Here’s a note I received from L’s school speech therapist earlier today:

I just wanted to reach out to you and let you know that I offered to Lily some of my own gluten free vegan dark chocolate birthday cake here at school. I know she doesn’t eat gluten or dairy so I figured it would be a nice treat. She absolutely loved it and couldn’t stop giggling and reached out for more. The amount would be equivalent to 3 adult spoonful sizes. She very appropriately used her tobii during the activity. She let me know she was happy multiple times and said something new several times on her tobii to let me know it was different.

She had such a good time.


This kid has ALWAYS loved her food!


A beautiful sight!



It’s official.  Lily loves Christmas.  Well, at least she loves the tree and the decorations.  This is now her favorite spot in the house. It warms my heart to watch her enjoy those twinkly lights.

It’s been a rough few weeks for us over here.  My mom’s not been well (but thankfully she’s on the mend) and Lily had one hell of a stomach bug last week which threw off her sleep in a way that I wasn’t sure either of us would recover from.

We’re both still recovering from it actually.  But she’s back at school and I’m back at the office and we are doing our best to stay awake during the day and ride the sleepless wave at night. And we’re BOTH looking forward to seeing Grandma and the cousins in Florida soon!

Happy Holidays to all you wonderful people.


C and L