Pumpkin Patch and A New Four Year Old Attitude

Woowee! We have been going, going, going lately. And when we aren’t going out with Miss G we have been working hard on some new changes/updates/projects with theGSF. We are pretty darn excited, but it means I haven’t been blogging about my #1 girl as much as I usually do. There has been lots of […]

Birthday Part 2: A Cowgirl Party

Yee-haw! Gwendolyn decided she wanted to have a cowgirl birthday party to celebrate turning F.O.U.R. Okay, that was pretty easy to guess since our house is practically a stable with her horse collection. With everything that happened with Gwendolyn’s health this summer, we didn’t even start getting organized until a few weeks before the shindig. But […]

First Day of Preschool! Miss G is a Big Pre-K Girl!

Yep, you read that correctly. Miss G had her first day of preschool yesterday and it was AMAZING! Absolutely positively a very, very “Good Thing for Gwendolyn!” The second we asked Gwendolyn if she would like to start going to school again, her little fingers tapped so fast and her eyes rolled up quickly to […]

Gwendolyn Update and a Special Visitor

Thank you all so much for your thoughtfulness and concern for Gwendolyn this week. Gwendolyn is status quo and we are still very worried…but very hopeful. We are seeing improvements in some areas, but are still waiting in others. There is still uncertainty about what exactly is going on, but Gwendolyn tested positive for pseudomonas […]

Good Things For Gwendolyn: A Wizard Promise Fullfilled

Gwendolyn is still having a tough time. She hasn’t bounced back the way she usually does after antibiotics and we are feeling a bit on edge (well, we are always on edge, but more so). We are having more tests done to try to get to the bottom of it all, but she just isn’t […]

Good Things: Schools Out for the Summer

We can not believe our baby finished her first year of preschool, including a special summer program. And what a year it has been. To say we are proud is putting it mildly. That Gwendolyn had this opportunity fills us with such enormous gratitude and that it was so enriching for her is beyond wondrous. […]

Good Things For Gwendolyn: Wizard of Oz

She’s obsessed. Totally and completely obsessed with the Wizard of Oz. What happened to my little baby? How do I have a child big enough to be fully captivated by a film made in 1939? I know, I know — it’s a classic. But never in a million years did I think my Little Miss […]

Gwendolyn Tests Tobii and an Act of Kindness Leaves Us Speechless

We are speechless. Completely without words. Doors are opening for our little girl and because of an incredible act of kindness, they are opening even faster. Yesterday we had a trial for the Tobii Eye Gaze Communication Device. This “computer” is able to detect and follow Gwendolyn’s eyes and how she moves them. Using her […]

Good Things For Gwendolyn: Being Like Her Friends – Reading, Climbing and Sharing

It has been an exciting week at school this week. Gwendolyn “climbed” a tree and this is now her favorite thing to do. She saw all the other big girls in the tree and looked at me with an expression that said, Mom, we are doing this. It took some navigating, but seeing her so […]

Our Dancing Diva

Gwendolyn loves music. She always has. Her favorite is to play music in the car (loudly and with the sunroof open) and to dance like crazy as we roll up to preschool or therapy. But she doesn’t like any old song — she likes a beat. She’s so specific about her tunes that the radio […]