Thursday, March 29, 2012

School Days....

Hussein, Leah, Joe
Joe's spelling test

Joe is back in school after missing a week due to strep throat! Click HERE to watch an interactive video of Joe spelling the word "ball."

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Day at the Zoo

Joe, Woody, and Calvin

warm days

Joe, Hannah, Emma
Is it REALLY March in Michigan?

Thursday, March 15, 2012

What I Know

This essay in the Huffington Post "Seven Things You Don't Know about a Special Needs Parent" describes exactly how I feel: CLICK

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Let's Jam!

CADSA sponsors a Let's Jam music therapy session on the first Wednesday of every month. It is one of Joe's favorite activities.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Math and Science Day for 6th Grade Girls

Emma looking at bugs
Forensic anthropology
Looking at a cucumber disease

Today Emma and a few of her friends attended the math and science day at MSU geared specifically for 6th grade girls. It was a great program that gave the girls an opportunity to see the variety of topics they can pursue in math and science. Emma attended a session on psychology (her favorite), forensic anthropology (second favorite), entomology (liked the lecture, wouldn't touch the live bugs), and plant pathology and disease (called cucumber killers). She loved the key-note lecture by a female scientist at MSU (and friend) who encouraged the girls to work hard and never give up. Emma's summary: she was great, she sounded like a therapist! Finally, after a jam-packed morning and an ice cream social, we went to the Peanut Barrel for lunch and darts.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Happy Women's History Month!

Emma at the National Women's Rights Museum
Seneca Falls, NY
Summer 2011
Amy and Emma at the spot of the first women's rights convention, 1848
Emma and Joe reading the "Declaration of Sentiments"