Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter

Time is flying by! It is Easter weekend. I decided to recycle some of the baby food jars and containers we have piling up to make little easter treat jars for little Marilee to give out to our family this weekend at our Williams family dinner. If I had started them sooner, I would have painted the lids so I didn't see the metal rims. Oh well, for a quick two day project working around a very active and inquisitive one year old, I think they turned out cute. I played with paper scraps, ribbons, stickers, stamps and a variety of glue to try to get these done. Happy Easter to all my family and friends.

Friday, April 8, 2011

If you want Rainbows...

If you want Rainbows, you gotta have Rain!
I'm sitting here at my conputer and just looked up to my calendar. This rainbow quote is printed there. Sometimes life can be hard and we question why we have trials and hardships, difficult things to deal with that happen to us or those we love. We want to have "rainbows" instead. I remember when I was around 15 I wrote a poem that had the basic message that we have trials and strife because if we didn't we would have a boring life with nothing to do. Even though having a day without anything going wrong would seem like a welcome blessing, having every day like that might indeed get boring. So, we need to look for the positives, go jump in puddles, enjoy the raindrops as they fall. The rest of the message on my calendar pages says "By overcoming adversity, we find the joy in everything."
So, as we wait for the results of the two days of testing with Robert and more questionaires and information the team of doctors got from Dale and I, life will go on, day by day. I hope I'll see rainbows everyday and will try to look for them as I live each day, step by step.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Busy busy busy...

I can't believe we are into April already. Time sure flies. Little Marilee made some first steps this past week towards potty training. Yes, she has been going pee in her new potty (when Mommy catches her at the right time), and today, she also went ... the other thing...! Yes, Both ends made a deposit into her potty this morning and she and I celebrated by clapping our hands and then calling Grandma Pilling to give her a report. The rest of my day today is being spent getting ready to travel to Calgary tomorrow for two days. Robert has tests to do at the Children's Development Center with various doctors. We hope these tests will give us some answers into understanding Robert and his behaviors better. Cody, our dog, is going to a new dog-day care center to stay while we are away. Marilee, Robert, and I are just getting over our colds and now Dale is getting cold symptoms. Oh Dear. Hope all that we have to do this week we will do safely, and hope we can all be healthy and happy too while we are away. 

Projects and Things To Do

  • Make time to Scrapbook and then DO IT
  • Decorate Marilee's Room with new Shelves
  • Repaint Shelves for Marilee's Room