Monthly Archives: February, 2009

The Happiness of Normal

Today I met up with a mom from our China travel group.  Her little girl, Abby, was in the orphanage with Linlee.  Her older daughter is on the autism spectrum, so we had a lot to chat about.  Linlee does well in the play area at the mall (where we met) climbing and running around …

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Blossoming Language

I love how Linlee likes to snuggle up on the couch with a good book.  A girl after my own heart! Today I’m celebrating that Linlee answered her first ever “where” question!  Generally, Linlee has not been able to answer “who, what, where, why and how” questions.  If the question is easy, she can point …

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Parking Headache

Today I had the most frustrating time trying to park for Linlee’s  last appointment at the Autism Center.  (Even though the psychologist’s part is done, an MD specializing in autism saw her this morning.  The appointment went really well.)  Parking is complicated at the U of W and we were given a parking pass for …

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Community

I have truly enjoyed all the communities I’ve belonged to.  In high school, it was drama.  In college, it was, well, college.  After that, I was a part of the teaching community.  Then I became part of the adoption community.  From there I became part of a blogging community.  I even belong to a scrapbooking …

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Easy Weekend!

Linlee’s Grandma Young came up on Friday for the weekend to give me a much needed break.  It’s been a tough couple of months and it was so nice to have some time to myself.  (Thanks, Carolyn!)  Linlee loves getting to spend time with her grandma, so it’s a win-win situation.  Sorry I don’t have …

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How do the rest of you start your morning?

This is what I saw when I came downstairs this morning.  How sweet is that? In other news, we’ve had six nights of sleep in a row.  WHOOHOO! In January we basically had no nights of sleep in a row; just one thrown in every now and then.  At the beginning of February, we’d manage …

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A Linlee and Rachel Afternoon

Anne had appointments in Seattle today, so Rachel spent the afternoon with us.  The girls started off with lunch.  Sorry this first picture is dark (and please ignore the dried mud smeared on the outside of the slider – Duncan did that this morning). Here is Linlee’s bento (Rachel brought her own); PB&J bears, strawberries, …

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Linlee’s First Bento

Banana stars, apple hearts, peanut butter and rice in the shape of a flower.  I chose all things Linlee would like to get started.  Some of my friends in the blogging world are serving their children bentos (a Japanese lunch box) in order to inspire better eating.  I’ve been totally jealous.  This is something so …

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Whose computer is it?

Ever since Rob showed Linlee how she can watch You Tube videos (mostly The Wiggles or nursery rhymes) on the computer, I’ve had to go to battle with her over who gets to use mine.  (Gee, thanks, honey.)  Anytime I go near my computer to check email or something, she comes running, saying gleefully, “Row, …

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Cutie-pie

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