Friday, July 30, 2010

Favorite movies?

I'm a movie buff, we own over 300 DVD's and there is so many I feel like I'm "missing". The other day at work we were discussing our top 10 favorite movies and I realized that I didn't think I could narrow it down that far! It peaked my interest though, so I came home and wrote a list. It may not be the most high class list and I may have forgotten a few, but here are my top 25 favorite movies in no particular order ...

1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
2. Independence Day
3. On The Town
4. The Mummy
5. Rent
6. Star Trek
7. The Quiet Man
8. Serenity
9. Galaxy Quest
10. Equilibrium
11. French Kiss
12. The Toy Story Trilogy
13. Across the Universe
14. The Dark Knight
15. Singing in the Rain
16. Boondock Saints
17. Liar, Liar
18. Lilo and Stitch
19. The Bourne Trilogy
20. Evolution
21. Harvey
22. Shaun of the Dead
23. A Knight's Tale
24. The Matrix
25. Men in Black

I think it's actually a pretty broad range! So what's your top movies?

Thursday, July 29, 2010

It was one of the hard ones ...

Today was a very difficult day. The Girl just wouldn't listen to a word I said. Little Man thinks it's hysterical to run in the opposite direction when I tell him to come. The speech therapist is coming tomorrow to do an more in depth evaluation and the house is a disaster area. Every time I start cleaning they come right behind me and make it was then it was to begin with. Arrgh.

I struggle so much with The Girl. I feel like I'm just doing so badly with her. My mom saw an incident today and told me that I did everything like I was supposed to, but it just made no difference. What do you do when you are doing everything right and it just doesn't work? It just made me want to cry. I really hope that referral goes through quickly!

Monday, July 26, 2010

A lot has been going on ...

Well, Unlabeled Daddy found a new job (hurray!) and has already gotten a raise (double yeah!!). So things are starting to look better for us financially. We're not caught up, but it's looking better!

Little Man is still not talking and is 17 months now (today actually). Since he spent time in the NICU he is considered high risk for delays and he has had regular developmental appointments in the nearest city which is an hour away from us. At least it was only every 4 months! They referred us to the local Developmental Agency for evaluation. It was agreed he was delayed and is talking at a 10 month level. The speech therapist will be coming on Friday to do a more in depth evaluation and we will go from there. We also talked about his food issues. He is a little peanut, not even 20 lbs yet and he just won't eat! He won't even try "new" food. We have to jump through hoops to get him to eat anything. For instance, he will not eat grilled cheese sandwiches cut into quarters, but if you cut it in bit size pieces he will. They think it might be a sensory issue, so we are now waiting on an Occupational Therapist to evaluate him.

THEN, while the were evaluating Little Man, Princess Red Chief was acting like a wild child. We started discussing her and they agreed that she and I could use some help. They are referring her to a therapist that specializes in 3-5 year old children. Hopefully, she will be able to work with Princess and I. I adore my daughter. She is funny and loving and sweet and loves to help, BUT we end up going over the same things over and over and over and she still gets upset at me when I discipline her over it. It's like she just thinks I'm being mean and that she didn't do anything wrong even though I just told her not to do it. :::sigh::: God, give me patience. I sometimes feel like I spend the whole day yelling at her and it breaks my heart.

I guess I just needed to get this out and I will try to keep this updated with all our new therapy adventures!