Thursday, July 23, 2009

August Design Team Sneaks

Hello all!
I'm excited to announce that I've been asked to stay on the Design Team for IF IT'S GROOVY for another term. (Thanks Deb *grin*)

And I have to confess.. Being honest, this Summer has been crazy for me. Between vacations, Caleb's Birthday, guests from out of town coming in, my best friends' visit and just trying to focus on spending more time with my two favorite boys, I've had little time to scrap or blog. With the exception of my one day a month that I crop with friends, I've cropped here at my home just a few times this Summer.
Some would say I'm a slacker but I assure you, I'm not. I'm NOT blocked this time.. Or lazy. I just haven't had the time.
Some of my close friends know that in the past couple of months we have come to realize that Caleb might be slightly Autistic (communication only) so I've been trying to spend extra time with him during the day.
And potty training.. oh my goodness! He has no interest. So I gave up on trying and haven't been pushing it. He'll be four before he's potty trained but I guess that's the breaks. How do you make a child that can barely ask/answer questions understand potty training? It's been tough. It hasn't "clicked" with him yet.
Yet the kid can now count to 80 uninterrupted, knows his ABC's forwards and backwards. Knows all his colors, shapes and numbers and can recite several nursery rhymes. Sometimes, it makes no sense to me.
Anyway, I don't want to get into all that but let's just say my world has been rocked a bit. We will know FOR SURE if he is Autistic in Sept or October. We are waiting for his eval at Riley Child Development center in Indy.
In the meantime, I'm trying not to read too much on the internet b/c it is all freaking me out and just making our anxiety about it worse.
He has a few signs but there are also signs of Autism that he doesn't have at all. So we are praying that he is just stubborn and doesn't want to conversate just yet, LOL.
Here is a picture Carli took Tues night of Cay & I.

I don't allow my picture to be taken very often. I've never liked pictures of myself and I've gained a ton of weight since having Caleb and I'm just embarassed of myself. And I have a major butt chin that I hate.. so you'll rarely see pics of me (if you haven't noticed that already, LOL).
But I like this one. I am kissing him and he is just so happy to be with his Mama :)

My birthday is Sunday.. I am hoping for some scrappy time but we'll see.. I might opt for a play day and dinner out with my boys instead.
So have a great rest of the week, everyone! I'll see you back here after the 1st!


Cheryl Kosakura said...

What a sweet shot! You have yourself a great Birthday!

Anonymous said...

I love this picture of you two. Don't ever be ashamed of who you are. You are a great Momma and you can just tell that he loves you and he could care less what you look like.
I hope to see more work from you soon. I'll see you over on FB. Kat

4guysandagirl said...

Have you ever heard of Aleida's Challenge?? Go here: and read it. It will change the way you feel about having your picture taken!! I have more pics of me with my boys now than I did just a year ago because of this woman.

I'm praying for you and for Caleb that the Lord will hold you during this trying time! Remember, He said He wouldn't put on us anymore than we could bear. No matter how it turns out He's still in control.

Courtney said...

Happy early birthday! Mine is Tuesday!

I had to go out of town and now my inbox is loaded with mail. I cannot find your address to send your blog candy to! Please email me at Thanks!!

BethieJ said...

Jenny I LOVE that photo of your and your sweet boy!!!
Happy Early Birthday!!! Got any BIG plans..
and no worries on the potty training.. it will click.. both my kids were 4.. it wasnt any easier or quicker for my girl.. like I HEARD! LOL!! he will get it mom. :)
Have a GREAT weekend!! ENJOY your day tomorrow!!

Lydia said...

Congrats your sneak peaks look great!