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Flashback Friday

Friday, July 19th, 2019

For the record, Thumper was always a water baby.  Here he is at one of Danny’s birthday parties (Danny nearly always has a swim party), when he was almost two years old. Yes, he has always loved the water this much – which is why it is so important that he gain some water safety […]



Flashback Friday

Friday, July 12th, 2019

In case you’re wondering what Tad’s teeth looked like, pre-braces…. This was the day he got the braces on, in October of 2017. He has done SO MUCH GROWING in the last 21 months.  The braces were such a sensory struggle for him, but he persevered and is now getting used to wearing the Invisalign […]



Thumper Reads

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

It can be difficult to find new books for Thumper to read sometimes.  But sometimes I get really lucky.  While shopping with Thumper at the Amazon bookstore, we found two brand-new releases that we just had to have. First, a Little Golden Star Trek book???  NO WAY.  MUST BUY. It’s a kids’ adaptation of the […]



Thumper Reads!

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Thumper is what I call “functionally nonverbal,” which is a term I use for him.  It means that he can respond to questions verbally, and it has gotten clearer and easier, but it takes a lot of work because speaking is not a default function for him. But Thumper can read. He just started sight-reading […]