Too Hot 
Thursday, June 21, 2012, 07:23 - General
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The weather has not been understanding of my little garden. It has been a windy season so far and the hot weather has made it uncomfortable. The plants have a slight lean.

Christina has been well overall. A few bouts of fever and rash, but docs say nothing to worry about. Dad's worry, enough said.

Christina was full of kisses and wanted lots of cuddle time over Father's Day weekend. I enjoyed it a lot.

I have not been spending much time on the computer and trying to do more around the house and yard. Shelving may be the next project. I need shelves in the basement and kitchen. Not sure which to start with.

Pictures, pictures, pictures. I have been keeping up on pictures and have a good start on my backup solution. Hmm, reminder... BACKUP. Make sure you backup everything you want. And make sure you have three copies in two different locations and on different media.

That reminds me I should work on backing up the home movies today.


Enjoy a coffee and some good company.
End of School Year 
Monday, June 04, 2012, 19:46 - General
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There has been lots going on. The end of the school year is quickly approaching.

Christina had a field trip to a farm. She had a good time. Christina enjoyed seeing pigs, a dog, goats, bird nests, petting rabbits and chicks, riding a horse, and getting licked by a calf.

Christina's IEP is also being gone over for next year.

Christina has been enjoying her new swing and loves to spin around. I don't know how she keeps from getting so dizzy.

Christina has also become very good at using her voice activated switch. When the purple lights are not on in her room she is sure to give a shout to turn them on. I am proud to watch her look around to see if the lights are on, if off shout to turn them on, then look around to see if they came on. The lights are a string of rope lights hung up around the ceiling.

Christina has had some red spots come and go on various places mostly her legs and arms. We do not know what they are yet, but she goes to the doc tomorrow. I fear it is recurrence of the serum sickness.

Doll & Pet Parade 
Sunday, May 13, 2012, 11:08 - General
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Christina was in the Doll & Pet Parade dressed up like Pebbles. She looked very cute.

I will soon be back on track with slideshow pictures of Christina.

Christina's tooth coming in has given her some discomfort once in awhile. Nothing Anbesol and Motrin can't relieve.

There were some sore spots that showed up on Christina's belly and chest that looked like bug bites, but were gone within a day.

Christina's IEP was on Friday and went well. We are working on a more focused plan for her.

Hard Drive Failure 
Sunday, May 13, 2012, 09:15 - General
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Thank goodness for backups.

I had a hard drive fail. The drive had 1.85TB of data. All the pictures were backed up along with videos. I also found an old copy of the music and saved that. I did loose the movies that I had saved for watching on the network.

So BACKUP backup BACKUP!!!

The drive failure set me back on pictures and updating the slideshow. I should be back on track in a week or two.

Friday, April 13, 2012, 15:32 - General, Christina
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It's been a busy time. Couple friends moved and I gave a small hand. Christina has wanted to go go go. The holiday came and went.

For Easter we went to grandpa's house. Last weekend we went to the Children's Museum on Saturday. We colored eggs and made cookies.

And we have been walking a lot outside in the gait trainer.

This morning Christina lost her first tooth. She was super excited.

Lost Tooth 
Friday, April 13, 2012, 14:57 - Doctor
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Christina lost her first tooth today.

The princess is super excited. She lost a tooth on the bottom. And, there is another tooth that is loose on top.

My little girl is growing up so fast.

Walking walking walking 
Monday, March 26, 2012, 18:50 - General
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Christina has wanted to walk a lot. Anywhere from on the deck, around the block, or to the neighbors she has wanted to go.

The usual shoulder rides follow, but Christina has been walking way more than last year to get her ride. Christina has been walking blocks at a time. The princess enjoys walking with the gait trainer and being supported for balance.

And to add to the fun, if I am too close to the front of the gait trainer the little princess turns into a monster and picks up speed to run me over. When she gets close enough Christina cracks up laughing. And laughing so hard she stops if she manages to catch my ankles. For now I'll take my ankles getting hit if it means Christina will give that extra push.

Christina also enjoys going 'off-road' with her gait trainer. She can't make it on her own over the grass and hills, but really likes the tough terrain with help. Keeping a steady pace, Christina lifts her legs high and walks wonderfully across the tough stuff. The little dips in the yard just give more reason to enjoy.

The wagon rides are still a big hit. We a also brought the bubble maker along on one ride. Christina wasn't too interested with the bubblews until we stopped at the neighbors and she showed them how it works. Then on the ride back she blew bubbles the entire way. Most of them blew in front of her with the breeze so we were going through a cloud of bubbles.

Christina also asked for extra phone time on Sunday. With her beautiful walking the last week I agreed and let the big little girl chat away.

Christina's Aquatic PT 
Thursday, March 15, 2012, 07:57 - Christina
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Christina did very well at her first session of aquatic physical therapy. Jeff, her instructor, did a great job with her. I am confident Christina will benefit from the sessions.

I am always a little concerned when starting with a new person. Jeff was calm and steady with Christina. Before the session was done Christina even gave him a kiss. Christina showed similar signs to when we are in the pool together. It did not take her long to relax enough to enjoy the water.

Aquatic PT 
Thursday, March 15, 2012, 07:50 - General
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Christina had her first aquatic physical therapy on Tuesday. Christina did wonderful. It started with crying, but did not take long for her to relax and enjoy the water.

Jeff did a great job. It shows that he has worked with kids before. We will give this round of sessions a try and see how it goes. I think Christina will continue to do great and will enjoy her PT time in the water.

Christina has also been walking super well in the gait trainer. Again she makes quick work of the deck. The princess waked for an hour and a half straight last Sunday. That did not stop her either. Christina was super excited to play outside all weekend.

Close to Home 
Wednesday, March 07, 2012, 09:28 - General
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I read the first part of a blog yesterday and it interested me. I was at work so I printed it so I could read it better. It hit close to home. More like it hit too close. I made it through a few paragraphs and had to stop. It is not an article I can read while at work.

Worth reading:

Many of the items Julie describes I also do with Christina. Makes me think about that precious time I spend with the princess.

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