Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The difference a year makes

Josh and I bought a new computer a few days ago. It was LONG overdue. It was missing a few keys. Important keys like, enter, the comma, and a shift button. One of the F buttons didn't work. The left hinge that held the screen in place was broken. It was sad sight for sure. So this fancy new things is pretty sweet. I will try my best to keep it away from toddlers this time.

As I added some old pictures and videos from an old memory card I came across this video. It was taken about a year ago. Its amazing to see the difference in my little man. In the video its almost like he doesn't see me at all. Which for the first 3 months, he really didn't.
video
So we saw the eye doctor yesterday. This is the difference a year makes:

Normal Vision 20/20

Lucas' vision:
November 2008; 20/1300
February 2009; 20/170
April 2009; 20/80
August 2009; 20/64
October 2009; 20/60

And let me just say that 20/60 is NORMAL for his age! Can you believe that? Normal. The kid they told me was blind. Seriously!!!

I am so in love with my little man. He surprises me daily. I couldn't ask for a stronger, sweeter baby.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Creativity Overload

So my darling husband bought me a sewing machine 2 Christmases ago. I only wanted it to add stitching to scrapbook pages, but he was nice enough to buy me a nice one. Well, it still has yet to be used. Whoops. A few months ago my friend Jenni and I got together to learn how to use our machines. It was more like me watching her use her machine and do a project. I threaded mine. That was it. And since then, I have forgotten how to do so. Whoops.

Well, I have been wanting to start a project for some time and lately its really getting at me. So I went to the store and got some fabric. Very cute for what I want it for. But now, I can't find the time. I really want to sit and do it for a few hours, but when on earth do I have a few hours to do anything? I want my project started so I can at least get to it occasionally.

Well, then I start searching for patterns and ideas. OMG, are there a million creative blogs with the most talented people. I feel unworthy. Uncreative. Completely out of the loop. I just don't know where to start. AACCKKK!!

So I will get to it. Soon. I will get to it. Maybe next week!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Locked up

Well, as you can see, it happened. He made it to the top. I've been putting off installing the gate but after searching for Lucas, I found him at the top. Crazy kid! He just sat there staring at the gate for a few minutes trying to figure out what happened. He wasnm't that happy about it.

Pumpkin Patch

Joshua started school last month and so far we've had 2 field trips. Last week we went to Marris Farms in Buckley and had a great time, despite the rain. It held off most of the time we were there, thankfully.










Seattle Science Center

My friend AnnMarie and her daughter Abby came to visit Thursday morning. We love it when they come to visit. No matter what we do, we always have fun. This time, we decided to take the kids to the Seattle Science Center in downtown Seattle. It was a lot of fun and I can't wait to go back and spend a bit more time there.


Joshua and Tricerotops


Shooting the cool water gun


Lucas checking himself out!



He's getting so big!


AnnMarie and Abby playing robot checkers
Me and big boy

AnnMarie playing aroundClimbing

So cool!


Trying hard!


Joshua and the space needle
You always know where you are.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

therapy, therapy, therapy

Yes, I said therapy 3 times. Its for a reason. We're now going to have 3 therapies a week. Yikes! When all I really want to do it stay home, in my sweat pants and bake and craft, now I have to get up early, clean and go the therapy unit. Lovely.

I know that its not all about me. I've been learning that since I gave birth to Joshua 4 years ago. I am thrilled that Lucas is going to be getting treatment and this will help in so many ways. He is doing great and this will just help him succeed.

We have occupational therapy and vision on Monday mornings at home. Speech therapy will start Tuesday morning at home too. And we'll be scheduling physical therapy soon. I am hoping to get that one scheduled during Joshua's school time so that I don't have to find childcare for him.

Overall, this just keeps us all busy. Which I suppose is a good thing. I guess I can find the time to craft and bake on the other days. Hopefully. I love fall because it just means that I get to bake more and be crafty! Yea!

Friday, October 16, 2009

better

I'm not sure why I have never come across this passage before, but its true. Sad, but true.

I am in a bit of a funk this morning. I'm feeling a bit 'at the end of my rope' and have snapped a little this morning. I was reading a blog and really wanted to dive into a different subject, but this has distracted me. Obviously, in a good way.

The Proverbs 31 Woman :

10 An excellent wife, who can find?
For her worth is far above jewels.

rare, precious

11 The heart of her husband trusts in her,
And he will have no lack of gain.

trustworthy

12 She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.

kind Her Character as a Wife

13 She looks for wool and flax
And works with her hands in delight.

works joyfully

14 She is like merchant ships;
She brings her food from afar.

goes extra mile to get choicest goods

15 She rises also while it is still night
And gives food to her household
And portions to her maidens.

disciplined

16 She considers a field and buys it;
From her earnings she plants a vineyard.

enterprising, prudent with money

17 She girds herself with strength
And makes her arms strong.

energetic

18 She senses that her gain is good;
Her lamp does not go out at night.

good steward

19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
And her hands grasp the spindle.

diligent, Her Devotion as a Homemaker

20 She extends her hand to the poor,
And she stretches out her hands to the needy.

compassionate, generous, Her Generosity
as a Neighbor

21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household,
For all her household are clothed with scarlet.

provident

22 She makes coverings for herself;
Her clothing is fine linen and purple.

elegant

23 Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.

influential

24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
And supplies belts to the tradesmen.

industrious, Her Devotion as a Homemaker

25 Strength and dignity are her clothing,
And she smiles at the future.

poised

26 She opens her mouth in wisdom,
And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

wise Her Influence as a Teacher

27 She looks well to the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.

manages her home

28 Her children rise up and bless her;
Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:

praiseworthy

29 "Many daughters have done nobly,
But you excel them all."

distinguished Her Effectiveness as a Mother

30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,
But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.

God-fearing

31 Give her the product of her hands,
And let her works praise her in the gates.

honored Her Excellence as a Person


~ Proverbs 31:10-31

This sure makes me want to be better and DO better.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Ahhh, New York

I've been visiting my parents in NY for the last 2 weeks. Its been a great trip. We've kept really busy with family and friends, but I think that we are all ready to head back to the west coast. I do wish I could stay another week, but my house is calling. I've been really wanting to decorate and get ready for fall. I am also missing my normal stuff. Talking on the phone, visiting my besties. Its time, I think. But we are sure going to miss my fam. My parents have been so great, as usual. They are amazing grandparents. My mom has a bond with Lucas, like no other. Its so sweet. And Joshua just adores my dad. But who doesn't? And let me tell you about my kids uncles. Well, they are spectaular uncles. I wish so badly that they could spend more time together. I think that I will try to start coming back more. I really want them to have a relationship over the next few years when its so important.
I've really enojoyed seeing my friends. Its been shorter than normal, but still the same ole prefectness. I <3 you guys.

I am not really ready to fly back. Flying here was a fiasco and I got stuck in ATL with 2 kids. Not cool. But the way back should be smoother. Hopefully. It'll be a long night. By the time we get to Seattle, it'll be 1130pm PST. So our bodies will think its 230am. That is not going to be a fun evening. But my kids are so resilitant. They'll be great! *wink

OK, I've rambled. Here are some pictures from the trip.