Monthly Archives: July, 2009

A Little Linlee Fix

Last night I picked up Linlee’s play area in the backyard.  I’d set her inflatable boat on the little bistro table out there.   This morning she went outside before I’d even poured myself a cup of coffee.  A few minutes later, I followed her out back: Who didn’t see that one coming?! In this next …

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105º – seriously.

So today we broke the record for being the hottest day in Seattle ever.  We also had our warmest low ever last night – 72º.  The combination has been horrifying.  Un-air conditioned houses (which are the majority) have turned into ovens.  Even the little AC unit we have chugging away in one window is losing …

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A Warm Weather Girl

Linlee is thriving in this heat wave.  She doesn’t seem to notice at all how miserably hot it is outside.  I can’t believe how she suddenly wants to play in the backyard so much.  Of course, it’s also a wee bit frustrating because my goal in life is to hide from the heat, so our …

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Africa Hot

Seattle is having a heat wave.  I know my friends down south have it worse, but we in the Pacific Northwest think we are absolutely going to perish when temps rise into the nineties.  So Linlee and I met Anne and Rachel at the mall to try and escape the heat.  At first it felt …

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How cute is this!

Linlee slipped out to the backyard this morning in her PJs.  When I peeked out to see what she was up to, there she was sitting on the rock wall playing her ukulele.  I love this girl! We went to the Centennial Trail this morning so that I could practice riding my new bike.  (No …

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Group Play Date

Anne & I headed south with our girls today for a play date with Jennifer’s boys, Ryan and Logan (also from China).  Linlee loved having Rachel sit in the back seat with her on the way there and back.  In fact, right off the bat the little girls were giggling and interacting together.  Linlee actually …

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When does school start?

I actually know the answer to that; six weeks.  I’ve already made it six weeks and summer has been pretty nice, but I miss my breaks.  Come on, September!

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Easier Day

Linlee did not say, “Yinyee white car” once today.  Thank heavens.  Most days I handle the perseveration without even really thinking about it.  Yesterday she was more intense with it than usual and it got under my skin.  Thanks for all the support.  I do love my precious girl to the moon and back.  Today …

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Perseveration

Glossary Term: Perseveration Definition: In psychology, the uncontrollable repetition of a particular response, such as a word, phrase, or gesture, despite the absence or cessation of a stimulus. Examples in children with autism spectrum disorder include stacking or lining objects up for hours, or becoming fixated on a certain topic, such as trains or baseball …

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“So we can be safe!”

When Dora the Explorer buckles her seat belt, she always says, “So we can be safe!”  Linlee is very into seat belts.  If there is a seat belt around, she wants it buckled.  When she rides in the car carts at the grocery store, she now buckles herself in.  A while back, she was starting …

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