Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Last year :
How do you measure your own issues? Do you , now, compare them to mine? To Julian's? Do you ever think that your worries are nothing compared to ours? Do you ever believe that you weren't chosen to be Julian's mom or dad because you weren't strong enough and God never gives you more than you can handle? Do you really think I am? Why would we even have to demonstrate this kind of theory? I don't know and don't want to know what I can handle or can't. Maybe God didn't pick me or my family , maybe the devil did. Do you remember Job's story , Where God "lets " Satan put Job's faith to the test? He tries different things, takes everything and everyone away from him , but yet Job's faith remains strong. I will read this book over and over and try to figure out how Job "did it" . My faith has never been stronger as it is now and I believe it wouldn't be so if our lives had been just a walk in the park. So , is this what it takes to build up someone's faith ? To me , it is a fine line between building up and completely destroying faith in a situation like ours. So how do you keep the faith and turn closer to God? When everything seem unfair and hopeless, how do you turn to God ? How do you turn your unbelievable anger into unshakable belief in God's love? Julian going thru hell is not fair, Ken and I and the boys watching do so is not fair, facing losing our child is cruel and words can't describe the feeling... I know that to you , complete strangers or long time friends or family , it is hard to comprehend . So in a time of great dispair and anger about this situation, stop what you are doing, even just now, stop reading for a while. Turn the radio, Tv , computer off. Get down on your knees, close your eyes,talk to God. Tell him how you feel, how angry you are , how sad and confused you are, ask Him to get you thru another day, cry out to Him , tell Him how unfair you think life is , and then when you are done , ask Him to lift the pain away, ask Him to take on some of the weight . HE will... Thank Him for sending us Julian, thank Him for letting us have Him to hold and kiss and love... And then thank Him for the blessings in your life...When you are done , and you get back up , you will stand a little taller because your heart will be a little lighter and your faith a little stronger... I didnt mean to tell you what to do , just give it a chance...It helps me!!! It helps me when I have had enough and dont feel like being strong anymore, or when I dont want to find out how much i can handle, when I want to run , or just want it all to go away!!!
Found this, read it and questioned my faith all over ...
I don't feel nearly as strong, I don't feel nearly as positive about telling what you should do when you feel down. I have too many questions, too many unfinished thoughts .
I cant even name of the top of my head all the kids who have passed within the last year , not because i forgot but because there are too many . And I have lost faith that it will ever stop.
I have lost hope in a cure for our children , hopefully only for today ....
So what now? Why am i saying all this today when i should tell you all i am thankful for?
Because I know I am not the only one feeling this way.
And yeah i am thankful for people and things , for a LOT of people . It doesnt have to be Thanksgiving for me to let them know.
So I have lost hope in a cure , i have lost hope that our government even cares to find a cure for our children . What I havent lost hope in is YOU !
I have seen what you guys can do. You have come thru for several families , CJ , Carson, Jessica, Justin ( with the cards) , Nicholas ( thanks Deb) , Coleman and all the kiddos you are all praying for on a daily basis. I have hope that if a cure is never to be found , at least our families have YOU .
We wouldnt be able to get thru each day , each MRI, each scan results , each good news , each bad news, each death without your support .
And yes God is there too , if we let him . I have been shutting Him out a lot off and on . Why ? Mainly because I am mad , disappointed , because i feel I have been let down . How could He not heal Julian ? How could He not heal Trinity ? How could He not heal John Eric ? IT is so unfair ...
The holidays are here and we are all minus one child . The hole in our hearts is just NOT fixable.
Some days I do turn to God , I yell at Him a lot , then I apologize , tears flowing ( sounds like roidrage!) . I know He is here , I know He can help , I just need to remember.
So really , I am thankfull for my friends, all of you all year around for what you do for us. Nothing is different today . You are all still here for us and I still miss my baby , and he still wont come back ... I cant let go.
A year ago...









What we have left today with us on this Thanksgiving day is his sports blanket seen above and memories but as i said before , you CANT hug memories...
Talk to you tomorrow with a happier update about our day with the AMAZING VANWEYS!!!!
Mimi

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Statement by William Avery (3 years old)

William : MAMMMMMMMMMMAAAAAAAA???

Me: What ?

W: Whos da boss???

Me (not time to answer)

W:ME DUHUH !!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

First : HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEN !!! We celebrated some at Chili's last night . But I dont think he got much of his cake, the boys took it over !!
We had a good time last night however bittersweet. I know I have said it before but I would give everything to feel Julian cuddled up in my lap . And amazingly , we had the same waitress , Amy, as last year. She wasnt supposed to work but saw Ken at lunch when he was handing out papers about CC facts , and switched shifts around so we could have her . She had met Julian last year and it had clicked for her as of why they were doing all this for childhood cancer. She didnt know he had gone to be with Jesus , and she got really sad... Thank you Amy for working a double yesterday !!!

OK, now there is an awesome lady out there making up Calendars to raise money , not for childhood cancer but a different childhood illness . PLease go check out http://www.carepages.com/carepages/Blankiesinmemory . She needs you , parents of ill children, to send her pictures to add to her calendar by tonight I believe ... Thank you !!!

Also our little friend Jessica ( Alveolar Rhabdo) is having a bday on Oct 14th ... We dont know what the near future holds for Jessica ... Lets shower her with BDAY cards from all over the world :
Jessica Easley
314 Teal Trl,
Shirley AR 72153

I know I have told someone else I would mention their site but I forgot who ( please email me again myriamtx@yahoo.com )

As far as kiddos, I am a bit overwhelmed as how many have been put on hospice lately ...
But here is a couple who were mentioned to me.
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/elizabethdoxey

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/brody.a.hurt Brody's bday is on oct 12th , there is a mailing address on their caringbridge for fan mail ...

Also , yesterday was a very sad day , the day that we learned that one of our kiddos has relapsed from Neuroblastoma , if your child is a Neuroblastoma warrior fighting a relapse , Nicholas' mom would like to hear from you : http://www.carepages.com/carepages/NICHOLASDEFELICE , Nicholas is a handsome blond blue eyed lil man who will steal your heart...

Now, as many of you know, I am a french native. I hold a green card and I am lovingly called an alien by the US government . I have been a US resident since 1996 , a PERMANENT resident since 98 or 99 . Well we are coming up on 10 years , and now I need to choose to either become an american citizen or renew my green card. So , it looks like if I can afford it ( please do not send me any money , I am being sarcastic here ) and if I agree to bear arms on behalf of the US if necessary and if they deem me good enough to become a US citizen , oh and probably if I promise to eat freedom fries instead of frAnch fries from now on , within the next year , I should be able to call myself AMERICAN . I will let you know more on this as the paper work gets done . This totally stresses me out as I didnt have the best welcome in this country ! But thats a story for another day ...

