Friday, November 19, 2010
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Thursday, June 18, 2009
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Saturday, April 4, 2009
Maury, Dale and Ava
Dale and Ava
Denise and Kelli in the B-52 cockpit
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Each year I try to come up with a theme for our Christmas tree and for our general house decorations. A couple years ago we had a Disney themed tree. Our tree was filled with Mickey-shaped ornaments and other Disney character ornaments. Our tree skirt was from the Disney store and our stockings had Mickey and Minnie on them (Goofy for Clayton).
Anyway, this year I have been drawn to the color pink. I want a pink holiday outfit for Ava...pink lights on the tree..pink everything. I wasn't sure how to incorporate pink into our holidays without having a major theme to use. Then....a lightbulb went off in my head. FLAMINGOS!!!! We've all seen the silly flamingo ornaments dressed up in Santa outfits or sitting by the beach with palm trees. This would be the perfect way to bring PINK into Christmas!
So I now have a flamingo Merry Christmas sign on my front door...a Season's Greetings flamingo door mat outside...flamingo stockings (except for Ava...she had to have an Elmo stocking)...flamingo hand towels for the bathrooms....flamingo towels in the kitchen...and even flamingo tree ornaments. I'm now on the hunt for pink lights to put on our tree.
You might wonder what Dale's opinion is on this "bird Christmas??" He just said "I have no opinion." Good answer honey!!!!!!
I will post pictures as soon as our tree is up. I need Dale to get it out of storage for me and he has been sick the past couple of days.
Posted by Kelli at 10:05 PM
Friday, November 14, 2008
It was 6:15am and I wake up with a funny feeling that something is going on in the house. I notice that our bedroom door is wide open and there is a light on in the hallway. My first thought (the mother in me) was that Clayton was sick and needed help.
My next feeling was that of being smoothered. As I tried to come out of my DEEP sleep, I realize that Clayton has wrapped himself completely around me. How did I not hear him enter our room (he has a habit of making Kramer-like entrances into any room he enters) and how did I not feel him wrap himself around me? All day I have been wondering if I would even wake up and realize if a complete stranger had jumped into bed with us. How scary is that?
Here is how our conversation went:
Me: Why are you being my human blanket? (I should have known better than to ask such a non-literal question to a 7 year-old with Asperger's Syndrome).
Me: Why are you laying in my bed?
Clayton: Mommy, I want to play the Wii.
Me: No...you are not playing the Wii right now.
Clayton: I want to play my DS.
Me: OK...let me find it.
Clayton: Oh thank you Mommy!
Me: Sit in your room and be quiet for the next 30 minutes PLEASE!!!! I will be back in here to get you dressed for school.
Clayton: Mommy? I don't want to go to school today. I want to play the Wii.
Me: And I want to play on a cruise ship.
Clayton is at his dad's house tonight so there shouldn't be any early morning wakeup calls tomorrow...unless Miss Ava decides to climb out of her crib and give us a surprise.
Posted by Kelli at 5:17 PM