Thursday, March 25, 2010

My son, "The Last Sandbender"

We bought Stephen his first outdoor sandbox last weekend. Today was only the 2nd time he was able to play in it due to the rain on Monday and Tuesday. These pictures capture just how purposeful "stimming" is for people on the Autism spectrum. Check out the different shapes and movement he creates with the different ways he manipulates the sand.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

My Over the Top blog award!

Thank you Erin for my blog award!

Here are the rules for the Over the Top award:
-Answer the questions below.
-Pass it on to five people.
1. Where is your cell phone? On my desk in front of me.
2. Your hair? As short as I can get it without scaring people.
3. Your mother? Has her heart in the right place and tries her best to help others.
4. Your father? Hard working and caring.
5. Your favorite food? Dried apricots.
6. Your dream last night? Don't remember.
7. Your favorite drink? Coffee.
8. Your dream/goal? Happy and healthy kids that are spared as much trauma in life as possible.
9. What room are you in? Office/dining room.
10. Your hobby? Too many!
11. Your fear? Birds, especially chickens.
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Debt free and have a house.
13. Where were you last night. Home.
14. Something that you aren't. Lazy.
15. Muffins? Homemade blueberry.
16. Wish list item? Laptop.
17. Where did you grow up? Maine.
18. Last thing you did? Helped my daughter figure out how to do her homework by herself.
19. What are you wearing? My physical therapy outfit-sweatshirt, t-shirt and sweat pants.
20. Your TV? On.
21. Your pets? 2 cats, 1 hamster and 3 goldfish.
22. Friends? Thank God for facebook!
23. Your life? VERY busy and productive.
24. Your mood? Overwhelmed by all the stuff I did/still have to do.
25. Missing someone? My little sis.
26. Vehicle? SUV.
27. Something your not wearing? shoes.
28. Your favorite store? Walmart.
29. Your favorite color? Pink.
30. When was the last time you laughed? This weekend.
31. Last time you cried? Last night, watching anything emotional on tv gets my waterworks going.
32. Your best friend? My husband.
33. One place that I go to over and over? My computer.
34. Facebook? Yes.
35. Favorite place to eat? My house, at least I know the food is fresh and was cooked in a sanitary way.
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