Friday, November 18, 2011

kira speak

just remembered this and don't want to lose it forever.

Kira's speech path came up to me in the hall while I was doing PTA stuff and said, "I have to ask this. Do you play the tuba?"


SLP: Well, Kira swears that you do. We were reading a book that had a character playing a tuba, so I asked if anyone knew someone who played the tuba. Kira said, "Mommy!" And I said, "Your mom plays the tuba!?! Really?" And Kira said, "Really." with a smug little smile and subtle nod of her head.

(I cannot do this justice in print, but I know the exact look the SLP was referring to. And I know that Kira knows that I do not play the tuba. I also know that a certain little girl likes a little extra attention during her group speech sessions.)

Friday, July 8, 2011

jacksonism and kira speak

Jackson: Mom! I had the strangest dream last night. There was this INSANE toy store where they said they only had toys never seen before. Only I HAD seen them before and so had Hansel and Gretel. At least, there was a brother and sister there. They might not have been Hansel and Gretel. I don't know. I didn't ask.

Kira (at bedtime): Knock Knock
Me: Who's there?
K: sleep
Me: sleep who?
K: sleep night night

Heading to the car in the Target parking lot on a 102 degree Tx afternoon:
Me: I'm hot
Kira: Me, too
Me: I'm tired
Kira: Me, too
Me: I'm hungry
Kira: Me, too
Me: My toots smell like a rose garden.
Kira: mmmmmmmmm

Just this second:
Kids bickering behind me:
Me: Do y'all need to be separated?
Kira: Yes.

Friday, December 10, 2010


um...perhaps you've noticed that I haven't been blogging much. I'm not really starting back up right this second, but wanted to pass on some info:

If you sign up here, you'll get a coupon for a free appetizer at Chili's and help my dear friend, Teri, to win a contest at work. Thank you!

Back to blogging after the holidays, hopefully.

P.S. Please say a prayer, send good energy, think good thoughts for my sweet boy who has the flu. Thank you.

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Funk

You know how when you're a mom, you think you'll just power through whatever illness your body is fighting because you don't have time to rest? Yeah, sometimes you should rest.

I've been dealing with The Funk since last Tuesday. I did the PTA Pumpkin Patch fundraiser for Kira's school all day on Wednesday (We made $415!) and then went out on Wednesday night (Sound of Music singalong!) and stayed up way too late. Overdid it.

Felt like hammered poop for the rest of the week, but thought that I'd be able to do the garage sale Kam and I had planned for Sunday at her house. I was wrong.

If you have to convalesce, however, I highly recommend Kam and Teri's house.

Services include:
Hot toddies
Teri guarding the door so that your children MUST let you sleep for a two hour nap (bliss!)
Comfort food prepared by a professional chef - chicken with champagne cream sauce, spaghetti squash and quinoa. Yum.
Fabulous conversation and cute kids running around being cute

So, I'm pretty sure I've now moved on to sinus/ear infection and I'm heading to the doctor this afternoon. Hopefully with some antibiotics in my system, I'll be able to help make ghost pops for our next PTA thing, tomorrow. At this point, I'd just be passing on the plague, so I had to flake out for today.

Thank you Kam and Teri for taking such good care of me this weekend! And thank you Michelle for a fun movie night and for listening to me croak along to "doe a deer". And thank you Jane and Cary for making all day Pumpkin Patching so much fun.

And now I'm crawling back into bed until I have to crawl back out to pick Kira up from school.

Take your vitamins, y'all. Love, W.

Monday, October 18, 2010


I'm sorry I'm sucking so bad at the daily posting thing.

Crafting is kicking in to full gear around here. I finished up two skull caps for two cute little heads. I'll get those in the mail Friday. They are both for the cutie siblings of cuties sporting designer genes. Their mamas are friends I would have never "met" without Kira. Funny how big your world grows.

The scarf is for Derek's uncle. I promised it to him last year and finally finished it. I have three more promised projects I want to finish up in the next couple of weeks (Yes Poppy, your scarf).

Here's my stylist, Lulu:

Isn't she pretty?

I also made this hat for Derek's dad for his birthday. I didn't get a picture of it, though. Derek, of course, wants one, too.

Next up:
15 bean bags for the Pumpkin Patch PTA fundraiser at Kira's school
1 Devil costume
1 Devilishly cute princess costume
2 phoning it in Devil horns and Devil tails for the parents who don't want to dress up for the party

Michelle wrote a beautiful post about how all kids have special needs and all parents are just doing their best to parent their unique kids - check it out. I loved it.

Off to sew bean bags. Hope your day is lovely!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Little Punkins!

Jackson and Kira went to After Dark in the Park with their Aunties Beeka and Karen. I had to share this pic Beeka took!

(That police officer in the background is Aunt Karen.)

Thank you Beeka and Karen for always entertaining our Perdueligans in such fine fashion!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Great State Fair of Texas - T21 edition

Last year, we didn't see one single person with bonus chromos at the State Fair. This year, we saw three!!! AND in the food and fiber pavilion one of the poster models was a young adult with Down syndrome!!

And we ate Fried Frito Pie!

Pics later when I steal them from my FIL.

(and yes, I know I'm behind again. But, I've already blogged more than I have in the past four months, so I'm calling this a success.)