Blogging about life in Minnesota, raising our five kids with Down syndrome while battling Breast Cancer.

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Friday, August 01, 2014

Life in the Garden

I found Angela and Dudley laying on the floor.


Me: Angela, what are you doing?

Angela: Resisting arrest!

We may have trouble on hour hands in the future.
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Some of the kids are done with summer school, some are half way done and others are just starting, This is because I don't have enough trouble remembering the daily schedule from one day to the next. 

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Axel was walking to the bus stop last week. 

Dean: "Bye Axel! Have a great day! Love you buddy!"

Axel: "Bye Dad. Peace out!"
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My friend Mary brought over a lego table her kids had outgrown. Axel is in heaven. He builds everything as symmetrical as he possible can.


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When Abel is done with therapy, if he didn't have any problems, he gets to spin a plate. Not an activity everyone would choose, but its his favorite activity and that's what's important! He is a master plate spinner. Lot of kids at the therapy center are trying to figure out what's so neat about this plate spinning thing and are now trying to compete with him. Here's a really short video. He hadn't quite yet gotten "into" it. In other words, I could still talk to him. Another minute and he is 100% engrossed and the plate spins for several seconds at a time. If you're familiar with the sport of Curling, he brushes the table similar to the way curlers brush the ice with their brooms. 

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My son Tyler has been helping us a lot this summer. I don't know what we would have done without him! He loves to do Audrey's hair. It is almost long enough to get into one ponytail. 

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Asher is spending his summer playing with or in water. 


2 comments:

DandG said...

Oooh, I'm going to have to send Abel some dreidls for Hannukah... He'll be the champ! Do your kids like chocolate...?

Unknown said...

I just love Axel's smile. Beautiful children.