Summer Let-Down

May 27, 2011

3 1/2 DAYS LEFT OF SCHOOL.  Seems like everyone is already out except us.  Little Gavin has been COUNTING down the days (pretty much since February!)

We have a totally fun summer planned, and a bunch of the fun stuff is happening back to back next weekend.  It’s a fantastic kick-off to summer, but I’m kind of  afraid the boys will expect  THIS MUCH fun all summer. 

Next Friday: Gav’s out at 12:15 for his LAST DAY OF SCHOOL.  Friday night is our birthday buddy celebration.  This time it’s Grandpa’s and Josh’s birthday bash.  We love a good party around here!

Saturday: Gav has a t-ball game downtown and then we head to the zoo.  The dinosaur exhibit is there, so hopefully that will be cool.  I’ve  stated my opinion of our zoo before, so obviously we don’t go ever.  And since we hardly go, when we do, they think it’s amazing.

Sunday: I-Cubs game.  This is the boys’ first baseball game ever.  (We’ll see how long everyone can sit).

Monday: Horseback riding with some of our best friends.  Boys’ first time riding horses.  Liam already asked if there were going to be cowboys there. 

See what I mean?  Their heads are going to explode and it’s only the first weekend of summer break.  I’m afraid the rest of the summer might be a bit of a letdown.  We do have other fun stuff planned but not til mid summer.  I’m afraid Tuesday’s going to roll around and they’ll be looking at me expectantly.  Here’s to hoping I can be creative this summer!

This picture has nothing to do with anything, but it was funny, and blogs are boring without pictures.  Chocolate pudding in martini glasses?  Life doesn’t get much better than that. 

Happy summer everyone!


May 20, 2011

Josh called me all excited today and told me to check my email he forwarded me from work.  Unfortunately I was at school picking Gav up and I don’t have one of those newfangled phones where I can check my email instantly. 😉  

He then read me the entire (boring) email and saved the best for last:

Effective January 2012:

Autism Coverage: Nationwide will add new coverage for outpatient therapy and mental health services for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. 


Not one iota of anything we’ve EVER done to help Gavin has been covered under insurance.  We’ve been fortunate to have Medicaid and other sources so we have not felt the financial strain like some families do.  This is a victory for ALL families struggling with autism.  The tides are changing in our country.  This “illness” is finally being recognized. 

I seriously want to find the CEO who issued this email and give him a hug.  Is that weird?

Sword Fights

May 17, 2011

can be dangerous:

The middlest was swordfighting with the littlest when he took a sword to the face (accidentally of course).  The littlest doesn’t have the best swinging skills yet.  It was a nice little gash, so we headed to the doc and he ended up with 3 stitches.  Liam was a trooper and didn’t make a peep the whole time we were there.  Poor guy, why does everything happen to him???

Closet Nascar Fan

May 13, 2011

(My family and friends are ready to disown me right now.)

Just kidding.  Seriously.  I. AM. NOT. A. NASCAR. FAN. Except maybe when one of the drivers races in this:

If Denny Hamlin wins the race on Sunday in this car, FedEx will donate $100,000 to Autism Speaks.   Go Denny!

Gav started one of his two t-ball leagues yesterday. 

 (In case you think that’s redundant, he plays in one league on Saturdays and Josh will miss ALL his games due to work.  The other league is on Sundays, Josh can come, AND siblings can play, thus making Liam’s dreams come true).

The weather was absolutely perfect for a baseball game.