Sleepovers are obviously better when they aren’t at my home!

Ande and Jill were having a sleepover Friday night and I was going crazy getting all the things they expected me to get together for their sleepover. Luckily my wonderful sister in law, Sharon, called to the rescue and asked if Jessica wanted to have a sleepover at her house. (yes, I secretly jumped for joy – ha) Even though Jessica has never been to a sleepover, I didn’t even think twice and I said YES!!! So I am happy go lucky taking Jessica to her sleepover and half way there Jessica asked me for milk. AGGHH!!! I forgot her sippy cup and milk. I didn’t want to go back home to get it cause I was afraid that Jessica would just want to stay home. Ha ha… So I went to the “ghetto” Fry’s on 7th Street and Baseline. (always something scary or litteraly crazy going on there) Anyhow, I bought Jessica a sippy cup and milk. I also bought all the junk food for Jill & Ande’s sleepover.

Kids acting like Knights.

Jessica didn’t take off her
Giraffe boots until she
decided to go to sleep

Caleb pushing Jesse on the swings
So I get to Sharon’s home and realize that I forgot to buy the soda that Jill and Ande wanted and lucky for me and not surprisingly, Sharon came to the rescue again and gave me a 12 pack of soda. *thanks*.
I was a little leary about Jessica staying the night since it was her first sleepover, but she didn’t seem to mind. As a matter of fact, she didn’t even want to say goodbye to me. ha! It seemed like she forgot I existed. Go figure! As I was about to leave I realized that I forgot to take her ‘comfort’ blanket. So I had to go back home to get it. Oh the things we do for our children! ha

Jessica really enjoyed her first sleepover with her cousin Caleb. She hasn’t stopped talking about how much fun she had. Sharon said that the kids had a blast at their little sleepover. Caleb and Jessie stayed up late playing and watching movies. They all were up by 6 the next morning. (which is way early for Jessica who enjoys sleeping in until 8:30 or 9)

Sharon said that the kids had donuts for breakfast (not that they actually ate them :), they played all morning in the backyard and playroom and then they had McDonald’s for lunch. I guess compared to a teenage sleepover it doesn’t take much to entertain toddlers at a sleepover.
Ande and Jill on the other hand, were loud all night. Movies and lots of laughter, which of course was okay because I would rather them be silly at home than out doing illegal things. The toddlers got to stay up late (10pm) and most of the teens stayed up ALL night! The y didn’t sleep at all! Holly cow! Of course, I really am not super surprised because I only slept 3 hours. Gosh I am tired!

Ande and Jill had too much fun that they forgot to take more than 2 pictures. Sharon however took several pictures of the kids sleepover.


Jessica finally asleep!!



What Next ?!? CURSES!

Anyhow, not long ago Jessica’s Dr told me that Jessica “possibly” had Autism Spectrum Disorder. I didn’t do anything about it because I was kind of in denial. However after almost 2 months, I finally decided to get Jessica tested to make sure it was an accurate diagnosis. If she does have it, then I wanted to get her started with early intervention.  It was such a hassle to get any help from the school district that I live in. Of course – no surprise to me. Anyhow, prior to them testing her I needed to enroll her in preschool which I did. Then the district tells me that she couldn’t be enrolled because I made too much money. Good riddance! It seems like one has to be poor or unemployed to qualify for pre-school. UGH!  I asked them where I could take Jessica for an evaluation and they said to ask my DR. Well my doctor had already said to go to the district, so it was a HUGE long mess. Keep Reading

Perseverance Pays Off!!!

So as many of you know, I graduated from ASU in December of 07. I immediately got hired to teach 1st grade the week after I graduated. All I had to do was take this huge ‘teacher’ exam to get my teaching certificate so I could start teaching in January. No big deal, I just graduated, I could do this!! Keep Reading

That’s My Song!

I was babysitting my nephew and Jessica was very jealous of him. Does that ever happen to your kids? She didn’t like when I held him or talked to him. She wanted all of the attention for herself. Anyhow- I started singing to him as I was putting him to sleep and Jessica got very upset, she covered her ears with her hands and yelled at me saying, “THAT’S MY SONG”.  I of course had to change the song I was singing and she yelled again saying that that was also her song. It was funny to see Jessica so jealous…. that just means it’s a sign that I shouldn’t have anymore kids! ha ha.
Silly Jealous Jessica
Baby Ralphy

Human Smuggling Ring

Talk about some scary stuff!!! Last week a body was found shot and on fire in a dumpster a few miles from from my home. It turns out that this guy was murdered in the house next door to where I live! AGGHHH!!! Detectives found another guy and rescued him just before he was about to be executed. That guy was tied up, blindfolded, beaten and gagged and in a closet for ONE week. Yup.. in the closet of the house next door to me! CSI, Homicide, and the police were next door ALL night and finally left in morning at 6:45. NINE people were arrested at the house next door and were booked on murder and kidnapping charges. Man… talk about some scary stuff!!! This kind of thing is not supposed to happen in my neighborhood!