Monday, October 25, 2010


This morning, bright and early, Cassidy and I walked into Dylan's room and were greeted with a smile, a wave, and a never before heard, "Hiiiiieeeee.".

I gasped and Cassidy, eyes wide, excitedly turned to me and said, "He said HI! He said HI!".

During dinner tonight, he started saying it again, so naturally I ran to grab my camera and caught some of it...

Love it. Love him.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Let's begin with this:

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You will have the opportunity to help save a life.

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More details coming...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


I sometimes wonder...


of the two, is luckier?

Is it him for having her?

Or rather, is it her

for having


Sunday, October 10, 2010

If you appreciate Signing Time...

I mean reallllly appreciate Signing Time,

then you can understand our excitement about this year's Buddy Walk.

This year, Rachel from Signing Time performed (with Hopkins, naturally) on stage prior to the walk.

Both Dylan and Cassidy have learned the majority of their signs by watching the Signing Time dvds. Seeing it all was awesome, it really was.

Signing. Ah, it has had such an incredible impact on our lives. It is Dylan's primary means of communicating. I am guessing that at two years of age, he now has close to 80 signs. If he hadn't been taught to sign, we would be missing out on what makes Dylan, Dylan. So much of his personality is understood through signing.

Rachel from Signing Time has two children. One child is deaf and one child has both Cerebral Palsy as well as Spina Bifida. She understands. She knows.

And we just love her.

(Despite what it looks like, both kids really were excited, trust me. I think there was some confusion as to why she was there as a real live person. Tonight at dinner Cassidy asked me if Rachel fell out of the TV and if that was why she was at the Buddy Walk...).

Another magical Buddy Walk experienced. So different from last year, and even more from the year before...

Onward we go.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My best girl...

is FOUR years old today!

Happy Birthday you sweet, spunky, silly, spirited, sensitive Little One.

I love you and am so very proud of YOU!