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03/24/2017 at 20:12. Facebook
Colin and I actually ventured out of the house today, in order to pick up Ella, the first time Colin's been out of the house all week (of course, I've been running the usual errands and doing the pickups everyday because........ I'm mom. LOL) We still don't feel 100% but it's so beautiful outside we had to take advantage of it at least for a minute. Yesterday it was freezing and there was...
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03/23/2017 at 11:49. Facebook
THROWBACK THURSDAY!! Today happens to be 3 years to the day that Colin got to be a K-Wing for the day, so we thought we'd share this video the Kalamazoo K-wings made about that day. It's one of my biggest regrets that I didn't show my gratitude for the team, and everyone involved at that time, as well as I could have. The whole team was so amazing, and made that such a special day. Our family...
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This seems like a good time to share another piece of Ella Art. :D This particular masterpiece was done as part of a math assignment. :) She had to do different math problems to find out how many windows, doors, clouds, trees, etc. the picture needed to contain. But of course, Ella doesn't do anything boring, so this house has a definite Ella-ness about it. <3 <3 <3
Here is this week's Colin Asks video! <3 <3 <3
The kids and I met a friend of mine at the movie theater today and we saw Beauty and the Beast. ( Dad is working this weekend. :-() The show we went to see was sold out, but we ended up going to an IMAX theater and it's the first time the kids and I have seen an IMAX movie. It was amazing! We loved Beauty and the Beast, also. It was just wonderful. A great way to spend an afternoon :-) <3 <3 <3
Today was a half day of school for Ella , and the snow came back sometime this morning, and we are recovering from a tough week, so we're just hibernating at home the rest of today. Watching movies, hanging out. But we want to wish everyone a Happy St. Patrick's Day!! Ella made this for all of you. :D Be safe and have fun. <3 <3 <3
Today Ella had her blood drawn for the first time ever. It was kind of a big deal because she's always had a hard time doing any sort of medical procedure. It used to take four nurses to hold her down for a step test. But even though she hated every second of it, she did really well and was very brave. And now she gets ice cream! :D Of course her brother came along for moral support. <3 <3 <3
THROWBACK THURSDAY!!! Today's Throwback pics are from 2010, seven years ago. This was the first day it was nice enough to go to the park that year. :D Colin has always been a ham, even when he didn't smile, and can you believe Ella's not wearing pink?!?!? I forget sometimes that there was a time when she didn't insist on being in pink all the time. lol <3 <3 <3
Here is this week's Ask Colin video! <3 <3 <3
Colin is a bit busy today so instead of Colin Asks, we have Ella's Show and Tell ( or as I like to call it Show and tElla. Lol) <3 <3 <3
We had a wonderful time celebrating Colin's birthday today. :) First we went to a retro arcade, and played all kinds of old video games, and pinball and even air hockey! Then we went to let Colin spend some of his birthday money :), and then finally Colin chose to have dinner at Five Guys. Then we came home, had ice cream instead of cake, and we read the last chapter of the last book of the...
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I started to write a post to go with this picture, and tell stories about Colin's 14 year check up today and how we were cracking each other up at the doctor's office. But I came to the page and realized that the profile picture needed to be changed because it was still for Be Kind day which was yesterday. So I did that and then I was thinking about whether I should post this picture and then...
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Here are some pictures from Colin's birthday and our Be Kind Day activities. :D Colin's had a great day, even though it was a very low-key day. We'll celebrate more on Saturday, but today's been great. Colin says thank you for all the birthday wishes and for participating in Be Kind Day. It's really awesome to think of all this love being shared all over the world on Colin's birthday. <3 <3 <3
Dear Colin,
Today you are 14, a day, to be honest, I never expected to actually arrive. I can still remember, with shocking clarity, how I felt the morning after you were born, as I sat alone, holding you in my arms. These 14 years have been amazing, challenging, and more than I could have ever hoped for. You've taught me so much, and you are stronger than I could ever be. You fight every...
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Today is the day!!! :D Be Kind Day!!! We'd love to hear about your Be Kind Day activities, so if you want to share them with us, please comment on this post. If you'd rather not, for the sake of anonymity, just post a :) or a <3 or even just say "Done!" and we'll know. ;) But if you want to give us more details, we promise not to tell :D <3 <3 <3
Yesterday we posted a link to the podcast Colin and I were a part of, but many people had trouble accessing it. The lovely people from the podcast sent me this link, which will hopefully not cause any problems. :D So, in case you weren't able to listen to it before, here it is. :) And also, look at the adorable picture they put with it! <3 <3 <3

Celebrate Be Kind Day on March 9

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Here is this week's Ask Colin video! <3 <3 <3
It's been 3 years ago today that we appeared on Good Morning America and finally let Colin in on the surprise I'd started for him one month and one week prior. :D My favorite moments weren't caught on camera, but were backstage, as I was able to more fully explain exactly what had been going on, and to watch him fully grasp the scope of this thing I had done, lol. But this video still brings...
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"Happy Birthday, Colin" GMA Surprise Party!! (Good Morning America TV program)

This mother wanted to give her 11 yr. old son, Colin, a birthday party but when she mentioned it to him, he told her that he had no friends to invite. So she...

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