Sunday, January 9, 2011


‎Today we didn't do much of anything and it was NICE.. hubby worked in his mancave.. installed lights and a dimmer.. working on closing in the bar and sheetrocking the shed... I did my online orientations, ordered books.. kids spent most of the day playing and watching TV.. just another nice, quiet Sunday at home!

Saturday, January 8, 2011


‎We made it to the playoffs!!!!! And... lost in the first round to the Seahawks... Still very proud of my team! We'll get em next year! Whodat?!?!

Friday, January 7, 2011


Today we had our AARD meeting, officially putting Parker in Special Ed. It was really really hard for me.. just when I think that I have accepted what has happened to my sweet baby, I fall apart all over again. Special Ed is not what it used to be. Parker will be getting speach therapy twice a week and a teacher for the hearing impaired twice a week to work with him to learn better listening skills. He will also have an aid 30 mins a day during Reading and Language that will work one on one with him to make sure he is not missing anything. He will still be in a normal classroom and recieve normal grades. I feel so blessed to have the support system that we have at his school. His teacher, Mrs. Hayes is amazing.. they have all gone above and beyond to get him on track. I was very happy with their suggestions and the meeting was better than I imagined.
I am a little embarrassed that I still can't manage to get through a conversation about his hearing loss without crying. Maybe I will get there one day.
I am SO proud of my baby boy. He is so strong and resiliant. After all that he has been through in the last year he is still happy go lucky, smart, funny...
It's hard to watch your child suffer.. I think I have mourned more than he has.
Mrs. Hayes said something to me that has really helped me cope.. and that was something along the lines of this: that she believes that when he lost his hearing it was to strengthen some other part of him... some other sense or character trait that will lead him on his path to do something amazing. He is so strong willed and determined and I can't wait to see what amazing talent or skill he will gain from this.. and so I try to focus on the positive.. that he can hear again and that he has the best character possible to deal with something like this. I will try not to dwell so much on what he has lost from this and look forward to all that he will become and gain from it.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


I have some of the BEST friends EVER! Alba, Joey and I went to dinner at Tx Roadhouse and then Brit met us for a movie after. We saw Little Fockers... had a few great laughs. Love you girls to pieces! Thanks for another great night out!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


My sweet Bari James. I can't believe how fast you are growing! Seems like only yesterday I was rocking you to sleep and laying you down in your crib. We have been through sooo much. You never cease to amaze me. You have overcome more in your little life than ever should be expected of a child. I am SOSOSO proud of the sweet, smart, loving boy you have become. No matter what is thrown at you, I know you will come out on top. You are a shining star!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Day 4- Jan 4, 2011

Well, it has been a LONG 2 weeks and I am very happy to say the kids will be at school again tomorrow!!! As they are not on my good list today, the dog wins again!

My poor muffin! He has been such a good boy since he got home.. not that he is every really bad.. probably hoping if he is good enough we will not send him away again. I have been really good about keeping him off of the couches and let him have the chair and ottoman.. but my mommy guilt prevents me from kicking him off tonight. Is he not the cutest puppy ever?!?!?!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Day 2- 1/2/11

Today we drove to Houma to see Adam's grandmother and his brother's family and cousins. We had quite a time trying to get a photo of the kids together and my favorite shot was this one of Adam, Maw Mazi and the boys.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Day 1- Jan 1, 2011

Happy New Year!!! We had our family Christmas at my sister Tasha's house today. This is our first family photo since the boys were adopted in 2006. I love it! With Sandie in Maryland and myself in Texas, it is not often we are all under the same roof at the same time.