So Much To Say This Week

This week has been a very eventful week.

smts1Carter had what is called “Shark Teeth”.  His adult teeth were growing in behind his baby teeth.  We had taken him to the dentist last Thursday and his dentist set up an appointment with a pediatric dentist to have the baby teeth either pulled or cut out because the baby teeth still had roots and were not budging.  We were set to go to the pediatric dentist on Tuesday.

Monday evening – Todd and I were sitting in the living room.  I was on the phone with my sister, who happens to be a dental hygienist for our dentist.  All of a sudden we heard screaming.  Will came running into the living room saying very nervously “I am so sorry!  I didn’t mean to.”  I hung up with my sister and Todd and I went running to the kids play room where we found Carter sitting on the couch holding his mouth – filled with blood.

The kids were playing tug of war with a jump rope (a jump rope I swore I had thrown away because I do not like any ropes like that in my house because of the pure fact that I don’t trust my kids with them).  Will had Carter bite down on the jump rope and he tugged/pulled on the rope.  He was “trying” to help Carter pull his teeth.

So – I called my sister and Todd rushed Carter over to her house.  She was able to pull his tooth (his first tooth he has lost).  Evidently lots of screaming throughout the process and after it was all over.

I admit – when it comes to lots of blood… I just can’t handle it.  I am so thankful that my husband is able to handle.

Long Story Short – both teeth are now gone.


smts2Carter did real well at Leg-Up this week.  He loves the horses and everyone that helps.

For all those that are able to come… Leg-Up Therapeutic Riding Center is having a Picnic and Horse Show on June 1, 2013 starting 9:00 am –  at the Center.  Address is 391 Maxwell Hill Road, Pulaski, TN.  Everyone is invited.  You will be able to see what all the kids have been learning.  We are super excited and hope that you all can make it!

I know I talk about Leg-Up a lot – that is how awesome this place is.  I am amaze every week how much this therapy is helping Carter.

We Absolutely LOVE Leg-Up!






smts3This week is Teacher Appreciation week.  I am on the PTO board at the kids school.  I am very thankful for the teachers that that teach both of my kids.  I and another PTO board member worked on Teacher Appreciation gifts this past Sunday.  The gifts turned out real cute. We hope that the teachers and staff enjoy this week and know how much they are appreciated.

Will and I were working on his spelling words and reading yesterday evening. He did very well. I told him that I was proud of him – his reading has really improved. He responded with “Can you believe school has done that to me?” I asked him “Done what?” He answered “Made me smart!”

Both kids have great teachers!  We are grateful for everything they do for our children.


smts4One of my girlfriend’s from college has started a blog about her journey with autism.  Her youngest son has autism.  She has been there for me through a lot since the 90’s….  We have always had a lot in common.  Now she and I take the journey of autism with both our youngest son’s.  Our son’s are on different ends of the spectrum – but we can relate on a lot of levels.  She has just started her blog – go and visit and join Team Charlie  Bear –








smts5I have written before about Logan Blade and his mother Darlene –  Well, Fox News Nashville featured Logan in a news special this past Tuesday.  As I have mentioned before, Logan has autism – can not speak more than 3 words at a time – but can sing and sounds like Josh Turner – he is unbelievable.   At the end of the segment – the news journalist that interviewed Darlene and Logan gave to them a very special gift.  Logan is going to meet Josh Turner at the Grand Ole’ Opry.  He will get to meet him on May 28th.  My husband and I both were in tears while watching the interview and hearing the special gift Fox and Josh Turner are giving to them.  Click Here to watch the Fox News Segment about Logan.

I have just order Logan’s CD and can’t wait to listen to it.  You can order Logan’s CD at CD Baby – Click Here To Order

You can join Logan’s Facebook Fan Page by clicking here!


And I will end this post with this….

Happy Mother’s Day on Sunday!

Over at the blog “The Messy Middle” – says it best….

smts6To those who gave birth this year to their first child—we celebrate with you


To those who lost a child this year – we mourn with you


To those who are in the trenches with little ones every day and wear the badge of food stains – we appreciate you


To those who experienced loss through miscarriage, failed adoptions, or running away—we mourn with you


To those who walk the hard path of infertility, fraught with pokes, prods, tears, and disappointment – we walk with you. Forgive us when we say foolish things. We don’t mean to make this harder than it is.


To those who are foster moms, mentor moms, and spiritual moms – we need you


To those who have warm and close relationships with your children – we celebrate with you


To those who have disappointment, heart ache, and distance with your children – we sit with you


To those who lost their mothers this year – we grieve with you


To those who experienced abuse at the hands of your own mother – we acknowledge your experience


To those who lived through driving tests, medical tests, and the overall testing of motherhood – we are better for having you in our midst


To those who have aborted children – we remember them and you on this day


To those who are single and long to be married and mothering your own children – we mourn that life has not turned out the way you longed for it to be


To those who step-parent – we walk with you on these complex paths


To those who envisioned lavishing love on grandchildren -yet that dream is not to be, we grieve with you


To those who will have emptier nests in the upcoming year – we grieve and rejoice with you


To those who placed children up for adoption — we commend you for your selflessness and remember how you hold that child in your heart


And to those who are pregnant with new life, both expected and surprising –we anticipate with you


This Mother’s Day, we walk with you. Mothering is not for the faint of heart and we have real warriors in our midst. We remember you.





One thought on “So Much To Say This Week

  1. What a week! Congrats on the teeth, and I loved the story on Logan..thanks for posting the link to FB the other night 😉 Also thanks for the shout out above. Of all the things we’ve had in common I’m sorry to see autism as one because it involved our kids, but on the plus side I couldn’t have asked for a better friend to go thru this journey with. You’re one heck of a support system, and I love you Shana. Thanks for everything over the years… I look forward to being friends for life ❤
    Wow, the way you ended this with the thing from "The Messy Middle" got me!!! I love that! It's just perfect. Happy Mother's Day Sweetheart 🙂 you're one of the best I know.


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