The Caffeine Addict

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Here’s a picture of our new puppy! May 31, 2006

Filed under: Family,Photos — Shannon @ 7:05 pm

New Puppy 2 (4/4/2006)
Originally uploaded by nickel.

Sorry it took so long, but here’s a picture finally of our new puppy taken in the first couple of days we had her in early April. Her name’s Gigi and she is sooo much bigger now!


Long time no update

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shannon @ 1:13 pm

I have no exciting news – things are plugging along. Jon and I are going wine tasting this weekend. That is something I have never done before. I am more of a hard alcohol girl – margaritas are my faves. I never really got into wine – I cannot even open a wine bottle – so should be fun. I will let you know how it goes.


All’s well May 13, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shannon @ 10:42 am

Rachel has had four in-home therapies now. She is doing awesome. Her teacher, Kim, said she has made 3 months worth of progress in those four sessions. It is really cool to watch her stretch her body to get things whereas before, she would have just sat there.

My first official week working at home went well. I have a very steep learning curve but my manager(s) are okay with that. I spent a lot of time just reading over emails without really accomplishing anything. I also struggled with when to work. I was hoping that I could squish 2-3 hours of work in the day and do the rest in the evening. That did not happen – I ended up having several late nights.

Seth’s kindergarten class gave us mother’s a Mother’s Day tea. It was cool – they sang songs, served us a snack and presented us with a gift while telling the class and other mothers what was the biggest reason they loved their mom. Well, those of you who know me know that I am not very girly nor cry over any little thing, but this brought me to tears. He read, ” The thing I love the most about my mom is that she now works from home.” Then he added, “so we could play with her more.” I talked to him about this in the car on the way home and asked him how he decided that was the biggest reason and he said,” Well, I missed you before and I am so glad you are home now.” I tell ya, that was a hige mother’s day present right there.

Audrey was going to be a cheerleader for the city because the first flyer that came home said the age started at 4 but then they sent a revised flyer home that said five. She was so bummed. So we signed both her and Seth up for AYSO soccer. Seth is also starting piano lessons soon. He plays “Jump” on the piano now – both hands (what is that called?)

Anyway, all is well. Hope all is well with you folks!


CHOC’s diagnosis May 4, 2006

Filed under: Family — Shannon @ 1:47 pm

Hey all! I am hugely relieved that CHOC has diagnosed Rachel with third child disease – stems from spending too much time in a car seat shuttling other children to various activities and not spending too much time not sitting in something. The physical therapist said she does not have hypotonia. Her muscles are underdeveloped and she will get physical therapy for about six months. She said if the county has diagnosed Rachel with hypotonia – get the free in-home physical therapy anyways.

We started that on Tuesday and she has progressed very well. Yeah!

I am starting my new job a little early – I have a packet in front of me and I have no idea what to do with it. Sounds like a new job, huh? I have to figure it out on my own and see if I can come up with the right answer – I am being tested to see how resourceful I am.

I will let you know how well I do!