Monthly Archives: February, 2013

They are playing together.

Be still my beating the heart.  The girls are actually figuring out how to play together.  Holly has adored Linlee from the time she could first focus her eyes.  Unfortunately for her, Linlee does not have great social skills/needs and has ignored Holly a lot of the time.  But what is completely awesome, is that …

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Where did my baby go?

Last week Holly and I were waving Linlee off on the bus when she turned to me with her big brown eyes all full of hope and asked, “I go on bus too?”  Ack!  Already?  She wants to ride the bus to school already?  Oh my.  My baby wants to grow up.  In addition, at …

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Christmas Lights – Gangnam Style

I told Rob that this is what I him to do next year on our house:

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Talking with Linlee

My relationship with Linlee is nothing like I had imagined it would be.  I suppose a lot of parents feel the same way, whether they have an autistic child or not.  Lately I have felt like I’m simply in service to Linlee.  I wash her clothes, brush the tangles out of her hair, make her …

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Conversation with Holly

Holly cheerfully calls down from the play room, “Mommy, I coloring!” Sinking feeling.  I thought all coloring utensils were safely in Linlee’s room.  I call back, “Um, are you coloring on paper?” Holly: “No, I color on da walls!” At least she is honest?

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Blue Skies!

Yesterday we had a break from the dreary gray of a Seattle winter.  As Linlee had the day off from school, I took the girls to the park. Linlee preferred the swings. Holly preferred the play structure to climb up and slide down.  Each time she got to the top, she would shout over the …

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Baby Powder

This child.  Rob has taken to saying, “Okay, that’s the last straw.”  Ha.  Or what?  We give her back?  Hardly.  But she is going through another naughty phase.  Yesterday she played in the toilet again.  We haven’t even had to gate the bathroom for a while because she’s been much better, but she had a setback. …

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What’s different about Colleen?

Sorry for the blurry picture, but yes, glasses.  Ack!  I’ve spent the first half of my life not needing them.  Now I guess they are going to be part of my look.  Not sure how I feel about that. Yesterday I taught a little art lesson in Linlee’s class.  I had the kids weave place …

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The Daddy/Daughter Valentine’s Dance

Tonight our little princess went to the ball.  At least, that is her version.  Linlee and Rob attended their first father/daughter dance tonight and it was a big success.  Rob said that Linlee had lots of fun.  Apparently much of her dancing style included daddy doing most of the work, which is not surprising.  They …

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Leavenworth!

If the snow won’t come to us, we will go to the snow…   We took a little weekend get-away to the Bavarian village of Leavenworth, WA, only two and a half hours away.  The last time we visited Leavenworth was exactly four years ago.  That particular trip was the worst I’ve ever taken for …

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