Yesterday Simon turned 14. I started to write up a post about him and me and us and this life and then I started going through all the photos. Oh the photos. Today I'd just like to celebrate him via some of those photos. 200420062007... Read More
When Simon finished his first horse session at RideAble today he asked me this question, "Do you think this will be a powerful memory?""Of course it will be." I answered as I helped him change out of his boots and back into his tennis shoes.&n... Read More
Last week, Simon turned 13.
I've been sharing his stories in this space since he was 2 years old. I've shared stories of challenges and stories of successes because that's what i... Read More
As I was eating lunch today I was thinking about how smooth back to school was for my kids this year. Almost too smooth - like when is it going to be tough? It obviously hasn't always been this way. There've been tears and frustrations an... Read More
NOTE BEFORE READING | This post includes holiday spoilers for kids. A couple weeks ago (before Easter) Chris had "the talk" with Simon about some of the ways of the world related to the holidays. We had decided together it was time for him to hear... Read More
Last week Chris and I attended Simon's IEP / 3-year eligibility meeting at his middle school.
For those of you that don't know an IEP is an Individualized Education Program mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Essential... Read More
On January 21st we celebrated Simon's 12th birthday with a small family gathering and the next morning I woke him up at 3:30am and told him we were heading to Disneyland.
Obviously we don't go this big every year for birthdays.
It was a last minute ... Read More
1. You are two months into 6th grade and you seem to be enjoying the adventure.
2. For school day breakfast you like to have either a bagel & cream cheese or a slice of toast & butter and a glass of OJ.
3. You are taking swimming lessons two... Read More
1. What is your favorite thing right now? Being home from school with Mom and Katie.
2. You seem to be really into Batman right now. What do you love about him? He has a Bat-a-rang, which is like Boomerang.
3. How do you feel about going to Middle S... Read More
On Monday Simon finished 5th grade.
Go Simon go!
Around here that means he's done with Elementary School and will transition to Middle School in the Fall.
Talk about a range of emotions. So proud. So thankful for his teachers and aides. So excited ... Read More
He's saying (age 11, end of 5th grade):
What's going on Mom?
This is awkward.
I wish I had a bat cave.
I love you Mom.
She's saying (age 4):
Somebody snuggle with me.
I want to watch something.
Simon. Simon... Read More
I was picking up and putting away last night when I opened this little red notebook of Simon's and found this story.
I don't know when he wrote it but man it's a good one - a little bit Star Wars, a little bit Spider Man, a little bit ninja and all S... Read More