Well, enough for today , and please try to EMAIL any prayer requests on kiddos as I might have questions and well you know, I cant reply directly to your messages !!!

OH OH OH ! Very important thing I forgot to tell you... I got to go visit the most beautiful sweet baby girl ever at Cooks on Saturday . Baby Carson slept the whole time . She made all kinds of cute little noises . I stuck around for a while and talked to Mom and Dad , they are an amazing set of parents , and Carson couldnt have picked better , and she is in the hand of one of our favorite oncologist there at Cooks , Dr Heym...
Something cute. Before I left , I said " Carson , you have so many people thinking about you ..." , she was asleep but she gave us a little grin just as I said that ...

Have a good afternoon , and dont forget to wear your childhood cancer awareness gear all month next month ! I want to see GOLD right along with the PINK !!!!

Mimi

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Hello, all...
Here is some info about a walk happening here in Fort Worth on October 4th .We will be celebrating the life of Trinity Bright , sweet angel who was attacked by DIPG in the spring of 2007 . The fund raised will go the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation .
here is the website for the event
http://www.trinitybrighthalloween5k.com/Trinity_Bright_Hallowen_5K/Event.html
And here is where to register
https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=1716


Please if you live in the area, get up early and join us , there will be fun stuff for the kids to do .
My kiddos and hubbi will be on the soccer fields unfortunately . But I will be there .
Come support Angel ...
There is NO cure for DIPG . When Children are diagnosed ,parents get told their child has 6 to 12 months to live , they get told to take them home, have fun and make memories. Brain tumors are devastating as we all know but DIPG is a death sentence .



This is Trinity ...

Mimi

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

ARE WE THERE YET????

So you probably thought that question came out of my boys' mouths after riding in the car for at least 5 minutes...
NOPE!!
Came out of mine , wondering when we were going to get to ....the first school day of the year!!!!!
We are very lucky (NOT ) here in Fort Worth... School doesn't start until Aug 25th...
So do you know how many times I have heard " I'm bored , I have nothing to do ..." In the past week??? Neither do I but seems like A WHOLE DANG MUCH !!!!!

I was trying to remember what I did when I was 10 during the summer. First every summer we took about a month long vacation with my parents . they rented a chalet in the mountains and we hiked most days , or went to the pool etc... We weren't rich, but my parents saved for that vacation all year during which they didn't spend stupidly like we do nowadays... Plus how many people actually get more than 3 weeks off at once here in the US (besides teachers and such) ??

Other than THE trip, we would get to spend a week or two at a time with family members like my gma . With her we played scrabble or card games all day long just about , then walk to the grocery store cuz she didn't have a car. We spent time at the beach in Normandy with my aunt and uncle ( Omaha Beach , for those who know a little about history ) . Yep I spent my childhood on a beach where a lot of your grandfathers lost their lives. I was very aware of it back then and it started my passion for WWII . Maybe that is where Alex got it from ...
I will be adding a picture here in a bit...

Anyways, I came up with the fact that no matter whether you have no toys at all( maybe just a bucket of Lego's) or TOO MANY toys (like my kids have) , you are very likely to get bored when you have more than 2 weeks off school ...

SO WHY THE HECK CAN'T OUR CHILDREN GO TO SCHOOL ALL YEAR LONG?????

Mimi

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thank you to everyone who mentioned or forwarded me the link to http://www.standup2cancer.org/ . You made it to where I remembered ( in case I didnt!) that Childhood Cancer is NOT a priority in cancer world...
Obvioulsy someone has forgotten that without children there is NO future...
Anyway, standup2cancer is getting one hour on the three major national TV channels (ABC, CBS, NBC) on september 5th . They will have a telethon to try and raise money for cancer research ... Again , breast cancer , colon cancer, prostate cancer , all those are mentioned on the site, but no sign of childhood cancer...
So , I looked for a way to email them and let them know my thoughts on the matter... With the help of my magnifying glass, I found at the bottom left of my screen on their main page , the link " contact us " . one of their option was : share your story . So after having to delete words a few times ( 500 characters to tell the horrific truth our children live everyday is a joke!) , I said 2 words about Julian , about the video of our children who have passed , and begged , yes I begged them to mention childhood cancer .

So I am going to ask you to get involved ... Go on http://www.standup2cancer.com/ , get your magnifying glass , find the contact us link , find the share your story option , write "mention childhood cancer " in the subject and let them know in 500 characters or less why they need to do it !!!! PLEASE !!!!!


Also , we are getting close to September , and besides being my birthday , it is CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH , and more specifically September 13th is CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS DAY for the first time!!! So what do we do in September ? we eat at CHILI'S !! well that is one thing you can do, part of the money they make in september go to research at St Judes ... You can go http://www.cafepress.com/ , design yourself a couple of childhood cancer bites or sucks or stinks , and childhood cancer awareness month ... And wear them every other day all month and let people ask you questions when they look at your shirt funny, and answer them!!! PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW !!!!

Also to get involved more, stay posted . My next post will be all about getting involved...

Fun stuff now... I am going to the ranch this week end, well that is if I dont get lost . I will be driving for 3 and a half hours by myself ... WEIRD !!! I will get my little Willbug back and see my favorite Cowboys and girl !!!
Ken and the boys will be leaving Wisconsin tomorrow I think... So the Avery troops will be reunited soon ...still desperately missing their king though...





Keep Coleman ,Caden, Scott and my Peggy in your prayers...

Mimi

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Ok, enough whining...
Links...lots of them...
I will mention the little ones first ...
Go see Peyton , this lil man is pretty sick . PEYTON OGLE
Also Jordyn , please end Mom some supporting words, times are tough :JORDYN'S CP
Then a little girl, her name is Shelbi, she had Medulloblastoma (just changed has to had, just got notice that she passed away a couple of hours ago) : SHELBI'S CB
I also mentioned Sinjin before , young man . Just had a BMT last month, they are hanging out at the RMDH here in Fort Worth. They are having insurance issues and without his meds, Sinjin will be in trouble :Braveheart SINJIN
I am probably forgetting someone ...
Also please keep all the moms (and dads) member of this aweful club , Angel, Alisha, Jay,Sam , Shauna, Jennifer , Angela, Kim, Nancy, Jon, Bob,Christi ,Karen, Brandi,Ruth, Ken,Denise,Heather,Jo Ann and so many more ...too many...
I know some of you parents have already requested a dvd copy of the Cancer's Hell videos, BUT , I need you to email again. Put " CH DVD" as subject and email to myriamtx74@aim.com . I have now everything set up to get going ...Include your address and which child you belong to. Thank you Alisha and Jay for the blank DVDs , you guys rock!!! I am not putting a price on those but if you want to donate money you can either do it thru paypal (mimiavery74@msn.com ) or send $$ to:
Mimi Avery
111 aviator dr
Fort Worth, tx 76179

