Friday, June 27, 2008

Strawberry picking

Last night we went Mulberry picking and to day it was Strawberries!

Angelo and Jeno had tons of fun! We each had a basket and ended up with 4.5 quarts of strawberries. I will be making strawberry jam all weekend! Angelo and his Pap ate the last jar last week. I didn't realize how many we picked until I got home and started cleaning and measuring them. I have 10lbs of blueberries coming next week from a local farmer. I think I will save some and mix the blueberries and strawberries for jam. It was sooo hot! and humid while we were picking. Wouldn't you soon as we were done it started to rain. LOL!!! It was so funny, every strawberry Angelo picked he had to show to me or his Dad for inspection. We were done with our baskets and he has maybe 20 perfect strawberries. I had to take him along and help him fill his basket. He informed me that he liked his strawberries much better than the ones I picked! Ohhhhh, the little skunk!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


You know that saying..............Don't ever say things can never get worse!

1. Yesterday morning I found out someone hacked into my checking account and took $604

Have to go down today and file a grievance and they will put the money back in my account in

6 days. Thank goodness they count yesterday as day 1!

2. My husband received a notice in the mail that he owed over $10,000 in back child support.

This is for my step-son who is now almost 20 yrs. old. Oh.......they forgot to file the paper that

he was graduated from school and was over 18. hmmmm, Art signed that over 18 mos ago.

They stopped sending notices that we owed support, the case worker signed off the case, but

they forgot to tell the state! soooooooooooooooo, 7 hours later, going through 3 states of child

support case workers, getting ahold of my husbands ex wife in Florida (yuck) , I got it

all taken care of!


couldn't have either, so I had a glass of wine on the porch and watched the the kids play in the water. Not ideal but very therapeutic!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

What a Day!

We found out yesterday that Jeno has a slight thyroid problem. He is also 6 mos into puberty. They think that with both happening at the same time....He has the weight gain. They measured and it was mostly muscle mass. He has only grown 2 inches and has gained 30lbs???? in 6mos. The doctor said that he will get his growth at the end of his puberty sprout. My, gosh! I am signing him up for the NFL at the end of all of this! He has to go back in for a full blood work with fasting next week. They want to make sure that they are not missing anything. They are going to watch his thyroid because it keeps going overactive, than under active. In other words they have no idea what to do right now! Story of my life since the birth of Angelo. I just didn't think I would hit this one with a non-ws child. To put it all in a nut shell, they are doing blood work. If nothing shows up, "SEE YA IN DECEMBER" for a follow up.
Now.......on to Angelo. I will have to say he did very well at the hospital. He did a lot of rocking and I had to assure him that this was Jeno's Doctor Day! Not his! My only problem was that he was answering Jeno's questions. The doctor would ask Jeno if he got headaches and Angelo answered, "Almost every day"! I had to hush him a lot, but over all it went well at the hospital. I wish that was all I could say about his behavior. The last two days have been a nightmare. Every time I ask him to do something he says, "NO"! and then proceeds to do just what he wants to do! He is hitting and name calling. Yesterday I was called a freak 4 times, a human being?? 3times (doesn't make sense but he puts a lot of meaning into it), a meat eater 2 times (he is into dinosaurs), and yes the horrible "Bitch" 1 time. Did you notice the bitch was only once! LOL!!!! We were in Rite Aid and he wanted a water gun. He followed me around. I would put it as harassing me in the store to buy this gun. I kept telling him no. Well.....He turned around and said, "Man, you are such a Bitch"! Oh,my gosh! I went into shock! For one thing, we do not talk like this in our home. Nor do we watch TV that would reflect that kind of language for him to hear. My 24 year old would not even swear in front of me! It is just a respect thing! I know where it came from. "PLAYING WITH THE NEIGHBOR BOYS OUT BACK"
That is for a whole different bog! Well, I dropped what I was doing, I told him we never say that word, EVER! and he was marched out to the car (with Jeno sneaking behind like he wasn't with us) Angelo was yelling and screaming as I put him in his seat and strapped on the seat belt. I didn't say a word. I just proceeded to get in my seat and drive. I was sure someone thought I was kidnapping him.
This intense behavior has been going on for two days. That is why I was so surprised he was good at the hospital. I think he thought I was going to sneak a doc. visit on him. So, two fruit stands later ( had to get good fruit and veggies) and Angelo screaming all the way because I would not let him eat cherries and spit the seeds in the car, we finally got home. This went on and on until guess what saved me! The movie on the Disney Channel "Camp Rock" He has been waiting months to see it. At last I had some peace! I even recorded it for the future. I am so glad because he is watching it this morning.
Well, I am off to see what the day has to bring today! So far he is a little ray of sunshine. Hope to have a good and peaceful day. Ha! Ha!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Another Doctor

