Friday, July 13, 2012

my water babies

Were on a little mini-vaca in Alabama… I know, I know, your shocked! Mr. B. took a couple of days off (well, he worked from Bat Girls) and this evening we all went to the water park. WHAT a great little place! Kid5 detests the water but warmed up pretty quickly, especially because she loves Dusty and he was IN the water too! It wasn't an over all success though because she threw up twice :( Once on Bat Girl and once on her daddy- LUCKY ME! She is a barfer when she teethes. 

My beautiful Kid4 LOVES to be in the water and had a blast. After about an hour she decided she had enough and we cuddled until Mr. B. and Dusty were finished playing. We all had a great time, but we always do. Together is our favorite place to be!

P.S. Are the girls swimsuits to DIE for our what? I LOVE little girls in modest swim suits! I get their suits from Gymboree every year because they usually have modest and darling suits to chose from! 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Green Smoothie palooza!

It's no secret that Bat Girl doesn't like her picture published. But….
 Just to prove that she does in fact pose for the actual photograph, I left her glasses in. 
Isn't she the cutest person EVER?! 

Bat Girl and I went to see the Green Smoothie girl… IN PERSON! She was wonderful. She was truly genuine and really informative. We learned a lot and are excited to start drinking MORE green smoothies…. (Bat Girl drinks one every day, I am more or less a green smoothie loser) 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Raw hide to the tune of tomatoes!

Boiling, boiling, boiling
keep those tomatoes boiling
boiling, boiling, boiling

sweat and tears and stirring
though the nights a blurring
keep those tomatoes boiling

All the things Im missin'
Feet up, TV, kissin'
are waiting at the end of the night….

wash em', cut em
boil em', scoop em
blend em, jar em'

Thursday, July 5, 2012

home sweet home

While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free,
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.
God bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her
Through the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home
God bless America, My home sweet home.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

sewing, aspergers and beauty

Sewing camp has been so amazing for Kid4. I have loved watching her interact with a machine and create something. She has come home every day with a new creation and sewn for hours and hours at home. The amazing most beautiful thing is that she is learning a lifelong skill. These are the great parts of my sweet girl learning something new, creative and beautiful.

The hard things are that Kid4 has Aspergers and so often these little things, the little lessons, the lessons about a girl and a machine, a needle and a piece of fabric also involve people, interacting and having to read others emotions. Kid4 just can't do this easily. She struggles, she stresses, she cries and she loses sleep at night.

She was excited but nervous Monday and made a pillow and a pin cushion. She was more at ease Tuesday and learned to sew on a button. She had a day off Wednesday and sewed all day at home. Thursday…. didn't go so well. She worried about her legs, she smoothed and smoothed at her hair the whole drive. She scratched and looked distastefully at her limbs. She rang her hands in fear… and I knew it would be a hard day but I hoped for the best.

Her sewing teacher called at 1 and I could hear her crying in the background. Her teacher was saying "It's ok, it's going to be ok"… Kid4 had had enough. These are the hardest parts of Aspergers for her and the most heart wrenching for me. She is scared at the things you can't imagine being scared at. She is nervous about the things you can't imagine being nervous about and she is literally the most pure hearted, thoughtful and beautiful little girl I have ever met.

I believe that she is so pure hearted because she literally can't wrap her mind around being unkind. Maybe it's because she has Aspergers. Maybe it's because she is purely lovely. I'll never know, but I do know this; Kid4 is extraordinary, she is beautiful inside and out. Her heart is kind and I must be the luckiest mom in the world to have her.