25 February 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday My Handsome!

My handsome son, Sebastian, turned 3 years old on Sunday!
He's hilarious & charming & makes me smile every single day. His gorgeous blue eyes make me melt.

And he's obsessed with Doctor Who. You know, the British tv show? Yeah, I have no doubt he'll be the next Doctor!
So, of course we HAD to give him a Doctor Who birthday party!

I had to be pretty creative since you can't find anything Doctor Who in the USA!
I think I did a pretty good job, though!

Tardis on the cake...Tardis doors on the french doors entering the living room & party...the illusion of the Tardis console for the food table...chocolate pretzel sonic screwdrivers..."sonic screwdriver" punch...posters & stickers...stars...and his favourite, his gifts!

He received his very own Sonic Screwdriver ("Mama, it really works!"), an Ood Sigma, a Clockwork Man, and a Dalek to go with his Doctor and Capt. Jack he'd gotten at Christmas!

He even has his own companion...his little sister, Darcy!
Happy Birthday Little Man!

15 February 2010

It was a day

My Valentine's Day this year was disappointing. Not only could I not get my husband a gift due to the ongoing financial struggle & lack of ideas in this household, nothing happened.
We had spent the weekend with good friend's in MI and so our day was spent driving home. Once home, it was dealing with feeding, bathing & putting to bed the little ones. At this point I poured a glass of wine, pulled out a few pieces of imported chocolate, expecting my husband to join me...and he went to bed.
That's it.
He was feeling like a cold was coming on & went to sleep.
So much for romance.

08 February 2010

Walk in the Shoes

Tonight I was struck by a news article that brought me to tears.
It was about opportunities for assistance to people in need...given by people in the community.
The statement that hit home was, "A lot of times people who have not used social services are embarrassed, even if their situation wasn't of their own making."
Do you have any idea how many people you know are a paycheck away from homelessness?
Do you have any idea how many "friends" you have here on Facebook are going hungry tonight?
Do you have any idea the brave front some of your family, friends, or co-workers are putting on when they are petrified of losing everything in a blink of an eye?
Do you have any idea how many of your acquintences here couldn't give you a dollar because they don't have one and yet have babies to feed?

If you know of someone looking for a job, help them to network, please.
If you know of someone needing a meal, cook them one, please.
If you know of someone who could just use a hug...open your arms.