Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Walk Now for Autism

On Saturday, May 16, we will be joining our friends Mary, Chris and kids in the Autism Walk. They have a beautiful son named Danny who has been diagnosed with Autism. He has been receiving services for a few years and the progress he has made is amazing. In my classroom, I often have students who have been diagnosed with Autism and I have friends who have children on the Autism spectrum. It is a cause that is important to me.
Please visit the team site here. If you would like to donate to the cause, you can donate to team "Christopher Walsh" or you can click on my name and donate there. Either way, the money all goes to the same cause. If this is not a cause that you wish to support financially, please support Danny and his family with your prayers and/or comments. They are such a wonderful family who give a lot of time and energy to the cause of Autism Awareness. ~They also just happen to have a gorgeous daughter who is adopted from Guatemala. :) ~

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Monday, April 27, 2009


Our friend Grace came over for dinner tonight. Her mom was at the hospital with her gramma so she came to visit us for a while. She was so sweet. She didn't get mad even when Andrew treated her like she was another 2 year old boy and splashed her while he was taking a bath. I made homemade mac-n-cheese for dinner. I tried a little something different with the recipe and it didn't turn out so well. Half way through dinner, I commented that it wasn't very good and Grace said, "I know but I'm eating it anyway." Isn't she the sweetest little thing?

Watching Monsters Inc and drinking some juice.

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Two thumbs up

Andrew and I had our first movie night tonight. It was a LOT of fun.
We changed into our jammies, made a big bowl of popcorn and got comfy in my bed. Then we watched Kung Fu Panda. Andrew loved it. He only spilled his popcorn twice (thank goodness for the dust buster) and stayed pretty still most of the time. We even tried out some kung fu moves. Mine were really good...he laughed so hard he almost fell off the bed. I had to stop mid-move to catch him.

Let's get this party started!

When the movie ended, I told him it was time for 'night-night'. He said, "ok" and immediately put his head on the pillow. He was very disappointed when he found out that he was not sleeping in Mommy's bed.

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Discovery Center

Our church had a dedication of the new Discovery Center today. It's SO neat. The kids were having a great time climbing in the leaves and playing in the clubhouse.

Andrew is in there somewhere....

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Saturday, April 25, 2009


I had to go to a 4 hour class for my homestudy today so Andrew went to Ellie's house. Andrew looves Ellie (Eh-yee) and Harper and thinks that Tate is very cool. He had a great time there. How do I know that? Because when I got there to pick him up at 1:30, he was a disgusting, sweaty, happy mess. He asked for Ellie for the rest of the day. They took a TON of pictures of him. Here are some of the highlights.

Andrew helped Ellie and Harper pick up a whole bunch of blossom petals. And then, Ellie let Andrew take home a WHOLE bag of them! (thanks, Jill. I owe you one!)

Harper and Andrew:

Ellie drew this for Andrew on the patio.

I love this expression...he does it often and I can never get a picture of it.

Tate let Andrew play with all of his toys.

Ready to go to lunch.

Let's get this show on the road!

Where's the food?

Something was VERY funny.

Ellie completely spoiled him. It's going to take me days to whip him back into shape.


This picture made me laugh SO hard! I really wish I had dressed him in blue overalls and a white t-shirt.

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Friday, April 24, 2009

a park!

We tried out a new park today. It has two toddler areas that are fun, but low.
Of course, my little daredevil had to try the high slides (which you can see in the background of the first picture). That slide was not just high...it was fast...and it spit him out like he was sour milk. He was fine playing on the low slides after that until some 'bigger' kids showed up (they were 4). Then he only wanted the big slides and mean mama said, 'no'. I had to carry him out of there and he cried, "a park!" the whole way home.
Still, he had a great time and we'll definitely have to go back.

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