There is so much news to be stoked about. Our benefit concert was fantastic and I wish I could thank every person individually for helping, coming, rocking out, spreading the word...all that. We raised over $20K for GIANT Steps and that makes me happy. We left town after the concert for LA for Jay Leno, Ellen, The Troubadour show...now the band is in NYC for shows, VH1 stuff, Fuse stuff, The Today Show, then off on tour. Picture Show is out today and it's already in the iTunes Alternative top 10. All very good things. Busy is good.
Connor is making amazing noises lately. He's making consonant sounds and being extremely vocal. I love it. Whenever he makes new or unusual sounds, my ears perk up and time kinda stops. I have to drop everything and just listen and love it. He went to school today after his time home for spring break. He was very excited to get on the bus. But I miss him already and it's only 10 a.m.
After waiting about 6 years, we are FINALLY getting new back doors installed. It's a miracle. No more snow, wind or rain through our fake french doors, ruining our floor. This makes me so happy.
I have a lot to celebrate today. But instead I'm cleaning up a lot of broken things (thank you Connor), and a lot of extreme messes (thank you Katie), some stinky stuff (thank you Lucy) and A SHLOAD of laundry (thank you Bdog). I want to be in a great mood, but the morning show down getting Katie out the door this morning was brutal. I was a total a-hole. I think I'll pick her up for lunch to smooth things over. Is there anything worse than sending your 3rd grader to school in tears? I'm sure I could keep my cool better if she did the things she needs to do on her own, or the first time I ask. Instead she doesn't do anything UNTIL I'M SCREAMING IN HER FACE. This is a problem. Anyone else have that problem? It's a good way to ruin what should be a great day. Have a great day!!!
Here's a piece of Katie's iPad artwork for you to enjoy.
O.K. Fellow Bloggers, Tweeters, Facebookers, emailers, Instagramers, etc. I'm giving away some tickets to the Giant Steps Autism Preschool Benefit Concert featuring this band that I like, Neon Trees.
Please spread the word about this show. Leave a comment here, telling me where/how many times you posted about it. In one week, I will draw a winner. The more ways you spread the word, the more entries. And if you don't live in UT or can't come to this, please do it anyway. I'll include you in the drawing, and maybe some Neon Trees swag of some sort will show up at your door. Tell everyone you know and don't know! Thank you!!
Friends Of Giant Steps Presents
with special guests The Lower Lights A concert to benefit Giant Steps Autism Preschool Saturday, April 7th - 5:00 pm Mt. View High School Auditorium 665 W. Center St. in Orem $20 Tickets available at www.24tix.com Velour Live Music Gallery in Provo and at all SLC Greywhale Locations
I'm trying to remain cool. But this concert is kicking the life out of me. As is the GAPS diet that Connor is on for seizures. As is my dirty house with parents coming in town tomorrow. Not to mention no hubs this week. So, I need to count some blessings and remember the cool things that are going on around here...
Last night I dreamt that I replaced Dana Plato on Different Strokes and the show was still running to this day. So awesome. Then, I had another baby. A girl. And I didn't know I was pregnant. The baby just fell out of me. Then, Paul Banks and I were time travellers. And we could breathe under water. It was glorious.
I had the most fantastic dream the other night. We were driving in a parking lot with the kiddos, and kept going over these huge speed bumps. They were really bouncy and Baby Connor loved it. When we were driving out of the lot, Connor said "Daddy, drive on the popsicle sticks again!!!" They were his first words! We were flabbergasted and so enamored by him that he called the bumps "popsicle sticks". I woke up so happy.
We need to find a home for this sweet little kitty. We found him freaking out and shaking in our backyard last week. Cats are so easy to take care of. You know you want him!! We have a cat already and she's so easy. We love her. You can love this kitty too :)
I have never seen GLEE but I hear it's really funny. We should watch it tonight though, 'cause they'll be performing the song "Animal" by this one band called Neon Trees. You may have heard of them. I won't be able to tune in though 'cause I'll be at the happiest place on earth with said band's bass player.