She threw up this morning. Thank goodness everything she ate last night already digested, so there's nothing left in her stomach to throw up. I have been taking my acidophilus everyday and I just gave Little Man a kids acidophilus, so hopefully we will be ok.
I remember, when my brother and I were growing up, Sunday evenings were family television night. I can still remember the excitement of sitting on the family room floor waiting for our show to begin, fresh from the bathtub and in our pajamas.
A lot has changed since then. Families don't seem to watch television together anymore. Maybe it's because there simply isn't a whole lot of quality television for families to watch anymore.
Well, that is changing this summer. Turner Classic Movies is going back to Sunday night family programing with TCM Essentials, Jr., a spin off of TCM Essentials, one of my favorite things on television. Every Sunday night all summer long TCM Essentials, Jr., hosted by Chris O'Donnell (Scent of a Woman) and Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), who both star in this summer's film Kit Kittridge: An American Girl (out July 2nd) is featuring classic movies for the entire family to enjoy. It started June 1st with National Velvet and June 8th with 20 Million Miles to Earth, but there are many more films yet to come.
This Sunday, June 15th, is The Courtship of Eddie's Father, and I'm so looking forward to July 13th because that's when Meet Me in St. Louis is on, which is one of my all time favorite films. I can't watch that movie enough.
Here's the complete list of shows so you can plan your entire summer of Sunday evenings:
June 1 National Velvet (1944)
June 8 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
June 15 The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963)
June 22 Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
July 6 Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
July 13 Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
July 20 SherlockJr. (1924) & The Music Box (1932)
July 27 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
Aug. 3 Roman Holiday (1953)
Aug. 10 The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
Aug. 17 On the Town (1949)
Aug. 31 Captains Courageous (1937)
There's more, too. To help celebrate this new family television event, Turner Classic Movies and Picturehouse are presenting the TCM Essentials Jr. American Girl Sweepstakes. The grand prize will include a private screening of Kit Kittredge: An American Girl for 50 guests. How cool is that!
And if you decide you really like watching classic movies with your family and want to expand your repertoire, I highly recommend the book The Best Old Movies for Families by Ty Burr. It offers movie reviews, plot summaries, pause-button explanations to key parents into subjects that they may to explain to their kids, and more.
This is a neat idea. Debbie at Three Weddings has a meme going called Ability Tuesday for moms of special needs kids. The purpose is to focus on what our kids can do not what they can't.
This is what my daughter, who has hypotonia and speech apraxia, can do: she can hug her own foot.
I know that's probably not the kind of ability Debbie was thinking
of, but Little Miss Throwsafit gets such enjoyment out of hugging her
own foot. Yes, it sounds completely bizarre and hard to picture, but
she can bring her foot to her chest and hug the heck out of it. And
then, when she's done hugging it, she can scratch the side of her head
with her foot. She also can tap her sippy cup - while she's drinking
from it - with her feet.
She's one flexible little girl, let me tell you. Once her strength
has improved and she can run and jump, which will probably take at
least a year, I'm enrolling her in ballet lessons.
Well, they're not shoes but flip flops and they're so cute. Today I had to head on over to Gaylord with Little Miss Throwsafit to pick up her new AFO's. After we had them fitted we discovered that her current shoes were way too small. I had to get her new shoes, so we swung over the The Shoe Dept. in the Wal-Mart shopping center.
We had to get LMT size 9W in order to fit her new AFO's. Her feet look so big compared to her body, but that was what was required. As I was paying for her new tennies, I saw the cutest Tommy Hilfiger flip flops on display. I tried on a few pair and settled on these on sale for $20:
Ignore my unpolished toes, please! Aren't they cute? I love them because they'll go with virtually everything I have. I'm currently wearing a jean skirt and Salty Dog Cafe t-shirt and I look quite stylin', in a casual sort of way. And they'll look awfully cute with my khaki skirts, too.
Yesterday, Steve and Little Man left for an overnight canoe trip on the AuSable from Chase Bridge to Parmalee Bridge. They had a blast canoeing, fishing, and camping. Here are some pictures Steve took:
Today is my husband's 42nd birthday. We're celebrating with dinner at the Willow Tree Restaurant, our
favorite restaurant up here. For his present, I got him all three Special Edition Indiana Jones DVD's. I love the first and third movies but don't like Temple of Doom, but I didn't know his feelings, so I got him all three.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the sweet Mother's Day card I got from my mom. It was hand made by Stefanie, who has spina bifida. With birthdays coming up, I ordered a few cards from her: my husband whose birthday is tomorrow, my daughter who will be three on June 8th, and my dad who is turning 64 on June 9th. I told Stefanie the themes I wanted for each card, and this is what she came up with.
For my husband, the avid fly fisherman:
My dad, who loves his tools:
I love them; they're perfect. Not only are they beautiful and one of a kind, but Stefanie put a lot of attention and care into them, and it shows. My husband, daughter, and dad will really appreciate them.
If you have a special occasion coming up and would like Stefanie to hand make a card for that event or person, contact me and I'll put you in touch with her.
Musings of a Housewife
has a post titled "How did you meet your honey?" She has
a cute story about a college roommate and her roommates' boyfriend
My story is a little bit different. I married my divorce attorney.
I'll wait while you finish laughing....
Steve said he liked me from the first day I came into his office,
but I had no idea, which is good because, well, he was my attorney, and
I shouldn't have been aware of his feelings. Anyway, nine months after
my divorce was final we had our first date - Halloween, 1997. It was
perfect. We went out to dinner, went to a Greek bar, which is no longer there, and saw a great
band play. We played pool. He kicked my butt, but I didn't care. We
had so much fun that we didn't want it to end.
Two days later, we spent the afternoon and evening in Ann Arbor
where we had dinner at Gratzi and browsed book stores. Years later,
after we were married, I learned that after he got home from that date,
he called his good friend, Jeff, and told him he was going to marry
We had a whirlwind romance, to be honest. As I said, our first date
was Halloween of 1997. Two months later, on New Year's Eve, he
proposed and I enthusiastically said yes. We were married July 4th,
1998. As you've probably noticed by now, we have a thing about
Three kids and almost ten years later, we're doing exceptionally
well and are having so much fun in Northern Michigan running our canoe
So that's my story. How did you and your honey meet?