Saturday, July 27, 2013
Well the summer is passing by so fast well look its basically the end of July. What have we done his summer so far????????? Well Maurs was in swim classes and she got put on the wait list for the second session. So when the second session rolled around I took her over and guess what she got on the swim team. GO MAURS. Eoghan and Nanny are living it up in Ireland they left on Tuesday.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
I just love how some people think that just because they are older than me can make plans and decisions for me and for my kids. Well guess again you cannot and you will not make any plans or decisions for me or mine with out discussing it with me before hand. Being sneaky about things doesn't sit well in my book especially when it involves just some of my kids. Oh and by the way they last time I counted I did have 3 kids. I love how you think you can just waltz in to our home and lives when it suits you and we are supposed to bow and jump and do your bidding well guess again. My kids aren't playthings that you can take down off a shelf when you feel like it. You want to make plans you have to talk to both of us not just one of us because sometimes one of us forgets what the kids do on a day to day bases. Like what days swim class is on and when it finishes. When some little person has Doctor's appointments. Communication is the key to a good relationship making demands just because is something I will and have no problem saying NO to. I have heard things that have been said about me and you know what everyone is entitled to their own opinion of me but I draw the line at the lies. I know you have made you own opinion of me and that is fine but in all honesty you don't know me and you have never made the attempt to get to know the real me so just watch what you say about me because it does get told back to me. So right now the answer is NO and its not up for any further discussion
June has come and gone but the biggest news from the month of June was our Eoghan made his Confirmation.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
May seems to have gotten away from me with out a post. There was great excitement on May 11 our Finn-man made his First Holy Communion. I know most will think isn't that all apart of being Catholic. Yes it is but its something we never thought our Finny would be around to do. Having a child who is Medically fragile you just never know and the odds were stacked against him even reaching the age he now is.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Well today starts with school for the kiddie's and then appointments for the Finn-man.Then come home and try to put a bit of a shape on the house. I am a great one for starting something and never finishing it. There is always laundry to be done that is always a never ending battle. Tuesday Finny has another appointment as well as school and therapies.So hopefully I will get more sorting done. You know I always keep clothes from Eoghan. Maurs often wears them but it seems by the time they fit Finnian its the wrong season also Finnian has much longer legs at his age than Eoghan had. I think its time to clean house of everything that is not needed. My new mantra is going to be "Less is More".But one thing you can never have too much of is photos. But I will have to come up with a better storage solution than boxes. I am forever taking pictures. Yes I know I share a lot on Facebook but I have loads more that you never get to see. I took down most of my pictures when I painted and I never put them back up so must to that. Some thing else for the "to do list". Food is ordered for Finnian's Communion party. Its nothing big just some family in the house. Finnian has a job to do at the Communion he will be bringing up one of the Offertory gifts well I will be carrying it up in one hand and pushing him with the other hand. Went shopping and got Maurs a dress to wear for Finnian's Communion also pick up a pants and shirt for Eoghan to wear. Tried on a dress it was nice but I wasn't feeling it was me. Anyway I would have had to go and get a pair of dressy shoes and when would I wear them again oh yeah to Eoghan's Confirmation but then I would need another outfit and what if the shoes didn't work. I know I am just making up excuses but I don't do dressy anymore. A nice pair of capri's and a nice shirt and my clogs and I am all set. I will do the same for Eoghan's Confirmation but maybe with sandals as his is in June. My Mom got a nice classy dress but when you are thin you can really wear anything even though she is always saying they don't make nice stuff for older people in her size. She always seems to get a piece that she can wear anytime to anything. Have to take a trip to the fabric store to get some material to make covers for Finny's chair for his Communion thinking of just doing plain white and will see if I can get some iron on crosses to jazz it up a bit. Will also look to see what nice summer fabric then have will have to something for the end of the month for Memorial Day some thing with the flag on it or stars. Oh well that's all for now do have a bit of a rant but will wait and see what happens before I stick my foot into it. Don't mess with Mamma Bear and her little cub is all I am saying for now
Monday, April 15, 2013
