster.

Palin won a seat on the Wasilla City Council in 1992 as a new face and a new voice, and by opposing tax increases. Four years later she was elected mayor at 32 by knocking off a three-term incumbent. At the end of her second term, party leaders encouraged her to enter the 2002 race for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. Against veteran legislators with far more experience, Palin finished second by fewer than 2,000 votes, making a name for herself in statewide politics. She was elected Alaska’s youngest and first woman governor in 2006.

Sarah and Todd Palin have five children: boys Track, 19, and Trig, 4 months, and daughters Bristol, 17, Willow, 13, and Piper, 7. Palin had kept her pregnancy with Trig a secret as she worked in the governor’s mansion, confirming only weeks before the birth that she was going to have a son who she knew would have Down syndrome. She returned to work in April three days after giving birth.

Palin will be the second female vice presidential candidate from a major political party. The first, Ferrarro, told FOX News that Palin could pick up a lot of Hillary Clinton’s supporters who have not locked in on Obama.

What do you think about McCain's pick for Vice President? I think it will be good for our country if McCain wins the election with her as VP. I'm not THAT into politics, but this election has caught my attention, and I'm not sure why. I like the fact that they are both pro-life. That is important to me, Palin has a four month old with down syndrome, that is a lot to say about a women who knew prior to having the baby what challenges she would face. Still as any mom should do she continued with the pregnancy and I admire that. I don't want someone in the white house that thinks that human life does not begin at conception. I also don't want someone in the white house who thinks since the child will be born with a medical condition it's OK to terminate the pregnancy. That is ridiculous. EVERY person deserves life regardless of what challenges they may face because of their disability.

She appears to be a hard worker. She went back to work THREE days after having her son! That's amazing.And on top of working she also raises five children. Their ages range from 19 years old to four months old. That's a lot of work in itself. She has gone through, or is going through, what a lot of Americans go through daily that most politicians do not, I think so anyways.

What do you guys think?

Monday, August 25, 2008


They have totaled the Blazer, and we will find out tommorrow how much they will give us for it. I'm aggravted with the whole situation, I don't know how much we will get and if it will pay off what we owe. It sounds like it will be pretty close, but not sure yet. We now have to try to get into a new car loan and that is not easy. Oh and they will be taking away the rental car as soon as we get the check for the blazer being totaled! Yay we are in for a fun few days!! And then monkey's first birthday party is fun fun! I can not wait for my stressfilled week....not the sarcasam??

The kids started school today and loved it, I will post pictures probably tommorrow, I've been upset with the whole car thing all day, and honestly I'm about to take a bath and go to bed!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Why people NEED car insurance....

Last night at about 8:30pm, I had just dropped the kids and the hubby off at home and was headed to Target. I was talking to my mom on the phone and was stopped at a red light. I look and see this big Chevy Subarban coming at me head on! I started telling my mom I'm about to get hit, this lady is going to hit me! I was so scared. She somehow managed to get between me and another car (a sable type car) and drove through the middle of us while hitting 5 cars along the way. She then was stopped one because she lost a tire, and two because she hit the cement wall. (we were on an overpass) The lady and everyone else involved were all ok, no injures that had to be taken to the hospital....Thank God! I do not know how or why she did not hit me head on! The paramedics told us it was our lucky day, I truly believe that. Yes it sucks, because now my blazer will be in the shop for who knows how long, and now I have to deal with getting a rental car and all the insurance crap. BUT it could have been MUCH worse! I'm glad that I don't have too much damage....and that I had car insurance!! (Honestly, I did not enjoy paying that bill too much, and it more times than not got pushed to the end of the importance line and seldomly got paid.) FROM NOW ON, WE WILL HAVE INSURANCE!!!! And I am going to add unisured motorist today. In fact I may just raise my insurance now, hahaha......The lady did have insurance so at least I don't have to worry about that as well! Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Okay everyone, it's time for a new "get to know your friends" post! I was never tagged, but got the idea from someone else's blog... here are the rules: Take all pictures right away (no cleaning up first!!!), and then tag three friends to do it too!

