Friday, June 27, 2008

Happy Summer !

Hi everyone :)
Sorry its been a while, its been busy busy busy ! We are now down to soccer twice a week ! whoo - hoo. Sadly because Sam coaches Samantha's team he has to be with her & cannot go to Libby's games . :( . In turn, I have to bring Libby & cannot go to anymore of Samantha's games. :( .

Libby's first game was last night, she plays in the U6 league for Spencerport. I was videotaping bits & pieces for Sam to see & I was able to catch her first goal on tape ! I'll post it here. Last night I officially earned the title of worst mother ever....... you see with my nose behind the camera I never realized it was her that scored , hence the lack of cheering, yelling, jumping up & down. I feel awful. Then there was this conversation on the way to the van ....

Libby: Did you know that you sometimes get grass on your shin guards?
me: no, I didn't know that, that's cool
Libby: Did you know that you get very thirsty?
me: yes I did know that, I'm glad you brought water
Libby: I heard you cheer for Paige when she scored, I cheered for her too
me: I know you did baby, you are such a great teammate

Libby: Did you know I scored a goal
me: ummmmmmmm..... no you didn't
Libby: yes I did, Ashley kicked it part of the way, then I kicked it into the net
me: ummmmmmmmm .... no you didn't
Libby: yes I did momma.
me: ummmmmm...... okay Libby whatever you say.

Then we tucked her in bed , uploaded the video, and there it was. Her shining moment. Her first soccer game ever. And she scores a goal ! And I ignore it. So we untucked her, had her watch it, and told her that Mommy didn't realize. So if you see us..... congratulate her. Go ahead and make a big deal out of it..... I should have .....

I'll try to post the video .... She is #7, and has braids in her hair .....

Monday, June 16, 2008

Evan Daniel Heaton


7 lbs. 11 0z.

Congratulations to big brother Ty, big sister Jenna, and parents Tommy & Jerilynne :)

Friday, June 13, 2008

Breast Cancer Petition !

Please take a couple minutes and read this & sign the petition on the website. My Aunt will be going through this surgery on the 19th of June. So please keep her in your prayers.

From a nurse: I'll never forget the look in my patients' eyes when I had to tell them they had to go home with the drains, new exercises and no breast. I remember begging the Doctors to keep these women in the hospital longer, only to hear that they would, but their hands were tied by the insurance companies. So there I sat with my patients, giving them the instructions they needed to take care of themselves, knowing full well they didn't grasp half of what I was saying, because the glazed, hopeless, frightened look spoke louder than the quiet 'Thank You' they muttered. A mastectomy is when a woman's breast is removed in order to remove cancerous breast cells/tissue. If you know anyone who has had a Mastectomy, you may know that there is a lot of discomfort and pain afterwards. Insurance companies are trying to make mastectomies an outpatient procedure. Let's give women the chance to recover properly in the hospital for 2 days after surgery. It takes 2 seconds to do this and is very important. Please take the time and do it! Please send this to everyone in your address book. If there was ever a time when our voices and choices should be heard, this is one of those times.If you're receiving this, it's because I think you will take the 30 seconds to vote on this issue and send it on to others you know who will do the same. There's a bill called the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act which will require insurance companies to cover a minimum 48-hour hospital stay for
patients undergoing a mastectomy. It's about eliminating the 'drive-through' Mastectomy where women are forced to go home just a few hours after surgery, against the wishes of their doctor, still groggy from anesthesia and sometimes with drainage tubes still attached. Lifetime Television has put this bill on their Web page with a petition drive to show support. Last year over half the House signed on. PLEASE!! Sign the petition by clicking on the web site below. You need not give more than your name, state, and zip code. ( )This takes about 2 seconds. PLEASE PASS THIS ON to your friends andfamily, and on behalf of all women, THANKS

Libby's video

Okay, so Libby's video won't load or upload on youtube , so, (I think ) here it is.... she's a peanut so watch the middle, she's wearing a red shirt with a flag, every now & then you can catch a glimpse ..... (look in between the little girl in pink & the little girl in blue)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Flag Day :)

Canal View had a wonderful flag day ceremony to honor our country, and our service men & women. Here are a couple pictures, I posted video of the 5th graders singing "Proud to be an American" , and the Kindergarten singing, "You're a Grand Old Flag".
Libby is one of the littlest in her grade so she's difficult to see, but if you keep watching, you will see her. Samantha is easier to see, but the picture isn't as clear. But you can definately hear both :)

Samantha is in the back row ... light blue shirt w/flag, to the right of the little girl in dark blue w/yellow.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

I have a favor to ask ......

I am a firm believer in the power of prayer. I am also a firm believer that a person's privacy should be respected. So on both those notes, I have a favor to ask anyone who reads this...... Please pray for someone that I love. Just pause , and ask God to watch over this person physically & emotionally. Thank You.

Samantha's Talent Show

Sam was in the first annual talent show at school last night ! Surprising enough they had try-outs and even cut more than half of the "acts" that tried out. She danced with two of her friends and they made their dance up with a little help from a high school girl who is a neighbor of one of the girls. I posted the video (that doesn't skip) on .

Things have been incredibly busy around here. I could break it down hour by hour, but that would be boring, but trust me..... every hour after school is accounted for.

Drama club is now over........ Band has one more week....... Newspaper Club has one more week........Talent Show rehearsals are now over .........Dacning has this week & next ........As soon as school is over, we will only be left with soccer. (both girls this year :) )

One night last week we were actually short a parent. Sam & I needed to physically be in three places..... Crazy.

But I love every concert, field day, show, ceremony. It's worth living in the van.