Can’t Carve? Decorate Instead

I have never been good at carving pumpkins so usually I just end up not doing anything.  

This year, I picked up a pumpkin decorating kit from a flea market and of course a small pumpkin.  

Just paint.  Let dry. Decorate.  And you are done. 


Wonderworks Experiment

The Wonderworks Experiment.

Worderworks at Destiny USA is an interactive museum / entertainment facility.  

It’s also a sensory nightmare for people with autism.  Full of loud noises and bright lights.  I knew I could get Liam to love it if I can just set him at ease.  

Right from the get go he was terrified with their signature rotating tunnel.  

He screamed in horror for a good ten minutes, refusing to try anything. 

I knew then what needed to be done.  I picked him up and brought him to near the exit of the museum.  To the bubble crafting exhibit.  

After that it was a smooth sailing.  I let him wander at will through the facility at least a dozen times.  But each time he would try something new once he realized there was nothing to fear.   

I guess it’s a good lesson for any autism parent.  Let them go at their own pace.  Chances are good that they will get the hang of it.. 

Wander Close To Home

With a day off and a clear head,. I had the time and energy to check out a few new places in between getting things done at home.

First up Karl’s Kountry Kitchen

Cute place with friendly service.  Nothing special in terms of food.  Just reminds me that I need to try Mothers Cupboard at some point.

At the City Market every Sunday, there is a vendor selling all sorts of junk for dirt cheap.  The owner mentions that she had a store on James Street. “Hooches”…well I like bargain shopping so I decided to take a look.

Been spending all our lives… living in a hoarder’s Paradise…in deed.

Did grab this little guy for a quarter.

Right next store is Sacred Melody Gift Shop and Cafe Kubal.

Next been to Cafe Kubal despite their popularity.  Grabbed an iced mocha which was delicious.

Sacred Melody had a lot of thoughful gives but everything had “God” or “Blessed” on it.  I mean I shouldn’t be surprised.

Even the Syracuse Mugs tolded me to have a “blessed” day.

Finish the day with a nice stroll through Abbott Farms Apple Orchard and pumpkin patch out in B’Ville.

What a good day.

Don’t Be The Halloween Scrooge



Halloween is just few weeks away and in continuation of my resolution to Get In The Spirit, we have been busy decorating the interior and exterior of the house in preparation.

Liam loves to drive around the neighborhood and go into the stores to see the decorations.    He makes it easy to get excited about.

This year I will be dressing up for the first time since I was a kid, another resolution (Dress up for Halloween).   He and I will be going in tandem.  My costume is relatively easy while his requires a little more effort, requiring stops at many different stores to get all the necessary accessories.

Now getting it on him will be the real challenge.  Check back on the day.

Pumpkin Hallow : Onondaga Hill

Fall adventures continue as we head into the valley on this windy Sunday.  The whether feels amazing.

Pumpkin Hallow is a quant little pumpkin patch with all the usual family activities.

  • Pumpkin Patch
  • “Corn box” like sand box
  • Face painting
  • Haunted House
  • Corn maze
  • Bake shop
  • Wagon rides
  • And more.

Lots of fun for the whole family


How To Help Someone With ADHD


I discovered the HowToADHD Youtube Channel when I began the diagnosis process.

The creator of this channel, Jessica, clear explains many aspects of ADHD in both children and adults.

As well as, in the video, how to help those that you care about who have ADHD .

check you the video here