Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Autism Awareness Month kicks off

TO LIGHT IT UP BLUEOn the night of April 1, prominent buildings across North America and the world including the Empire State Building in New York City and the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada will be lit up blue to raise awareness for autism and to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day on Friday, April 2.
And we’re aiming to light the world blue, too – city by city, town by town – by taking action to raise awareness about autism in our communities.
Other things you can do to Light It Up Blue
* Wear your Autism Speaks puzzle piece pin every day throughout the month of April, and tell people about autism if they ask about it.
* Change your Facebook profile picture to the Light It Up Blue logo and tag at least 10 of your friends.
* Post on your blog about how you are “lighting it up blue” to raise autism awareness.
* Add the Light It Up Blue logo to your e-mail signature … and type your e-mails in blue!
* On April 2 wear blue clothing and ask your co-workers, schools and friends to wear blue too. Take pictures and add them to our Flickr gallery. * Bake puzzle piece shaped cookies and frost them with blue icing, then bring them to your school, work or place of worship to raise autism awareness.
And of course the reason I post these things.......
my boys!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Srping Break 2010... so far

SO Spring Break this year is not nearly as exciting,
but we are still having fun. (and sleeping in, mommy
is loving this part!) We have been the zoo,
which was still on winter pricing! SCORE!
We went with Candi (mom) and Isabella friends
from tae kwon do. (So those are the 2 other people here!
We had fun. We also found out it is very expenseive
to leave you packed lunch in the car and buy it instead.
We spend roughly $50 for all 7 of us to get into the zoo for
the day, we spent almost $85-$90 on lunch!!! YIKES!
But we saw all kinds of cool things. Bears wrestling,
a posing walrus, he was really cool!
Baby giraffes,

baby baboons, and dancing dolphins. (they were by far Xander's fave!
We had a really good time, and later on in the day we all went to tae kwon do and wanted to drop. Great day!

long time no post

Ok so I suck at this right now. I've posted nothing since November. I'm awful. Anyway here are a few updates:
1. I'm still substitute teaching at Highland Park Preschool (Been there since Dec, covering maternity leave for a friend).
~ Found out that if I had my teachers license I would be paid teacher pay, not the lousy $60 a day i get. (not that I'm not grateful for the cash, I just want to burn down the IU school of Ed for kicking me out!)
2. Andy is still working as a CNA, I think he still likes it, however I think he works in the most dysfunctional place on the planet! His workplace stories are scary! First there was the manager or whatever he was that OD's in his office, then there was the woman who lost her kids because her boyfriend ran a meth lab out of their house!!! HELLO!!! the stories wind down slightly after that but they are interesting.
3.Dimon is thriving in school! You would never know this child ever had delayed speech. He is talking, talking and more talking, even in his sleep. We get sentences that are 6-8 words long!!!!!!!!! It took us til Izzy was 5 to hear that! Loving the appropriate-school models at Clear Creek Preschool! Plus the teachers are amazing!!!!
4. Xander too is just taling up a storm! He is up to about 50 really usable vocab words that he uses at school and home. However communication is still a barrier, but we are getting there! We are so excited with his progress! His teachers are awesome his therapist rock and of course his family is the best ever..... (hehehehe)
5. Izzy is doing great in school and she is now a decided purple belt in tae kwon do! She is so precious, I don't know what we would do without her. She is so sweet. She can hug me and makes my whole day better. She is so sweet and loving!
that is the short and the sweet.
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