1. Favorite Destination
Could not think of one....sorry!

2. Self Portrait

3. What the Kids are Doing
Monkey: playing with his toy (the hubby did his hair in a mohawk after bathtime)

Speed Racer: watching the hubby play the xbox 360...oh and pouting! :(

Princess: sitting in my bed watching cartoons.....

4. My Closet

5. Laundry Room

6. The Refrigerator

7. Favorite Room in the House
The living room....sorry it's not too clean

8. The Bathroom
The kids bathroom, it is pretty plain....

9. The Kitchen Sink
we do the dishes at night, so the sink is full right now.....sorry!

10. Favorite Shoes

ok I tag Leigh , Amy, andRita That's who I know read my blog, anyone else is welcome to do it.....let me know once you have!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Great News!

princess' sweat test came back normal, that means no Cystic Fibrosis. Some blood work also came back which were for Celiac Disease and a Thyroid problem, all of those were normal as well! Thank God! So now we are waiting for a few more blood tests and her echo which will be done on August 22nd. I'll let everyone know as I get more information. Thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers! So far this is great news! She started her prevacid today and we will see if that helps her eating at all. Prevacid is for the acid reflux.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Doctor's Visit

Today was our first appointment with Dr. Hunt, she is going to be princess' GI specialist. The doctor checked her out a little and asked a few questions. Here is what we are looking at now:
1. Cystic Fibrosis, princess has many symptoms of this, however she also has a few that are not symptoms of this. Such as the not wanting to eat much. The test for this is a sweat test, which was scheduled and done today. the results will be available either tomorrow afternoon, or Thursday.
2. Celiac Disease, princess also has many symptoms of this, the test for this is blood work and we are waiting on some of that to come in possible tomorrow, and more next week.
3. A heart problem, possibly a murmur. The doctor heard something irregular today and wants it to be checked out further. She will need an echocardiograhm, I'm not sure on that date yet.
4. A thyroid problem. The reason for this test is because she is cold and has pretty much no energy 75% of the time. That is also blood work and should be in next week.

So now we wait again....This is the worst part for me, princess still doesn't have any clue what all is going on, all she knows is that she is shuffled from doctor to doctor. She is doing great with it and is better at getting blood drawn now than I am, when they took her blood today she didn't flinch, cry, or anything. The doctor said she is very concerned about her because she is severely under nourished. I kept thinking, yeah I've been saying this for a while now, I've know something is wrong in my gut but no one seemed to listen until moving here. Same with the speech, I tried for three years to get her help with that, and was pretty much told she was dumb by doctors in Alabama. Come to find out she is very smart, and DOES have a speech problem. I've also learned that the sweat test and biopsy done by the GI doctor there at 16 months, was inaccurate. Because she was too young at that time. I'm fed up with the doctors in Alabama and pretty much starting from scratch here. Luckily they are working for princess and seem to be much more aware of whats going on. I'll post as I get more information.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

princess's birthday party

Today was princess' 4th birthday party. We had a good time. She had a few friends over and we had a ballerina princess party. We started out with doing the girls make-up, each girl got her own backpack sack with make-up and such and then Sarah and I did their make-up and painted their nails. I had a runway set up, that I found at Wal-Mart and the girls got to pose on the runway while we took pictures. They enjoyed doing that. We then played put the cell phone on the girl (pin the tail on the donkey) and Hayden and Lexy won that game. All in all we had a good time, and she really enjoyed her birthday. She did get a bike, which she has been wanting for a long time. Here are some pictures from the party today.
princess riding her bike

princess on her "runway"

May-C (princess' best friend!) on the runway:)

princess again

Lexy on the runway

May-C and princess being ballerinas

The gift table

My Birthday princess.....the outfit was made by Leigh

princess' birthday balloons

The runway

Her cake

monkey had his Occupational therpay evaluation yesterday and they did qualify him for services. He will start in the next couple of weeks with that. He is not too far behind on most things, but is showing some muscles weakness (he can't quite hold his own bottle yet) so that is great that he will be able to start OT now and hopefully do great like princess does. They are concerend however because of his weight, he is beginning to show signs of falling off the growth chart like princess did. He weighed 4lbs 13oz at birth and at six months weighed 17lbs, now at a year he is weighing in at 18lbs 3 oz, she wants a nutrionist to come out and evaulate him, and just see what happens with princess before doing anything with him. So we shall see hopefully Tuesday we will have more information on her.

