Monthly Archives: July, 2011

Good-bye sweet Bailey…

Fourteen years ago, as a single teacher with my summers free, I walked into a dog pound to volunteer as a dog walker.  They handed me a leash, a brush and two-year old Bailey who had been left at the pound by her previous family.  You can see what happened.  Bailey came home with me …

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Unhappy Camper

At least, she starts out unhappy each afternoon when we arrive at camp.  But she’s not the only one.  Today half the kids were making a fuss about having to go to camp and I think I know why; it’s three hours where they are not running their own agenda.  During their time at camp, …

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Happy Camper

Linlee is attending a half day camp this week.  It is totally awesome.  This camp is for children with special needs and their typically developing sibs. (No, Holly is not attending; she is a baby.)  The camp offers regular activities like crafts, swimming, nature walks, singing, (even a petting zoo!) but with accommodations for the …

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I need a village.

I was going to write about Linlee’s first day of camp today.  However, Holly wore me so plum out that I’m not going to write about anything.   You know how they say it takes a village to raise a child?  WHERE IS MY VILLAGE?  I could use the help!

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Weekend Wrap-Up

We enjoyed a beautiful sunny weekend for a change.  So nice!  We went to a new park with a pretty view of the water and had a very nice time together.  We also discovered how to get Linlee to eat this weekend; spite.  We were at Red Robin Saturday evening and Linlee left the crust …

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Linlee and Rachel

How I love these girls.  I didn’t get any great pictures today, so I thought I would go back and share some of my favorites… Aren’t they sweet?  The girls had a great play date today.  I think Linlee played with Rachel for about an hour before she started moving off on her own.  Wow!  …

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Awe…

Well, I wish their hair wasn’t in their eyes, but even so, I think this is a pretty sweet picture of my two girls. Funny story…  Yesterday on the way to horse therapy, I ran through Starbucks.  I planned to set Holly up with toys and a Baby Einstein in the car while Linlee was …

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Food Fight

This is Linlee not eating her eggs.  She is rejecting most protein (including peanut butter) these days.  She cycles through these phases of eating well and then not really eating at all.  Currently, she wants to live on sugar.  I think that may be contributing to her rough summer (oh by the way, she is …

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Holly’s 1 Year Well Checkup

One very healthy girl; no surprises there.  Holly weighs 27 pounds and is 31 inches long.  That puts her at the 97th percentile for both weight and height.  Neither of her bio parents were tall or large, so I have no clue where she gets her Amazon genes. I do wish I’d had my camera …

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Rite of Passage – the hairy details.

So this morning I ran to my blog to share the horror of the following equation: one child + one pair of scissors = one unplanned haircut This is Part Two of that story.  Thankfully Rob was the one who discovered Linlee in our bathroom snipping away.  I have no clue what possessed her.  What …

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