Jul 31, 2015


My baby boy tried a new food today!  Voluntarily!  He saw Princess Belle eating an apple and cried for it.  I gave it to him and he actually ate some!  Autism be darned, my boy tried anew food and liked it!

Jul 30, 2015

What a Day!

Well we had an eventful afternoon!  I was doing laundry and was on my second load when one of the girls asked where the water was coming from!  The hose had popped off the washer and there was water everywhere!  It was in the storage room, the kitchen, the living room, under the steps and all the way back to the back door!!  So I am now washing and drying nearly every towel and blanket we own.  Oh well I guess the floors are good and clean now.  Prince Charming was going through a box that got wet and found some pretty special items that made me think that maybe there was a silver lining to our little stormy disaster.

Before all the excitement, I took the kids to play and have lunch in the park.  We had a wonderful time!

Jul 29, 2015


I did a lot of running around today.  It was my day to pay bills, pay rent, and get groceries.  It was honestly a  wonderful day.  I started out by walking down to pay the rent.  I took Little Prince with me and made that our morning walk.  It was so nice although I did discover an alarming number of spider nests along the way.  After I got back I spent some time on the steps with Little Prince until it was his nap time.  After he went for a nap, I walked down to my favorite local store, the one I walk to most mornings.  I got some amazing deals on meats!  I got enough meats for our family of SIX for 2 weeks as well as bread for Little Prince and a couple of veggies and I only spent $80!  After that I got a taxi to the other store to get the rest of my groceries.  The thing is . . . Everywhere I went I chatted with someone.  It was actually lovely.  From the taxi drivers to th store workers, I had such nice chats with each of them.  It really reinforces the fact that this is the right place for us.   I mean the taxi driver went out of his way to show me a walking path that will save me taxi fares and someone else told me about the best places to get good prices on produce!  It was so nice!

Jul 28, 2015


It is a rainy day here.  So we have had a quiet day at home.   The girls and I are watching Cinderella 2.  It is not as good as the first but it is fun.   I do think that Little Prince missed our morning walk though.

Jul 27, 2015

I Wonder

Most every day Little Prince and I go for a walk.  On our way we pass a set of stairs I call the stairs to nowhere.  They go to a grassy lot that shows no sign of anything having been there.  They make me wonder.  A house had to have been there at one point.  But there's nothing at all there now.  At some point a home was there.  Maybe someone brought their baby home there.  Maybe it was a home filled with stories; stories of first kisses, first steps, first teeth, and first loves.  It was a home with family memories of Christmases, birthdays, and family pets.  But all of that history has been lost to time.  There's nothing there anymore and all that is left is this lonely set of stairs to nowhere.

Jul 26, 2015


I had the little ones in the front yard today.  We have a little table and two chairs so I can drink coffee while Little Prince has breakfast.  As Little Prince and I sat together the girls played,  a neighbor stopped by.  She has two kids on the Spectrum too.  Her daughter is high functioning like Princess Belle and her don has classic autism like Little Prince.  We had a nice chat and I look forward to getting to know her better.  I am so glad to be getting to know more people!

Jul 25, 2015


I really like how content my kids seem here.  Each of the girls have asked me if this could be our forever home.  They like the house, the neighborhood, the people, everything.  I like how easy it is to go for a walk with the kids.  There's a park close to walk to and an adorable little store with great staff, and great prices.  And I love how people wave to me as I walk by.  I  even like how the taxi driver knows where I live and just asks if we are all going and if I  am going home.

Jul 24, 2015

Poor Boy

Little Prince had a rough day today.  I don't know why but he was upset more than usual and he was hard to console.  At 8:30 this morning I popped him into a stroller and took him for a walk to make him stop crying before he woke up the whole house.  I may have to do it again tonight if he doesn't settle.  But I did get a couple of cute pictures of him looking at me (which is rare!).

Jul 23, 2015


It was a long, but fun day at home with the kids.  Here are a few pics from my day.

Jul 22, 2015

Birthday Fun

Princess Magpie turned 7 years old today!  We had a lot of fun.  We went to a fire fighters museum, then we went to Mcdonald's, did a little shopping before going to the movies and then we came home for chili, birthday cake, and presents.  She declared it the best day ever!