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Archive for June 2010

Camp complete!

We just got back from camp and we had a lot of fun. Cameron and Jordan had great experiences, enjoyed a lot of outdoor time AND made a bunch of new friends. I have a zillion photos and videos to share, but since we’re headed out of town tomorrow for our yearly trip to Maine,…

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Let's go!!

I should be packing. I really should. We’re very excited to head off to Camp No Limits this weekend. It’s in the woods and offline. If I can get away for a moment or two, I’ll share a photo from my phone. If you’re curious about the camp, please spread the word about my Helpers…

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She's a fish

Today it all clicked. Jordan got brave. She jumped into the pool a whole bunch of times. She dunked her head into the water and finally let loose and swam. She isn’t using her arms to swim yet. But she’s kicking and going places in the pool! She loved it so much she wouldn’t get…

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Giving golf a try

Jordan decided to give golf a try while her brother was playing in the backyard. She actually has a pretty good putting skill. Her poppy and I were pretty impressed with how she used her little arm to steady the golf club. We were really lucky to enjoy the Father’s Day weekend with Jordan’s dad…

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Doll love and sadness

Jordan goes through times when she really loves dolls. Of course our trip to American Girl refreshed her love. She carried her doll around just about everywhere after our Saturday trip. On Sunday she took the doll on a trip to my old hometown in the suburbs of Chicago. We were just getting out of…

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One last visit!

Jordan and her friend got to hang out again today!! Our families met up as we headed back home from Chicago. The kids got to play in the water and the parents (unfortunately without Randy) got to chat. I absolutely love it. We also got to hang out with a new friend who has a…

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Wrapping it up… kind of

We had our last appointment today. I brought in my thoughts and ideas after the weekend. The two main ideas were how I thought the swim hand needed some holes to help with the drag from the water. And I also thought the new play arm was actually a little too long to manage the…

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A sweet girly experience

A while back, I planned a trip to Chicago in May with Jordan and my mom while we built a new helper arm for Jordan. Unfortunately we had to reschedule. And life being the way it is, my mom wasn’t able to join us on the second attempt to fit in a prosthetic building experience.…

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Testing it all out

We spent Saturday having a ton of fun in downtown Chicago… and I promise to post about our American Girl lunch. It was too adorable to not discuss. But I really want to show how Jordan found all kinds of ways to use her play arm on Sunday. We started out testing the new arm…

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Dozin' with the Dinos

It was two nights ago… But I finally have time to tell you about our fun Friday night. The kids and I had such an awesome experience spending the night with the dinosaurs at the Field Museum. When we arrived I was a little nervous. Jordan was underage for the event, but I felt like…

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