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Monday, October 26, 2009

trunk or treat 09'

mouths full of hotdogs.

and way too much candy.......

hey there, Fred!

"DJ's" for the Cupcake Walk

Bam Bam

100 cupcakes

The "Cupcake" Walk

happy Bam Bam

Bam Bam spilling goldfish all over the floor before leaving

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Sunday, October 25, 2009


may not seem like a big deal to many, but this is the first time (ever) that J's been remotely interested in helping mommy cook. he carefully put 3 candy corn on each cupcake, counting them as he went. we did 100+ cupcakes for the Trunk or Treat @ church. I was super impressed that it kept his attention so long, and super happy that we were actually doing something, together. One thing I've learned is to appreciate the littlest things like never before. I was just savoring our time together.....and praying for many more times like it. Every small victory, every new word/sentence, is big time for us. And lately, there have been many. He's doing so well....and I'm so proud of him.

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another "hat" picture

just cant get enough of the hat; and the little boy wearing it.
photo note: please disregard cheese puff residue around mouth.


Saturday, October 24, 2009

"outside time"

outside time: the time after naptime but before daddy comes home and before dinner when everyone is stir crazy and just needs to be outside.

in our house this occurs around 4pm daily. lately we've been getting dirty in the sandbox during that time. then they go in for a dip in the tub while one of us gets dinner ready. works well.

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the helmet.

one day J decided to wear this helmet most of the day. Just thought it was blog worthy. Maybe he could help our poor DAWGS out this year.


Friday, October 23, 2009

anybody seen my BABY????

cause right before my very eyes, overnight even, he has morphed into a toddler. reminds me so much of J at this age. personality oozing...such a happy boy and a MESS! we've started calling him "pigpen" because he loves to get into the trash and eats everything off the floor. we love this guy!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

where are we?

still waiting on a lot of things. still hoping and praying and seeking and just letting the Lord guide us. and he is. and he will. i know that He will continue to lead us to every last thing that this precious kid needs.

Jordan has started speech therapy and has really taken to his sweet therapist and loves going. He has speech two times each week for an hour and 15 minutes. He works individually as well as with another little boy who's only one week older, but has no words. The therapists say that when Jordan is in the room the other little guy responds so well....but when he's not he's kicking and screaming and not participating. It helped knowing that Jordan, who needs tons of help himself, can still be a help to others through this. That's my prayer....that while we're in this mess....we can still help others....experiencing the same mess.

We were "partially evaluated" last week (Oct 8). Not everything was completed so we go back at the end of the month.....then.....Services? Could it be? Services! After almost 4 months of trying for them. J is now 3 1/2. Valuable time is wasting. I'm glad we'll likely get him the help he needs...but I'm starting to loathe the "system". My child needs help. Let's do everything we can to get him there. Time is so precious right now!

God's providing all around. We were approved for FOA Medicaid for Jordan, meaning it will pay over and above our private insurance for therapies, etc. Great news! Especially that it is retro-active and will cover several things we paid out of pocket for since May. We also met the Autism Teacher at the school we're already districted for. She's the wife of a doctor in town, and upon first meeting, we were amazed at her passion for her students. And J could be her student NEXT year. That is crazy to think about. We may not be 100% fond of the school, but the teacher would be a great fit in our opinion. And the way we met....just incredible....we were table hosts at the Pregnancy Centers annual banquet and they just "happened to be" sitting at our table....but we know better! We know who seated them there!

So.....maybe we'll stay put. Let the economy settle a bit more before trying to sell the house. Definitely an option now. We'll see.

Just wanted to give an update. And share this sweet pic. All dressed up for dinner out tonight. We were treated to dinner by the church Asah preached at. Jordan looks so grown up here! And happy.

Thanks for your prayers.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

surprise! asah's 30th birthday

now this was FUN! got to surprise asah for his 30th (the day after). ended up going according to plan...and it was a blast. THANKS to all the wonderful friends who came out. Asah is a wonderful husband, father, friend, and pastor. SO thankful for him...and looking forward to 30+30 more years together!!!!

iphone cake!

good friend scott

jordans twin (wait, that's one year old! EVERYONE thought it was a picture of jordan; and was wondering why there was a pic of J at asah's party)

Alack Drive was there! thanks neighbors!
friends....asah's doing the couple on the right's wedding this weekend.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

jax is walking!

now the real fun begins!
jordan walked at 13.5 months. and jax is following suit, almost to the day. was not to be outdone by big brother!

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Thursday, October 08, 2009

we need answers

"new study in Pediatrics puts Autism prevalence at 1 in 91 American children; and 1 in 58 boys."

from Autism Speaks website. a great place for information, people that are interested in raising money for research. i'm looking at organizing a "grassroots walk" in our area since there is nothing in Louisiana. Would love to help raise money to support research for such a mysterious, heartbreaking disorder.

April is Autism Awareness month, and happens to be Jordans "birth month" I think that's when it will happen.

Looking for great ideas and anyone that's done this sort of thing before, so if you have let me know!!!


Wednesday, October 07, 2009

my heart

no, i cant have conversations with this sweet boy quite yet, but when i ask him to sing mommy a song he always obliges. i'll TAKE it!


Tuesday, October 06, 2009

early risers

the boys have been waking up early these days...not sure why but hope they start sleeping later soon as the time will change and it'll be even EARLIER.
just got a couple shots of them the other we were waiting for the sun to come up.

some mornings you need a double shot........




Monday, October 05, 2009


Awesome fried fish (thanks mark!), wonderful friends...great rivalry. it's tough to be a DAWG in Tiger Country!

future dawg.

so over this!

is there a snack in this bag? at least the munchies are good!

gonna take a nap and hope for a better 2nd 1/2!

"it's okay jax, they'll get the ball back!"

football tushie

"wow! did you see that play Jax?"

happy dawg

"Why are we STILL awake????"

"whats the score, mom?"