Again, this is only for parents for now ...
Next, some fun stuff... You know I am also into blogging, like I dont have enough on my plate...Anyways, thru my friend Michelle ,I found this really cool tool that EVERY busy mom should own !!!!
It is called "My family meal planner" , It is awesome, even comes with a "ready to take to the store " grocery list !! The recipes are easy to make . Samuel my 10year old looked thru and i heard him say yum on almost everysingle page!!!!
So go check it out ( MY FAMILY MEAL PLANNER ), and as a bonus , Lindsay donates $$$ with each sale to Michelle's "IT'S 4 THE KIDS" (please do mention either me or Michelle when buying). Michelle is helping the same family as I was last week with the painting I sold on Ebay
JESSICA'S CB


AJ's Dad's and now also our petition...
On the 19th of this month is the First National Paper Petition day ...
We need everyone printing out this
Childhood Cancer Awareness and Funding Petition and collect as many signatures as possible...
For more info concerning the petition but also AJ's Dad's latest startegies to fight this war by raising awareness ,please go read AJ'S CAREPAGE and click back 2 posts... (well or more if you have never been there!!!)




Miss you Punk'in

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

ARRRRRRRRRRRRRGHHHH!!!!

OK, so... After losing a child you might think that one would appreciate every single second with the remaining children...


Except , EXCEPT....It is summer...Except , school aged children find themselves extremely BORED !!! Except , I bring the bored ,school aged children to work with me ... Except , my 3 year old loves to scream, except , my 8 year old LOOOOOOOOOOOVES to make the 3 year old scream , probably out of boredom , but more likely to annoy the crap out of Mama... While the


10 year old believes with all his heart that he is the two others' father and has to discipline them with this unbelievably irritating tone of voice ( which is exactly the same tone WE use to discipline them!!!)


WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY????


I love my children but WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYY?????


I think it has to be a conspiration to drive me to drink or insane or both!!!




Thak GOD for Church and VacationBibleSchool !!!!! I do get a break from 6.30pm to 9.00pm from all 3 of them!!!! 2 1/2 hours worth more than gold to this Mama !!!!


But WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHY does it have to only last for 5 days?? 5 short days???




Anyone wants 3 sweet , well mannered little boys for the summer???










Tuesday, June 17, 2008

VENTING!!!

WARNING!!!
Late ,straight from the broken heart of a sad, mad but still smiling mama , kinda post....

