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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Why do I even bother

I built him a blanket fort. He is now using the roof for a car ramp and won't go under it.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Life these days

Ugh. The past few weeks have been tough. Pregnancy has really taken a toll on my spine and hips, so getting around has been difficult. Luckily (?) I am not a stranger to parenting with mobility issues, so I have a few tricks up my sleeve.

It's hard with my growing bump to go out with my cane/walker, toddler in tow, and  feel like people are looking at me and wondering what the heck I am doing. Some days I really don't know. What I do know is that our family wasn't complete with the three of us.  I know people who have sacrificed much, much more to complete their families. So, bring on the sideways glances and aching joints. I am so grateful for the opportunity I have to carry another knucklehead!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

V Tech Spin and Learn Globe

I am kind of obsessed with this toy. We got it for $9 at a consignment store and Parker has been playing with it since! He knows where a ton of countries are now.  I wouldn't recommend it for kids over 5 because the information is SUPER basic, but it's just right for my 2 year old! Also... I don't believe in spending $100 for a toy, so definitely buy it used!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Womp womp

I pulled Parker out of school so he could see Baby on the ultrasound. ... he spent the whole time spilling on the doctor's stool. 


Remember that time I tried to teach P to play candy land and potty train at the same time?

Womp Womp. I thought my head was going to explode.

He figured out how to play candy land but not use the toilet. Of course.

Acorn Drop

We rang in the new year with an Acorn Drop in our living room with friends.

Puzzle party

Parker is REALLY into puzzles lately. So far he can do 25 piece jigsaw puzzles on his own!

Sweet boy

A pillow and blanket for Giraffe, and Apple juice for Elephant.

Friday, January 9, 2015


I have been terrible about updating Ps baby book, terrible about updating this blog.. just terrible.
But here's a fun little milestone to jot down- he can finally say his own name! He has been calling himself Arper since age two and now six months later, he finally got it down. I am so proud!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Party animal

Happy New Year!


Lately Parker has been toting around my spare cane. I know I should be flattered, but it actually makes me super bummed.

This coming from a woman who cries when she sees someone walking their dog (aww how sweet), wants French fries at 10 am but McDonald's doesn't serve them till 11, etc. So I guess I am not exactly a reliable source of what is tear worthy, but...

Friday, January 2, 2015

Allow me to vent.

To Whom it May Concern:

I am writing to tell you about the disappointing experience I had at the ---- Target today. I was shopping in the women's department and using one of the courtesy electric wheelchair carts. Due to restocking, there was merchandise in several carts that made it very difficult to move around the department. My problem is that several employees watched me- literally watched me- struggle to move around the carts and eventually hurt myself moving them out of the way. They didn't offer to help, although they clearly saw me. The exact same thing happened about ten minutes later, when I discovered the only handicapped accessible dressing room to be full of spare clothing racks. Fortunately, a fellow customer offered to help, while again at least two employees stood and watched. I was annoyed, but also very embarrassed.

It is not easy being handicapped. It is not easy to ask for help sometimes. I realize I should have asked for help, but still, your employees should know better than to make a spectator sport of watching disabled people crash into stuff with wheelchairs.



PS- This is NOTHING compared to the time (about 6 months ago) I was yelled at by a Target employee after accidentally bumping into a display with my wheelchair. I was told that my reckless behavior could have hurt someone. Apparently, I need to take my business to a more handicapped accessible establishment.

Student teacher

Lady helping me teach Parker his shapes.