Saturday, January 31, 2009

Whew!! What a couple of weeks it has been!!

Alright so i guess you might be wondering if i forgot about you all or what..but my computer broke down and the last couple of weeks has been rough!! lol!
So you ask what have i been up to?? Well i am glad that you all asked that:)) So lets see..Avery had a recheck up on her hearing and we have to watch her right ear.
Yes it is the same ear that she had the ear infections. The ear dr. said that it wasnt measuring the correct pressure but it could simply just mean that there still might be some fluid still in there from her ear infectoins. I am praying that thats all it is. We then went into the sound booth and she did excellent in consistintingly turing her ear for the left ear but there were times when she wouldnt turn for the right ear. We are just going to monitior it closely and recheck in 6 months. So please pray that it was only fluid and not showing signs of hearing loss in the right ear!!

Well we supposedly had snow too!! They even called of school but we were actually missing one thing..the SNOW!!! I couldnt belive it.. Only in the south!!!

Destiny got Terrific kid award this past nine weeks..i guess we are doing something For those of you who dont know what it is bc they dont have it in SD but every nine weeks they pick one boy and one girl that has just stood out from the rest of the kids and been TERRIFIC i guess and they get reconized in front of the whole school in a program and the cool thing i think is that they dont tell the kids and then they surprise them and they call the parents to come too..and you get a great nice yellow bumper sticker for your vehicle that says my child is a TERRIFIC kid..and then they get a free meal to Zaxby's. Not every student gets a chance to get the award. I guess that would only be 4 girls and 4 boys per its kind of big i's a few pictures from it..

I am pretty excited i got a new camera the past couple of weeks to so i have been having fun playing with that..i havent posted any pictures on the other site either bc i have to wait til i get the other computer fixed.

I have decided to try to take Avery off of milk and put her on rice milk and see how she does. Ijust think she may be allergic to it. She has some really razzling sounds that i cant ever get to go away and i am sure her dr is tired of me taking her in and asking "Are you sure there is nothing in her chest?" It is always there and i read an article about milk allergies and that was a symptom so i will see i guess. Her therapist told me an interesting tidbit that she learned at a food seminar. She had told me that to find out if a child is allergic to a particular food item try removing it from there diet for 5 days then on the 6th day overload them on that item and then on the 7th,8th,and 9th day take it away again and watch them days really close bc that is when the symptoms will show up. So we are on day 4 right now..let you know how it turns out. I am hoping that it is only just milk and not dairy in general.

Well i think that might sum it up for now...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

In shock....

We need your help!
Written by another designer/blogger but speaks for us all:

As most of you know I own a children’s clothing business, and as of February 10, myself and thousands of others in the children’s industry will be deeply affected financially or will be out of business.

Remember the outcry last holiday season over lead in imported toys? In order to combat such safety issues, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has passed legislation called the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). The law sets stringent guidelines for children’s products containing lead and phthalates (a chemical used in some vinyl products).
It is supposed to go into effect February 10th, 2009, and after that date any product intended for children ages 12 and under must meet these guidelines, and have a certificate of compliance from a CPSC-accredited laboratory. This includes not just toys, but clothing, jewelry, blankets, sheets, books, bibs, strollers, carriers, and anything else that a child under 12 might come in contact with. Sounds great, right?
In theory, maybe. But in actuality the law is so far reaching that it may succeed in turning the economy upside down. For starters, the CPSIA requires end unit testing on every product intended for use by children under 12. It is the responsibility of the manufacturer to do this testing, regardless of how small the business. That means that manufacturers (like myself ) will have to pay to get every different product they offer tested. These tests have to be done at a CSPC accredited lab, and cost tens of thousands of dollars. For example if you offer 3 different types of dresses. Each dress contains 2 different fabrics, as well as buttons, and thread, so that’s potentially $600 to test one dress. But if you have 3 or more styles, that’s $1800. And when you get a new bolt of fabric, you need to start all over again.
At present, there are no exemptions for small businesses and “micro” manufacturers and most handcraft artisans. There is no exception for quantities made, where the garments/products are made or anything else. Nor is there an exception for unadorned fabric components, unfinished wood components, materials which, by their nature, are free of lead and phthalates.
Also, the Act takes a “guilty until proven innocent” approach, which would treat a handmade, unfinished wooden toy that doesn’t meet the certification deadline of 2/10/09 as a “banned hazardous substance” which would be illegal to distribute in this country. Each infraction carries a $100,000 felony charge. This legislation is also retroactive for any pre-existing inventory as of February 10th, 2009. This means that everything on the shelves in those big (or small) stores will also be “banned, hazardous substances” - contraband.
Larger corporations that can afford testing will incur thousands, maybe millions of dollars in fees, and this expense will be handed down to the consumer, probably making the prices for children’s products go through the roof.
This also means that after that date, even selling your kids old things on eBay or Craigslist will be illegal. Charities will not be able to accept donations without a certificate of compliance either. February 10, 2009 is being dubbed “National Bankruptcy Day” by many people in the apparel and toy industry. If this legislation is not amended, it will affect everyone from port workers to parents looking for legal products. Billions of dollars worth of children’s products will have to be destroyed because they can’t be legally sold, and this will cause major environmental problems.
While I am all for higher safety standards and keeping our kids safe, this law is so overreaching as to put thousands on manufacturers of children’s products out of business -hurting our economy and causing even more loan defaults. Though this legislation was well-intentioned, it cannot be allowed to stand as is.
Please help us defend the American dream and our entrepreneurial spirit! This law affects every stay at home mom trying to help put food on the table and every grandmother knitting blankets for the local craft fair. It makes the thousands of us who have found a niche in the burgeoning children’s market have to make a tough decision - continue to produce items illegally and possible incur a $100,000 fine, pay the enormous fees and raise costs of goods sold, or close up shop!
Please help us!
Contact your Congressperson using this link:
It only takes 30 seconds!
If you have an extra minute send a hard copy of the letter as well!
To sign the online petition:
Read more about it here:

Please copy and paste this on your blogs, we need all the help we can get!
NOTE: This flawed legislation will hurt all of us. Large and small manufacturers and consumers! Let us work together for the good of all.
(That would mean my mother-in-law would be done making and selling her baby stuff..did you know about this by the way???)))

Monday, January 5, 2009

Eyes good

This morning i had to take Avery to her annual eye appointment.. It went great he said that everything looked really good!!! WOOHOOO!!! And doesnt want to see her for another least one dr doesnt want to see us to often:) We should be going back to the ear dr pretty soon for another recheck bc the last time we went he saw fluid and wanted us to come back in 3 months and recheck them out and make sure that nothing was going on..ill let you know when we go back..
Boy am i thankful that school started back up again..back to some normal routine again..

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Hope you all have a wonderful 2009!! Just a couple pictures that we took when we were taking our christmas pictures.