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some new pictures…

Baby K and cousin T with ‘NICE’ green candy tongues!!! A dentist’s dream!

Little D and Baby K at place where we received the bikes with all of the teams that built them.

Baby K praticing at Moorpark College. Including one where, knowing I had the camera out, she fake-crashed and threw her head back, all dramatic, and posed that way- wanting me to send it to my dad! LOL!

Baby K on the bike trail in Wood Ranch.

Today she did even better but I didn’t bring my camera!








Baby K can ride a bike

The kids both got brand new bikes from a business that had teams building them. This was all through my friend, Michele. They needed children to recieve the bikes and Michele thought of me! There was a total of 9 bikes and Little D and Baby K both recieved a new bike, a new helmet and a lock. Michele’s children both recieved these, as well as 4 other children. The 9th bike was accounted for but the child wasn’t there.

Baby K has outgrown all of her bikes and has been too afraid to ride any without training wheels unless they are the size that a 3-year-old would ride but she got on this one just fine and was riding in 20 minutes!

We got home late and it was dark but the next day we went riding and she is now doing GREAT!!! We even went mountain bike riding to Corganville today with my dad for about an hour and she did not fall once. On a few steep hills she had to get off and push her bike but she never complained. I am so proud!!!

Now, when the whole family goes riding Baby K and I can ride too instead of us walking or running!!!

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Sketch Up comptuer program

SketchUp: Why Kids With Autism Love It | Newsweek Health | Newsweek.

http://www.newsweek.com/id/179952?from=rss

I downloaded the free version of this on my computer for Little D. I made him watch the 4 Youtube tutorials and then let him play with it. The original program is made for architects to build buildings but someone found out that kids with autism love it. Now Little D doesn’t have autism but is high needs and I know he loves things like this (building, planning and on a computer too boot! LOL!). He is great with Lincoln Logs, Legos and other similar types of building materials.

Well, I had to get our bikes loaded to go bike riding with my dad and I did a few more things and I can back to check on him and he had built a building with a door, a 4-panel window and the window had blinds on it! WOW!!! About 20 more minutes passes and we were ready to go and he closed the program before I could see what he had accomplished but he told me that he built a chair!!!

I’m sure with time he will be able to create more elaborate things but I was impressed at what he accomplished in such a short time with a brand new program!

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spell check and baby brothers…

Okay, everywhere I post my brother seems to find everything I spell wrong and remind me (over and over again) to use spell check. He is right. Spell check is easy, does not take up much time, is free and it just makes sense to use it. I am used to programs that underline (usualy in red) words that are misspelled as I type and that is a visual reminder to do the spell check before finishing. However, here, on my blog and on Facebook and a few other places, this does not automatically happen. I have to click on the ABC button and then the words are underlined. And, alas, I often forget.

The misspells are usually due to me rushing, being distracted and missing keys but regardless if it is a word that I didn’t spell correctly or typed wrong, it still is wrong, right? 🙂

So, from now on, I will try to remember to spell check my writtings before hitting the ‘send’ button!

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AARP ‘u @ 50’ contest enviromental video

At a meeting of the AARP (American Association of Retired
People) they showed a video that was submitted in a contest by a 20 year old.
The contest was Titled ‘u @ 50’.

This video won second place. When they showed it, everyone in the room was awe-struck and broke into spontaneous applause.

Take a minute and watch it. (requires sound)

http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=42E2fAWM6rA

I love how creative this is (and curious to how great the first place video is).

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