Speaking of school, here are a few snapshots of Jasper’s first week.Speaking of school, here are a few snapshots of Jasper’s first week.Speaking of school, here are a few snapshots of Jasper’s first week.Speaking of school, here are a few snapshots of Jasper’s first week.Speaking of school, here are a few snapshots of Jasper’s first week.Speaking of school, here are a few snapshots of Jasper’s first week.

Speaking of school, here are a few snapshots of Jasper’s first week.

I will always roll my eyes at the parents who STILL cry at school drop off in the mornings, and then talk about it on facebook like it makes them a better parent because they care more.  Get a life.

I never did that update.

I will, though.  Today was just awful.  Jasper loves school so much, and because I hadn’t gotten any bad news, I had assumed he was doing great.  No.  His teacher called early this afternoon to let me know that my child is the ringleader of trouble in his class.  He’s super boisterous and loud and very outgoing, that’s his personality.  But apparently, his personality is leading the other children to try to follow his example and when the children are supposed to be still and quiet, which is rare in pre-K, he is trying to make the other kids laugh and sing and do silly things- and they do.  She told me that he is smart and he already knows everything they should know at the end of the year, and it may be that he is bored.  I just don’t think that’s it, though, because they do fun things like gym and crafts and library and even though he already knows what she is teaching, I feel like he has so much fun there.  That’s what he tells me, anyway.  I really feel like it’s just how he is all the time and he will learn with age.  I’m just so embarrassed that I have the “bad” kid in class.  It makes me want to cry just typing that.  Matt and I had a conversation with him this evening and hopefully it sticks.  This is breaking my heart.

I really need to update this blog.  I’m pretty sure I have a big one coming!  So much to talk about, so little time.

I don’t mean to disgust you, but this is what my arm currently looks like.  Actually, my entire body, face included, looks like that right now.  It burns and itches like you couldn’t imagine- I’m about to rip my skin off.  I can even feel it on my scalp.  The doctor said it’s a severe case of hives and could possibly last up to six weeks or TWENTY FREAKING YEARS, and we will just have to wait and see.  Nothing helps it.  The Benadryl did nothing but knock me out and the oatmeal lotion is a joke.  It hurts and itches like crazy and I can’t live like this.  Not only does it feel horrible, but I look like a monster.  How can I walk my baby to and from school like this?  How can I show my face?  This cannot be happening.  

I don’t mean to disgust you, but this is what my arm currently looks like.  Actually, my entire body, face included, looks like that right now.  It burns and itches like you couldn’t imagine- I’m about to rip my skin off.  I can even feel it on my scalp.  The doctor said it’s a severe case of hives and could possibly last up to six weeks or TWENTY FREAKING YEARS, and we will just have to wait and see.  Nothing helps it.  The Benadryl did nothing but knock me out and the oatmeal lotion is a joke.  It hurts and itches like crazy and I can’t live like this.  Not only does it feel horrible, but I look like a monster.  How can I walk my baby to and from school like this?  How can I show my face?  This cannot be happening.  

Jasper’s meet the teacher night is the day after tomorrow.  We are so excited!  

It’s always nice to see facebook videos of my friends’ kids dancing in the backseat of a car and being all cute, with no seat belt on.  One of these kids is only three with no car seat or booster to speak of.  I was hesitant to speak up, but I did because if they got into a wreck, something horrible would happen to those children.  I sent a private message to the one who posted the video (a girl I have been friends with for years) and told her that I’m not trying to intrude on her life, but I saw the video of the kids in a moving car with no seat belts on or car seats and I let her know how dangerous that was for them, and I know that she would never want the kids to be hurt.  You know what I got back?  

"Hey, I really don’t like other people telling me how to raise my kids and neither does Sarah.  I’m not gonna get into a wreck.  We are great moms and don’t need you sticking your nose in our business.  Our kids are perfect, thanks."

And then she blocked me.  Forgive me for trying to help keep your kids safe.  That will be the last time I try to help somebody like that.  Whatever, I’m really not trying to deal with this right now.

I don’t normally reblog anything, but…

This Ferguson business needs to be known.  I’ve been praying so hard for them.

sunvapor ASKED:

What the fucks happening in Ferguson?

clehmentine:

Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)

There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

It’s the first day of school in my hometown, where most of my friends still live.  Which means, my facebook newsfeed is flooded today with pictures of my friends’ children’s back to school photos they took this morning.  I absolutely love it.  It makes me even more excited and nervous for Jasper’s first day, later this month.  It’s such a new and exciting chapter of life!

He loves swimming!He loves swimming!He loves swimming!He loves swimming!He loves swimming!He loves swimming!He loves swimming!

He loves swimming!

These are from last week, when Jasper picked out his own outfit!  Normally, he does not care about what he wears AT ALL, but that day he went right to his closet and picked out exactly what he wanted to wear, right down to the bow tie.  I was so impressed, I had to have a little photoshoot while he watched the dog play out the back door.  These are from last week, when Jasper picked out his own outfit!  Normally, he does not care about what he wears AT ALL, but that day he went right to his closet and picked out exactly what he wanted to wear, right down to the bow tie.  I was so impressed, I had to have a little photoshoot while he watched the dog play out the back door.  These are from last week, when Jasper picked out his own outfit!  Normally, he does not care about what he wears AT ALL, but that day he went right to his closet and picked out exactly what he wanted to wear, right down to the bow tie.  I was so impressed, I had to have a little photoshoot while he watched the dog play out the back door.  These are from last week, when Jasper picked out his own outfit!  Normally, he does not care about what he wears AT ALL, but that day he went right to his closet and picked out exactly what he wanted to wear, right down to the bow tie.  I was so impressed, I had to have a little photoshoot while he watched the dog play out the back door.  

These are from last week, when Jasper picked out his own outfit!  Normally, he does not care about what he wears AT ALL, but that day he went right to his closet and picked out exactly what he wanted to wear, right down to the bow tie.  I was so impressed, I had to have a little photoshoot while he watched the dog play out the back door.  

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