Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Happy Spring!

I took these pictures on our walk the other day. We had so much fun enjoying the weather!

Welcome Spring!!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

the flyboys

The Flyboys (2006) is an absolute must see. It is being shown at film festivals around the country. The director, Rocco Devilliers, is hoping to open it in theatres around the nation. You know it's a great movie when you laugh and cry in the same scene. Since it was a low budget film (2m) all the stunts are real (no green screen). And only sometimes were they able to afford stunt devils. I don't want to talk too much about the movie bc it will give some of it away. But seriously, go see this movie. It's not rated, but it's not one I would take my kiddies too. Fyi.

Take care, and if you see it - lemme know what you think!
^ this is the palace theatre where the film was shown

^ everynight on the way home I listen to the Jim Reith show on 570wsyr radio.
I had enough courage to ask for his picture!

^ after sticking my foot in my mouth (long story), I come to find this is the mayor of syracuse! so of course I got my picture with him too!

^ Stephen B handing out an award

^ walking
^ rocco and stephen
^ this pic is blurry, why did I put it up?
you see those 2 heads in the spotlight?
those are mine and brian's heads!

I didn't want to wait in the line to see Stephen Baldwin so I forwent the picture with me and him.
It's okay though. We had a blast being that close so I felt like I didn't need the picture anways!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Thursday, April 17, 2008

driving hell

So yesterday I was driving down 690 and as many of you know, 690 splits with 2 lanes going toward Auburn and 2 to Fulton/Baldwinsville Area. Well, I'm puttering down the road staying in my lane to stay one 690 and a car cuts me off to stay on 690. I slam on my breaks and merge into the left lane. I speed up to see the person that ultimately could have ruined my life and lo and behold the man is READING A BOOK! Yes, while driving and driving 70mph at that. Seriously, what are you thinking?!

Side Rant: A serious pet peeve of mine is when people beep at me when I'm not doing ANYTHING wrong. If I am, beep at me. If I'm not- leave me alone. It's annoying as f.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

parker's hospital stay

Long story…
So on Easter Sunday, we were at my parent’s house and my sister’s boyfriend, Steve was holding Parker. Steve bent over to get something, and down fell Parker. We heard the bang from the next room and walked in. Parker was screaming in his arms. I put ice on the bump on the back of his head. After he calmed down, I asked what had happened. They told me. I wasn’t that worried bc kids get hurt all the time and are usually okay. We got home and called the Dr. He said to watch him to make sure he’s still acting normal and bring him into the office in the morning. So, we did. Dr M felt his head and sent us for an x-ray. His little tiny 5 month old skull was fractured. There was nothing we could really do except to watch it and him to make sure he was acting normal.Parker was a little cranky and we thought it was because his head was hurting. Also 4 days after Easter he got his first tooth! Kids are notorious for being cranky when teeth are coming in. So I thought maybe it was that. A couple days later I realized it was when I was changing his clothes that he started screaming. Brian called the Dr on Tues and she said to bring him in Thursday.

Brian took him in to Dr K’s on Thursday and she took a look and said “his collar bone is broken, why did you wait so long?” Well, because your nurse told us too. We had no idea something might be broken. So Brian and Parker were admitted to the hospital to get tons of x-rays of his body. She also thought his head was too big so he had to have a ct scan of that to make sure there was no blood on the brain. Brian called me at 4p at work and I left work at 4:30 to be with my baby.

They x-rayed his whole body and he hardly cried. We waited for the results. They ct scanned his head. He didn’t cry at all. And we waited for the results.
The results came back. Dr. K came into our hospital room. His brain looked good. But he had a broken arm. The lower bones of his left arm- radius and ulna- are totally broken through. Dr K asked what had happened and I told her the story as best I knew it. She was apparently not satisfied with the answer. She called child protective services on us. “There must have been a lot of impact.” “This couldn’t have happened from just being dropped” and it was then that our judgment and ability as good parents was in question. She said that there were no orthopedic Drs at Oswego Hosp and so we needed to go to University. Since Crouse was full. We had to be taken by ambulance since our parenting skills were in question we couldn’t drive him ourselves.

He was admitted to University Hospital at about 1am Friday morning. All the residents and Drs were amazed on how well he was moving his arm even though it was broken. He was playing with toys, sucking his fingers, smiling and laughing away. His arm was finally casted around 4am. The Dr was nice and he gave Parker a dark blue cast. We waited until about 6a to take more xrays to make sure it was set okay. They said that the break looked like it was starting to heal already. This means that the break was old. It didn’t happen recently. We met with the Social Worker and the cps lady called me. She would come over to the house tomorrow to investigate further. Since the Drs opinion agreed with our story we were able to leave the hospital Friday night around 7:30pm.

I have never felt so belittled and incompetent as I did knowing that we would be investigated. I know that I am a good mom. Parker is such a great baby and that is why we had no idea it was broken. He would have tummy time and get right up on his arms. He hardly ever cries and sleeps well. We never in a million years would have thought he had a broken bone.

So, as the cps thing continues please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. This is def an emotionally trying time. Also, I’m pretty sure P-man has no insurance. So, we’re going to officially be in debt. The ct scan is about $3,000 and ambulance is at least $500.