Monday, June 21, 2010

I'm Awesome... Not

Deklan was looking for his little Mighty Beans and couldn't find them. I found them without even really looking.
I said, "I'm Awesome!"
Deklan: "No you're not!"
Me: "Yes I am."
Deklan: "No you're not!"
Me: "Ok, I'm not awesome."
Deklan: "But you are loved!"

Friday, June 18, 2010

Woo Hoo!!!

We FINALLY got our tax refund in! It's been 5 months since we sent them in, but at least we got our full amount plus an extra $78. Yay!! Of course, most of it is already gone - paid bills (2 house payments, electricity, satellite, credit cards, and utilities) and we bought some much needed new cell phones. Ok, so only hubby actually NEEDED a new phone, but I really, really, really WANTED one. And we bought the kids (H & D) a new laptop - K already has one so she didn't get a new one, but she did get a new phone. I got the MyTouch Slide. It's very different from the Blackberry Curve so I'm trying to get used to it. I've only had it a few hours so I haven't really had time to play with it and get the apps loaded or anything. Maybe I'll even be able to blog from the phone. HeHe.

We'll get to take our big vacation the first of August - another yay! Unfortunately, we won't be able to make it back to Colorado or to my Mom's again this summer. I had wanted to do both, but all the kids start summer school on July 6 so that's out for any July traveling.

On the plus side, Deklan is totally enjoying summer day camp. He even takes naps during the day!! He never takes naps so that was a huge surprise. Today the leaders witnessed him in meltdown mode for the first time since he's been going there. They were a little surprised because he's always such a good helper and normally pretty good in general. I told them the best thing to do is NOT to touch him, but let him just scream it out if possible. At home I can just walk away and ignore him, but I know it's harder when there's a classroom full of kids that need to be tended to also. Fortunately this is a day camp for special needs children so this was not something they hadn't dealt with before. Miss M said that his fit was actually mild compared to some kids they'd had.

On the bummer side of things... don't you know there's always good news-bad news? I had my doctor's appointment on Monday morning. They did a full blood work up since it had been quite awhile since I'd been in. (Am loving my new doctor and his staff!) My sugar was good. My cholesterol wasn't - 200... not horrible, but definitely not good. My thyroid... too high. The results from all that? I'm already taking a cholesterol medicine, now I have to take a med for Hypothyroidism too. Ugh! The plus side is... my thyroid could be the reason I'm not losing weight (not gaining either thank goodness) and the reason I'm always hot and sweaty and tired. Maybe the meds will even things out.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Vacation #1 and other things

Our first vacation of the summer was actually a trip to my mom's. Our income tax refund still hasn't come in so we had to go cheap. I love my mom and enjoy seeing her, but I was really looking forward to an actual vacation. Oh well. Chuck helped mom put gutters up so that was good. On our way to Heavener, Oklahoma we took a detour through Oklahoma City (instead of Tulsa) and went to Pauls Valley, Oklahoma where we went to The Toy and Action Figure Museum. You heard right - an action figure musuem. It was kind of cool actually. (See pictures, but there's way more than that. You can see them on my FB page.)

Posing with the Green Lantern.
Those are all figurines - there were way more than that though!

Deklan started day camp on Tuesday. He's attending the Rainbows Camp Woodchuck for children with special needs. It's every week day, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. He loves it! So far they've colored masks that have now been laminated, went on a field trip to the park, painted with colored ice, joined the Camp Woodchuck choir, read some books, and played games/had play time.
Deklan's first day of camp.