Tag Archive: jacob

May 05 2017

Everyone Loves A Bad Boy

He’s back!  Jake’s two week ban from posting on YouTube has ended!  His first order of business?  Post the video I made in iMovie of his Special Olympics adventures.  I never did get a response from the “appeal form” I submitted requesting some level of intervention. I wanted to keep the two weeks for lesson-learning purposes, but …

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May 03 2017

Special Olympics: Penobscot Track and Field

Today was, I suspect, the first of many Special Olympic appearances for Jake.  This path started for him back in August of ’16 when he watched with wide eyes the athletes of the world compete in Rio.  He asked his mother if he, too, could do that.  As we looked at each other across the …

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Feb 11 2017

What a wild week!

It’s been a wild week.  We’re at the epicenter of the Super Storm that is basketball, cheering, pep band, and show choir.   All Star Rec Basketball and Pep Band are almost over, but Competition Cheering and Show Choir are ramping up for the upcoming regionals.  It leaves precious little free time.  Mix that in …

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Feb 03 2017

Ridiculous Boy

Quick story. Last night for dinner, I made one of those Facebook recipes.  Old Fashioned Goulash.  It was pretty good.  It may have been better if I could have found Goya Adobo seasoning at Hannaford, but alas, I could not. Knowing this Hungarian goodness would probably not be favorited by the boys, I cooked the rest …

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Feb 01 2017

Mary’s Birthday Logo Bloopers

Jake is a fan of slapstick.  He loves the unexpected.  If you ask him which direction is up, he’ll point down.  He finds that kind of thing to be the pinnacle of comedy. He also fancies himself to be quite the videographer.  He loves to film himself playing video games in the basement and post …

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Jan 22 2017

Killing Me Softly {Guest Post By Beth}

Ever hear the song ‘Killing Me Softly’?  I used to listen to the Fugees sing it over and over.  This is kind of how I feel when I read some of my husband’s blog posts.  I’m not sure if I can put into words how it feels to have your life put into words for …

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Jan 20 2017

My not-so-little drummer boy

The same child of mine who, for years, avoided a gymnasium like the plague, has become a social butterfly at the several-times-per-week high school games we now take part in.  You should see it.  It’s pretty remarkable.  It’s the loudest and most boisterous place in town on any given weeknight, but I think the fact …

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Jun 01 2016

ISO: BFF

When we were pre-teaching Jake for the favorites video I’m planning to make with the kids, I asked him who his best friend was.  “I don’t have any” was his response.  It had been lighthearted up to that point – favorite color, chicken or beef, Mario or Luigi.  This time he quickly answered and looked away, …

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Jul 22 2015

It’s The Circle Of Life

This is a great example of Jake “in his element.” Listen as he narrates our video game playing last night.

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Jul 21 2015

Jake’s Approval

It’s not always easy to please Jacob. Sometimes it takes a few tries. Which version of this video do you like best?

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Jul 19 2015

Epic Parenting Fail Today

We don’t plan to fail, we fail to plan. That’s how that saying goes, right? Coming off the high that was Jake’s weekend, I should have known Sunday would suck.  Our original plan was to spend the middle part of our day at Popham Beach with family, and then come home.  No big deal, kinda …

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Jul 10 2015

THE NOT KNOWING IS THE HARDEST PART

So I had a talk with Liv about Jake.   It started as a tangential conversation after Jake brought home the tree.  We were talking about how he was becoming more “normal” all the time.  A year ago, I couldn’t have imagined that I could send him to the pool without adult supervision beyond that …

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