Over a week ago I got a phone call telling me that our insurance claim on our van wasn't cut and dry and it would be better if I claimed on my own insurance. So early on Friday morning I had to take it a drive in center to be checked out. End result no problem and finally our van was going to get the dents fixed. Friday evening got a call that the specialty pharmacy would not be able to ship Finnian's medication. A bit of panic set in as he wouldn't have any for Monday morning. Back and forth on the phone trying to get things straightened out on Monday so now no night dose of the med. Finally on Tuesday we got confirmation that everything was fixed and his meds were being shipped out and I would be able to pick them up on Wednesday. Seizures had been increasing but they were manageable with a bit of help from one of his rescue meds. I was so happy to get that UPS box with his meds in it. Dropped off the van at the shop to get fixed and they said they would do a check up on it too. So we were only with out the van for a few days and wow does my van look great and now she runs great too. The power steering pump/motor had to be replace which I knew and they put a new bulb in the break light on the back window and they also fixed the spring in the back door release clip. Friday I finally got the taxes done and then rushed to get to Eoghan's Confirmation class but found out that the parents meeting had been cancelled which was fine. Saturday morning had a basketball game where the Mammies played against Maura's team. We had a great time but I hurt now. Not used to all that running even my arms hurt. It was all for fun and we gave the kids a good game. Saturday afternoon we had Finnian's Communion rehearsal and he did his First Confession. Its funny Finnian was Baptized on Maura's 2nd birthday and he made his First Confession on the same date that she was Baptized on. So I have no excuse not to remember the dates. The next big day is May 11th when he will receive his First Holy Communion. He has his suit and all the bits and bobs gotten already for his big day. Eoghan's Confirmation is not until June so we still have to get his outfit but we have time yet. Sunday morning was a bit rough boy did I hurt but sucked it up and took Finnian off to his Religious instruction class and then on to Church which we had to go out in to the vestibule again because of stupid seizures. He had a bit of a cat nap and woke up fine like nothing happened. The rest of the the day he was fine. Went in there a short time ago and yet again he had taken his nappy off. Will have to make sure he wears some kind of pants, shorts or jammie bottoms over these nappies as he has no problem opening them.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
At this time 14 years ago we were figuring out the seating for our reception and writing up the placement cards.Making all the final payments and sorting out all the last minute things. Count down was starting for our big day. Fast forward to today we have 3 lovely kids and even though we have had our ups and down and honestly some major shit thrown at us we are still standing together strong maybe even stronger than we were all those years ago. In March 2000 we had our first child a son and we chose to name him after his Grandfathers so we had Eoghan Joseph. Oh did we get some slack over the spelling of his name but if he was to have an Italian last name he was having an Irish first name. Sorry son but your name gets butchered all the time and its fun to see people scratch their heads when we say " Eoghan". Its priceless to see their faces in puzzlement over how your name is written and then how it is said. In 2003 we added to our family a little girl who we named Maura Rose. She was named after my Grandmothers and my twin sisters. I know some of you are scratching your heads there aren't twins in my family but yes there was they passed away shortly after they were born. So Maurs your were named after two strong, proud women I just hope you turn out just like them. Then in 2005 we added another child to the mix. We had found out in December 2004 that yes it was a boy and also on the same day we were told what we knew as parents to 2 other children we would probably have a new normal if he survived birth. Well he proved the doctors wrong and Finnian James got added to family. Daddy picked out your name and in keeping with the fashion we had started you got an Irish first name. Little did we know that your name suits you as every day you are teaching us something new. What we knew as normal isn't our normal. You don't walk, talk, see but you have a smile that warms the hardest heart. We did hit a rough patch after Finnian was born guilt on both our parts each of us blaming ourselves for what happened to you. But I put my big girl knickers on one day and made your Daddy face the facts that you were different and we had to stop blaming ourselves you are who you are supposed to be and if he couldn't accept it then maybe we should go our separate ways. That was a wake up call for your Daddy that day the choice was his to be with all of us together as a family. Since Finnian was born we have seen family and friends drift off but that is their choice and I am not going to try and make you see it our way you are all adults and you can make your own decisions. Other family members have our backs and for that we are thankful they have been our rock on this sometimes thunderous journey. We have made new friends ones that can see past the chair that our child sits in. For the friends that have stuck with us thank you I know it hasn't been easy its been a learning experience for all of us. We have also reconnected with people from our past all thanks to social networking sites on the computer. Yes our lives are different and our normal is not every ones normal but its our normal daily life. Yes most everything gets planned around Finnian and there are things we cannot do together as a normal family but we make choices hopefully they are the right ones for us. So love heres to another year under our belt and hopefully many more.