Life sucks , you know that?
You go about your business, raising 4 boys, along with a dog, a couple of cats , a husband, you go to church regularly , talk to God all day long as He was sitting by you , just live life. Then one day ,WHAM!!! Your world stops turning round. "Your child has cancer ..." "Hmm, I didnt hear you right ! Cancer? Try again...That only happens to others... Not my kid, not possible .Check again!" "Look at the scans, see this white matter there, about the size of a golfball, in your childs brain? That just shouldnt be there . It is a tumor , more than likely cancerous . Sooooo, in a couple of days , we will be opening your child's head , cutting thru his skull and remove that sucker, it will just take a whooping 7 hours at best , oh and we need you to sign a consent for blood transfusion , more than likely he will need it. And when he wakes up , there is great chances that he wont ever be the same again. There is this thing called post fossa syndrom, it happens to 1 kid out of 4 ,going thru this surgery... It could manifest itself with as little as your child not talking for a couple of days, to him being basically in a newborn state physically ( no talking, walking, controlling bowels , nor swallowing...) while still understanding everything... But dont worry we will do our best taking care of your son...." Well now that you said that , I feel so much better!!!! ( NOT!!!) ....
Surgery is done , everything went amazingly well, tumor 99.99% resected... Son wakes up talking, no need for shunts , perfect scenario... Pathology comes back , no big surprise , it is cancerous ... Since , the oncologist had already dropped by a huge notebook about brain tumor, treatments etc... Guess they knew b4 the lab did!! Even though the tumor is "all" gone, son still gets to go thru all the exciting treatments that go along with having cancer... Only "preventative" , just maintenance chemo, they said , for a year and you are home free... One more step , spinal tap, just to make sure it hasnt spread to the spine , thru spinal fluid... WOOHOO, CSF is clear ...
Prognosis? a whooping 80% chance of cure ( survival after 5 years...) Hell, we are doing just fine then... 80 % , thats pretty good odds in my book...
Going home for a while ... Radiations start ... 31 sessions , everyday (but weekends) for 6 weeks . 31 days of getting up before 7am , dragging your 4 year old to the hospital to get his port accessed, get him sedated , his brain zapped ( good and bad stuff ) , his skin being burnt, his taste buds getting screwed up, his tummy messed up, his hair falling off... keep a line sticking out of his chest for days... Throw up, runs, lack of appetite , loss of appetite , all that result in having a feeding tube going thru his nose ,down in his stomach. Oh and if it comes out a little you can either push it back in with a good chance of running it to his lungs instead of his stomach which would lead to drowning with the next feeding or just pull it all the way out until we can place one back in ...( DUH!)
We get a feeding pump, doesnt matter too much ,since the formula doesnt care much for staying in his tummy anyways... your 2 year old starts to weigh more than your 4 year old, starts to run faster etc... pretty frustrating for the 4 year old, who tries to convince himself that no matter what he is still the big brother...
Rads are over ... Tube comes out...Break ! yeah! Son starts feeling better , we are actually having more fun than we have had in a while but dont get used to it...TIME FOR CHEMO!!! Time to let the poison flow... it's ok though , it will save our son, right? Routine MRI looks great , cognitivity ok , hearing not bad ....One cycle, hair all gone, more throwing up ... 2 cycles , just fine... 3rd cycle (thats the bad one, like the other ones were good!!!!) we get pretty sick on that one ... Weight still dropping , but the smile on our kid's face is still there ...( I would really be pissed by now!)
Too much weight loss, too many oral meds he wont take... Here come the G-button. That when they make a hole thru your kids belly and into his stomach and install a tube thru there. It looks like an air mattress or beach ball plug from the outside ... Such a life saver , believe me... On the inside it looks like a small mushroom with holes. How do I know? The surgeon thought he would impress me , rather , shock me and brought a picture to show me after surgery... I ruined the moment for him , because nothing impresses , i mean, shocks me at this point ... Next routine MRI ... Something is suspicious on the spine, Scans are sent to central review ... They are in Colorado for a conference, so it took forever to get that back ... While they are all having a good time out there , 3 weeks go by , without chemo ( by then ,the poison is welcome in our book !) . If something IS suspicious, dont you think they would hurry and get him back on some kind of treatment ASAP ??? nahhhhhhhh...let the cancer have free range in my son's body...
Finally ,results are back...Suspicious spot on spine is nothing BUT they saw something on the brain which escaped our doctors here at home, go figure! Soooooooooo three weeks later we redo a scan... If it is cancer , wonder how fast it can grow without any DAMN treatment????
Well... only went from a pinkie nail size to a half dollar coin size!!! That crap is growing like crazy... Lets do a spinal tap ...Geeez that is packed with cancer cells... Your options? take him home and enjoy the 2 to 3 months he has left... SAY WHAT???? You are telling me to take him home and watch him die , that this is it???? other option? try some oral chemo, see what happens, prognosis? under 10 % maybe 5% ... How the hell did we go from 80% to under 5% ???
And remember, make as many memories as you can, go on your make a wish trip , NOW!...
My head is spinning ...My guts along with my heart are being ripped out ... What just happened? Headaches, scans, surgeries, rads, chemo, feeding tubes, more scans , RELAPSE , your son is dying .... COME ON...Someone ,please , wake me up , this is a freaking nightmare, a very bad joke, ENOUGH!!!!!! Noone woke me up, no one told me " just kidding" ... It is true , reality , OUR reality ... My "not long ago " healthy 3 year old , is now my " soon to be dead" 4 year old...
OK , think... what do i need to do ? How should i react ? One of my sons favorite thing to tell me is " Mama, smile... " Soooooooo, as long as he can look at me and smile , so will I ... Broken heart , but still smiling, just for you my lil man ... Off we go to Disney World... Again, the nightmare goes on, Er , seizures, " Does your son have a DNR order ?" "A DNR ??? NO !!!! FIX HIM!!!!" Son is getting stabbed , put on C-PAP machine, and all with no reaction , eyes opened with a blank stare... Anti seizure meds kick in ... Trip goes from bad to awesome... " See , Mama, wishes DO come true..." Oh baby, if you only knew...
Back home , it is all downhill from there , headaches, hospice set up , functions and abilities all taken one at a time , my "not too long ago" healthy 3 year old is now my " paralyzed, cancer eaten body" 4 year old... No denying it now ... He IS dying... He doesnt let us know if he comprehends whats happening... A question comes to me over and over and over again , and still to this day " HOW AM I GOING TO LIVE FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE WITH A BROKEN HEART???" I am still smiling for him... My son is fading away , slowly going into a coma... only times he talks or moves is to say and shake his head NO ... He looks mad or scared or both... He doesnt want to go ... It is killing me to see him scared ... Finally after 2 weeks in a total coma, he is showing signs of struggle ... his breathing is different , his heart rate too, he is only taking 8 to 12 breaths a minute( try to count your breaths and only take even 12 breaths!!) . On saturday morning , he has another episode of "fish out of water" breathing, but this time he cant beat it... With my hand on his bare chest, i tell him its ok, he can stop fighting now... His heart is slowing down, i feel his last heartbeats under my fingers... "He is gone" are the exact words I sent to Debra at 11.22 am ... 11.22 am january 19th 2008 , my four year old died following the fatal attacks of cancer ...
In 2004 , i was holding my healthy 18 months old son, crying after the death of baby Allie killed by leukemia. I was crying for her mother, i was crying for Allie, and crying because I was blessed with my three healthy sons... NEVER EVER did I think that one day I would be in Jennifer's shoes... Never ever did I think that day that one day my healthy 18 months old would turn 4 while battling cancer ... Never ever did I think that my healthy 18 months old would never live to be 5.... It only happens to others...Well , guess again , IT HAPPENS TO US ... It CAN happen to your children... If you think this is not your battle because your children are healthy TODAY , think again, tomorrow IS another day , but not always another GOOD day !!! Childhood cancer is everyone's battle , not just cancer kids and their families' .... IT IS YOUR BATTLE TOO , just so if your kids, your nephew, niece, grandkids , ever have cancer, a cure will be available for them , just so numbers wont matter because cancer will be 100 % curable...
We were given 80% at a five year mark for cure , Julian didnt even make it half way thru treatment... It is unacceptable.... This has to be stopped....

WOW!!! This was a workout , now, I think I should go on to bed and try to think of a happy place so i can get a few hours of sleep... Any suggestions???
Oh and please , don't need to remind me that I do have other children and that should be enough , because i already know that ... It still doesnt take away the fact and cruel pain that one of them is gone...

Mimi

Thursday, June 12, 2008

So , I suppose I should update before my dear friend Heather reminds me how big of a wiennie I am !!! The thing is , I wanted to have this blog to write about the funny side of our lives, of course with 4 boys in a house you would think I have lots of funny thing to talk about... The funniest thing that happened today was when William wacked Sam in the forehead with a METAL baseball bat . Samuel was just laying on the couch minding his own business, doing what Sam does when he doesnt feel good, moan and groan ,and watch TV and moan and groan some more!!! Alex sleeps when he is sick . Sam moans and groans... He is just preparing for his life as a grown man... "I have a sore throat , honey, I am dying , please bring me some medecine and a kiss...." So of course, the incident wasn't that funny when you think about it...Sam had a goose egg, was moaning and groaning even more ( like that was really possible... just added tears to the equation ) . If you know me, I mean REALLY know me , you know that patience just isnt a quality of mine! So when Sam is sick, Ken usually takes care of him (they understand each other!) , but today, Ken went to work and I stayed home , with the kids and my parents who just flew in from France yesterday . I kept Sam pretty much drugged up , for his own sake... I just would tell him to suck it up and stop whining so being drugged up was probably better for him ( and my sanity!!!!) Only a week into summer vacation and i am ready to dial the looney bin's number.... Anyone there with me???
Mimi

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Hey everyone...
A few kiddos on my mind today...
I am sure i could have a long list on here , and I am probably missing someone... But this 5 kids are just the ones I cant stop thinking about ...
First our little buddy COLEMAN . MRI day , yuk!!
Go see him ------> THE ONE AND ONLY COLEMAN
Then a young man who is in the Bone marrow unit here at Cooks, Sinjin.He is having a bit of a tough time , sleeping a whole lot...

Go visit ------> BRAVEHEART SINJIN
I have mentioned Jordyn before , she is having an MRI today also ...
Write a few words of support there-----> BEAUTIFUL JORDYN
Justin went to school yesterday!!! they are waiting on the pathology report ...
Go tell him how handsome he is ------>JUSTIN
Finally , a little girl who won my heart back in december . She has a hard fight ahead of her but she has THE best spirit, along with the best smile and the best sister Runa. She is in Houston having surgery that may last 10 hours or more...

