Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday--Sunday-a stormy Sunday

Just because it was Sunday and just because the marshmallows were buy 1 get 1 free at the store the other day LOL,today I made strawberry rice krispy treats. I tried to get kiddo to help me,but he was more interested in Grandpa than helping mom in the kitchen.

Zach is happy as a clam because his laptop came back a few days ago.We had to send it off to be repaired.

WOW! It's been a week since I blogged,hasn't it? I've had the intentions,but other things just kept coming up. Today's been a bit more laid back (at least the late afternoon has). Last week,we had an appointment with a pediatric behavior specialist. We had testing done a few months before to see if Zachary's behavior would fall into the add/adhd category-which it did. He also has very mild asperger's syndrome. Even though I was expecting to hear it,it still hurt my soul a little. I know-I know,it's not the end of the world and won't affect my son's health,it still hurt to hear those results. We're not going to go the medication route-at least for now. We're basicly going to try behavior modification "therapy". Which means I have to do some things at home with him-like if he has a tantrum it will have a certain consequence. If he has any other sort of unappropriate behavior another consequence will happen. And then every 2 weeks we will go to her office where she will have play "sessions" with Zach-which will basicly be behavior modification too. Kinda nervous about that cause mom's not invited to those sessions usually LOL. (Can you tell I'm an over-protective mom?) That whole "hearing" the results and letting it sink in has really been draining on me. I have been sick since April 22nd. I ended up going to the dr and getting antibiotics for a sinus infection. The next day,Zach was at his dr with basicly the same thing. Another thing to drain away my energy. We're both over it (thank goodness).

I splurged a little bit the other day and got an electric ice cream/sorbet maker.We have an old electric one but it's soo messy and loud and I've been wanting one of those nice ones on FoodNetwork like when Emeril makes a fancy sorbet.It wasn't a big splurge-just $28,but for me it's a splurge. LOL Funny how the hubby's idea of a splurge and my idea are sooo different. His idea is to spend hundreds of dollars on guns or amo and mine can be as cheap as a new kind of make up I've been wanting to try-or an ice cream maker LOL. I can't wait to try it out. I've got an idea of using vanilla soy milk and seeing how it comes out. This model says it can make it in 15mins. YUM.

On the schooling front,we're trying to play catch up and finish a few workbooks before we start the 2nd grade studies. I ordered a great "kiddie" microscope and it came in yesterday. Zach is already "itching" to pull it out and explore all the slides that came with it. All the workbooks for 2nd grade that I ordered have come in too,thank goodness. I think we're all set-supply wise,but I can't wait till all the supplies go on sale in a few weeks--love all those 25cent notebooks and pencils!
Our homeschool group is doing a party Tuesday to celebrate the ending of the school year. Zach doesn't really know what a summer break is-since we homeschool year round. We take breaks as needed. I think if he found out that other kids had like 2 1/2 months off school for summer that might be dangerous! LOL

The front yard is looking really good. Grandpa handed me $200 the other day to get flowers for the yard with. Our yard really needed it too. I got 4 azalea bushes-we think they are all PINK. I got a blue hydrangea bush to go with the pink one I planted in the yard a few weeks ago. I got a flat of Gerber Daisies and other Dasies that my son helped pick out. I got a blue bush that I think is called a PLUMBAGO. I got two hot pink little flowers that I hope will run up the little bamboo arch that they were planted with. They look like hibiscus but aren't. If I can remember the name,I'll update LOL. I got something I call "spider grass"-it's a tall grassy plant that has little purple flowers. I might get more of that to fill in the bare spots in the flower beds. I just love the purple flowers. I got two pothos plants to go in a hanging basket on the front porch. I went to a little plant shop that is on the route that hubby takes to work--PLANT THE EARTH. They have just about every flower/plant you could ever want! I just hope it all lives LOL. There is just one bare spot in front of the house that needs to be filled with some color. The guys are putting new soil down for me and I'm waiting till that's finished before I add more flowers. I already have picked out what I want to go in that spot. We also got an ELECTROLUX HE washing machine-the only color at the store that day was red LOL. So I have a red washing machine. We're going to get the matching dryer in a few days. Our other washer/dryer wasn't old-probably 2yrs old at the most,but Grandpa wanted to upgrade things and is even talking about a new dishwasher. I think he's seen some things about how the newest appliances are more energy effecient. Pics coming soon......