Monthly Archives: April, 2009

Sunny Afternoon

My mom is here for a visit – hooray!  Nothing else newsworthy to report.  I took a few shots of Linlee playing out back.  She is in her standard uniform, which just cracks me up… Reaching for Mémé’s hand… Drop dead gorgeous; I know! Advertisements

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Linlee Kate

No thoughts tonight (well, I have them, I just don’t feel like writing).  But here are some pictures for your Linlee fix… Spinning ballerina… Giggling ballerina… (Linlee has a little boo boo on her forehead.)

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Detoxifying my child’s life.

Nobody knows what causes autism.  Today, one in one hundred fifty children will be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.  (About thirty years ago, the statistic was around one in ten thousand.)  There is no known cure, but there are some interventions that may help.  While we have Linlee in some traditional therapies, we are also …

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Tulips!

Our tulip festival up north runs through the month of April.  Unfortunately, it’s been such a cold spring that the tulips didn’t bloom until this week.  As this is the last weekend in April, we knew there would be masses of people headed north to see the tulips – including us.  But we did our …

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She’s getting better, really.

But now she’s got a cold.  You can almost see how red & chapped her lip is underneath her nose in this picture.  Poor baby.  And obviously, she needed another nap today, even though she doesn’t normally take naps anymore. I got to go on a girls’ night out tonight while Rob stayed home with …

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Update

Yesterday was simply awful.  Linlee threw up hourly for twelve hours.  Egad!  (The last half of the day it was just the water she was drinking.)  We never left the family room the entire day.  (Well, actually I did have to run upstairs every few hours to put in a new load of laundry to …

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When it rains, it pours…

Linlee woke up not well this morning.  She started throwing up right off the bat, so I knew she wasn’t going to school.  Rob went off to work and I spent my time dashing to the bathroom with Linlee and putting her back on the couch to doze between bouts of nausea.  Then Rob calls …

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Some Mommy Guilt

Today I finally decided (after a very long, unplanned break) to spend some time doing one of my hobbies; making soy candles.  I hadn’t made any since November.  In December Linlee’s behavior began to go downhill and from there my winter spiraled out of control.  I’ve been back on top of things for the last …

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Horse Therapy

Ready to ride? Yes!!! Shaw (the horse) is cracking me up in this next picture.  I swear he is smiling at me and saying “CHEESE!” Kathy, the therapist, is in the green.  The other people in the pictures are actually volunteers (bless them) that help keep the program running. Linlee’s eye contact with Kathy is …

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So feminine…

Perhaps I should get this child some ballet slippers?

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