Monthly Archives December 2010

DDL’s Holiday Shopping Guide

Looking for a unique gift for that special someone in your life?  I have compiled my favorite gift ideas, some handmade goodies from Etsy, and mainstream items I think your someone will love. For the Young Child/ Toddler Sushi Felt Play Food Rody the Inflatable Hopping Horse PlanToys Musical Band Drumset
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Make A Child Smile – SOPHIA

This is our beautiful friend Sophia. We met Sophia shortly after Haven was diagnosed with ROHHAD and Ganglioneuroblastoma Cancer. Sophia also has ROHHAD. She is supported by numerous medications each day and can barely make it in to school 2 – 3 days a week with all the doctor appointments she has. Her mother, Maureen,…
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Christmas Bell Tree Decorations

I did this craft today with the 2-year-olds at my daycare. For this age group, part of it can done by the kids and the rest can be completed by the adult. Materials: an empty egg carton, yarn or thin ribbon, jingle bells (or jingles from a broken tambourine – 2 per bell), paintbrush, paint,…
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Santa’s Financials

“Mom? Does Santa have a thousand dollars?” “I don’t know, Bob. For what?” “To buy all the Christmas presents in our world.” “I think Santa and his elves make all of the presents themselves.” “Oh… So he maybe has two-thousand-one hundred dollars?” “Maybe.”
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Alternative Therapy

“Uhhh….maybe YOU should be the one on the table….”   After sitting in the RV for more hours than I care to count, and after sharing a queen sized futon with my king sized husband at my brother’s house, my back was as crooked as Owen Wilson’s nose.  Fortunately I’d had the foresight to book…
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Jingle Jangle

It’s that time of year again! December begins tomorrow and so arrives our annual house guest! Well, kind of. Being that we’re far away from home and our sweet little Elf on a Shelf is back in Mississippi, Santa has graciously sent us a stand in elf for this year. See him??? Jingle the elf…
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Tape allergies

Texting Grandpa Beard-off in Utah. TAPE TAPE TAPE! We’ve learned over the years of chemo treatments and taping tubes to Haven that she is allergic to tape. We always have the special tape at sleep study and have never had this issue…..but she is swollen and covered in itchy bumps.
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