Mom and Dad are checking in every so often ...leave them a note of support, a prayer, I know the day in the surgery waiting room can be draining --------> SWEET ZAIDA
So this horror stops some day , we raise money for a cure ...
My friend Michelle will be walking for the kids...
Go check out her relay page and support her team. MICHELLE WALKS FOR THE KIDS.
Have a good day ...
Mimi

Thursday, May 29, 2008

UPDATING.....

Just for you Heather...

There you have it!!!

I AM TOOOOO BUSY!!!! I NEED TO QUIT WORK !!!!
ANYONE KNOWS HOW TO MAKE MONEY WITHOUT WORKING???

Thanks for any tips...

Mimi

Saturday, May 17, 2008



I have been alone at home since last night . I like being alone . At least for a day . It gives me a chance to put my thoughts in perspective , to face reality and the finality of it all. Wanna see?





I cleaned the garage some and I can actually put my van in now!!! LOL ...

I found a few treasures out there ...Wanna see?




Then I went outside a few minutes and had a conversation with the sun!! Tried to reach it but humm ...didnt work !!! Wanna see?




Now I am sitting here , listen to the most amazing music :

"I will never let you fall, I'll stand up with you forever ,

I'll be there for you thru it all, even if saving you sends me to Heaven..."( your guardian angel)


We have received quite a few envelopes marked CJ and some Paypal donations!!!!! YAY FOR YOU GUYS , you are all awesome...for those who feel like they miss something go back to MAY 14th


Seems like I had more BUT I cant remember , it is tooooo early!!! LOL

One more thing ....(or two...) (or three)

I am still working on the video, i will have the list for you to check and make sure I have your child on it tomorrow.... if again you dont know what i am talking about check on April 23rd.



Now, you all know Haley , right ?She just started aa art projects, here are her words:

"I also have some more exciting news! I will be starting an ART PROJECT to make some money for childhood cancer. The plan right now is to create portraits of children who are fighting or have fought cancer, and have the background be their favorite color. I will either be auctioning them off on e-bay or on my friend Michelle’s blog. 50% of the proceeds will go to benefit the new organization that Michelle, Mimi, and I are all a part of called ”4 the kids”, the other 50% will be for more art supplies to make more art… not for profit.The artwork will be similar to these, though obviously of kids, not my friend Britni, and with more kid-friendly touches.
The name of the child or a word/saying of the family’s choosing will also be included in the art work. The back will include a copy of the child’s story. The family will receive a copy of the art work. If you are interested in having your child be a STAR (haha) in one of my pieces of artwork, contact me via email at babyfacehly13@yahoo.com, make sure the email subject is “Childhood Cancer Art”. I am really excited about getting this rolling, I think it will be a lot of fun, so spread the word! "(cp HALEYWORLD)

Finally ...About raising money for families with cancer kids:"Wanna own a part of Julian's world ?"

Check this out :



HAVE FUN!!!!

Mimi

Saturday, May 10, 2008

MOTHER'S DAY



Feb 06


MY BOYS....



Tomorrow is mother’s day ,
And my heart is busting with so much love…
The reason? 4 amazing lil men…
Sam, Alex, Julian and William .
Is anything different this year ?
One of them I cant touch ,
One of them I can’t smell,
One of them I can’t look at,
But does it make ME different ?
Does it make me less of a mother?
Is my heart any different as a mother?
NO, if anything love just keeps on growing..
So , please, don’t look at me different,
Don’t look so sad and so sorry for me,
Pity hurts , Pity is what would ruin my day ,
Missing my child doesn’t…
This mother’s day ,I haven’t lost a child ,
He still is my son,
But I have gain quite a few more children,
They might only be children of the heart ,
But for me on this mother’s day ,
They might as well be mine…

Mama (05-10-2008)



JohnEric, Coleman, Caden, Bailey, Gabi, Adi , Matthew, Emmy, Izaiah, Jessica, Hailey, Sam, Ethan ,Oakley, Teill (and so many more) .... Parents, thank you for letting me be a part of your kiddos lives, for being their lil mama....

Haley , hearing you calling me Mama is the best gift ever... Thank you ...



Mamie, tu es la meilleure des mamans du monde entier!!!! Je t'aime ...





here are a couple of videos you all might have already seen...
One is my bday(sept 07) other is Juju and I ...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY !!!!!

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I know it is the same post as the CP again ,but hey ...THIS IS MY OWN DAMN BLOG !!! LOL

HUGS TO ALL !!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

We scooped up a bag of skittles , William and jumped in the van. Michelle handed me the keys and said "you drive" (kinda sounded like a bigger version of William!)
The drive to Maryland was great .It is beautiful up there , trees , grass ( green grass!!) , hills , farms , just picture perfect. I was really anxious to get there along with being scared.
Anxious because I had prayed that i would meet them someday then with John Eric being so sick , I had lost all hopes of ever seeing him.And scared because i knew what to expect when I 'd see him and I didn't know how I would handle it .BUT, I wasn't alone.
When I went in to see John Eric , I didn't panic , maybe just because it was all about John Eric , not about Ju or even less about me... I looked over at Haley a few times and her smile gave me strength .
A deep sadness filled my heart .As i looked into Jay's face, holding his baby boy, I thought how painful, yet beautiful it all was. Soooooooooo much love , yet so much pain, both of which are everlasting...
I will NEVER forget that image, it is forever engraved in my heart: Jay , sitting in the recliner ,holding John Eric in his arms looking down at his baby boy , smiling at him.
While I tended to Willbug for a few , Haley stayed with him , she saw John Eric fuss and cry for a little bit... Then he went back to sleep.
William found some little girls to play with. He was a hit !! amongst the little girls and the grand mas.... I didnt want him to see the baby at first , because i was afraid he would think it was juju...
They were passing the scrapbooks around .(pictures from their Disney trip...) I asked William if he wanted to meet John Eric. He decided that yeah sure he could do that, he kissed the baby's face and asked" Him sleeping?" i nodded and he went on to find toys... When I took him to the bathroom a while after that , he said to me " I like John Eric, he's my best friend"Was hard to hold the tears back...I think I have underestimated you , Willliam " you were brave!! "
We spent a couple of hours there , just looking at J.E. , touching with him , rubbing his little head and talking to him .

It was so saaaaad to have to go . he is a little magnet ...

Thank you so much guys for the warm welcome, the laughter, the tears , the pizza , the lasagna (with special ingredients !!) , and mainly for the love and peace that could be felt all the way home ...

Hugs to you guys
Mimi

Monday, April 28, 2008

HOW WE GOT FROM OMELET TO FISH STICKS!!

