Monthly Archives: January, 2014

A Little Tap

Holly’s dance class had a little performance today.  It was a lovely learning experience for the teacher, I think.  She is young and this is her first class.  I believe she had the girls (ages 3 and 4) practice this routine only the last three classes.  It’s still cute, but I predict that these recitals …

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Ice Skating – round 2!

On their skates, ready to go!Today’s adventure in ice skating went much, much more smoothly than last week.  I was worried at first that we were doomed when the school district called to say that all buses would be 30 to 40 minutes late.  What?!  That would make us very late for the lesson (which …

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Parenting – it’s getting good.

I’ve been pretty honest on this blog about the challenges we’ve faced with both Linlee and Holly.  I got to start off my initiation into motherhood with a docile, easy baby.  Sure, Linlee had her moments like any baby/toddler, but overall, the job was cake – and I knew it.  Then she hit age four …

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Ice Skating Lessons

What have I gotten myself into?  No, no, the lessons aren’t for me, they are for the girls.  Holly has become enthralled with figure skating (watching it on TV) and it just happens that a new session of skating lessons began on Thursday at a nearby ice rink.  The youngest class includes ages three to …

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Talking adoption with Holly.

Ack!  I haven’t really had to explain much about adoption to either of my children yet.  Linlee knows that we flew to China to pick up “baby Linlee.”  She has never asked any questions about it.  She has never asked where babies come from.  I have not had one pregnant friend in the time I’ve …

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Keeping her safe vs. pushing her forward.

I don’t write so much about the autism anymore.  It’s just there, a permanent part of our lives, settled in and at home in our daughter.  We work around it, or with it, or along side it.  Sometimes I battle it.  Sometimes I embrace it.  Just because Linlee is smiling and looking at the camera …

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Preschool Concert

All right, I finally got this thing onto the computer, but I am not happy with the result.  The original, unedited video does not chop off Holly’s head.  When it is formatted, it does.  I have no clue what I am doing wrong.  I tried two different formats and still the same thing happened.  Even …

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Celebrating #9

Today Linlee enjoyed ice cream cake and presents for her birthday.  Our favorite people, Anne and Rachel, were invited to join us, but considering everyone in the house is still sniffling or coughing…  Well, we will see them sometime later this month when we’re all healthy again.  Heh heh.  So, let the celebrating begin!Three generations …

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Happy 9th birthday, Linlee!

Oh, I just want to put some lipstick on those pale, chapped lips!  My poor birthday girl has a terrible cold.  She caught it from her sister (who shared it with the entire family – oy!) and has broken her year and a half streak of avoiding illness.  Darn it (and on her birthday too!). …

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Eleven Years of Journaling

This is my “ten plus one” journal, which I completed on New Year’s Eve.  The last eleven years of my life are recorded here.  I am so glad that I was given this gift by my mother.  This journal is absolutely awesome.  Here is a sample (from my new journal) of what a page looks …

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