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Will is FOUR!

Little Big Man turned four years old!  And he planned his big day all by himself.  There were pancakes for breakfast, hotdogs for lunch, bowling the next day, and a yellow firetruck cake.  With sprinkles.  I worried about the sprinkles, … Continue reading

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Our “Girlie”

It is not a name I would have chosen.  Ever. If I think about it too much, it has the smell of misogyny about it,  in that icky backhanded 1940’s  slang sort of way.    You know where “dame” and … Continue reading

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Birth of a Reader

It’s official.  Ben is a reader. The code has been cracked.  The letter shapes have meaning beyond their names.  Beyond their “sounds”.  The clumps of letters have significance.  They make words!  And the order of the letters in the words … Continue reading

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Third Birthday!

He is absolutely, 100%, no doubt about it, in all ways THREE. But part of me can’t see it. As precocious as his babyhood was–walking at nine months, saying things like ‘bulldozer’ before he was 18 months–it is often hard … Continue reading

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What does that mean?

Ben’s language has been exploding lately. It’s not that his vocabulary is growing. He’s always had LOTS of *words*, it’s putting the words together to fully express his intent that has been a challenge for Ben. But not only that. … Continue reading

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She walks!

I love how Will yells “she walked!” after the first clip. I also LOVE how Ben, in his jammies and skates, points across the room to Will and asks, “you want to rollerskate?” (An RDI moment, for sure!) And who … Continue reading

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First Birthday!

I just can’t believe it has been a year since Ella Rose’s birth.  Our baby girl is nearly a toddler.  Good thing she’s still bald, it helps me remember she’s still a bitty baby yet.  She’s also not walking yet, … Continue reading

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RDI Update

It has been six months since we started Ben’s RDI program.  (For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, you can catch up here, here, and here.)  We traveled to Jacksonville, FL for his bi-annual re-evaluation last month.  We … Continue reading

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