Believe it or not, I am still alive! I'm not sure if anyone still visits my blog anymore... you have probably all decided I must have forgotten about you, but the truth is I think about you every day. :)
These little munchkins have been challenging me for the past week or two, and I have had to use more time and energy to go toe-to-toe with them. A few other Moms I know have been dealing with the same things with some of their kids, too. Why do they seem to do this at the same time? There was a cluster of weeks (or was it months?) where I was having a more difficult time with Camden in the spring, and it seemed to be the case with other Moms then, too. Things that make you go hmmmm...
Speaking of going toe-to-toe, I feel like I am at battle with the school district. They are refusing to give Camden the services and support that he needs, despite the diagnoses he has received this summer. How is it that every where you read or hear about Autism, you hear early intervention is key, and yet I can not get the school system to help me provide that for my son? It blows my mind. The anger hits me in waves. Honestly, I feel pretty darn ready to move to a state where Camden can get what he needs and flourish. This post on Ali Edwards' blog, and the website of a program in Oregon that she linked to - EC Cares - had me weeping this evening. This is what I want for him... so badly!
Since I felt like I was spending way too much time on the phone at war, I wanted to make sure to fit in silly time. So I chased the kids into my room and we jumped and played on my bed. Of course, I propped up my leg to make a tent like a good Mommy while we all had a good giggle. These are the moments I want us all to remember when my children are grown. Scrapping this photo will definitely help with that.
Jeromy is offshore for work and I miss him so much. Who wouldn't miss a pretty face like that? We aren't able to call each other, so I'm not sure when he will be back. It should be some time before Tuesday is over. I think this photo of him is definitely scrap-worthy, too. Yum! hehe
My baby girl is getting so big! She is sitting up and crawling now. Noooooo! Someone freeze time please. Maybe her deliciously chunky thighs will at least slow her down. I sure have been nibbling on her an awful lot lately. I am completely enthralled by her.
I will leave you with a few pictures I took over the weekend. I hope you had a great one!
ETA: Anyone feel like making a new banner for my blog? No photo editing/creating software, and no working scanner here.