When I mentioned making dinner last night, William immediately said" I wanna make eggs!"
I knew what that meant... William wants not only to eat eggs, but make eggs!!! He wants to get them out of the fridge (-1 egg) , he wants to carry them to the table (-2 eggs) , he wants to crack them himself oh ,and Alex wants to join in ...














So they take turn breaking the eggs ( -4 egg) ...


Alex telling Will to do like him...(-5eggs) Of course we pick up a few pieces of shell out of the eggs, someone told me one day if i swallowed egg shell, i would have to have an appendectomy..


Anyways, so i get the milk , cheese and stuff out...


They are doing very well... still stirring... and getting ready for the next step...

(I think the omelette could have been named" the deadly tornado" !!!<-----Ok , I typed this in last night , and I have NO flippin clue where that came from or why I even thought I should name an omelet....I promise I didnt drink, i was just exhausted falling asleep...)


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We are ready to add stuff in , when out of the blue ,William ,possessed by some kind of demoniac forces, decided to spit in the eggs!!!(-10 eggs)There went dinner...


That is how we went from delicious cheese omelet to nasty fish stick for our meal...


SOOOOOOOOOO, What i was wondering is how many of you would have kept on going and served a wonderfully , made with spit love omelet and not said anything ???


Thursday, April 24, 2008

WHO NEEDS KIDS ....WHEN YOU HAVE HUBBIES???


I am sitting here in my office at work still laughing , thinking of what transpired in our kitchen , upstairs , a couple of days ago ...
1 pm rolls around and by then Ken is starving , he gets a lot little impatient ,when it is time to eat... See I would rather sit at my desk, munch and use my lunchtime to keep up with blogs!! Anyways, he reminds me that he is going to warm up lunch (nothing more yummi than a warmed up Arby sandwich ) and that I have to should show up a few minutes later...
Well , I am gabbin' on IM with Michelle and Haley ( http://www.carepages.com/ HaleyWorld ) and i dont see the time going by...Finally , after being reminded kindly that i needed to go upstairs, I got off my derriere and was making my way up the stairs when I got slowed down by this smell... I thought for a second and ran up the rest of the stairs thinking I had missed something cool dangerous!!!

I could tell by Ken's look that indeed i had missed something...He and his mom were standing there waiting for me to ask the very FAMILIAR question in our building " WHAT'S BURNINGCOOKING ??? "
So I did!!! They kind of sat there for a second because they knew once they broke the news ,there would be no stopping me!!! Finally ,Judy explained to me how Ken (who does know that you cant put metal in the microwave) proceeded to warm up all the sandwiches(about 6 ) at once and still wrapped in the foil . Then walked away... He and his mom were talking ,looking out the window .When he turned around , he saw sparks . So he made his way back to the microwave slowly at first ...until flames started shooting out of the top of the microwave door ... Then he ran!! Open the microwave, tried to blow the flames out , made them higher , threw all the stuff in the sink still on fire , they sprayed water all over our lunch , put the fire out , took the sandwiches out of the foiled and VOILA ...Lunch was ready!!!
We actually ate the sandwiches ... THEY TASTED MUCH BETTER !!!
































I LOVE YOU KEN !!!!
Have a yellow day !!!
Mimi

Thursday, April 17, 2008

CANCER KIDS ...MYLIFE...

Good morning ladies(hmmm, don't think i have any man reading on here, if so please let me know!!)...
Some of you have been waiting to hear my side of THE trip...But , it wont be for today...I will make my own illustrated version , with lots of "interesting" pictures (wonder how long it will take Michelle , Dawn and Manic to email me wanting to proof read before posting my new post???)
We blog a lot about funny things our kids do, they just ARE funny, and if we didnt see the humor in it then we would be locked up in a padded room somewhere.(And Dawn wouldn't have a blog!) ...But today , I will be down to earth and maybe some of you will see this as depressing, but it is someone's reality... Sooooooooo , this is a fair warning, if you are already depressed, if you take drugs for depression and you are doing ok , or if you plain don't care about someone else's cruel reality , then move on to the next blog, this post is NOT for you...
That being say, if you keep on reading I need you to sign a disclamer: I will NOT sue Mimi as I chose to read this post without being forced to do so. All negative implications to my life , whatsoever, are my and only my responsabilities... Oh and Kendra, i believe you are strong enough to read this , but it is up to you...

As most of you know , I lost my 4 year old to brain cancer in january. 4 years old. Does that even sound real to you ? Julian didnt even pass the one year mark from diagnosis. Julian spent his last Christmas paralysed from the neck down ,laying in my bed(but with a smile on his face!) , Julian only wanted to grow up to be 5 and go to kindergarden , Julian did NOT want to die because he wouldnt be able to see or hear me in Heaven, Julian wanted to just "stay down here and ride his bike" , Julian , within a couple of weeks went from being totally mobile to losing the use of his left eye, then his legs, then his arms, Julian couldn't even give me a"real hug", Julian couldn't be held for comfort because cancer had taken his spine over and it hurt too much, but Julian also always smiled about something... My little sunshine. He was brave, and even though i didnt explain to him what exactly was happening, he had to have known... How scary for a 4 year old... When he slipped into a coma (tumors had taken over all of his brain) his only reactions were to say no and shake his head, he looked scared. It broke my heart every single time. All I could do was lie to him " It will be ok ,Pun'kin!" How could it be ok, when he was going to be taken away from his Mama? ( and hearing comments that he IS in a better place just dont cut it for me...) . Anyways, it has been three months minus 2 days...The pain will never ease, i just will learn to live with and around it... I still smile and laugh out loud everyday, I just owe it to him...
Now tomorrow is our Relay for Life. I am excited and scared, we had Julian with us last year , he stayed up almost all night!! I carried him around for the survivors lap, what now? my arms will be empty...


But this year , I will walk not just in Ju's Memory, but for all my "other" cancer kids...Praying for them , praying for everyone working together for a cure , praying for the moms ( and dads) who like me ache for their child to hold, praying for all of the cancer moms and dads out there,spending each day wondering if cancer is being defeated in their child's body as they see the poison (chemo) flowing into their babie just as I had to see and do only a few months ago...




I will walk for our friend Kendra and pray for more strength and healing .
I will walk for all these kiddos and more:
Bailey,Coleman, Alex, John Eric, Mikayla, Cody,Cameron, CJ,Cole, Derek,Haley Hart,Isaac, Jacob K.,My man Quinn,JP,Kennedy G ,Kennedy (PW),Lucas, Luke,Maddy,Madi,MT,Nicholas, Noah,Peyton O., Payton C. ,Sadie, Zak, Zeb, Jaxon, And so many more, TOO MUCH!!!

