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Getting Ready for School

Though the summer heat is still here in force, summer break is over for this teacher mama and the first day of school is fast approaching! All my teacher friends in California are back to school already and the teachers I know in Georgia, including my parents, are already a couple of weeks into the… Continue reading Getting Ready for School

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Beach Boys

I don’t even want to say it, but summer is nearing its end, sniff! sniff! But before I start writing about the coming school year (I’ll think about that tomorrow…), let’s re-live our beach camping trip! Yay!   Look at that grin on Henry! He LOVED it. As my friend Leslie said recently, “Nothing sucks… Continue reading Beach Boys

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Happy Happy Henry Day!

We have been spending time with grandparents and cousins, getting lots of sun, having lots of fun, and very much enjoying our summer. In my own effort to relax as much as possible I have been letting the blog go by the wayside a bit, but here I am, doing a little summer catch-up starting… Continue reading Happy Happy Henry Day!

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Trying to be a Helper

I’ve been really affected by the violence of this week. In the past, I have said my prayers and moved on. But this week, it’s harder to do that. It doesn’t feel like enough. There’s a quote from beloved Fred Rogers that makes its rounds whenever there is violence in the news.  And it’s a good reminder.… Continue reading Trying to be a Helper

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Everybody’s Going to School

I’m not wishing the summer away – Not at all!! In fact, I am cherishing every moment of it because some big things are going to be changing around here come August! I’ve had IEP meetings for both boys this past month, and now I can share for sure that both boys will be attending school… Continue reading Everybody’s Going to School

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No Night Games for Henry

We are a baseball-loving family. I’m a born and raised San Francisco Giants fan and my parents are die-hard Giants fans. My brother played ball from the time he was tall enough to bat off a tee until he started high school. James didn’t necessarily grow up a baseball fan, but was converted while we… Continue reading No Night Games for Henry

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A Day at the Lake

One of the things we miss most about our home in California is how close we were to the beach – just minutes away! But one of the things we were looking forward to in our new area is being able to go to beaches where the water is warm, unlike the northern California coast.… Continue reading A Day at the Lake

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My Favorite Time of Day

Calvin’s evaluations last week went just fine, and this week our therapy schedule feels a lot more manageable. In fact, it’s actually not bad at all. I just had a bad week last week with being worried about the evaluations. I also realize that all last week I was staying up too late watching TV… Continue reading My Favorite Time of Day

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Therapy Schedule in Full Swing

We moved here in December and after the evaluation process with our new early intervention organization and new therapists and new insurance, blah, blah blah, Henry’s in-home therapies are finally starting this week. He has been in feeding therapy since about February, and Calvin’s process with the public school district went a little faster since… Continue reading Therapy Schedule in Full Swing

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A Few Mishaps and a Half Marathon

I did it! I totally finished my first half marathon last Saturday!! Though I would not exactly describe it as smooth sailing, I know I gave it my best and I’m proud of myself both for training and for finishing. I crossed the finish line with my sister-in-law, Mary. And, funny story, almost nothing about race weekend… Continue reading A Few Mishaps and a Half Marathon