Sunday, May 31, 2009

Dream Deferred

Trinity auditioned for her school's talent show. After practicing Langston Hughe's poem "Dream Deferred" repeatedly, her music teacher informed her that she had been chosen to participate in the talent show. She was so excited about the good news!! Well Friday evening was the big night. I applaud all of the students for their dedication and courage to perform in front of everyone and I am especially proud of Trinity. She makes us proud! Although she was a little nervous, she performed very well. She did a lot better than me. I don't do well with public speaking or big crowds. I literally start sweating and then the panic attack follows:( (Well not the panic attack part, but it feels like it) Trinity has done exceptionally well throughout her kindergarten year. Her teacher nominated her as SCA representative for her class, she stayed on green the entire year (green means good, yellow means the teacher had to give you a warning about something, and red means you did something unacceptable), her grades were outstanding, she's an excellent reader, and she has thoroughly enjoyed her first year of school. My daily prayers are that she continue this behavior well into her adulthood:) Wishful thinking huh? Thank you family for coming out and supporting meant alot to her.

Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes

What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore-- And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over-- like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Recent pictures of Kingston

I keep my camera close, so that I can capture the moments of my latest addition to the family. He is growing and changing on a's amazing!! He'll be 4 months old in a few days.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Newborns and the Hep B shot

Why are we allowing newborns to be innoculated with the Hep B vaccine?

Hepatitis B is transmitted through blood, sex and dirty needles. This disease, for the most part, affects iv drug users, homosexuals, prostitutes and promiscuous heterosexuals. I doubt seriously that a newborn is having unprotected sex, or sharing needles with an infected drug user.

If the pregnant mother tests negative for Hep B, why would it be necessary to give a newborn a Hep B shot? This is the question that we need to ask the hospitals, pediatricians and pharmaceutical companies that are pushing this vaccine.

Our newborns have such underdeveloped immune systems, and we don't need to run the risk of compromising their gentle bodies even more.

I have even read reports about this particular vaccine possibly being linked to SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). SIDS seems to come across as the diagnosis for unexplained newborn mortality. We have to advocate for our babies, do our research and make informed decisions. We are the ones that have our babies best interest at heart.

I have not personally read this book, The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child by Robert Sears, but this book might provide some wonderful insight on vaccinations.

Websites about these vaccines can be found at:

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


What a fun picture!! These cousins are having "the time of their life". My Trinity (6) is on the left with her fabulous tan (and we haven't even taken a vacation yet). My adorable, artistic niecey poo Kenzi (5) is in the middle and last but not least, there's my handsome, bi-lingual nephew Kori (3).