Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A new angel

Last week, we said goodbye to our Granny. All the things you are supposed to say: she was 92 and lived a good life, she's going home to her friend and Lord, she's in a better place...

But the reality is we will miss her. In many ways I feel, even though she has been my Granny for a long time, I was just now getting to know her. We all will miss her. Gran always asked after Chrissy and was a strong supporter of our Klicks effort.

She's one of Chrissy's Angels now.

This isn't the greatest picture, but it's how I think of Gran. Always lovin' on her girls.

Monday, May 19, 2014

We broke $8000!

In the midst of all the end-of-school-year-chaos, we are klicking on! Oma emailed to let me know our new total... GREATER than $8000!!

Little Bit's school held an end of year musical review. Her class sang "10 Little Fishes," "Three Little Fishes," and then finished up with a Magic School Bus trip to the 60s where they did The Twist.

I've helped stuff popcorn for popcorn parties, timed races for field days, been treated to parent breakfasts... it's busy!

Friday, May 16, 2014

To earn or not to earn, that is the question

Little Bit thinks that Wonder-Dog should earn Klicks too. Hmmmm. He does walk a lot....

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Being vulnerable

I'm hearing a lot lately about being vulnerable. There is no great gain with out great risk. There is no creativity with out failure. And all the things you say....

I decided to take a risk today. I put our blog link up on some Rett Syndrome sites and FB pages.

I feel passionately about getting this sidewalk done for Chrissy. There is so little we can DO for her. Even simple things, like Christmas and birthdays... what does she need? Nothing.

But this. This would bring more joy to her life. This we can help accomplish.

So I'm putting us out there.

Putting me out there.

I hope it helps us get this gift done.

Monday, May 12, 2014

A new chart

A new start and a new sign to track our progress.

When we left Beijing we took our previous chart off the wall to bring with us but it tore beyond repair. I have wanted to put up a new chart, but haven't been able to get it organized.

Then we crossed 3000KM. We NEED a new chart so the girls can see how far they have come!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

I asked the girls to take a "super long bike ride" with me for Mother's Day. My request was no fussing, we go far, and have fun.

The girls delivered and I don't think my gift could have been any better!

It was cool and misting which was a great way to ride. We took a path along the bayou near our house and even went under the highway (which the Middle Bit thought was Ah-Mazing!).

We saw lady bugs, mystery beetles, red birds, frogs, fish, turtles, birds of all kinds, butterflies... and had a wild blackberry feast.

And now, we've crossed the 3000KM mark!!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Duck walk

Again. Back, again.

This move has taken so much more of my time than I would like to admit. We have talked about it and have decided that 5000km by May 31 is not going to happen. But we want to hit 5000km anyway. Whether that is May or August, 5000km we aimed for, 5000km we will go!

Little Bit did her part today walking all around a few parks playing with the ducks. Lots of ducklings this time of year!