Category Archives: Disabilities

Our Yes Man

  Last summer, Timothy was on a kick where, if you asked him a question, he would respond by shaking his head from side to side.  No words, but his emphatic shake of the head said it all.  I called it … Continue reading

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A Little Magic and a Lot of Good Hair

          For the fourth year in a row, Catherine gathered more than a dozen teenage girls to jump into the icy waters of Lake Calhoun for the Polar Plunge.  And if the 30 degree weather was … Continue reading

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Bermuda Triangle

    Elisabeth got home from India last Friday and walked in her Edina High School graduation on Monday.  We’re very proud of her for graduating and getting ready to go to Mount Holyoke College in the Fall.  And we’re … Continue reading

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Downton syndrome Abbey

  Today was World Down Syndrome Day  — because Down syndrome features an extra (3rd) of the 21st chromosome, and so 3-21 is Down syndrome day.  Anyway, we had planned to celebrate by stopping by a little pizza party over at Gigi’s … Continue reading

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TRBL meets his match.com

Our eighteen year old daughter, Elisabeth, is still studying over in India. For the past three weeks, she and a group of exchange students have been travelling in northern India, visiting crowded Dehli, the impressive Taj Mahal and amazing sites … Continue reading

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Cheeky monkey

 Eating out with Timothy is like a game of speed chess.  He makes his move, we respond, our response opens up a new opportunity for him, he counter strikes and we quickly try to put an end to his offensive.  … Continue reading

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Cheerleader

  Timothy continues to crawl faster than I can walk, but is also trying to stand up.   From a sitting position, he leans forward on his hands, then pushes his bum up in the air like a tent, and then tries … Continue reading

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