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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Preschool Photo Shoot and the Small Things

Yesterday, Gwendolyn had her preschool photo shoot. She took her class picture with all of her school friends and teachers. And then — just like all of the other kids — she excitedly took her posed solo shots sitting in her purple tumbleform chair in front of a cheesy faux window sill setup She was […]

Career Day

Our little girl…oh our sweet little girl…expressed what she wants to be when she grows up! It was “career day” at preschool — a loose term (it’s only preschool after all). But none-the-less there was talk of what the children want to be when they grow up. A simple enough question, but one that, well, […]

Good Things For Gwendolyn

GwendolynStrong.com has been a bit heavy of late. And while all of this is going on for Bill and me, we try really hard to not let it be part of Gwendolyn’s life. No, Gwendolyn is 3 and should get to be just 3! And like most 3 year olds, the world is her oyster […]

First Day of Preschool Recap

The first day of preschool was a hit! An absolute standing ovation!!! And Gwendolyn can’t wait for more today. There are so many things that went really well, and I am so excited about it all, but there are a couple little stories that just stood out as really adorable. The first was actually the […]

Our Preschooler! First Day of School Today!

Gwendolyn is going to preschool. She’s going to preschool. PRESCHOOL! Today is the big day! Her very first day of school. Can you believe it? So the logistics. I am going with her. It’s funny because this is never something Bill and I talked about. We never asked permission from anyone. We both just knew I […]

Birthday, Birthday, Birthday and Gratitude

Only a few more days until little Miss Sparkle’s BIG day! And it is definitely birthday madness around here. Every day more cards, packages, and $36 for 36 Months donations arrive from all the amazing people who love our little princess. (THANK YOU! THANK YOU!) We are busily organizing our trip to Disneyland — yes, […]