Sunday, February 5, 2012

Q&A #231

Here's the other part of the last Q&A... 

Do you think he likes Monkeys? I can only imagine him reading this in 10 years. He is going to realize just how cute he is! Is Kellsey verbal enough to do an interview like this? If not, can you modify it for her?
No, she definitely cannot verbally answer these questions yet. I think I'm going to do a different one for her with less "questions" just so she can look back someday and see what she liked at the time. Some of the questions would just be pointless lol. 

What a great idea, Renee. What software program did you do this in? Also what will you use now that Picnik is going away? I get all my software editing ideas from you. 
I used a combination of Picnik and Paint Shop Pro... I'm not sure what I'm going to use after Picnik closes... it makes me so sad! :( They SAY they are just moving to Google +, but I'm not sure if that means it can ONLY be used for Google + pictures or what?? I'm hoping it will be the same program with the same features just under Google's name... I can dream, right?! HA If Google ruins it and it's not worth using anymore I'll be on the search for something else. 

Soo, I have to say how COOL I think it is that he Keeghan wants to be a firefighter!!! My hubby is a volunteer firefighter/EMT in 2 states actually (active duty Navy - kids & I live in Texas and he is currently stationed in Oklahoma). My Oldest son is a firefighter, middle son is a Fire Explorer .. Hayley (my '99 kid) is counting the days to when she can be an Explorer and I am the Fire Department photographer (and EMT in training).
I think so too. He's wanted to be a firefighter ever since he learned how to talk and so far he hasn't changed his mind. I would be shocked if he did! LOL He's my only kid who has decided this early on what he wants to be... even Kass and Kam still aren't SURE. They change their minds almost weekly. LOL 

 I can totally see her being a preschool teacher...actually, I can see her being a preschool teacher specializing in Special Needs. (Not saying that she would have a preschool for just SN, but having a class that is inclusive. 
I can too, totally. About a year ago she said she might want to be a speech or occupational therapist, so who knows?! Whatever she decides she will be great at it! :o)

Well, I suppose if Colorado Kassidy is allowed to read the Hunger Games, then Iowa Kassidy should be allowed to. She keeps asking me, and I'm just worried they're a little too intense. I'm in the middle of the second book now.
:o) I haven't read it yet either, but it's on my list. One of my friends read it though and said Kass would love it, and she was right! Even Frank wants to read it... he threatened to take Kass' Kindle to Afghanistan with him. That didn't go over too well! haha

So sweet that her one wish is for dad to work at home. How many kids would have said an iphone or something? 
Or a lifetime supply of pizza? ;)

Cantaloupe with ketchup??! Good thing you are so handsome Kameron! 
LOL He doesn't eat it that way anymore thank goodness... but he does LOVE ketchup! ;)

Next time he wants to come visit DC let me know and I'll be his personal guide. We'll even go on the Metro underground and outside.
He would love that! ;o) We were there about 2 years ago? (Maybe?) And he loved all the history and monuments and politics... he may end up being a politician... Oy! HA!

Kameron, how can you not like chicken enchiladas?? 
I know, right!! Makes me so sad! LOL 

haha...I love the "when I was little I used to be a baby". 
I know! LOL She kind of looked at me like, "Duh mom!" when I asked her that. 

I love that she thinks that her dad is the coolest person on Earth! She is such a daddy's girl, huh?
She is... except when he calls her a "shorty" then she rolls her eyes and says, "I NOT a shorty!" LOL Then I think she's a mommy's girl! haha

I see Monchichis! (spelling?) Were those yours? What a blast from the past! 
One of them was mine! The other 2 we found in a little gift shop somewhere and I couldn't help but buy them. I loved mine when I was little! 

What are you going to do if he outgrows monkeys? You'll want to keep all of them for the memories. lol 
Aww that will be a sad day! Knowing me, I'll probably save them for his kids! 

ok...I am officially admitting I am addicted to Facebook. I read Yvette's comment about it working for the 100 day of school and I was looking for the like button. opps!
haha I do the same thing with some of the emails I get, then I think "OH! I actually have to answer this!" HA! 