Hope everyone has a great weekend

Friday, August 08, 2008


princess will be going to a GI specialist on Tuesday at 1015, she will be seeing the ENT (ear, nose and throat doctor) on September 15th. Their are only two GI locations in DFW area for pedicatrics. They were booked until mid-2009, but because of princess eating so little and her "failure to thrive" digansois they were able to get her in stat. I'm thankful for this, because I am a worrier and I can not take the waiting. Good news possibly. She has had a sweat test and a stomach biopsy at age 16 months. This could mean that CF is out of the question. I pray this is true! Both test were negative so from what I understand they can not develop a positive result later in life. I should have more answers on Tuesday.

monkey will have his Occupational therapy today at 2pm. This is the appointment where we will know where to go from here for therapy. Then tommorrow is princess' birthday party at 1pm, so we are going to be busy these next few days. I will be sure to post pictures soon. Also some new things we got around the house and the story behind it to come soon......

oh ps. I am reading "Obama Nation" right now, so far it's good. I'll post if I find any interesting facts from reading it.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Some Answers

This is for those who have asked this question, which have been many. Yes they have said for 4 years that it is because I am petite so naturally princess will be. However, now she is having more problems, she eats about 4-5 bites of any food, sweet or not. She also chews her food and then spits it out, saying her belly hurts or she is full. She also has some problems where she is coughing throught the day, sometimes with phlegm(sp?), she has also had pnemoina 4-5 times (that's a guess, I actually think it's more than that). So with all of this combined, they think there is more to this than just the size of her. I hope and pray that it is just that im petite, and maybe something minor with her. All I can do now is wait. Todya they took 6 tubes of bloodwork and we should get some results in about a week, and hopefully have an appointment set up with the specialist somtime this week. Thanks for everyones care and concern.

On another note, princess is enrolled in preschool! YAY! I was so anxious to get that done, and this morning I did. So on August 25th I will have a preschooler and a first grader! I guess me and monkey will be sleeping until noon now! haha.....that would be nice if I could:)

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

A Lot going through my mind right now

Well yesterday was princess's 4th birthday! We had pizza for dinner and enjoyed the day together. She wore her pretty yellow dress with her pink pearl neckalce and earings:) She was so cute! Of course! Her party will be Saturday so by Monday I should have the pics uploaded.

Today was her 4 year check up, and I went in knowing that we would need to discuss the issue of not gaining weight, and not eating very much. (princess eats MAYBE 4-5 bites of food, no matter what it is, even ice cream cake, or browines.) So anyways, the doctor said today that there are two very possible causes. One Celiac Disease, which is a gluten allergy. Second is Cystic Fibrosis. I am not very familiar with either disease, but I am very nervous and worried right now. I read Confessions of a CF husband, often. I know the possiblites and problem with CF, and it's not very encouraging. On the other hand she also failed her hearing test the three times they did it. So now we will be visiting a specialist for the Celiac, and Cystic Fibrosis, seeing a specialist for the hearing, and having several blood test done. Tommorrow will be the blood test, which won't be back for about a week, and I have not gotten a date yet for the specialist. I will update as I get more info. Please pray forprincess, this is not something that she understands, and I really haven't told her much, she is only 4. I hope and pray they can figure this out soon, and that it ends up being not so bad.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Thanks so much Leigh!

Leigh made princess these beautiful outfits for her birthday gift from grandma and papaw. They are so cute, and princess loves them! Here are soem pictures, sorry for the hair, it was braided and she took it out!