Bay

Coleman

JohnEric

Kennedy
Then my heart will be with my beautiful Haley . My heart is ALWAYS with you baby...
Haley is 18 , battling neuroblastoma. Diagnosed at 5 ,went thru treatment, NED (no evidence of disease) at 8 , relapsed at 17. Haley goes to college to be a pediatric oncologist .She has chemo every monday.


Chemo days
Haley shares her birthday with Julian and so much more. I believe God sent her to me after I lost Julian to help me thru the hard times . But it seems we both need this. Haley is beautiful , inside and out. She has been robbed of a lot of friends by this horror. She knows way too much about cancer and meds and prognosis and terrible endings... But she has a strength that amazes me , she is the goofiest ever, always making faces to make me laugh(it works) , talking to the little ones on the webcam and make them crack their heads off . Haley never feels sorry for herself and does not like when people look at her with pity...Keep your chin up Kiddo... When we have a down moment and I ask her what she is thinking, she looks at me straight into my heart and just tells me she wishes she could make it better for me...

Like that! I just melt!


I can't even begin to explain the connection because i dont think anyone would understand , or rather would think i am nuts...I guess I dont have to explain. Haley, I love you...
This is me last night at the computer while talking to Haley...




Haley will be having routine scans tomorrow.PWEEEESE PWAY HARD !!!

Hope you guys have a good day ...
And our new moto is "HIGH FIVE...YOU'RE ALIVE" (by Haley) ...Right along with " CANCER SUCKS!!!"
Peace out!!!
Mimi
(If you want to donate, see link on side of the page)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

A HELL OF A GOOD DAY!!!!

Well since heather someone put it so nicely , i thought I would update!!!

Monday, do we like mondays? Why dont we like mondays? BECAUSE THEY SUCK!!! Has anyone heard of a chain called TGIM ??? NO!!! It would be more like OSIM !!!

Anyways , my monday started at midnight as everyone elses, BUT, most sane people are asleep by then! I ,on the other hand was driving home, still had at least an hour to go. I had a co-pilot who hmmm, was snoring!!! So forget that option! I stopped at a gas station and bought, some chips, some sour gummy something, thought munching on those fat free, carbohydrate free snacks would keep me awake the rest of the way ... Until, I dozed off , my head jerked back and I sobbered up very quickly . WOW !!! That's scary... Finally got home, got to bed and thank God for still being alive!! Monday ,2am...

6.35am ALAAAAAAAAAAAAARM !!!! Those are not my friends...Dang that was a short night!!

My ear hurts, I got bit/stung by some crazy, mean , Texas BUG!!!! Bad reaction, they dont like french ladies... So I call my doc , and get an appointment for 3.pm . I then call my boys pediatrician to check on the time for their check up , that i thought was the next day. Well, just happened to be that afternoon at 3pm , so forget MY appointment.Got it rescheduled for the next morning at 8.30 am. ( Dont know what I was thinking...Doc is 45 minutes away ) .

So we go to the pediatrician , (after finally making my boys understand how important it is to wash up BEFORE going to have your nuts checked!!) . We get out and I had planned on to Target's afterwards . Even thought the boys gave me a dozen reasons why it was a bad idea...

I am finally in the ladies clothes depatment, of course Alex needs to pee, Alex ALWAYS needs to pee RIGHT NOW! So he goes , we wait for him , i see him coming back he is crying and holding his forehead in his hands, something red dripping thru his fingers... We all know it couldn't have been strawberry juice!!! I look close and realize he has a 1 to 1 &1/2 cm gash by the hairline followed by a scratch all the way to his eyebrow.So what are my options? 1: take him to the ER , nah...not that bad!!! 2: stick a bandaid and call it good, nah...needs to be cleaned up first and we are still 45 minutes from home. 3:turn around and go back to the doc...YEP ,best idea!







So here we go ... Dr Guthrie is sweet enough to work us in on a monday afternoon and not charge us!!! Here it is :






We go home...forget Target and my hopes of shopping a little for my trip (you know OPRAH!!!)...


We eat dinner, get everyone settled for bed, my ear and neck hurting constantly...I am in my PJ's , chatting on my laptop with a couple of different people...When at about 9.10 pm , my sons ,who are supposed to be asleep by then, show up in my room with this look of terror on their sweet little faces... SAM SWALLOWED A BATTERY !!!! Sam did WHAT??? Sam is my 10 year old... HE SWALLOWED A BATTERY.... ok , they really dont look like they are joking... Allright then , looking at options again... 1st i need to know what kind of battery...


ok ,it is a button battery , lithium(doesnt sound like it would be good for you...does it?) It looks like this:



So i look up online , just in case... here is what it said :


1)
Call the 24-hour National Button Battery Ingestion Hotline at 202-625-3333 IMMEDIATELY. Feel free to call collect. Your physician or emergency room may also call. We are on duty 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.
2)
If available, provide the battery identification number (from the package or from a matching battery).
3)
An x-ray must be obtained immediately to be sure that the battery has gone through the esophagus into the stomach. Do not wait for symptoms to develop before getting an x-ray. If the battery remains in the esophagus, it must be removed IMMEDIATELY. CAUTION: Batteries lodged in the esophagus can cause severe burns in JUST 2 HOURS!! Battery removal is done with an endoscope; surgery is rarely, if ever, indicated. Do NOT give ipecac.
4)
If a battery has moved beyond the esophagus, it can be expected to pass by itself. Passage may take many days, or even months. Removal is NOT indicated if the battery has passed beyond the esophagus and the patient is asymptomatic. Once you are sure the battery is not in the esophagus, the patient can be sent home to wait for the battery to pass. Watch for fever, abdominal pain, vomiting or blood in the stools. Report these symptoms immediately to your physician and to the Battery Hotline (202-625-3333).
5)
Watch the stools until the battery has passed. Clean the battery, tape it to a card or wrap it carefully, and mail it to: National Capital Poison Center 3201 New Mexico Ave, Suite 310 Washington, DC 20016Be sure to include your name, address and telephone number. To learn more about battery ingestions, a toxicologist analyzes each battery and correlates the severity of the patient’s clinical effects with the degree of corrosion noted on the battery.


Needless to say , i got a little worried, soooooooo I called the doc's night line. Answer:

TAKE HIM TO THE ER IMMEDIATELY... DO WHAT???

It is 10 pm, Alex is now asleep , and no hubbi at home!!! Hmmm, Teill (20 year old living with us) got home right on time from work!

Off we went to the ER, Samuel extremely worried as I told him a little bit of what you read above!! Hahaha, I take pleasure in telling him that he might have to have the battery removed , I am not a mean ,heartless mother, I was in my PJs ready for bed for pete's sake!!!! (remember, i didnt hit the pillow until 2am the night before!! )

There we go again , but no worries, the van knows the way too well...

