Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Hockey isn’t just for those who can walk. Powerhockey is a competitive sport among those who use power wheelchairs. All ages are welcome and all ability levels.
Last year, The Philadelphia PowerPlay, participated in the national championship in Ottawa, Canada. This was the first international championship played by the Philadelphia based team. Although winning wasn’t the best, the team coaches won the best coaching staff. Two of the individual players won awards also.
During the season, September-June, Philadelphia PowerPlay plays games twice a month alternating between Norristown and Drexel Hill. The games are enjoyable to watch and even more fun to play. It is an awesome experience for all involved.
Our girlfriends offer much more than friendship. They offer support, guidance, shoulder to cry on, comedic relief and relationship advice. We learn so much from our friends. They make us who we are today.
Many of our girlfriends have been with us for years. Others maybe just entered our life yesterday. The friends that stand beside you through tough relationships, crazy kids and career changes are the ones to keep. They lift you up when you are down.
On girlfriends day, go out for a day of fun. Go to lunch, out shopping, salon day or just go enjoy the day with your favorite friends. Surprise them with a card telling them how important they are to your life. Make a homemade gift or surprise them for dinner.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Ever since my niece was baptized, Jeff and I talked about Jason's baptism. I am Catholic and want to raise my children in the Catholic faith. Jeff is not Catholic, but he goes to Mass with us. He supports my decision to teach our children the faith.
We both originally wanted Jason to be baptized in May, but July worked better. My father bought Jason his baptism suit. It looked adorable.
We ordered a lot of food for our family party. Some canceled last minute so we had lots left over. We were eating leftovers for over a week!
Our biggest regret was that we went to the Mass prior to the baptism. The Mass went long and even had a speaker at the end. It seemed endless when you had a baby to keep happy. However, Jason handled the baptism with flying colors!
We had to only adapt it a little bit for me. I couldn't trace a cross on his forehead so I kissed his head instead. Jeff held him. Jason was a little fussy because it was a long time and he simply loves his mommy and daddy right now.
The party was great. Even though it was extremely humid, people still sat outside. Jeff did an awesome job setting up. I know it was a lot of work. I did the getting of food, invitations, cleaning inside the house and all the small details.
Now Jason is a member of the Catholic faith. It was all worth the effort.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
However, some people act extremely inappropriate. It almost feels like people don't think I am capable of being a mother. For instance, the second my husband goes somewhere and leaves me for a few minutes with the baby stroller, people are immediately drawn to us. Now I can understand if my baby is crying or there is an obvious problem, however, that is usually not the case.
Last night we were at the Kimberton fair enjoying fireworks and my husband got up to get closer pictures. My son was happily watching from his stroller with me (his mother) sitting right beside him. After my husband walked a few feet away, a woman immediately came over and pushed his stroller and pushed his seat cover up! I quickly grabbed his stroller and said to let go of my baby. She did and gave me a nasty look.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
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Wednesday, July 3, 2013
We left around 7:20 in the morning which is very good considering we have a 6 year old, 4 month old and me. I planned on getting up at 5 but ended up getting up at 6. I quick got ready and handled Laura.
The ride down was thankfully uneventful. Jason only cried a little when we were 15min away from the hotel. The ride is 3hrs from our house. Laura was happy with her iPad and headphones.
Our room wasn't ready until 3:30 and we arrive at 10:20. We walked the boardwalk and town. We ate lunch at the dough rollers. I had pancakes with bacon inside them. Laura had scrambled eggs and Jeff had a sandwich.
Luckily Jason was awake but happy just looking around so Jeff could feed me and himself.
We let Laura swim and I came down with a migraine. It seems like very first day of vacation I get a migraine.
After we got in our room, we rested. Jeff unpacked everything and Laura helped unpacked clothes. My headache dulled and we went out to Embers. Jeff took me to Embers about 3 years ago and was impressed that I ate so many crab legs.
Laura loved it. Jason slept so that worked out. We again walked the boardwalk before turning in for the night. Laura was excited that I slept with her. The bed felt good and woke up headache free.
Monday, July 1, 2013
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