Monthly Archives: October, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Oh my; let’s just say that Linlee finally “got” trick-or-treating this year.  But let’s back up to earlier in the day… Carving pumpkins… We went old school with the pumpkins this year.  We’ve gone fancy in the past, but this year, eh.  It was more fun keeping it simple.  Linlee drew the face on her …

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Happy Holly

Just can’t help myself with the pictures.  I know she doesn’t do much yet, but my gosh, I finally have a child who will look at the camera and smile; wheeee!  For a flashback, here is two week old Holly sitting on the same chair; click here. We made a family trip to the mall …

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Does this baby look shy?

I wonder if Holly is going to be shy.  At home she is all smiles and gurgles and raspberries and squeals.  Out and about, she is extremely quiet.  She also rarely smiles at strangers (even though they practically do handstands trying to get her to).  Today at the doctor’s office, the nurses were all cooing …

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“Where are the white mittens?”

Well, Linlee is one little stink pot.  I didn’t freak out over the tantrums the first week they happened.  The second week, I started getting scared.  She was more angry and unhappy than I’d seen her in two years and it was ALL. THE. TIME.  Yikes.  But just as I finally posted on my blog …

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Progress

We’re making some progress with Linlee.  It’s been a difficult two weeks, but she has slowly scaled down her hour-long wake-up tantrums (no joke – an hour of screaming hysterically; lovely way to start the day) to only ten minutes as of this morning.  Of course our hope is that she will wake up one …

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Little Miss Dark Cloud

I don’t know exactly what to say and it’s upsetting, so I’m keeping this brief.  Linlee has regressed back to the horrific meltdowns of two years ago.  She is an extremely unhappy, angry child right now.  The epic tantrums start the moment she opens her bedroom door in the morning and continue throughout the day.  …

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Little Miss Sunshine

I am so crazy about this baby!  Holly is a little piece of happiness all wrapped up in a baby package.  I have to say, the first three months were no picnic, but month four has been fun, fun, fun.  Holly is much more easy going and content now.  In fact, she is usually all …

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Linlee’s Teacher Conference

Just gotta laugh at the forced smile in the school picture.  At least she is giving it more effort than last year: We also have a picture of the entire class (which I’m not including).  There are eleven students and only three of them (less than 30 percent) were looking at the camera.  Autism! Our …

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Sisters

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“Wait, is my hair okay?”

Holly is finding her “at home” groove again.  In fact, she has just started sleeping on her back in her crib this week.  She had been sleeping in her car seat up until now.  The transition was totally easy.  She still needs to be swaddled, but she has slept through the night on her back …

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