Sunday, July 12, 2009

We had a wonderful performance from Darius at camp. It was a performance from the play "Grease" and he made us very proud! He is the one with orange glasses and they are quite crooked, which was pretty funny. We also broke down and bought Darius a Golden Retriever puppy. Everyone knows I'm not a nature or animal lover but surprise surprise your girl is hanging in there with this puppy. the only problem I have is it's worst than having a new baby, I'm up at night and outside. But with a baby I can role over and the baby is quiet again. Gosh I didn't know it was this hard having a puppy!!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

I went to Dayton, Ohio also know as my birthplace for a week! You heard it right I stayed a week! I had my class reunion and of course the boys and I did activities almost everyday. The pictures are not in order...I hate uploading to blogger! Enjoy Darius driving Devyn and his cousins Alasia and Jamone I took this pic of a little boy spasing(sp) out and Devyn is at the age where he wants to copy everything...Funny Darius, Jamone and Devyn shoveling fake rocks... Mommy is so sorry for buying this little pool boys...I really thought it was bigger than that. Funny picture though Darius and Devyn with there cousins at the Children's museum in Cincinnati I love this picture The Cincinnati children's museum I did help do this at Meadowdale Yes it's a dump now and the new one will be open shortly...memories

Monday, May 25, 2009

party like a rock star

David and I really forgot how old we are this weekend! We went on our usual date night on Friday with a different spin on the agenda, we ended up at the Hard Rock resort casino. I love playing the 25 cent slots and once I win I go back to the same type of slot machine every time. But of course David doesn't believe certain games win more than others so we played at the Wheel of Fortune slots and lost all our damn money! So some how the very next night we ended up there with friends this time and I won 300.00!!! Yay for me! We had a lot of fun with our friends/neighbors. They are in the Coast Guard and will be moving to San Diego we had to celebrate of course!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Darius had a wonderful and quite tearful Mother's Day program at school. He really did well on his part. However I have to work on his picture taking :) Every picture he takes he looks like he is saying "Cheese."

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Today I got my first tattoo! David's dad is here visiting and got in on the tattoo action too! My experience wasn't fun so I will say that this is my first and last tattoo....

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Egg hunting and yet another birthday!

We are celebrating another birthday! This seems to be a year of milestones in my family, my mom turned 50 April 11th and decided to come to Florida to celebrate with us. Her favorite cousin came too and we had a wonderful time! The boys also egg hunted twice this weekend...Darius was so proud and Devyn called them balls.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Darius

Happy 6th Birthday Darius!!! 2 years old 5 years old (cake) 6 years old

Thursday, April 2, 2009

autism awareness month and another birthday

Today, April 2nd is national Autism awareness day and April is national Autism awareness month. As you all are aware Autism has affected our home. Ironically April 2006 was when Darius was officially diagnosed. I don't recall the day in April but at that time I wished it was April fools. It was really hard at first to talk about it and even say the "A" word. Now I can say it with confidence and not feel sad. Darius will be 6 on Sunday and is doing so good...truthfully speaking. He is now spliting the day at school in the general education class and at some points you will not even recognize some of his Autism symptoms. So everyone if you can please donate to toys r us, autism speaks, or any organization that is raising money for the cure this month it will really help. We need more money for research to see why so many children are being diagnosed with Autism more than ever. Here are some pictures of Darius at his birthday party last weekend. His birthday is April 5th but we had the party a week early.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Dev Man

Today is Devyn's Birthday!!!! Devyn's smash cake with his favorite character "Diego" riding the waves... Devyn at school digging in the cake. All about Devyn....He is quite a character now, he really is coming into his own. Everything about David, Devyn is exactly the same and more. All I know is that I carried and birthed him but I can't say he is anything like me. Devyn is a big boy to be two, he weighs 35lbs. He is the 2nd tallest in the class but is one of the youngest.... He loves sports and any type of ball involved in a sport. If you don't watch out he will throw a ball at you and expect you to catch it without you looking at him. Here he is playing in the house with David's helmet. He even made me put it on... The boy is really creative too! David is now a Devyn is too just on a smaller scale :) Happy 2nd Birthday Devyn! We love you!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A work of art

Darius made us very proud this week...His art teacher had to choose two students artwork out of his entire school to be displayed in an art exhibition. He is only in Kindergarten and he beat kids from K-6 graders! However on our way to the exhibit he decides to go to sleep! He woke up at 5am that morning and was ready to go to bed at 6pm the time the exhibit started! May I say he acted terrible and I had to bribe him to take a picture by his artwork. I promised a lot...but I couldn't get a smile! Devyn seemed to be the model for the night. He stood by the picture the whole time and seemed to be so proud....Great job Darius! Mommy, Daddy and Devyn are so proud of you!