Answers given by 2nd grade school children, to the following questions:

Why did God make mothers?
1. She’s the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.
2. Mostly to clean the house.
3. To help us out of there when we were getting born.

How did God make mothers?
1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.
2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.
3. God made my Mom just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts.

What ingredients are mothers made of ?
1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.
2. They had to get their start from men’s bones. Then they mostly use string, I think.

Why did God give you your mother and not some other mom?
1. We’re related.
2. God knew she likes me a lot more than other people’s moms like me.

What kind of little girl was your mom?
1. My Mom has always been my mom and none of that other stuff.
2. I don’t know because e I wasn’t there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.
3. They say she used to be nice.

What did mom need to know about dad before she married him?
1. His last name.
2. She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on beer?
3. Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores?

Why did your mom marry your dad?
1. My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world. And my Mom eats a lot.

2. She got too old to do anything else with him.
3. My grandma says that Mom didn’t have her thinking cap on.

Who’s the boss at your house?
1. Mom doesn’t want to be boss, but she has to because dad’s such a goof ball.
2. Mom. You can tell by room inspection. She sees the stuff under the bed.
3. I guess Mom is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.

What’s the difference between moms & dads?
1. Moms work at work and work at home and dads just go to work at work.
2. Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.
3. Dads are taller & stronger, but moms have all the real power ’cause that’s who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your friend’s.
4. Moms have magic; they make you feel better without medicine.

What does your mom do in her spare time?
1. Mothers don’t do spare time.
2. To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long.

What would it take to make your mom perfect?
1. On the inside she’s already perfect. Outside, I think some kind of plastic surgery.
2. Dye it. You know her hair. I’d dye it, maybe blue.

If you could change one thing about your mom, what would it be?
1. She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I’d get rid of that.
2. I’d make my mom smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it and not me.
3. I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of her head.

Just when I thought I was losing

Anger, frustration, exhaustion……………. just a few of the emotions I have been encountering lately, and not to mention guilt. “Guilt”? you may ask, and I say yes and lots of it, why? because for the last couple of days or weeks I have had a rush of all the above emotions surging through me.

I felt like I was failing as a mother, I felt that I spend so much time with Leah that I don’t spend enough time with my two other girls, sometimes I get dinner done to late, I don’t get to read them a bedtime story because by the time I have time to do it they are already sleeping.Am I raising my girls the right way, with the right values, and enough life skills to be successful happy women one day, am I always there when they need me…. the list is endless, but today I realized that I have nothing to worry about……..

Nicole my soon to be 5 year old daughter, had started school for the first time last week, and when I asked her if she had made any friends, she told me she had just made one friend named Ashleigh, One friend?…………. I asked her if she had tried to make friends with the other kids, then she told me that the other kids wanted to be her friend, but they don’t want to be friends with Ashleigh, so she decided to just stick to the one friend named Ashleigh.

So for the past few days, we have had a daily report of our day at school with the new friend. So………… arrive at school this morning, Nicole asked me to walk her to her classroom, and as I open the class door I heard the teacher saying” its okay Ashleigh…. Nicole is hear” and this little girl with long black hair runs over to Nicole and puts her arms around her and says ” I’m so happy you are here, I thought I was going to be alone today” but as Ashleigh looked up, I saw that she had the most horrific scars on her forehead and her face seem slightly distorted, thats when the teacher explained to me that non of the other kids would play with her, because of her face.Ashleigh had been involved in a car accident which left her badly scared, and the kids were afraid of her, except Nicole.


As I walked away I started thinking that in all this time Nicole did not once mention that Ashleigh was different.My little girl saw past the scars and found her first best friend, and my heart is bursting with pride, because few people have such pure qualities, so after today I think its safe to say that I don’t think that I’m doing such a bad job at all……

Rub a dub,dub is that Leah in the tub?

Leah just loves bath time, but she absolutely hate it when she gets water onto her face!!!! So we have quite a situation on our hands. We have to make sure there is a dry face towel at hand to catch the facial splashes…….. And washing Leah’s hair is a special task on its own…..

