Saturday, January 7, 2017

Checking in

I have thought about blogging again but I have SO MUCH going on and when I think of what to say something else needs my attention and then I forget to blog... SO MUCH has happened. We moved 2 more times since moving to Vermont. Our last move was our final one. We bought a house in December 2015. So we've been in it just over a year. Before we moved we noticed some things were going on with Caiden so we had an evaluation done. He has been going to speech therapy and also saw a physical therapist. Caiden has had speech therapy since November 2015. Summer of 2016 he was referred to a neurologist due to concerns from us and his pediatrician of autism. He saw a developmental pediatrician and was formally diagnosed with moderate to severe autism May 30 2016. He has some other things going on with his gait and muscle tone. He has several therapists working with him and he has made gains since his therapies have started. He is such a strong little boy. He is so funny and loves doing puzzles and is wicked smart!! We have a long road ahead of us but we are facing it head on with our guy. He turned TWO August 28th and had a blast at his mickey mouse birthday party! Oh and since Caiden has a summer birthday... HE STARTS SCHOOL THIS FALL!!!!! I don't know how I am gonna handle that one!

Greyson has had his own set of health problems.. He had a bilateral tonsilectomy and adenoidectomy done November 15 2016, just 3 days after his 4th birthday!!! He had an awesome sonic the hedgehog party at a localish play place. Kind of like chuck e cheese on steroids, LOL! That was a brutal 14 day recovery. Greyson started Pre-K in September. It was an adjustment for both of us! He is thriving though and he also had an evaluation so he receives services through the school.. So needless to say both boys keep me super busy!

On top of that my Mom had a heart attack November 2015 and had open heart surgery. 11 months later in October of last year she had another heart attack. I told her she was moving in with me or my sister to pick which one. She decided to come here since it's close to NJ (3hr drive) and she can visit her friends and her church family. Sooo yeah, not busy at all LOL!!

As for me I have been working on my online kids resale in spurts. I have had to start and stop due to things out of my control and focus on family making sure everyone has what they need. This year I plan to focus on my business and see what comes of it! I changed the name since we have another little guy now. We are now called Little Tyke's Closet. I have invested a good amount of money in inventory and I am excited to see where this goes. hopefully it fulfills my desire to work and also allows me to have time to be with my little guys and a part of their therapies and school activities...

So a shameless plug for my "work baby"  Little Tyke's Closet Facebook Page
Little Tyke's Closet Instagram Page and Ebay Store

Goal is to run my own website if my items are popular enough. I have Gymboree, Baby Gap/Gap, Crazy8, The Children's Place, Hanna Andersson, Mini Boden and a ton of other brands as well. Eventually I want to be able to do consignment, but for right now I just do buy-outs directly.

So that's about it for the little kids.. Hubby is doing well and loves his job still and we are enjoying living in Vermont. The snow and cold is still a bit much but we love our house! We have done some renovations and will do more eventually as funds allow. We have a finished basement so that gave us 2 additional bedrooms and a playroom for the kids and a work space for me as well as a 1/2 bathroom and laundry room with the option to install a shower later if we want to make it a 3rd full bath... Upstairs we have 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths with a living room, family room and eat in kitchen.. a really good amount of space for us...

So here are some pics of the kids and the house. WARNING. There are a LOT OF PICS =/

Check it out