Wow…that went by way to fast!

First day in kindergarten

Today is Michaela’s last day of kindergarten. I don’t know about you but for me, this school year has flown by! Michaela had the most wonderful and understanding kindergarten teacher this year. We couldn’t of asked for anyone better.

When Michaela goes to school, she has is infectious personality that everyone wants to be around and everyone in school knows her. Getting Michaela’s IEP in place was one of the reasons this school year was successful along with all the support she has received. (more…)

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My Rainbow

My mom is finding out that she likes to write. Mom has been a kindergarten teacher for over 30 years and is absolutely wonderful with children. Plus she is one of  my biggest supporters when it comes to the girls. Mom and I have gotten closer when I had the girls and even more close when the girls were diagnoised with autism. Here is a short story mom wrote for Michaela to be shared for autism awareness month! (more…)

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The Killer Routine

As you all know children with autism thrive on routine, Michaela and Melanie are no exceptions. Before Michaela was even diagnosed  with autism we already had a routine established. This daily routine came in very handy when Melanie was born because Michaela was having some adjustment issues with a newborn in the house. Our saving grace was the routine! (more…)

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Ready. Get set. Go!!!!!!

WOOHOO!!! It’s so nice to have a working laptop again. I really didn’t think I was going to make it without being connected to the world beyond our front door. But I did and I’m ready to get back in touch with everyone! 🙂

While being away we had some new developments with the girls!

I think, I can officially say we had a MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH with Michaela concerning the vacuum. Our past experiences with Michaela and the vacuum have not been good. If we needed to vacuum, Michaela would immediately put her hands over her ears while running to her room, screaming in terror and shaking uncontrollably until the deed was done. (more…)

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When it rains…it pours

Monday was a very busy stressful day. If something went wrong it did! First, I woke up late because I needed to get Melanie and Michaela to a doctor’s appointment at 8:30am. SIGH. Then while rushing around to get the girls ready and myself, I noticed something when I came downstairs. I accidentally left 2 FULL gallons of milk out on the counter from when I went to the grocery store the night before. SIGH.  After getting breakfast ready and the girls were eating, I was getting the diaper bag ready for the appointment. I then realized I still had Chris’s debit card, so now he had no access to our money if he needed it. SIGH. Then Michaela some how knew we were in a hurry and was taking her time eating breakfast while throwing a fit. SIGH. Amazingly enough we get out of the house and head to the appointment. (more…)

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