Thank you so very, very much for your kind words about Lowell. We are absolutely thrilled. While he is certainly not "cured" of Autism, he has been taking one step after another in the right direction. Some of you asked what he'll be up to next. To prepare him for kindergarten, this next school year he will be in a typical pre-school classroom in the morning with additional support from a "respite" teacher. He will then attend an integrated pre-school each afternoon with half typically developing kids, half special needs. We feel this will be a wonderful opportunity to be around kids his age and the influences they will have on him.My mom and I took the kids out on a little romp on Saturday while Joe and my dad worked on the new shed. We walked in an area that we like to go to in the spring to see the woodland wildflowers. It was fun to see the gorgeous blooms and all the seed pods of late summer.
Whenever I get new Halloween items I now put them up right away, rather than stash them away for just a few weeks. The large fan below was an estate sale find. The two masked paintings are by Emily Martin (Inside a Black Apple) and the amazing wreath custom made for me by Katie Runnels (The Constant Gatherer).