And what was the point of them posting on that site? Were they looking for justification? Forgiveness? Confirmation that they'd done the right thing? To asuage their guilt? Ugh.
That's EXACTLY what they were looking for. 

Just wondering, is there any significant medical benefit to knowing that a baby has DS before they are born? If not, I think the test should be illegal. It's no different than parents aborting babies in India when they learn they are having a girl. 
I agree, it is no different! However, there is some medical benefit to knowing whether or not your baby has Ds ahead of time... For example, Kennedy was born at our local military hospital. They do not have a great NICU or the resources to take care of medically fragile children. Thankfully, Kennedy did not have a heart defect and required only treatment for jaundice at birth. Otherwise they would have had to fly her to Vanderbilt where they DO have a good NICU. That's very scary to me. When we got pregnant with Keeghan, we felt prepared for anything, and it didn't matter to us whether he had a disability or not. However, I was set to deliver at the same military hospital where Kennedy was born. For that reason, we opted for a level 2 ultrasound (non-invasive) just to check his heart more closely to make sure my care shouldn't be transferred to Vanderbilt. He ended up being born there anyway, but the level 2 ultrasound put my mind at ease that he was going to be ok. I agree with knowing ahead of time. I wish we had known with Kennedy just so we could have prepared ourselves. The day of her birth was devastating because we knew NOTHING about Down syndrome and were only given outdated, depressing information. Every year on her birthday I remember how sad I was when she was born and I feel guilty. But if we had known ahead of time, she would still be here, guaranteed! Other parents who DID know ahead of time say they wish they didn't know because it made for a very stressful pregnancy, which I can understand. I guess the grass is always greener! ;) I just wish that doctors were providing these parents with TRUE statistics and resources instead of always giving worst case scenario... These parents are NOT making a 100% informed decision when they kill their babies, and that's what breaks my heart. 

Oh Renee that's a lot of shoveling! You need to get your big girl and big boy to do that shoveling chore for you! Stay warm!! 
Well, Kassidy started out helping me for about 5 minutes, but when she saw the other kids sledding she was sorry she volunteered to help me! haha I let her go sled because everyone has said this kind of snow rarely happens this time of year... and my kids have definitely never seen this much!! Next time though, they're going to work! ;o)

You do know driveways aren't supposed to be that slippery...right? got any salt to put on it?!
LOL yes I know... I have to go get some salt today. We used all ours with the last snowfall. Getting out of our driveway was easy... getting back in was kind of scary! LOL 


babyofsix said...

I must have totally skipped over Kameron saying he wanted to visit DC until I read the question on here that you answered. I would also like to throw out... we will be stationed right near Arlington, just over the river from DC. So if you come to the area, let me know. :)


Lynn said...

Continuing to pray!
Psalms 130:1-2, 5-7 Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD. Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications (5-7) I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning. Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.
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Amanda said...

The Hunger Games books were ALL so good!! I'm 23, and after I read them I couldn't believe they were "young adult" books, but was impressed at how great I thought they would be for all ages. They're a very interesting commentary on a lot of things, and overall the whole story was amazing. I hope Kassidy [and you!] like them!

Elle said...

So I know it's kind of funny to ask a question on your question and answer post but what the heck! What do you think of the term intellectually challenged? I don't know why but I hate it. I have met many people who have IQ's under 70 which by definition is considered intellectually challenged. It just doesn't seem right either. I feel like many of them are intelligent and that definition is really limiting. What do you think? Is there a better definition in your opinion?

Also completely different question when is Keegan's rheumatology appointment? Do you still think he may have Juvenile Arthritis?

Lynn said...

Know that the Lord is always with you, wrapping His loving arms around you and holding on tight! Praying right now!
Psalms 18:2-6 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid. The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me. In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.
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