Loving the bath

It involves the whole family……. Dad holds Leah, Simone and Nicole provide the live entertainment in the form of singing and dancing, and I have perfected the art of rinsing hair to round about 40 seconds…………….. The things we have to do…… I sometimes wonder what the neighbors must think!!

lets taste the bath water

I would love to post a picture of your little one on Leah’s blog so feel free to e-mail me a picture of your baby to acsnlk@yahoo.com , we have created a real family of precious friends and Im sure Tonya (Knoahs mom) and myself, and the rest of our blogging family would love to see our family grow …….

Little Me and my Big Sisters

My sisters

So…….. there are my sisters Nicole 5, Simone 10 and of course me the star of the show Leah.We recently took Leah for her check up at the pediatrician, of course we had a little actress on our hands,doing everything she could to impress the doctor she mumbled and hummed a tune, walked around the furniture and battered her eyelids as if to impress the judge, seems like she is going to be quite the charmer one day.

The doctor then proceeded to do her head measurement which amounted to 51.3cm, we were then advised to take Leah for a CT scan just to check the amount of fluid around her brain, but he assured us that it was just routine and that he was not to concerned because she has been on track with he milestones and her head size (although large) was acceptable as she was on par with the head and growth measurement charts for kids with Achondroplasia.

So God has really been good to us so far, and has blessed Leah with good health , things could have turned out different for us, but I know Leah life is going to change lots of peoples lives in a positive way. Leah taught me to have Faith so we just keep the faith……..(I think im finnaly getting the hang of this blog thing….:-)

lets play ball

A Little History About Me………..


Finding out that I was pregnant with our third baby was an unexpected shock for my husband and me, but we were overwhelmed with joy and excited about the fact that this could be our little boy, as we already have two beautiful daughters.

The thought of developing any problems during the pregnancy never entered my mind because my first two pregnancies were problem free and I was fortunate to experience an uncomplicated natural birth with both my daughters, so why should anything be different with this baby. All my prenatal appointments went well, and when we passes the dreaded 16 week scan I thought we were on the home straight because if there were any problems with baby it would have been picked up during that scan, so there was no need for any other specialises testing as things seemed to be fine with baby.

At my 20 week scan appointment, my doctor informed me that my baby’s femur bones seemed a bit short, but because baby was curled up tightly he said it was difficult to get a good view, so he suggested I come back in two weeks just to make sure that baby was growing normally. I was not too concerned about what the doctor had told me, but when I returned for the check up I was told that the measurements had not changed and that shortened limbs particularly the femur bone could be linked to all sorts of birth defects or syndromes. I was then referred to a foetal abnormality specialist to find out what was wrong with my baby. My whole body went numb when I heard those words, and all I remember was crying all the way home, and the constant pain and fear I felt, because I did not know what was wrong with my baby.

The foetal abnormality scan was the worst experience of my life, I remember how the doctor pushes and prodded my belly as they tried to get a better view of baby, they also performed a 3-D scan to see if baby had any facial deformities or unusual features like slanted eyes or prominent forehead, because short bones or distorted facial features could be linked to Downs Syndrome. I tried hard to be strong but when I saw my baby’s face on the screen I could not hold back the tears. No conclusive diagnosis could be determined from that scan, but I was told that baby’s growth was not normal and I would have to wait until baby’s birth to find out if it was Downs Syndrome or not.

I continued my pregnancy, and my husband and I tried as best as we could to mentally prepare ourselves for what was to come. During that time we developed an indescribable bond with our unborn baby, and my daughters grew more and more excited with each passing day as all they wanted was to meet their new brother or sister. Baby Leah “yes another girl” was born on the 16th October 2006 via emergency C-section and was diagnosed with a birth defect called Achondraplasia more commonly known as Dwarfism. To our family this was the best news ever, there was no sign of Downs Syndrome, and she was in excellent health. She was just going to be a “little” person, I remember my daughter saying that it would be no problem to fine Leah a little boyfriend.

Little Leah has brought so much joy into our lives; she just simply melts hearts wherever we take her. She has also brought us closer together as a family, but the most important lesson we have learnt from our experience is that the word “normal” can be quite harsh at times, cause to us Leah is normal and perfect just the way she is, and we would not change a thing about her, and the same goes for other babies, children or even adults who may have a physical or mental handicap. So to all mothers who has been blesses with a “SPECIAL” baby, remember that God must have known that you were very special that’s why he chose you to take care of his very special babies, no matter how big or small thy may be.