Monthly Archives: June, 2009

Tuesday

Linlee had her final blood draw for the DAN! (Defeat Autism Now!) doctor this morning.  I guess because of the results of the first blood draw, he wanted to test a couple more things and needed more blood.  Ugh.  I’m such a wimp about my child being in pain that Rob had to step up …

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Autism Update (and a play date)

Linlee has been doing “okay” the last few days.  I feel like she has been showing some regression.  She’s been spacier and not good at listening or following directions at all.  She has been repeating what we are saying again, rather than actually listening and answering the question.  On Saturday, she had a half hour …

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Funny girl!

The only thing better than one floaty toy is two at the same time! Do you think she is safe enough in that baby pool?  Ha ha.

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Pretty Linlee in a garden… (updated)

We went to a park this morning that also has a pretty garden to stroll around in.  I only took a few pictures, but here you go: This afternoon Rob came home with a tiny blow-up boat for Linlee’s pool.  She goes through little obsessions (flowers, umbrellas, horses, etc.) and right now, she is all …

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“She’s a good girl, that one.”

Linlee was being delightful at the grocery store today.  She’s usually pretty good, but another shopper waiting in line with us noticed and complimented her behavior.  That felt so good.  I have to admit, it was pretty hard on me last January when Linlee’s autistic meltdowns were constant and she was anything but delightful.  I …

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This & That (and a song)

Linlee did better at horse therapy yesterday, but it was because I walked alongside Gem the horse the entire time to help monitor Linlee’s behavior.  If she got too silly or non-compliant, I had to threaten a time-out, which I hated to do (we want horse therapy especially to be fun), but we need to …

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And now for something completely different…

CRUNCHY GRANOLA SUITE When I was in my early teens, we had a boat on the lake.  I don’t know much about boats, or how to describe them.  Ours was a motor boat that was big enough to have a mini galley, table & bench seats, sleeping berth and microscopic bathroom below deck, but it …

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Happy Father’s Day! (And a funny potty story.)

I don’t think I can do Rob justice in this post.  He is simply the most wonderful father I know of.  From taking Linlee swimming on weekends, to horse therapy on Tuesdays, to handing her a vitamin each morning; he is there for her.  He constantly tells her that she is smart, she is sweet, …

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Score one for mommy!

For the last month, Rob and I have been having a heck of a time trying to get Linlee’s supplements into her.  I don’t know if they will help with her autism or not, but the only way I will know for sure is if we are able to give it a good try.  So …

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Shopping!

Father’s Day was the perfect excuse for Anne and I to take the girls shopping (for their daddies, of course).  There were several times this afternoon when Linlee and Rachel were giggling together while playing silly back & forth games (like Linlee tossing her stuffed animal for Rachel to go get for her – I …

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