Friday, March 13, 2009

Saint Paddys Day is Coming!

I love Saint Patrick's Day. Green is my favorite color. I have been trying to come up with a cute craft to work on this weekend. Last year, the whole gang, all 3 kids, Hubby, mom-in-law and myself all made a cute leprechaun. I found the how to info, on Family Fun magazines web site. He is so cute. It is a great project. We had a lot of laughs, as we all spent quality family time together, doing something creative. We made great memories and we still laugh about some of them today. It was so sweet to see my Hubby, holding his toilet paper roll, and painting it green. He's so cute. (Hubby, not the leprechaun) That's one thing I don't ever think my Daddy would have done. A craft (Oh My)!! LOL!! My Daddy did help with science projects, etc., but not crafts. No Way he would say.
I think tomorrow we will be going into Chicago to see the Chicago River turn green. How great is that. I am looking forward to it. I wanted to see it last year, but I couldn't convince Hubby to brave the crowds. This year, my powers of persuasion seems to have paid off.
Tomorrow night at church is Family Night. I am really looking forward to going. Then the kids are going to a jr. high thing on Sunday afternoon. Have a terrific Friday night.
Peace, Renee


Anonymous said...

I lived in Chicago for 9 months when I first started flying for Southwest Airlines. I was based there and me and my husband decided to live there. SHOCKER for me from small town Texas. Anyway, I did manage to see the river turn green and that was VERY COOL!!! Looking back I should have done so many more things during my time there but I was only 21 years old and I was too busy telling myself that I wasn't going to like it cause it wasn't Texas. Stupid young girl I was. Now 14 years later I wish I could go back and re-do it. You'd die if I told her where we lived during those 9 months!!! Can you say G-H-E-T-T-O??????????
Have fun this weekend!!

Ames said...

Hi Renee, I am Ames (or Amy) from over at In The Wheelhouse. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a message. To answer your question...Yes, we do have experience with autism. Our oldest son was diagnosed when he was 4yrs (although we really knew a couple years before that). He is almost 11 years now. He was officially diagnosed with "High Functioning Autism" which basically means he was on the mild end of the "spectrum". Even though the doctors call it "mild" it has still been one interesting road to where we are today. I noticed from your blog that you are a Christian so you will not be surprised at me for me to tell you that we would not have our son any other way. He is such a sweet child with a great heart, a love for life and a heart for the Lord. We have learned and grown so much from having him in our lives. He is such a blessing to us.

You may have noticed from some of the other blogs and links on my site that we do believe that vaccinations did have something to do with his autism. For most people it is a very sensitive and contriversial issue, but we have made the choice to totally do away with vaccinations in our family. Yep, all of us, my husband and myself included. We have a younger son who, to this day, has never had a vaccination and he is the healthiest of all of us. Go figure. We have done a ton of our own research on the topic and there is much more to all of it then just saying NO to all shots. So please don't think that I am "over the top" (so to speak) with all of it.

Anyhow, I could go on and on about my son, our journies and the whole vaccination thing, but I won't. If you would like to "talk" more I would love to share with you or answer any questions (not that I am an expert, or anything. hehe). Feel free to email me at . I would love to talk more with you!

Thanks again for stoppin' in to say hi and for the sweet commpliment about my son. Yes, he does have a wonderful smile.:) Hope to hear back from you soon.

BTW...yes, AZ is nice, specially this time of year. We get a ton of out-of-state people here for spring training, too. Definitely a BIG time of year out here for many people.