Saturday, April 26, 2014

Kindergarten Kelsey

It has been awhile (a LOOOOONG while) since I wrote.

Kelsey is growing up to be the amazing little girl that I have always known she was.

She is nearing the end of kindergarten!  I need to put a brick on her head to stop her from growing.  Her helpers tell me that she has grown several inches since they started playing with her.

We are still actively working towards getting her a "voice."  In the meantime, we are using partner assisted auditory scanning for conversation and academics at home.

Apparently Kelsey and I had been doing this for a long time and didn't even know it.  Now, we have an awesome resource that is helping us and we are moving forward towards documenting that sweet, smart little girl inside.

Here she is doing some math.

I have always said that Kelsey Can.  And she can.  Just a little differently than the rest of us.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Konnor's Birth in Pictures

My awesome photographer (and friend) captured these images the day of Konnor's birth. The beauty of the pictures, the way she captured the fear, anticipation, relief and joy in my eyes through the lense of her camera will be something I can never thank her enough for.

Please visit her at if you are in the Kansas City area and need an awesome photographer.

I can't seem to get the picture show below to work. If it doesn't for you, go here.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Down the Road

I do not think that I can adequately express what it feels like.

To breathe.

To just enjoy.

To not have a cloud draped delicately over our heads.

Four years ago today we sat in a room at the children's hospital with a team of doctors, our parents and a Carousel nurse.

We were told of the "couldn't"s, we were told of the "wouldn't"s.

We were told that it was ok if we chose to do some things that we gratefully have never had to seriously consider.

It was Bryan's birthday. We left our hospital "home" to "celebrate" with pizza that night returning to a world of unknowns that evening.

We still have many unknowns, but also many healed scars.

Today is Bryan's birthday again.

But tonight I will go home from my first day of work back from maternity leave and hug my four year old and her brand new 6 week old brother.

And I will really celebrate.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

More to come

But for now....

Monday, August 15, 2011


Obviously this blog has been terribly neglected over the last several months. You all are long overdue for an update.

There has however been a reason...(which those of you in real life know)

Kelsey is set to be a big sister any day now.
My due date has come and gone.

She is super excited about being a "helper" and laughs when we talk about baby brother crying "wa wa wa."

I think this will be great for her, though an adjustment for all of us.

Here is a video of her "playing" with Baby Brother the other day.

Any prayers for a positive, "normal" labor and delivery experience would be much appreciated.