Well, I got the call today that Angelo's brother, Jeno does have a thyroid problem. Can you believe it? 10 yrs old! Come to find out my mother-in-law says it runs in the family (along with not getting their 1st teeth until they are way past a year old)! We are on our way to Geisinger tomorrow to see a specialist. I knew something was wrong and I made them do the testing. He sweats abnormally. He is always hot. Almost like he is having hot flashes. And he gains and loses weight.......LOL! sounds like me! So keep us in your prayers. Hope to get this resolved. He is hoping to play football but this puts a damper on his playing. Hope we can regulate him this summer.

Angelo has all his appointments set up for CHOP. We will be there August 6th, 7th & 8th. Hope to get a lot of things resolved there too!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

3 weeks 2days

okay, here is the puppy Cosmo's baby photo for this week.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Can't get enough!

Angelo has started a new problem. He is obsessed with his favorite foods. If I buy him a bag of sunchips, he has to eat all of them or keep them in his room to eat later. I can't make cookies because he has to eat them all! It is like he can't help himself. I tried to hide the cookies we made today and he is obsessed with trying to find them. He will fall asleep and actually talk in his sleep that he wants a cookie. It is not all foods.......just certain ones. I buy oreos for Art, my husband and he has to hide them in our room. He gave Angelo 1 cookie. Wrong thing to do...........He searched the house until he found those Oreos. In our room in a shoebox. The little sneak put them back in the shoebox but left a trail of choc. cookies with the middle licked out. Don't know what to do? Now another thing to hide and keep away. We can't leave him in the bathroom alone because of the things he gets into. I had to put a lock on the outside of the door. Now I am having to put up a baby gate to the kitchen. Yikes! and now maybe a lock on the outside of my door. I do not worry about the weight but he makes himself sick to his stomach because he doesn't know when to stop. I am going to have to keep him on a food schedule and lock the cabinets. Maybe a chart on the wall so he knows when it is time to have meals and a time to have a snack. ????????

Monday, June 9, 2008

2 weeks old

How cute can you get?????

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Fun at the railroad!

We had so much fun yesterday at the Strasburg railroad. We meet a lot of new families and had such a enjoyable time. The kids had a blast even though it was hot! My hair looked like Don King after the day was over. On the way home it said it was 99 degrees! Heather did such a good job planning all this out. It ran sooooooooo smooth and everyone was so relaxed. If I ever have a big back yard and lots of money, I would love to have those jumping pillows! The train ride was nice and Cherry Crest was fun. I would like to go in the fall time with all the pumpkins and stuff. Angelo now has a new "best friend"! Caleb and Angelo were like two peas in a pod. It is great that they had each other to relate to! I am looking forward to Knobels in September. I want to get a group photo ! I thought about it on the way home and then it was too late!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

New Photo

We went to my nephews 2nd b-day at Knobels this last Sunday. Everyone had so much fun! We were in the Pavillion I have reserved for the WS picnic in September. I better start working on those fliers. LOL!!! Angelo rode on all kinds of rides. Angelo is counting down the days for the Train Day! He wakes up every morning and says "Whats Today"? I think he keeps hoping I will say Saturday! We got a new photo of our puppy. He is now 1 week old. We have decided to call him Cosmo.