Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A new resource for autistic children

As a mommy of a child with aspergers, I am always looking for theraputic toys for him that he will actually enjoy. When he was younger it was much easier, but now that he is older and because we live in such a digital age, it has become more and more difficult to find games that actually benefit him in any way.


that was before I stumbled upon this blog


The blog author, Lily, is a stay at home military mom of 6 children, whew! And I thought I had it bad, lol. Just kidding of course, I love my boys and I know she does too! Lily, however, has a child on the autistic spectrum and was recently asked to review a game by a company called EASe. She and her son had remarkable results. See her blog for all the details!

Now, she and the coompany are hosting a contest for 2 lucky readers to receive a complimentary game or listening cd both designed to help children on the autistic spectrum. If you have a child on the spectrum, I highly suggest you take a look at this site. And don't forget to enter the contest on the blog!


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Throw me something mister!

Mardi Gras used to be one of my favorite holidays, but now that I am older and wiser, I hope, it has become harder to enjoy. Perhaps, it is because of my children wanting to run up to the floats or perhaps because the people on the float don't even see children, but whatever the case, Mardi Gras is hardly a "family fun event!" However, we can still enjoy the Pascagoula parade and not worry about being flashed, lol. We always set up at the Masonic lodge where the sweet little rainbow girls hold their annual bake sale to help raise money for Grand Assembly! This year was better than previous years because the parade rolled in the oppposite direction from previous years and we didn't have to wait an hour for it to get there. A definite plus when you have an anxious 8 year old and a 1 year old who never stands still! I wasn't sure how Caiden would do with the loud music and big crowds, but I know that Tyler can't handle the noise, so I packed 2 sets of shooting muffs. Both the boys reallly appreciated the muffs and LOVED the parade. Even Caiden got in on the action waving his hands around like a crazy man!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I'm dreaming of a white....

Valentine's Day?

Well, down in the south, we don't see snow that often so if it has to be in Feb, then I guess I'll just deal with it! Don't get me wrong, I don't want to be snowed in, but a little white stuff every now and then, that would be awesome. Unfortunately, the rain poured down all night so the snow didn't stick very well. But it was an incredible experience to stand outside with huge snowflakes, and LOTS of them, falling down all around us. Of course, at that point my camera was safely placed inside so as not to be ruined by all the rain, I mean snow that turned to liquid as soon as it hit my camera. I had intended to bring it out again, once the snow had "accumulated" and you could see it on the ground, but I took a break to put Caiden down for a nap and the snow took a break and it all melted away. Thankfully, I did get a few fun pictures before it melted. We didn't get to have snowball fights or build a snowman, but we did catch a few flakes with our tongues! Yummy!

Caiden didn't know what to think at all. He kept pointing to the flakes and saying "Rain! Ice! Rain! Ice"

All in all, we can't complain. We got a chance to play around and enjoy the snow and each other. We can't ask for more than that!