Monday, October 20, 2008

Looking for the answers

So me and Cameron finally had our first appointment with a psychologist. I have sort of been at my wits end with her for quite a while now and figured what could it hurt to talk to someone about my concerns for her/us. I felt good about the meeting. I got some discipline ideas and got to hear a professionals thoughts on her behaviors. And for insurance purposes he said he would diagnose her with "severe oppositional defiance" hahahaha that made me laugh a bit, (like I didn't already know that) He also said he couldn't rule out ADHD but that she was to young to get a diagnosis. I guess she showed some signs of it. So for the next couple of weeks I have some assignments to do. the first is for disciplining. When she misbehaves I have to tell her what she did wrong then I have to put her on time out in a private place and set a timer for 3 minutes then if she gets up I spank her and put her back until she takes her time out for 3 minutes. My other assignment is to read a recommended book on parenting. So I am feeling hopeful about all this. On a good note the doctor says she has extremely good speech skills. I guess sometime we all need a little help finding the answers.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A nice day it was

Last weekend we went to a Pumpkin patch. We had a lot of fun. I was thinking to myself the only thing that could have made it better was if Nick was there. Cameron painted a pumpkin, we went on a hay ride, and we had lunch under big oak trees, and of course picked out a big pumpkin. And Cameron was well behaved on the hay ride. I was a bit nervous about it since she had quite an episode on a train ride a year or so back. What a nice day it was!

Before we left Cameron insisted on taking some of her own pictures all by herself. I thought they looked quite artistic.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Sea world

Sea world has a program called "salute to the hero's". They allow members of the armed forces and there immediate family, to get into Sea world for free. So last Saturday me and the girls and some of our friends went to sea world, down in San Antonio TX. We spent about 9 or 10 hours there. By the end of the day we were exhausted, but we really enjoyed ourselves.

Cameron was pretty captivated by Shamu

Some Fancy Flamingos that passed by. Not to long ago Cameron would have been quite frightened by the strange creatures.

A pretty butterfly, that washed off about an hour later with all the water festivities.

The water Festivities!

Friday, October 3, 2008

I got threaded

Recently While I was at the mall in Dallas, I came across this eyebrow/facial threading stand. As I walked by I was so interested by what was going on that I had to stop and watch. What I was seeing was a new method I had never seen before of facial hair removal. Practitioners use a pure, thin, twisted cotton thread which is rolled over untidy hairlines, mustaches, and so on, plucking the hair at the follicle level. Unlike tweezing where a single hair is pulled out each time, threading can remove an entire row of hair, resulting in a straighter line. when the lady had finished the girls eyebrows they looked so much better than any wax job I had ever seen. It was so cool to watch! Me and my friend Sabrina, I was with decided to give it a try. It felt different than wax or tweezing. I could feel the thread rolling over the skin and plucking out the hair in rows very quickly. It was slightly painful as something like that would usually be, but not to bad at all. I was very happy with my results, and I have never liked the shape of my eyebrows. If you pluck or get waxed I would recommend trying the threading method instead if you ever get a chance.