Thursday, June 16, 2011

Time for some new blog posts!

So it's been almost a year since I posted a blog, but after talking with my Uncle the other day, I decided I need to do this more often and share my expierences of having a child with developmental delays. What I'm really looking to get out of this is the ability to maybe help another mom out there who is in my shoe's but doesn't know where to go or what to do. I've been fortunate enough to have been given a family that provides my strong support system for me and Maddox though I know not all women are that lucky. Maybe I can be their support system! That's really my reason for going back to school....I want to advocate for other parents. It's been a long but rewarding road for Maddox and I. I've probably learned more in the 5 1/2 years I've been a mom than thee whole time I was in school as a kid!

Each day (or every other day) I'll post about a new topic starting at the beginning from when Maddox was a newborn. I hope this information will reach someone who needs it and help their family out.


Friday, September 24, 2010

My baby boy is growing up!

Maddox turned 5 the other weekend and while i'm so proud he's growing up and advancing, i'm having baby withdrawls!!!! it's a little bittersweet i guess. he started pre-k this school year and while he's still in the PEDD program, he's going all day long instead of the half day he's been used to. at first, i thought he wouldn't be okay with a regular school day but he's doing so awesome. Ms. Erin always called him the transition king, and that he is!!! i cant help to think of all we've been through and it still seems like he was just born the other day! i feel like the proudest mom everr!! i never knew being a mom could be this rewarding :)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Windows 7….

is all it’s hyped up to be!!!

I just set up my windows live account and now I can just blog right  from my desktop. You’ll be hearing from me more often once I get this thing figured out!!


Friday, March 19, 2010's more than a color, it's a lifestyle ;)

And if you come to my house, you would understand the meaning of that!!!
To add to my collection of pink things, I got a pink laptop a couple weeks ago!!! OohEmGee I freaking LOVE it :)
Now I just need a pink couch.....and a pink everything else haha.
Although I'm not sure Tyler would go for that. He only puts up with all the pink here because it was here before him
[[ i guess? ]]

I'm sitting here on the couch with Tyler...doing pretty much nothing...and
 I have to say, this is the best Friday night I've had in a long time.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I'm baaaack!!!!!

I lost interest in the whole blogging thing.....

but I'm back!!! I have waaay too much on my mind nowadays to not write about it. Ohh and maybe one day I'll get lucky like Jen Lancaster and some important person will read it and be like "OMG she is a superawesome writer. I want to sign her to a book deal!" Ha yeah right. I can dream though!!!

Some random oberservations for today...

1. Why do people get so enamored with celeberties? They ain't nobody. Just normal people like you and me that just so happen to have a special talent. What Kayne did was really stupid and ignorant BUT GET OVER IT! What you think or say about it doen't affect him in any way so don't let it pollute your brain! Which brings me to number......

2. Why in the hell is the president getting mixed up in hollywood ? He was heard, before an interview, saying "He's a jackass." Um you're the president and should probably butt out. You're in charge of this financial crisis and horrible housing market and God-awful unemployment. NOT of the goings on at an award show or anything having to do with celeberties. Next thing you know he'll be inviting everyone to the white house for a party er uh I mean "summit".

3. Obama is a socialist plain and simple. He is another Hitler. When Hitler went into power, who did he go after first? The kids. So he could brainwash them because he knew they would one day be in charge and they are so easy to persuade. Hmm didn't NObama give that speech or whatever to schools across the country the other week? Yeah, I thought so. I am really seriously considering homeschooling Maddox. I'm not letting him brainwash my son!!!!

4. A lot of Chineese delivery guys have been killed here in Richmond lately. Wtf? Are the Domino's and Pizza Hut guys not good enough for you? You're a pussy for killing someone. I call idiots like you a waste of good air.

5. I watched this video on youtube about a missing person in Richmond. Yeah, it was about our so called "Governor" and he's missing from his job which he sucks at. I could do a better job than him. Isn't there an election coming up? I'll definitely be voting. Instead of giving more state funding to things like daycare assistance, he gave himself a raise (that he didn't deserve) and threw a party. If he would have gave more funding to daycare assistance that would raise the max amount of income you can make in order to continue to receieve their services which would mean I could get my raise back at work. But that would be too easy. I want to kick him in the shin.

6. Who made the rule that it's easier to gain weight than to loose it? I want to kick them in the shin too. I loose stuff alllll the time...this shouldn't be that hard.

Next week is the start of fall!

