Monthly Archives: August, 2013

Holly sings the ABCs

Technology has not been my friend this week.  Rob and his parents took the girls camping again last Sunday, but the pictures of the event (and the yurt!) would not transfer to my computer.  Frustrating.  We also had a new dishwasher installed this week only to discover that it must be exchanged with a different …

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Summer has lasted one week too long.

We are at the end of our summer rope.  The girls are on each other’s nerves big time and they are both on mine.  Maybe I’m on their nerves too.  I’m pretty cranky these days.  I blame them.  Heh.  Most conversations with Linlee start like this: L: “Mommy?” Me: “Yes?” L: “Mommy?” Me: “Yes?” L: …

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Peter Rabbit’s Farm

Actually, that should be Aunt Mary and Uncle Peter’s Farm, but Holly began referring to it as Peter Rabbit’s farm this morning.  Too cute!  We had a wonderful afternoon with some of my extended family.  I can’t believe that I did not get any pictures of my sweet cousin Kaela and her boyfriend or my …

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Curious George on steriods?

That’s what Rob called this child last night (Curious George on steriods):My precious Holly.  Here she is stuck in a Valentines wreath which she took out of a closet and attempted to play with (naughty).  What you get when you do this (in addition to a scolding) is your picture taken.  Ha.  Yesterday the girls …

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Stinker, thy name is Holly.

This child.  Oh, what to say?  I love her to pieces but honest to pete, she doesn’t start first grade for three more years.  How are we going to survive it?  Yesterday she took it upon herself to “shampoo” her hair right before Jodi and Madison arrived.  We had to start the play date with …

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Pulling the plug – literally.

 So, our little secret is that I haven’t taken away Holly’s pacifier at night.  Sleeping is the only time she’s been allowed to have it for a while now, but still, I know that it is past time for that to be going on.  With Holly in her toddler bed, I’m ready for her to be …

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Holly Update

Holly is showing you a strawberry she picked from our little patch in the backyard. Rob and I have looked at each other several times since taking the front off the crib and wondered if we should put it back on.  Ha!  We’re going to stick this out, though.  Holly is not a baby and …

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An Unusual Linlee Trigger

I mentioned a recent experience with Linlee to a friend the other day and she suggested I write about it because she found the incident eye-opening concerning life with an autistic child.  I think it’s common knowledge that with autism, our experiences can veer from more typical experiences on a daily basis, but I imagine …

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The Play House

I ask you, how adorable is that?!  My darling husband put the entire thing together, board by board – nothing was pre-assembled.  He’s brilliant.  (Okay, there was a pretty good instruction manual as well as video tutorials, but even so, I could never have done it!)  The house has got a doorbell that actually rings …

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BBQ 2013

Dinner with friends; what could be better!  This year we did not let summer slip by without our (almost) annual BBQ with the Davises.  (Last year we finally got around to it in October after the weather had turned crummy; oops.)  We had a wonderful time.  I went Greek with the menu and Rob did …

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