Monday, July 24, 2017


Today Hayden filmed a short commercial for our annual company meeting. It will only be seen by company staff, not the public, but it will be awesome nonetheless. Hayden memorized his lines and performed them perfectly. He was funny and had a great time.  I'm really looking forward to seeing the final product!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Kids Day

When Joseph was growing up his parents had a tradition they called Kids Day, where the kids got to choose the activities for the day.

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Last week we had our first ever Kids Day and it was a big success! We had gluten free donuts, play time at Zip City (out first visit!), two new-to-them books, dinner and gluten-free cookies, and a trip to U Paint Pottery. At dinner we went around the table a few times sharing something we liked about each kid, building up their confidence and helping them feel valued as a person. The kids both had sweet things to say about their sibling.

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We don't get a chance to do these kinds of activities together as a family very often and it was fun to spend time together doing things just for the kids. No therapies, no doctors, no stress. Just fun and quality time together. Rylie kept saying she was in Heaven and was sad to hear that Kids Day was coming to an end. They slept well that night!

It was a great day and I wanted to share the idea in case other families wanted to implement Kids Day sometime in the future.

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

ARI Post

High Pain Tolerance


He went a week with a broken arm without asking for pain meds or to get it checked out. I took him to get an X-ray after he said it hurt to even touch his wrist a week later.

"I can't prove it, but I think people with autism process pain differently," said the ortho doc.

Yes. Yes they do.

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This is the same spot he has broken twice before. Prayers for speedy healing!