Sunday, August 28, 2011

Picking Out School Clothes

Any parent knows, it's much easier if school clothes are picked out the night before or even at the beginning of the week.

Another one of my great ideas!

I have tags in the closet for the 5 days of the school week! Sissy and I pick out her school clothes on Sunday for the entire week. Each outfit (shirt & shorts/skirts) is hung in her closet in front of the tag for the day it is to be worn, like this (left image)!
Sissy is too short to reach clothes hung on the regular bar in the closet, so we put another one down lower where she can reach.

The tags hanging up have the days of the week written on them, so each day Sissy knows which outfit to put on when she gets herself dressed in the morning!

I made the tags out of simple craft foam sheets. Cut a slit down from the top, then cut a circle. Think of it like a door knob sign.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Aloha Friday: Stick or Automatic?

Aloha Friday
This Weeks Question:
Do you know how to drive a stick (manual transmission)? Do you currently drive a stick or automatic? Which do you prefer?

My Answer:
I learned how to drive on a stick and my first two cars were sticks. But my last two have been automatics, which I prefer. It's been a long time since I have driven a stick, but it's like riding a bike, you never forget.


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Aloha Friday began at An Island Life, In Hawaii, Friday is the day to relax and take it easy. So, here is an easy and fun post to start the weekend!

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I have Asperger's

I guess it was about a year ago that it was first suggested to me that my daughter might have Asperger Syndrome. Over the past year I have learned a lot about Autism Spectrum Disorders, specifically Asperger's, I'm still learning as I go. The more I learned the more I realized the diagnosis fit my daughter and my son.

Eventually I started seeing signs in myself. I debated for a long time weather or not to get tested. I'm 32 years old, really what difference does it make at this point in my life. I am the way I am. Ultimately, my curiosity won. I wanted to know and I figured it would give me answers to why I am the way I am. Along with why both my children have Asperger's.

I got my test results on August 2, it's official, I have Asperger Syndrome. I'm an Aspie.
I have debated weather to share this with you all or not, but the blogging world in a since, is part of my support system. Maybe someone out there knows what I am going through.

Sleepin Boy
~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Link-up

Yes, Booboo fell asleep like that, he slept for about 20 minutes. It was a really tough day, he had been sick and feeling yucky. If I moved him he would have woken up. This was taken over a week ago.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I want to be her
~ Wordless Wednesday Link-up ~

Sorry I haven't written a "real" post all month... I've been pretty busy and had so much on my mind I cant seem to organize it all...

If only Ginger could speak, we could both say, at the same time "I wish I had your life" and poof, we could trade places for a few day! That would be Awesome!
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Thursday, August 11, 2011

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

What do you want for dinner?
~ Wordless Wednesday Link-up ~

Campbell's Sponge Bob Chicken Noodle Soup,
the only pasta I can get him to eat...

If the video is not working here you can also watch it on my YouTube Channel.

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Friday, August 05, 2011

Aloha Friday: Rotary Telephone

Aloha Friday
This Weeks Question:
Have you ever used or even seen (in real life) a Rotary Telephone?


The other day I mentioned to my friend "K" that the alarm clock on my cell phone sounds like an old telephone (she didn't even remember what that sounded like). The ring phones used to make before we were able to program them to sound differently. Back when home phones were still connected to a cord and the wall, when EVERYONE still had a land line.

My Answer:
Yes! We had a rotary phone when I was a kid and my grandma had one as well.

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Thursday, August 04, 2011

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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

~ Drive These Blues Away ~
Wordless Wednesday Link-up

I have a co-host this week! Olivia @ Olivia Blue Music! She is a fellow Military Wife, a Singer/Songwriter and also lives here in Hawaii!
Meet Olivia, this song, "Drive These Blues Away," won 2nd place in the 2011 USAA Garage Band Playoff


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Monday, August 01, 2011

Sissy's first day of 3rd Grade!! It SHOULD also be Booboo's first day of Preschool....



Today was my little girl's first day of 3rd grade! Her 3rd (and probably last) year of school here in Hawaii as well... It's crazy how fast summer went by, but in a way it's good, with Hubby gone, I need time to fly. She was so excited this morning!


The Preschool problem:
There is a Head Start Preschool program on base. The end of February I filled out the application for enrollment online (like your supposed to). In April I finally heard back from them and had a meeting to fill out paperwork. I found out we are slightly over the income requirement to be enrolled, however because my son has Asperger's and needs the socialization we could get a waiver and be enrolled! Great!
Waited and waited and heard nothing.