Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Adventure 43

Honey coming to visit is always an adventure
every October my mom comes to visit and takes the kids shopping for their Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes and we go to the pumpkin patch. We have been doing it for a few years now and it is always a fun time.
She takes them one at a time to shop for the boxes. i need to join them one year and snap some pictures as they shop

this year we attended our church harvest fest

went to the pumpkin patch, we went to a different one this year.

Honey left on Saturday night but we still had another harvest fest to attend, one at Granny's church

Golden Boy got the meet Steve from Minecraft

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Adventure 42

four years ago we helped host a murder mystery party
this year my sweet friend Mrs JCrew wanted to host one
it was an 80s theme
there was a wide spread of foods present

and there is nothing like going back to the 80s but with some new friends.
we had such a wonderful time and Mrs JCrew and her hubby threw a great party. it will be a night to remember for sure




Monday, October 12, 2015

Adventure 41

When she get's excited apparently she clenches her fist

i was first made aware of it when we went to Disney, two years ago, when she was three. This picture was taken at the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
and when i posted it my sister said "Her hand."
i mean the pure excitement it all over her face but her hand. I mean seriously, she wrecks me, i love her.

 see the tiny hand

she had to reach out and grab onto some Elsa magic. she was so excited

we had a fun Disney trip but Little girl had a nervous tummy pretty much the whole time. right as we were about to get on a ride the didn't feel well but then loved the ride after being on it. even rides as low key as Peter Pan.  We tried to get her to ride a few rides with Golden Boy or Daddy but she wanted to be by my side every time. she would grip my arm or hand very tightly. it got frustrating there for a bit until my sweet husband reminded me that she won't want to hold my hand forever. that tiny fist of excitement, i want to remember to hold on to it as long as i can, because one day sooner than i would like, that tiny fist is going to be grown. hoping she still wants to hold my hand some though.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Adventure 40

puts us right in the middle of our Disney World trip.
oh what fun we had too.
this is the first family picture we took while we were there so I am posting this one but know that I am hoping to post more pictures of the trip in days to come.
such exciting times
such a great place
people I love
adventures and fun had
ready for next time

Thursday, October 01, 2015


When he first got his hearing aids we were still in shock from the news. we have taken everything in stride, therapies, new molds, new hearing aids
nothing though, prepared me for preparing him, for how to handle the questions about them.
I have to admit that I wasn't all that aware of children needing and wearing hearing aids until we were faced with the fact that Golden boy would indeed, need to wear hearing aids.
I mean hearing aids are for older people right? that was my thoughts on it all.
my how I was so wrong. and how vastly different hearing aids are from my stereotypical mindset of how they should be.
they are way better than I imagined but again being prepared for the questions.
let me state that I don't mind people asking but I have to also be honest at saying that I am mostly introverted and being asked what he has in his ears or what they are for and all, makes me uncomfortable, but I always try to answer and not be so shy about it.
I am not ashamed or anything about them but I sometimes get blank minded when asked questions about them.
since he first got them, over 5 years ago, I see children and adults with hearing aids or cochlear implants all the time.
  the first couple of times he was asked he never responded. I realized that we needed to talk to him about what to say because maybe, just maybe he was coming up blank like I was.
if I was around I would usually answer for him. but them I realized that he was going to eventually get asked when I wasn't around and he  needed to know how to respond.
we told him to tell people that ask him about them that, "they are his hearing aids and that they help him to hear."
sometimes I would even go so far as teaching him to say something like, "do your either of your parents wear glasses? that helps them see just like these help me hear."
or if the kid themselves wears glasses, "they are my hearing aids and they help me to hear just like you glasses help you to see."
most kids are just curious and completely innocent about it all.  I love that kids are not afraid to ask the questions that they are curious about. (even thought sometimes if makes me go blank.)
my hubby captured this picture of him telling some boys at the hospital fun run about them right before the race.
I am so glad that he snapped this picture too. 
his hearing aids are going to be part of his life (even though it hunts me when he asks questions like, "am I going to have to wear these forever.")
he is growing up. he is able to answer some tough questions. he is a fun and happy and the friendliest kid I know. he loves big and i love him more then he could ever possible know.