Tuesday, May 31, 2011

More Testing....PLEASE?

Recently Quirky's had to do her end of the year testing. Yes tests. Those dreaded...panic attack causing....stressful things that are required by most if not all states. Quirky though...well she and I have a unique way of looking at things and well I guess it has paid off...

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Girl Time...

Sometimes I am just really thankful that Quirky is a girl. I know...boys are great too...but I was blessed with a girl. I wouldn't trade her for a dozen boys. Why? Because having a girl means doing girlie things together like...

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Quirky and I were headed out to do some shopping. I was rushing around trying to finish getting dressed and Quirky was "helping" by sitting in my bathroom "talking" my ear off. As bad as I hate to say it...most of what she said I kind of ignored (insert sheepish shrug here). It was repetitive...things I has already heard earlier in the day, week, month...you get the point. My ears however did perk up when there was a pause in the conversation...which was followed by...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What the...

Sometimes things just coming rolling out of Quirky's mouth. Things that we are amazed, confused and sometimes appalled to hear. Sometimes they are good things (as in WOW! How did you learn that?) and sometimes not so good (as in where did you hear THAT!)  Recently Dork and I were faced with one of those moments...

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Her Beautiful Voice

Silence today
I’m not sure
Patiently I wait
Who said Silence is
Someone who has
never heard

Monday, May 9, 2011

A Beautiful Handmade Mother's Day Card

Friday Quirky brought home a lovely handmade Mother's Day card. A card not just from her but also from our dog ...because I am his mother too. On it she wrote some acrostic poems.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

So it wasn't my best parenting moment...

Let me start off by saying that Quirky absolutely loves the David Books by David Shannon. So much in fact that she has been mimicking some of the actions...

Saturday, May 7, 2011

And the answer is...

Ok. Here are two questions taken from a quiz that Quirky recently took on pirates. First question...What was the name of the famous ship that was discovered in 1996? Quirky's answer...Blackbeard's ship, Queen Anne's Revenge. Which is correct by the way for those of you who may be pirately challenged.  Second question...Who's ship was it? Quirky's answer....

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

One can never be too safe...

or can you? Its been warm here lately. So warm and beautiful that Quirky and I have been spending a lot of time outdoors playing. We have been having a marvelous time...playing ball...drawing with chalk...playing with bubbles...wearing helmets...wait a minute..."What?" you ask. "Oh wait I see...you were riding bikes?" NOPE...

Monday, May 2, 2011

Blessed with Autism

I think maybe she’ll be a
story weaver
wrapping the worlds
of unsuspected readers
into an imaginative web
Never once
would they suspect
that she was blessed
with Autism.