I’m Most Proud of You When You Fail.

Tonight I watched you stand out on that diving board, so tall and proud.  You have worked so hard for this all season, conquering all the fears you had of having all eyes on you as you dive.  I watched you take a deep breath and launch yourself backward, twisting in the air in a […]

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Bowen’s First Swim Meet!

Bowen has been working at one thing, very hard, all summer.  He wanted to swim one length of our pool.  If he could do this, he could swim in his first official swim meet.  Bowen has participated in competitions through the DAAA in the past, but he was dying to become part of our local […]

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Our Own Physical Therapy

We are now one year past Tess’s big heart surgery.  So much joy in that!  She is still working hard to catch up on some of the milestones she missed because she was so sick for so long.  Tess is still behind in gross motor development.  She is 5 years old and her balance is […]

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Two Pumpkins At The Patch

On Wednesday I was lucky enough to get to go and visit two separate pumpkin patches with these two little pumpkins. Prior to this, I wasn’t able to do these kinds of things very often.  I was usually the one at work.  Joe and I have traded off participating in these kinds of activities, so […]

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His Turn.

All year long, this boy sits at soccer games, swim meets and dance recitals.  Today, it was his turn. First up, track and field.  He was nervous as he stepped up to that 15 meter line.  Yes, 15 meters.  He’s 5 years old and has an 11 inch inseam, 15 meters is quite the race. […]

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