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Archive for February 2009

Getting in the saddle

Jordan had an evaluation meeting for an equestrian therapy program… She didn’t get to ride on a horse but she got to meet them. It was so cool. She is SOOO excited to ride one. Actually she’s so excited that she can’t stop talking about the horses. “Tomorrow I’m going to ride a horse!” “Actually…

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What the heck? CBeebies controversy in England

I have been pretty busy at work… and I’ve been a bit behind on all of the email discussions from the Sammy’s Friends group. What I missed was a controversy that is brewing in England about this woman: This is Cerrie Burnell. She’s had the job of helping host a children’s program on BBC for…

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Talking about differences

I had a chance to sit down with a group of early education students at the University of Missouri and talk to them about what it’s like to be a parent of a special needs kid. There are times where it’s strange to say my daughter has special needs because she is so independent and…

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Princess time!

I swear there’s something about a bit of pink, a wand and butterfly wings that can let any little girl feel special. That’s exactly how Jordan felt when she put this on. We’re pretty behind on Jordan stories – we’ve been without an Internet connection at home since Saturday. That made it pretty tough to…

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Special Exposure Wednesday – Jordan's newest shirt

I had enough people ask… here it is: Jordan’s newest Dude. Where’s my arm? shirt. I love it. It’s the third size I’ve bought because I love it so much. If you want to get one… You can find it at this Cafe Press website! Have fun and check out the Sammy’s Friends shirt site…

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Mission Accomplished

I did it! I ran my first race and the kids even joined me in the fun. I’m pretty excited and proud that I was able to go from a non-runner at the start of a year to a person who could run a 5K in less than 11 minutes a mile (I finished the…

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I talked to Disney

A few posts ago I told everyone about an experience at Walt Disney World where I was really uncomfortable about how a bathroom attendant spoke to Jordan and I. After writing it down and hearing hearing the reaction from some of you guys in the comments here… I decided to send an email to just…

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A few more firsts… and no time to talk

First I want to apologize to all of Jordan’s fans. I haven’t been online as much as usual… Mainly because I made a HUGE change in my lifestyle over the last month. I’m working out 6-7 days a week. I joined a really nice gym and I’m even running my first 5K on Saturday. It’s…

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