Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Moving back

Ok so trying to maintain 2 separate blogs is way over my head esp since SPD is so intertwined in our daily family life. What was I thinking right?? ;)

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Lesson of the Day

Don't fix what ain't broke!

Friday, August 27, 2010

He's 6!

This year we decided not to let Enzo get caught up in the countdown to his birthday. He gets too wound up with the countdown and always ends up upset. So for my sanity, this year we adopted a "don't ask, don't tell" policy. I waited till he was tucked in bed the night before to tell him it was his birthday. He was so excited to find out his birthday was just a sleep away!

This year we didn't get to put up our traditional blow-up birthday cake. We couldn't find the plug! I was kind of bummed because we've done that since Ethan was 5 or 6? But that's ok, a birthday movie with the cousins made up for our lack of props. ;)

Dear Motorola,
My Cliq needs a better camera or at least a flash.
Love, Me =D

He even got to take a trip to the store to buy his birthday present, just like he did last year. He loves being able to pick it out himself and getting to pay for it on his own. Although this year, reinforcements came to help him pick out his present.

Not only did he celebrate his birthday at home with us but he got to celebrate it Desuyo-style in the middle of the Target parking lot too! Jordan and Asher wrapped up a bunch of little presents for him, even a corn on the cob (which Enzo thought was just the sweetest thing anybody had ever done for him) and made him a few birthday cards. He totally enjoyed all their goodies more than any of the presents we got him! The Desuyo boys definitely know what little boys like.

Then of course we had to celebrate again with the rest of the family. Although I did forget to take a picture of the birthday boys - Enzo, Zeke and Dashy.

What a way to celebrate his 6th birthday!
Happy Birthday Baby-boy, hope you had a fun filled weekend!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Almost 6

I can't believe  it's been 3 years since he's come home with us. Seems like it was just yesterday he was running around the house in a Pull Up because he refused to potty train. He always gets so excited and so worked up about his birthday. On August 1st he was double checking that this was the month of his birthday. But here we are on his birthday eve and he's forgotten all about it! I think I'll wait until he's tucked in for bed to remind him. We do have a "don't ask, don't tell" policy around here when it comes to Enzo and excitement and changes. ;)

One more sleep and he'll be 6!

** Clarification: We're not gonna let him miss out on his birthday! We just choose not to let him get caught up in the count down....trust me, we need it for our sanity! I'll tell him when he's in bed tonight that his birthday is tomorrow =D

Friday, August 6, 2010

Giggling Tooth

Oh the drama! We're eating dinner last night and Enzo goes into a spaz and runs to the bathroom hysterical. Turns out his bottom front tooth was suddenly loose. He cried and whined through dinner and we eventually decided that dinner was done for him and he wanted to save his dinner for breakfast. He cried and whined while getting ready for bed. Although he stopped long enough to stare in the mirror. Then cried and whined again while getting into bed.
I was really glad to see he wasn't hysterical anymore this morning (really really glad! not sure how much of that I was gonna be able to take). He has spent much of the morning in the bathroom staring and wiggling his tooth. After one of his many bathroom trips, he ran out to say: "Mommy my tooth is gonna fall out soon because it keeps on giggling all over like this *he proceeds with a silly dance*!"

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Disney + GFCF Diet = AWESOME!

(From the hubby's cell phone)

I was so worried about trying to stick with Enzo’s GFCF diet while out of town. Even though everywhere I’ve read, people have said that Disney is the best place to be while on the diet. However they did strongly recommend to contact Disney a couple of weeks ahead of time so they can walk you through it and to make sure at least one dining area can accomodate your needs. Well I didn’t have a couple of weeks and I didn’t call. So when it was lunch time, we found a fast food place (we’re talking greasy burgers and all the good stuff) to ask if they at least have a fruit cup or anything packaged just to fill Enzo’s belly. They called one of the managers over and she said they have substitutes for everything and will cook it any way we needed! WOW…well this lady pulls out a notebook that has every ingredient listed for everything on their menu PLUS a list of additional GFCF items they carry!

So after asking me what we’d like, this lady walks me to the register and orders for us…then they prepare the GFCF food in a separate kitchen. The food items are placed in CLOSED containers, I guess they are really careful about any kind of contamination. One of the staff from the special kitchen walks it to your tray. It was awesome! Definitely the easiest order I’ve ever done for Enzo…it must have tasted pretty good too because Enzo gobbled it up!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

SPD Blog Carnival - Sensory Fun Photos

The last few months have been busy being busy, especially on the weekends. This past Saturday was such a rare treat to be able to really spend time at home to just kick back. Toots decided to hook the two little kids up with a little water fun for 3 reasons:
  1. Enzo has been incredibly…not his usual Enzo self in a good way I might add! “A happy Enzo is a happy family” is the motto around here….
  2. It has been soooooooooooooooo crazy hot!
  3. Lizzie and her trach aren’t exactly BFF’s with swimming pools or any standing water for that matter.

They were out there at least a couple of hours before we had to get cleaned up to head out for more family fun and food. But they had a great time…esp Lizzie since we don’t ever take her to the pool. We did have to remind a certain little boy a couple of times not to splash towards Lizzie’s trach, but nothing that 5 minutes out of the water didn’t fix!


Hope we can sneak in a few more pleasant weekends like this before summer is over!

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