Sunday, August 24, 2008

Late summer weekend...

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).
Ramping up my Halloween crafting, simply because it makes me happy:) I did another House of Inspiration KIT, this one with a Halloween theme. It's also in my etsy shop.

Hope you're having a great weekend!

11 comments:

Celia said...

I am also thinking about Halloween and I'm going to start cross stitching some things for the entry way but your house has amazed me!!!!!
What a pity I am almost in a "bank sold out", lol...
Lovely spooky house anyway!

Jackie said...

I ADORE THIS!!!!
Can't you sell this one?
I am so not wanting to make one.

Please?

XOXO

Robyn said...

OOooohhh! It is looking very spooky up in here! Some is getting way ready for all hallows eve!

Well, come by and check out my last post for the mystery trip! A bit late but better late than never I say! LOL!
Many hugs!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

LOVE the halloween!

Amanda @ www.kiddio.org said...

How exciting about Lowell, and what a sense of relief you must have--for him to be looking toward Kindergarten. Love the Halloween goodies, too--those masked pictures are so cute!

Alison Gibbs said...

Thanks for sharing your journey with Lowell and his autism. It is wonderful that the program he was in was so well rounded. How exciting for all of you with the progress he has made.
Love the photos of the kids when you went for a 'romp'
Alison

Couture de Papier said...

Beautiful!
Denise Nantasket Beach Mass.

blingqueen said...

Good Morning,

I went to sign in on the Sweet and Sinister blog and I was told my invite was expired. Is it over already?

Blingqueen
Karen

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Such cute decorations!!


M ^..^

queen-of-nostalgia said...

LOVE your blog! Your photography is amazing, and your vintage Halloween is darling! :)

Distressing Delilah said...

Your Black Apple prints look adorable!