Monthly Archives: March 2013

Family Album – 2013: Page 20


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/essential Ideas For Parents of A Child With ADHD – video


I’ve posted other videos by Russel A Barkley.  This is the first time I’ve watched this one from start to finish, and I find it absolutely fantastic, as are his other videos.  Besides gaining a clearer picture of what my Kailer struggles with each and every day, and loving him even more for it, I find these videos challenging on a personal level.  Through my research into ADHD, I’ve come to the conclusion that I more than likely suffer from the disorder as well.  If you follow my blog, you’re probably aware of my consistant inconsistencies.  I begin so many projects with gusto and good intentions, and even a brilliant plan, but almost every time, I (for no apparent reason) fall off the wagon and just stop what I was doing.  It’s absolutely frustrating and depressing.  I’ve crumpled to the floor in tears on countless occasion, because I feel like I’m a complete failure in everything I attempt.  I’ve been called lazy, stupid, useless, failure, careless…and so on.  And these names have been tossed at me by people I love.  The trait I pocess that keeps me going is tenacity – it’s chaotic, but it’s there.  If I fail at one thing, just wait a little while, and you’ll watch me begin another project 🙂  Why can’t I apply my tenacity to the projects I fail before I fail at them?  I have no idea.  That’s why I believe I am dealing with ADHD.

So yes, I am working on outlining a new house keeping project, because this is something that is important to me and needs to get done.  So stay tuned for the new project 😀

The Plan: Baby and Retirement


Mike and I had a talk last night.  We have a plan to retire at 55, and so he would like our kiddos to be graduated and moved out by then.  For this reason, he hasn’t been keen on trying for baby #4.  I on the other hand, have this amazing ache for another child.  So last night, we came to an agreement that works perfectly for both of us.  We’re going to try for another baby until we move into a new house.  This kind of puts the pressure on, because our mortgage is up for renewal in 2015, and it’s at that time we’re planning to buy a new house.  With this plan, our youngest (should we get pregnant between now and 2015) will be at least 18 when Mike retires.  By that time, I’m pretty sure we’ll have or be close to having grand babies to spend time with, since Kailer will be 30, Kaleb will be24, and Kayden will be 21.  That’s a weird but exciting thought 😀  So, that’s the plan.  Looking forward to doing a prego post sometime soon 😀

Silly Kaleb Moments


My Kaleb is quite a character.  He’s always saying the funniest things.  Here are a few examples:

IMG_5057-1I caught him by the arm as he ran past me, and brought him to face me.Me: “Kaleb, are you poopy?”Kaleb: “No, I’m Kaleb”Me: speechless

Kaleb – “Mommy, that dinosaur is cold.”
Me – “Oh yeah, why’s that?”
Kaleb – “Cause he doesn’t have a jacket on outside.”
Me – almost spit juice all over “Yep, we should wear our jackets outside if it’s cold.”
Kaleb – “Yeah, he’s gonna get ear infection. His Mommy said that.”
Me – lost it. LOL!!!

Kaleb: “Mommy, what’s on your legs?”Me: “shorts”Kaleb: “sorts…shortsh…sortsh…That’s kind of a funny word – shortsh”Me: “LOL!  Yeah, I guess it is :D”

The boy definitely keeps me in stitches 😀

Party Planning – The Cake


ABC BlocksI got in touch with an amazing woman who enjoys and is amazing at cake designing.  I ordered a block smash cake and 30 individual block serving-size cakes for Kayden’s birthday party.  I’m so very excited!!!  I’ve never been able to have a specialty cake done like this, and it’s such a massive blessing 😀