Small Steps — Big Progress

Happy Holidays to all!  We had a wonderful Christmas-my family came from the East Coast, so both sides of the family were together this year for a large gathering.  Anna was able to spend ...

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Talktool admin 02 Jan 20

Anna’s special visit with Santa

“Ho, ho, ho” says Santa.  We had breakfast with Santa at the mall!  Anna attempted to write her letter to Santa.  She was able to put her name on it as best she could.  We have been ...

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Talktool admin 10 Dec 19

Incorporating Therapy into Everyday Chores

“Cutie patootie, Cutie pie,” I say!  This all gets met with a, “I’m NOT a cutie patootie, I’m Anna!”  Oops! Sometimes I can’t help myself. She keeps me laughing a lot!  She ...

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Talktool admin 15 Nov 19

Halloween Festivities with Anna

Fall festivities! Prior to Halloween, we ended up going to the farm-picking out our pumpkin and painting them which Anna thoroughly enjoyed.  We also went to a pumpkin patch with her school...

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Talktool admin 01 Nov 19

A Day in the Life With Anna

I wanted to share with you a day in the life of Anna.  She wakes me up about 6:30 every morning. We start our morning routine with what we call “reading time” and “chew, chew, chew”...

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Talktool admin 14 Oct 19

A Blessing in Disguise

An angel!  Truly, I feel like I’m living with an angel.  However, I have to say, having a child with special needs-not easy!   For some reason, these past 2 weeks, I really began feelin...

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Talktool admin 02 Oct 19

Back to Preschool we go!

Anna is back to preschool!  Anna loves being in preschool!  She is currently fully immersed in a typical preschool.   So far, she is doing fantastic, except, I do believe she may be the o...

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Talktool admin 13 Sep 19

Anna’s Summer Fun

Anna had an awesome summer!   She has been enjoying horseback riding and swimming. But, the highlight of our summer was our trip to Italy, we had an incredible time!  Besides the Gondola r...

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Talktool admin 30 Aug 19

Anna’s Speech Progress and Setbacks

Anna- what a character!  I am waiting in the waiting room of the physical therapy  department with a room full of people. In the distance, I see her running towards me full speed and with ...

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Talktool admin 15 Aug 19

Introducing Anna

Meet Anna!   This is our precious, happy, spunky four year old child with Down Syndrome.  Everyone says it-her presence immediately lights up a room. She is such a joyful girl and she show...

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Talktool admin 30 Jul 19