Saturday, March 28, 2009

At the zoo today

Sunday, March 15, 2009

What's a mom to say?

so you all know that I have the cutest kids around--pretty much. Anywho, um there are always people wanting to talk to them. Hayden is SUPER shy. He doesn't respond. I don't force him, but encourage. Then I say that he is shy and doensn't want to talk to strangers. Fine, problem solved.
Then there's Landon. He's a very cute kid. When we're anywhere, people try to talk to him. He hears a new voice and he covers his eyes and averts them. They try to wave at him and get him to respond. He doesn't. Then they ask me, "Is he tired?" Well, um, usually kids who are tired rub their eyes, but that's not what he's doing. Then a lady asked me yesterday it he was angry. Hello? My Landon angry? So then I said very bluntly, "well, he's actually legally blind." That pretty much embarrasses everybody that I tell that to, because you can't tell and the fact that he doesn't sit up, everyone assumes that he's tired and laying down. Well, he's not tired, but I'm tired of people asking if he's tired and then I have to explain that he's blind and then they try to act like . . .blah, blah, blah. I'm not mad, but I don't want to make people uncomfortable. What should I say.
a)them: oh is he tired?
me: no, he's just blind.

b) them: Oh is he tired?
me: yep.
c) them: you know what they say
me: just leave him alone, o.k.?

Help! Any suggestions? I'm not being oversensitive am I? And Landon doesn't care if I discuss it.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Don't get too excited, it's 11pm and I'm loosing steam quick.
Just wanted to let you know that we're still alive. It's just that I have been saving my energy for all of those trips to Disneyland. Since Landon doesn't like me to leave him alone with anyone buy myself and Daddy, I can't escape to the gym.
He did get his cast off--Yeah!!! It was only on fro two weeks and he's good as new--thank heavens. He has been having a spot of bad luck with colds this winter. I don't know what is up with Cali weather.
Um, Hayden. . . well, he's still hilarious and smart. The other day we asked him what he wanted to be and he said, "um . . .a holy ghost." I just looked at him for a second and then started laughing. Where does he come up with these things. I think he's on the verge of figuring out CVC words. He's doing better. Still can't write his name(except for the H).
Serge has taken on another part time job. It kind of fell into our lap and he's enjoying it. He's designing for a contractor in our ward. Currently he's designing a back house. He's got one more week to go and then finals and then---One MORE SEMESTER! AND, he's also trying desperately to find a job. We want to move out of state, but just need a good job to motivate us. We don't know where we really want to go, so if anyone has any suggestions of cool places to live, I would LOVE to hear them.
Me, well, I've been trying to keep up with Dr.'s appointments and stuff. Landon's eye Dr. said his sight is improving. Still, he's 20/2000--which is still blind, but he's coming along. We go to see the Cardiologist(Dr. Kuhn) this month. Still don't have surgery scheduled. And, I have almost completed a queen sized quilt top. I like it--pink and brown theme. Pretty cute, if you ask me.
So that's our update, and as soon as I find where Serge has the camera, I'll put a picture up.