Our new sensory toy!!!

New swing set

New swing set

We finally have been able to get a swing set for the girls. In all honesty it should of been done a long time ago when Michaela was little but the funds wouldn’t allow! On Mother’s Day we went and got the metal swing set. Chris did a wonderful job putting it together on Monday night. Soon as he got home he started working on it and he didn’t get it done until about 10pm that night! Michaela was so excited to see that it had a slide and swings on it! (more…)

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Damn the fence

Michaela on TrackAutistic children like to bolt — they’ll be playing and standing next to you and then, without warning, will RUN. For this reason, we only let Michaela play within the confines of our privacy fence. We have a ton of kids in the neighborhood that like to play in the large area behind our backyard fence.

Kelli and I are not yet ready or comfortable with letting Michaela play with the neighborhood kids. It’s not the kids that are the problem; we’re not yet convinced that Michaela would know enough to not run into oncoming traffic (which is one of the leading causes of death of autistic children.) (more…)

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Ahhhhhh… a nice, easy weekend

It’s been a rough week — pretty much a roller coaster. But the week is done, the weather is nice, the bills are paid and I get to spend much of the day outside with the girls doing lawn work and just being family. I got a cute video of Melanie playing with her shadow in the kitchen. It has absolutely no relevance to what I’m writing about with exception to the fact that it is cute and it happened on the weekend.


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A wonderful day to bounce around the backyard

Big smileBeing goofyKeena enjoying the weatherFunny puppyRunnin' aroundMichaela twirling and Melanie wondering what daddy's doing
Michaela was non-stop kicking and chasing the soccer ballCrashing....Michaela and Melanie

The Opening of "Backyard ’11", a set on Flickr.

We cleaned up the yard and had our inaugural lawn mowing today. Afterward, the girls got to run off a winter’s-worth of energy! Enjoy the photos!

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