Saturday, January 9, 2010

SNOW much fun!!

Thanks to "anticipated" snow, the kids and I were released from school early on Thursday. As anticipated, the snow began around 2:30 and continued into the night. The next morning we woke up to a winter wonderland (well for Georgia this is a winter wonderland). No school on Friday! Woo Hoo!!
Snow on the house.
Snow in the front yard.
After Lainey laid down to take a nap, the boys and I went out to play in the snow. We played for about 2 hours. Thanks to our ski bibs, everything stayed warm except our face! We had to play as much as possible because we may not get another snow day in Georgia this year!
The boys playing in the playhouse.

Logan on the sled.

Logan James

Liam Scott

Liam trying to bend over but having a difficult time due to the numerous layers of clothing!

Logan in the playhouse.

Logan and Liam

Sledding Fun!

We had a blast and hope we have another snow day this year!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Back to the Grind

Well, it is break that is! Today was the kids' first day back to school and my first day back to work since December 18th! This morning went a little too smooth and I was sure the day was going to end in a disastrous event, but so far so good.....and the kids are in bed so we should be in the clear.

Sid and I rang in the New Year by sitting at the end of our bed watching Dick Clarke and drinking an amaretto sour........and listening to Liam beg to go to Time Square because he "really like(s) balloons!" Shortly after the we rang in 2010, Sid went to bed because he was scheduled to work in ICU new year's day.....bound to be a happenin' place after all of the new year's eve parties! Liam and I stayed up and danced to some of the music groups that performed for the Las Vegas New Year's Party. Liam crashed around 1:00 am and I called it a day shortly after. Woo Hoo.....another eventful new year's eve at the Smithson household!

With the new year, brought the dropping of Lainey's Deeming Waiver Medicaid. We have applied, been denied, appealed the denial, denied again, requested a court hearing, and denied a court Lainey has been dropped! So, here we go again! I am currently working on a new application for the Deeming Waiver, the same thing she was just denied several times. I will become their worst nightmare until Lainey is approved. It is totally ridiculous that I actually work, pay my bills, have insurance, and take care of my child.......yet get no assistance with her astronomical medical bills, medications, and supplements. Ugh! I am sure if I quit working, got rid of my husband, stopped paying my bills, and no longer took care of my children, everything would be handed to me with no questions asked! I really could gripe about this for hours, but instead I am going to spend that time filling out all of the required paperwork so that Lainey's case is heard again! Since she can only yell a handful of words, someone has to be her advocate!

This year I am just asking for good health....for everyone in our home!! Hopefully 2010 will be a ton better than 2009!

Now, I am off to keep my resolution of exercising....Wii Fit, Here I come!