Wordless Wednesday: Nathan the Photog

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A few weeks back, I upgraded my old phone. It was the 2012-era iPhone 5 that I’d had roughly two and a half years. The top button hadn’t worked since at least spring of 2014, and while that repair would have been included under a special warranty extension, I never felt like sending it to Apple and […]

When a Win Doesn’t Feel Like a Win

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On Tuesday, I shared a few details about the birthday boys, including my favorite gift that Nathan received – a magnetic sight words sentence set. I was uber-proud of him for picking up on the words so quickly, so on Tuesday morning during breakfast when he asked me to play the game with him, I […]

Birthday Boys!

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I suck at birthday parties. Seriously. I think it’s awesome that moms have the energy and creativity and gumption to plan elaborate themed parties for their kids, but I’m just not one of them. But what I do love to do on birthdays? Take pictures! Nathan turned five on Friday, so it’s time for the […]

Nathan: Full of Surprises

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Way back in 2012, when Nathan was not-quite two and a half, his early intervention speech therapist was at the house. He was playing with one of his favorite toys at the time, a green-and-white Leapfrog My Own Leaptop. When he first got it, he loved it – probably because he thought he was getting […]

He Did It! Nathan Goes to the Dentist

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After everyone’s fantastic advice about taking Nathan to the dentist for the first time, we took the plunge and made up our minds. Lots of folks suggested a pediatric dentist, and we were really leaning that way until Sarah Kate went to the dentist for a checkup. I was talking to the dental hygienist (who […]

Disney Cruise, Part 2: Sailing With Two Special Needs Kids

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Based largely on Ellen’s review of the Disney Fantasy, I felt pretty confident going in that it would be a good experience. What I wasn’t sure about was what the experience would be like for OUR family. Every kid with special needs is different, and we have two! How would a Disney cruise go for our […]

Seven Snippets: Four Christmases Edition

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You’ve seen the movie, right? It’s not one of the best – not by a long shot! – but it is the most … ahem … relatable for Mr. Andi and me, because we’ve lived it.  Instead of visiting four families in one day, however, we’re having all four families visit us over a span […]

Merry Christmas!

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Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas and a joyous new year!

Rudolph, the Reluctant Reindeer

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Last week, the para at Nathan’s preschool hinted broadly that I needed to bring my camera to the preschool Christmas program because Nathan had a key part. I was … concerned. We’re talking public preschool here – neither private nor parochial – so that pretty much meant no Jesus, and the primary secular Christmas character is […]