Friday, April 30, 2010

Better, Now

BOY did he have a rough day at school today. They said he was crying, on and off, for two hours. This never happens, I don't know what was going on. He slept a little bit on the way home and then we played outside and he seemed better. He has had kind of a rough week, sleep wise - he went to bed super late last night and was up early, so maybe that's it? Who knows. God knows he's not saying.
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Monday, April 26, 2010

I Can't Stop!

They're all so cute! I took a million pictures. Lord, God, I am typing this right after he went up to bed and he just made the loudest BOOM! There is nothing in his room and I think WHAT could be making that noise? I think he might have ... well, I have no idea, so I guess I'll go up and look. It's probably just as well, otherwise I'd post a hundred more pictures that look almost exactly like this one.
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They were so sweet together. He really puts up with a lot from her, she is always hugging and hugging him. We have to tell her to Hug and Be Done!, otherwise she'd never lay off of him.

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Ooh, she was hugging him and hugging him. She loves him so much, just like the rest of us, I guess! One of Anthony's favorite therapists left his school today. She is moving on to bigger and better things but I know he'll miss her. I will too! I met his new Tuesday/Thursday therapist today and she seems nice, but it's hard to switch it up. Ha, I think it's hard for me, but probably good for Anthony, ultimately, to work with lots of different people.

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


I read a lot of blogs, written by moms of kids who are about Anthony's age. It makes me so, so, sad and jealous sometimes when their kids are playing soccer, or learning to write, or having long conversations with their moms. I try hard not to be jealous and I try hard to see the good in what we have but sometimes I am shallow, I guess. Sometimes I would like to see Anthony in a little soccer uniform.
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Sunday, April 18, 2010

On the slide

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More park pictures. His hair is crazy, right?

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At the park with Mike

I haven't taken pictures of Anthony in forever. I haven't been outside when he is, and frankly, he has been having a hard time of it lately. Tantrum after tantrum after tantrum, it feels like. He had a hard time this morning and Mike took him to the park by our house and they had a great time. I hope he hangs on to these good feelings for a while, because those tantrums take it out of all of us.
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Thursday, April 15, 2010


Here's Anthony, one year ago today. You can barely see him for all the crap in the picture, I don't know why it's not cropped better. Anyway. He is up on the counter here, getting what he used to think of as cookies. Now he knows and only wants real Oreos. He doesn't eat the whole thing, he just breaks them apart and eats the cream inside. He looks like a toddler in this picture and he isn't anymore, he is definitely a little kid - he has no trace left of being a baby. I used to always long for him to get older, to get more talkative, to sleep better. Now, of course, I wish he were younger, I wish we were starting all of his therapy and everything earlier. I looked at a video from June of 2007 yesterday, I was trying to tell someone when I put my kids in hard soled shoes, and I knew I had put him in them when he broke his foot. ANYWAY, this caused me to be poking around his blog, and in an entry for June 2007, I put up a video of him twirling around. Twirling and spinning and spinning. I don't know what I was thinking, not being more worried about it. Anyway. Here he is, one year ago today, up on the counter, getting what he wants. Same as it ever was!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

At the Ready

Anthony, poised for battle, hangers in hand. This is his latest thing to whip around, hangers from his closet. He gets the hangers by pulling on the sleeves of the shirts in his closet and SNAPPING the hanger. Sigh. Doesn't he have the sweetest head, though? Look at that hair.

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

All Business

He looks so serious here, doesn't he? Walking around the yard with his raisins? Ha!
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Friday, April 02, 2010

Outside, Thursday

My parents got home yesterday and the kids were so happy to see them. We have been spending so much time outside lately, I know I keep saying, but they love to be outside. I want to remember to appreciate it, the good weather, while it's here, because I'm sure I'll be miserable again this winter! Ha, so I am getting ready for it! We have the Final Four here this weekend and a few years ago when it was here, we went downtown but I'm not sure if we'll venture out this weekend. It's hard for us to go for a walk different than our normal one, but maybe he'd like it. I think he'd like all the people. We'll see, I should probably stop being scared of going everywhere.
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Anthony really loves to be outside and he loves to be on the trampoline, but to be outside and on the trampoline with a spoon to flip around? Heaven.
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