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Monday, August 31, 2009

Zoo with MawMaw and Friends

Wednesday, MawMaw, Kaitlynn, Olivia and I went to the Zoo. Kaitlynn loves the new double stroller and so do I.
We met up with Emily, Ella, Bene and Logan after they got out of Zoomagination Station.

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MIL Trouble

On the Today Show last week, Al Roker interviewed Sunda Croonquist, a comedian who is being sued by her MIL (apparently SIL and BIL, too) for being the butt of her jokes (defamation of character). Sunda has been telling these jokes for 10 years and they are just now suing! You know it's all about the money or they are just trying to get her out of the family. Well, I don't think it's going to get her out of the family considering Sunda's husband's law firm is defending her against his family. It may tear the family apart, but sometimes I don't think people care about that. Sunda talked about how this has affected her 2 daughters. I don't think the MIL has taken into account what this is doing / going to do to her granddaughters.

You can watch the interview by clicking on the link below:
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/32579200#32579200

or read about it here:
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/32567262/ns/today-today_people/

In a poll, the majority of people thought that the MIL had no lawsuit. On MomLogic, one commenter said "Wow! I guess the MIL doesn’t care that she’s just lost her son and grandkids." Read more: http://www.momlogic.com/2009/08/sunda_croonquist_sued_by_mother_in_law.php#ixzz0PR7NWj8A

What do you think? Why do MILs take such offense to their DILs? Why do MILs think they have a right to chose their son's partners / spouses? I think when an MIL or ILs (for that matter) dislike a person's spouse, they might as well just say good-bye to any relationship they could have had with their child or grandchild(ren). You can't try to separate a family. It just doesn't work.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

100 Years of Magic

Just a Reminder to get your tickets:

Come experience Disney on Ice presents 100 Years of Magic playing at the Family Arena with your family
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Show Dates:
**Get 4 tickets for $44 Monday‐Friday matinee, or $4 off weekend tickets by entering the code
“MOM” in the MC promotion code box on MetroTix. Minimum purchase of 4 tickets
required; additional tickets above 4 can be purchased at $11 each. Offer not valid on Rinkside
or VIP seating. Cannot be combined with other offers. Service charges & handling fees will
apply.
Thursday, September 3: 7:00 PM
Friday, September 4: 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 5: 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM, 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 6: 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM

Princess Car & McDonald's Playland

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Monday, MawMaw, Kaitlynn and I went to the Mall. Kaitlynn loved riding in the Princess car / cart. Tuesday after Jimmy's visitation, Dave and I took Kaitlynn to McDonald's to play in the playland. Mommy and Daddy had fun playing, too.

Losing a special friend

Last Saturday we received a call that a client we worked with had passed away. Jimmy was 37 years old and was more than a client. We are friends with him and his family. I helped take care of Jimmy when he came to the agency I used to work for 8 years ago. Dave helped take care of him after I left the agency. Jimmy had severe disabilities. I became close to Jimmy's mom. I met Jimmy's sister and brother. We kind of became part of the family.

It was a shock to hear those words from Dave's mouth. Dave got off the phone with his boss and told me that Jimmy had passed away. What? No, not Jimmy. He hadn't been sick. It seems he had a seizure and died suddenly. We didn't know what to do. We didn't want to burden his mom or family by going to visit them. They needed to grieve right?

We decided to go over to the family's house. We needed to show our support and grieve with them. It was the right decision. The house was a buzz with friends and family showing their support, grieving together and remembering Jimmy.

Tuesday evening Dave, Kaitlynn and I attended Jimmy's visitation. His funeral was on Wednesday morning. We didn't take Kaitlynn to the funeral. It was a beautiful service at the funeral home. His nieces spoke, the neighbor sang, and it was very heartfelt. We attended the grave site service, where it was concluded by a Native American chant. Then went to Jimmy's mom's home for lunch. It was great being with everyone who loved Jimmy to remember him and grieve him.


HEAVEN'S VERY SPECIAL CHILD
by Edna Massimilla
A meeting was held quite far from Earth!
It's time again for another birth.
Said the Angels to the LORD above,
This Special Child will need much love.

His progress may be very slow,
Accomplishments he may not show.
And he'll require extra care
From the folks he meets down there.

He may not run or laugh or play,
His thoughts may seem quite far away,
In many ways he won't adapt,
And he'll be known as handicapped.

So let's be careful where he's sent,
We want his life to be content.
Please LORD, find the parents who
Will do a special job for you.

They will not realize right away
The leading role they're asked to play,
But with this child sent from above
Comes stronger faith and richer love.

And soon they'll know the privilege given
In caring for their gift from Heaven.
Their precious charge, so meek and mild,
Is HEAVEN'S VERY SPECIAL CHILD.

August Begins

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On August 2nd, Kaitlynn, MawMaw and I went to Grant's Farm. August 4th, Kaitlynn, Olivia, MawMaw and I went to the Zoo for a short visit. On the 6th, Dave, Kaitlynn, MawMaw, Olivia and I went to Citygarden for the first time. After Olivia went home, we went to Lone Elk Park and then celebrated Brandon's birthday at Happy Joe's. The 7th, Dave, Kaitlynn and I went to the Zoo. The 15th, Kaitlynn, Dave and I attended Addison's birthday party. The 16th Dave, Kaitlynn, MawMaw, MawMaw Tommie and I went to Eckert's for peach and blackberry picking.

First Haircut

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Kaitlynn got her first haircut on August 1st. Dave, MawMaw and I were there for support. Read more about the experience on my other blog.

End of July Photos

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Here are some pictures from the end of July. On July 27th, Kaitlynn and I met the Mommy and Toddler Playgroup at Suson Park. Later that evening we went to dinner with MawMaw. July 28th we met Eileen, Merci, Gabe, Emily and Ella at Kangaroo Kids then went to McDonald's for lunch. Wednesday the 29th, Kaitlynn, Dave, Olivia and I went to Grant's Farm. That evening Kaitlynn, MawMaw and I went to visit Great Grandma. Kaitlynn attended a dental visit on the 30th.

To view more photos or read more about what we've been up to, check out my other blog. Don't have the link, email me at everydaymamadrama@yahoo.com.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Happy Belated Friendship Day

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Friendship Day was August 2nd. Happy Belated Friendship Day!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Disney on Ice - 100 Years of Magic

Come experience Disney on Ice presents 100 Years of Magic playing at the Family Arena with your family!

A SPECIAL OFFER FOR YOU!
Purchase a 4‐pack of tickets for only $44 for weekday shows or receive $4 off weekend tickets by logging onto http://www.metrotix.com/ and entering the coupon code: MOM.**


Show Dates:
**Get 4 tickets for $44 Monday‐Friday matinee, or $4 off weekend tickets by entering the code
“MOM” in the MC promotion code box on MetroTix. Minimum purchase of 4 tickets
required; additional tickets above 4 can be purchased at $11 each. Offer not valid on Rinkside
or VIP seating. Cannot be combined with other offers. Service charges & handling fees will
apply.
Thursday, September 3: 7:00 PM
Friday, September 4: 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 5: 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM, 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 6: 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM