Thursday, October 14, 2010

tooth fairy

Jasper lost another tooth today, this time at school. The growing never ends.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

first grade

Wow it's been a fun summer but now we are gearing up to have Jasper back in School.
This coming Wednesday will be his first day of First Grade! We are really both excited. This will be his first year of all day school, which will leave me plenty of time to do my errands and have some me time.
Jasper's Seventh Birthday was a lot of fun and I appreciated all who came and sent their happy birthdays.
I go through this every year but time just seems to pass too quickly, my baby is Seven and going to School all day, OMG!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

happy daddy day

Happy father's day dad's. We are gonna go see the new Shrek and chill out today.

Monday, June 07, 2010

the battle of the sidewalk chalk

So one day Jasper is drawing on the sidewalk with his sidewalk chalk, no big deal, he does it every so often as children do,and I get approached on my back porch by our new apartment manager. She proceeds to tell me that the chalk is tacky and takes away from "curb appeal". She says it's not allowed and not to do it anymore. I was mad, we lived here for 2 years, a third of Jasper's life, and in that time it has always been ok to draw with sidewalk chalk.
So I argued with her about it. She said it was in my lease that it was not allowed, which I said give me proof. Later that day she arrived(with a manager from another complex) with a copy of of a page from my lease with this sentence highlighted, "Tenants shall not interfere with the rights, comforts or convenience of other tenants.".
I told her that I fail to understand how temporary sidewalk chalk drawings would be impeding any of those. The other manager then started saying it was defacement of private property. They kept changing their reasons as I logically argued why their reasons were invalid.
It all was ridiculous, and just angered me. When she first approached me it made Jasper cry because he thought he did something wrong, this made me want to fight this. Also Jasper wasn't the only child drawing but she chose to single me out.
I was speaking with the other parents about this and one of them contacted the District Manager of the properties. To her credit this woman came out the next day to check out the issue.
I got a text that the District Manager was outside so I went out to talk to her. I had a great discussion with her while the manager was present. I presented my argument well and let her know my frustrations with the current management. She was extremely nice and helpful.
Cut to two weeks later....
I receive the apartment newsletter, on the front it says that the area, that Jasper got in trouble for drawing on, is now the designated chalk drawing area, and all children are welcome to draw there.
It felt good to win the battle of the sidewalk chalk and now Jasper and friends draw with a smile knowing it's ok and no one will tell them differently.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Wow, it's been so nice out that we've practically live outside these days. As soon as we get home we are out back. Jasper playing with the neighborhood kids and me sitting on the porch enjoying the beautiful days.
Jasper lost his third tooth this year, so that makes his two front teeth and one bottom one. He looks so cute and toothless.
Also after having some difficulties in school with behavior 2 weeks ago he hasn't had one issue since. I made him a deal, no fusses at school for the whole week equals big treat on the weekend. Must be working cause he's doing fantastic now.
Academically he's still top of the class. He's a remarkable reader and will sit reading for an hour easy. His favorite books are science ones. Carma got him some science books and he'll just sit and read them so happily, jumping up every few minutes to tell me some extremely random fact he learned.
So things are going good, feel like to a degree we are finding our comfort space with life.
Oh and we bought a rose bush and planted it for Elise's birthday, Jasper chose out the plant, red rose bush, can't wait for it to bloom.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Hey there,
So Jasper lost both his front teeth within a week of each other. I'll have to get a pic up, he's too cute.
Jasper got to go camping with Grandma and Grandpa over Easter break, which he loved. Jasper loves his counseling, which is great, I can see the progress he's making in dealing with our loss.

Monday, March 08, 2010

it's march

So Saturday we went to the zoo, it was a lot of fun. Jaspers favorite was the penguins, they were so cute!
We also while down in Seattle got to visit with Carma, which was great too, been too long since we seen her. Oh and we grabbed burritos at Gorditos cause they are the best, <3 Gorditos.
Unfortunately the Tae Kwon Do school didn't work out, not the right school for us and we need to do a couple things first.
Tomorrow we have an appointment for bereavement counseling, I guess better late then never. I hope we can benefit from this, sometimes I feel at a loss when it comes to finding ways to help Jasper deal with losing Elise. I hope we can find some help there.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Jasper update

Tonight I signed Jasper up for Tae Kwon Do, he couldn't be more excited.
I think this will be a great thing for him.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

checkin in

Hey everyone, we have just been chugging along, things are good.
Jasper loves school, I love that he loves school.
Happy birthday to my dad.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday, January 04, 2010


Well the new year is here, back to the grind.
My friend didn't end up hanging out with us, and for that he sucks, but we met some neighbors and got to hang out with them, it was a lot of fun.
here is pics....