Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day and a trip to the Science Museum

Happy Valentines Day! I am spending the day with my little Valentine! Aidan woke up bright and early this morning at 6am after passing out last night at 8pm. My mom is so sweet and called me last night to tell me that she hid some Valentines goodies in the closet. Thanks Mom!

On Friday we went to the Mom and Tots Valentines party. Its a group of local moms and their tots ages 6 months to 5. Aidan had fun playing with the other kids and it was nice to meet and get to talk to the other moms. I even got a job lead out of it at a tutoring center. Its a center owned by 2 moms. They dont advertise their job openings and like to hire other moms. Its only through word of mouth. I have the directors email and will be sending her my resume. The only down part is that I would have to find a different daycare for Aidan. The job interview I had at the preschool on Thursday went well. The job opening is in the 2 year old class so Aidan would be in my class. If it didnt work out the director said she could put him in the 3 year old class. Childcare would be FREE at the preschool but the pay is REALLY low. I havent made such little money since I was IN college. However, it would be enough money to pay a few bills and have a little spending money. The job at the tutoring center would be more than double the pay but only part time.

Yesterday Cara came over a brought Aidan some Valentine goodies. We went to visit our friend Sheri, her new baby Weston, Lauren, and Jeff. They just got home from a 5 week stay at a hospital in Morgantown. Baby Weston was finally well enough to come home. He is on oxygen and a feeding tube. He has a long road ahead of him with surgeries planned for the future. Doctors still havent given him a diagnosis but there are many issues right now with his health. Prayers for baby Weston and the Rasberry family would be appreciated. Hopefully they get to be at home for awhile before having to go back to the hospital. Weston has the most GORGEOUS head of black hair. He is such a little peanut and holding him yesterday was heaven! Cara and I took Aidan and Lauren to the Science Museum yesterday. We had a great time! There was a section for only 5 and under and was the kiddos favorite spot. So many cool things there! Aidans favorite thing was the ball pit, the wobbly bridge, and some flowers they had there that shot out air and you could put a ball on them and the balls would "float". After the museum we took the kiddos to McDonalds and then stopped by Krispie Kreme for doughnuts! YUMMO! Aidan devoured his in the car- even before Lauren! That kid may not like to eat but he can absolutely TEAR UP some doughnuts! LOL!

Aidan at the party...
Funny story about the party.... The turtle neck Aidan had one was a onesy. When I got home I found a toy cell phone in his shirt when I was changing his diaper. LOL! Evidently he had put it down his shirt and then couldnt get it out because it was a onesy. We will be returning it on Monday at the next mom and tots event.

Making his box for his Valentines....

In the ball pit at the Science Museum...

The flowers with the "floating balls"

Lauren playing in the water.

In the Mummy exhibit they had going on at the Science Museum.

Oh yeah.... When we got back to Sheri's house they decided it was time for Aidan to try on Laurens old roller skates. He had them on for 5 minutes and said "Take them off!" I think the idea of skating was more fun then having the actual skates on his feet. LOL!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

PT and getting ready for Valentines Day!

OK so first of all I am not getting ready to jump off a cliff. Thanks for the concern though. I am fine, just feeling a little blue. I guess anyone would feel this way after experiencing winter for the first time in 8 years. I have realized that I am not really meant to live in a cold climate. I am just used to being on the go and outside most of the time. Not leaving the house days on end is starting to wear on me.

Aidan had an appointment today with the Physical Therapist. She gave me some great games / exercises I can do with him to strengthen his muscles. She also measured his foot and gave me the information about his shoe inserts. I am going to be able to order them directly from the company so they will be a little cheaper. We are having to pay for everything out of pocket since the deductible is so high on our insurance and it is REALLY expensive so any money we can save is more than appreciated. Aidan did great today and had so much FUN!

We are going to a Valentines Day party on Friday with the Mom and Tots group that we have been attending. We went to the store last night and bought some treats. I decided to make the assembling of the goodie bags a sorting and counting activity for Aidan. I began by dumping all the candy into a big bowl. Aidan sorted all the candy into piles. Next, we worked on counting the candy. We worked on the concept of "just 1" and "1 more" while putting the candy into the bags. Last, Aidan got to eat a few treats! He did great and was surprisingly patient and did not eat the candy until the end! Here are some pics. Forgive the blurriness and poor quality. I have no idea what is wrong with my camera...

Sorting the candy... ( thats annabelles head at the bottom- she decided she wanted to participate)

Goody bags

Eating a sucker...


Just a few pics I took a few weeks ago. I love these PJ's! He looks like a race car driver.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Blah! pretty much sums up how I have been feeling lately. I feel bad about complaining because of everything that is going on in the world today- earthquakes, child hood cancer, sick babies, death, brain injured children... I feel blessed and thank God for everything I have in my life but am still feeling tired and stressed. The economy has finally hit our business and has hit it HARD! People have simply stopped making their payments. I am going to have to go out and get a job. I dont mind working and will do whatever it takes to take care of Aidan. However, I REFUSE to be a parent that leaves him in daycare all day every day and just trust that he is being taken care of and looked after properly. Therefore I am looking at jobs in Preschools and daycares where I can at least be in the same building with him and check in on him. I filled out an application at a Preschool on Friday. I just sat in my car and was looking around the area. The preschool is in a very poor area. I would venture to guess that 80% of the people in the area are on welfare. The school looked ok but the area was TERRIBLE! I was just thinking this is NOT my life. My last job was in Orange County for peets sakes at a school that had peek a boo ocean views!!!!! I am missing California TERRIBLY right now. I am SICK of the snow and nasty weather. If I hear one more person say "I seen it" or any other grossly misuse of grammar I think I will SCREAM!!! Dont get me wrong- I realize I am not Miss Perfect when it comes to using proper grammar but always attempt to correct myself. These are "educated" people that I hear talking like this! I am also missing my hubby. In short I am seriously thinking of going back to California when my class is finished in May. This is just not working out...

I have no cute pictures to share and I apologize for the whining and complaining. Like I said there is so much going on in the world that it breaks my heart. This post is about getting real . Period.