Geez, time has been flying by as of late. It feels like summer just got here. I guess the lack of humidity that we're normally used to here in Richmond helped. Despite not going anywhere for vacation, I had a really great summer. Madd and I were outside most of the time.

We went everywhere!!!!

Maymont, Overhill Lake, Pocahontas State Park, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Children's Museum, Va beach for the day, Belle Isle, and of course the summer wouldn't be complete without a trip to Rainbow Acres!!

Even though I'm sad summer is over, I'm happy school started back up and I know Maddox is too!!! He's made a lot of progress over the summer. He couldn't even walk down the stairs, even with help, when school ended last spring. Now, he's almost doing it by himself!!

He makes me so proud!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I'm kicking you out, 2008!

So another year is gone.
Really? I feel like this one just got here.
I can't complain. 2008 wasn't really the best year for me so I am welcoming 2009 with open arms and a fresh look at life.
I don't make "new years resolutions" per say but more of things that can make me a better person and after the holidays just seems like a good time to do it. It just so happens to fall under what most consider resolutions. Whatever you wanna call it, I'm ready.
I have been doing some major soul searching lately. Like making things good between me and Madd's father. I can't tell you how great I feel now that I've done that.
So that's one thing I've done to make my life better. Also, getting all of the losers that I thought were my friends out of my life. I quit cigarettes 3 months ago and [[ kinda ]] started eating better, which has made a vast improvement in my health. I realized a few weeks ago that I have finally found a carrer that I like and an office that I love and people that I adore working for and I don't plan on going anywhere. I've been here for almost 7 months and I feel that I am due for a raise as I haven't had one yet. I'm a bit nervous because I've never worked in an office and haven't had to ask for a raise before. Being a waitress for 7 years, if I wanted a raise, I worked more doubles! My boss is cool, so really, I shouldn't fret. That's another thing I need to improve for the new year, being assertive and not scared being too proud to ask for help.
Go team Nicole!

I had an awesome awesome awesome Christmas. And I'm pretty sure Maddox enjoyed his as well. I know how much my parents rock, but Christmastime reasures me of it. It's not the fact that they still give us a huge Christmas like when we were kids and spend lots of money on us, it's that they get so much joy out of seeing us happy and I know my mom loves seeing us get excited about the surprises!♥

My parents gave Madd a big wheel and he hasn't gotten off it since Christmas morning! I mean like omg, he is obssesed with it. It is very cute :-) His feet don't quite reach the peddels enough to push them so he pushes his feet on the floor.

I made off pretty well too! Haha...
These are my top 3 faves
This is my new l♥ve. I've wanted an ipod so bad for quite a while and although I knew I was gonna get it...I was still very estatic Christmas morning :-)
My really really warm and soft Aeropostale jacket is my favorite clothing item. I love the fur and the color and um...everything!

And my [[ eTnies ]]
Very excited about them bc I've always wanted some skate shoes, but they are always so expensive. Shoe Carnival raWks and so do their sales (I got shoe money in my stocking!). I got those and got Madd a super cute pair of New Balances and all I spent was $41.95!!! That is very exciting to me!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Yay for Christmas!!!!

M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S!!!!!!So, it's been a while since I've posted. A month to be exact. My life is a bit outta control right now. You know, with it being Christmastime and everything. I love love love Christmas! Except for the part where I wait to the last minute to finish my Christmas shopping. That's right, it's Christmas eve and I AM NOT DONE!!! Ahhh...
Guess I'll be going to Target after I get off work...early! Wooo..

Maddox finally got some braces for his ankles. They'll make them much stronger. They are already helping him. He's bending his knees and walking much faster. Good thing too because my back is starting to hurt ALL THE TIME! He's just getting too big for mommy to carry him like a baby anymore. That kinda makes me sad :-( My baby is growing up.

^His tiny little braces aww^
^and the new shoes his dr. gave us for [[ free ]]^

So I guess then he thought he could wear uncle Jakes shoes. Haha

Also, I am very proud of myself bc I made things good between Jason (madd's father) and I.
I couldn't live the rest of my life having those ill feelings about him. We have a child together and whether we like it or not, we will always be a part of each others lives. Thinking negatively about him all the time was turning me into a bitter and mean person. I don't want to be that person. Since I talked to him, I have felt soooo much better. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I know one day Maddox will be very happy that I did that bc I know how happy of a person he is and I'm sure he would want his parents to be peaceful. I gotta look out for what my boo boo needs!!!'s time to leave early!!!!

Ahhh I'm sooooo freakin excited for Christmas!!!