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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

So I FINALLY find a place that both takes our insurance AND does autism evaluations and diagnoses.  There is a TWO YEAR waitlist.

*head desk*


And so I keep looking......

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

No nap!

Izzy is at that age where she is starting to transition out of naps.  Most days she is still taking at least one but she does have those days where she just isn't tired enough to fall asleep.  And other days, she is tired enough but just won't admit it :p  Usually when she is tired enough to nap, she will come and ask me to go "nigh-nigh" so I will go and put her to bed.  Sometimes, I notice she needs a nap and I will ask her if she is ready for her nap--probably seventy-five percent of the time she will tell me yes and off we go.  Yesterday was part of the twenty-five percent--she was adamant:  NO NAP.  I told her she at least needed "quiet time" so she settled down in her chair and I turned on Caillou (please please please Netflix, get more seasons on instant play.  It is her preferred quiet time show and I am so tired of the same episodes......).

A short time later, I peek in on her and she has moved from her chair to the sofa and was sound asleep.  So much for no nap, eh? 

BTW, despite the fact that she was asleep, I didn't turn off Caillou and continued to listen to it as I finished up some laundry.  WHY?!?!?!  I had the chance to stop and instead let it keep going.  Its like that e-card going around where you find yourself still watching the kiddie channel half an hour after they went to bed :\  Does it just become habit to have annoying kids shows in the background so you don't even really notice enough to turn them off?  :p

Monday, October 7, 2013

My Fluffy Furball

When Iz was born, my kitty was no longer my kitty--he became completely devoted to her and since the moment she came home, he was her kitty.  But every once in a while, he remembers I am around, too, and gives me a little love :)  The other day I was sitting at the kitchen table working and he came and hung out on the counter that sits behind the kitchen nook bench.  He is a very VOCAL kitty and sat and talked to me for a bit.  And what visit would be complete without him getting closer to see what I am doing?  He has always been nosy and I'm betting if I hadn't been at the table (where he is not allowed) he would have just climbed on top of what I had out to get the best look LOL

Hard to believe he turned eleven this year.  He was the tiniest little bit of fluff when I got him and now he's a big ole bit of fluff LOL  He looks huge but most of it is that fur.  He is still surprisingly lean and trim considering his age.  Must be all of that patrolling he does :p

Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Old Man is Snoring.....

Wet and soggy here today so no apple picking :( 

My head keeps singing about that old man snoring :p  And now I am tempted to start googling the origins of that song because I'm curious what the connection is between rain and an old man bumping his head, going to bed, and snoring LOL  My current theory is that when he bumped his head, he passed out (conveniently landing on his bed so that it appears he simply "went to bed"), and so could not turn off his faucet and since he lives up in the clouds, we get rain from his flooded en suite bathroom sink (I have lived in several places now where the sink itself is in the actual bedroom instead of in the bathroom.  It still seems strange to me)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Rain Rain, go AWAY

I have some disappointed little people in my house tonight.  This weekend is supposed to be the weekend of an annual festival in a town not too far from where we live.  We never made it last year but my Mom and I were going to take them this year and then go out to the orchard afterward and do some apple picking.  And, OF COURSE, the forecast for tomorrow is rain, rain, and more rain.  S has not giving up hope yet and he fully expects to wake tomorrow and be able to tell all of us "I told you so!" because he is convinced the weather predictions are wrong and tomorrow will be awesome. 

I hope he's right :p

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Make it again!!

The other night, we needed something quick and easy to eat after we got home from yet another appointment for the kids.  We were a bit tired of just sandwiches, so we tried a twist on a sandwich :p  We made hot sandwich pinwheels :)

Lay out a rectangle of dough (could be homemade biscuit dough, store bought stuff, crescent rolls, whatever floats your boat ;) ), sprinkle with seasoning (we went for a dried Italian herb blend), layer on black forest ham and cheese (we did Swiss for half and mild cheddar for the other.  The boys normally don't like Swiss but they loved it in these hot sandwiches with the seasoning).  Roll, slice, put in pan, bake :)  I put mine too close together in the pan so they too longer than they should have to cook but the kids all declared it was well worth the wait and we NEED to have this again.  We had some leftovers that we ate cold the next day for lunch--they weren't quite as good as hot but the kidlets said we should always make leftovers to eat the next day cold LOL  Can you tell they liked this one?