We get there , I get in a panic mode! The ER is PACKED!!! kids coughing, barfing, sneezing, bleeding... GERMS !!!! I have a germophobia...Once a cancer mom, always a cancer mom...Soooo, I go sign us in and ask for a couple of face masks... The lady looked at me funny... I repeated myself ,MASKS so we dont catch every single disease represented in the ER tonight because I am in contact with cancer kids quite a bit... I put it on and people look at me like I am the sick one...OK whatever! Made me feel better!!

Anyways, after waiting a while, getting X-rays, finding out that the battery was already well on its way to the exit , we were sent home and yet again, hit the pillow at 2am!!!


Now remember , silly me got an early appointment to my doc!!! Grrrrrrrrrr!!!


On my way home , Ken texted me and said "Well I guess you had a bad day!"

I laughed and replied, "No , dear, I had a wonderful day , Coleman had a bad day!!!"

My little buddy Coleman from Iowa city is battling the same brain tumor as Julian's , and on monday had a NG tube installed ...




I LOVE YOU COLEMAN...YOU ARE MY HERO !!!
It is all about perspective....

Saturday, April 5, 2008

OH POOP !!!

HELP!!!
Does everyone know William ? He is almost three, he is our #4 out of 4 son and has an attitude that never ends!
Anyways, I need some help (or reassurance ) from you other moms out there...
William has poop issues.Not the kind that Karo syru2p can fix either... To explain this further , I need to tell you about three different poop episodes that happened in less than a week . I was suspecting something but now I KNOW...

Last saturday, when William got up , we took his diaper off , I know he is almost three and should be potty trained , BUT , I am not a stay at home mom, I take the child to work with me, which means, when he screams at me to tell me his diaper is dirty and I am busy , I just change him and off he goes .I dont put him on the toilet and make him sit there as punishment for pooping in his diaper!!!
Anyways , last saturday as i was saying, we took his diaper off and let him run around like that hoping he would go to the toilet if he needed it(we heard that it is a very efficient potty training method ! HA ! thanks Super nanny!! Talking about Super Nanny, have you ever noticed how much patience the woman has ...Does she have kids?) . Everything was going great until , Alex comes down the stairs and yells in a very flabbergasted voice " Mama, William pooped in the stairs!!!"
Now remember , I said "We took his diaper off!" ... Well I didn't quite remember that at that very minute... So I tell Alex my usual line " Why don't you change him then?" Then he said " Mama he pooped ON the steps..." Light bulb moment !!HE DOESN'T HAVE A DIAPER!!!
So I make my way towards the stairs wondering what to expect... On the 3/4 of the way landing , there was standing Alex and William both staring at this perfectly shaped TURD!!!
Well at least it took his pants off!!! First episode!!
Only a couple of hours later, he went to play in the backyard , not a big deal. My friend Annette, came for breakfast and was about to take him home with her, so I called him in. Looked like he had been playing in the mud...Great ! I was going to have to clean him again before sending him off... Well that was the least of my worries as it turns out the mud smelled a little like DOG POOP !!!! My innocent little William (HA!) had been stumping and playing in dog poop... Second episode...
Yesterday , at work, he comes up to me with this huge angelic smile nad says " Mama, I poop " ,ok, no big deal he has a diaper on, "Just wait a second , i need to finish this order"... Ok , one second turned into 10 minutes(I know, I can hear you ...what you left him with crappy pants for 10 minutes?? Well , isn't that nice, leaving your child's soft bottom in poop for 10 minutes!! Wonder if I should call CPS yet??) Anyways, so William comes back 10 minutes later , tells me again that he pooped and as though I hadnt quite understood what he meant by that , he stuck his hand in his diaper and proceeded to give me visual ( and more... ) proof!!! 3rd episode...

Now , tell me that there is nothing wrong with my child and that it is a normal process in the life of a 3 year old boy...Because I've had 3 before him and I can't recall any of them having such a obsession with CRAP !!! ( by the way , is crap a bad word in your world??Just wondering...)

Michelle, I wasnt not trying to be GROSSER than you , otherwise i would have added pictures!!!!


Have a good week end ladies!!!

Mimi

Thursday, April 3, 2008

ONLY IN TEXAS...

After a long and emotional day , both good and not so good , I grabbed William and took off for church. Where else to go when you need comfort ? ( no not Sonic ! or Jack in the box! or the liquor store!)
I hadn't had a nice and warm (and fat free !Not really) Starbucks macchiato. White chocolate or caramel ,depending on the mood...



So I am sitting in my car , waiting for a well deserved treat , when one these , show up next to my van :


Although , somewhat sleep deprived , I wasn't just hallucinating.
I told the young man(What was he ?12?) serving me at the window , there was a Longhorn running around his parking lot . Of course he assumed I had lost my mind (just knew by the look of pity in his eyes as I was telling him) and stuck his head out of the drive thru window ( I was so (hoping ) scared the little automatic window was about to close !) and without looking one bit sorry for thinking I was stupid he handed me my drink and turned around to tell his buddies about the cow!

Our Starbucks is situated at the corner of 2 main streets .Please pray for the lost Longhorn ...

Little video for Dawn...
Taste the Rainbow!!!

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS!!!

Most of you ,I know, read Dawn's blog .(WOOHOO, I did it...you know the link thingie, Thanks Dawn!) Anyways, we all remember that she loves, I mean loved feeding her children Cheez-its for breakfast...
This am ,William (3 in 2 months ) picked out what he wanted ...Cheetos and blue Gatorade...


But ,unlike Dawn's crew... That was a one time deal , by his own choice !!! (making Mama proud!!) .He pushed that stuff away and begged for CEREAL AND APPLE JUICE...




HA!


That is all for today , BECAUSE my laptop is being gay ,i mean slow...


oh one more picture... JUST FOR YOU DAWN !!! (Guess it is pick on Dawn day!!!)


SONIC , YUMMI!!!!

Monday, March 31, 2008

Just starting up...



Welcome to my life...My walk with God...My crazy home full of boys and pets...

I started this blog because ...Well, why not?

I have tried a few different blogs . Xanga, myspace , facebook... But it seems like a lot of you women who have been following my family on http://www.carepages.com/ , belong to this community. I was jealous , I threw a fit and got me my own blogspot!!!

I have some friends on here already ,


http://mom2my6pack.blogspot.com/ http://michellekemperbrownlowwrites4kids.blogspot.com/ ,
http://theresakrier.blogspot.com/


Just to name a few...
Now, PLEASE, don't make fun of me as I am new to this place , I know somehow I am supposed to be able to write their names instead of the whole address but I am way too " stupid-tired" (as my dear friend Peggy calls it) to try to figure it out!!!

Be back for for more!!
Or like they say here down in Texas " Yall come back ,Ya hear?"