Rob

All articles by Rob

 

School’s Out for Summer!

Another school year has come and gone. It feels like just yesterday we were getting Lola ready for her first day back to school and now here she is ready to move on to a pre-k/kindergarten class. That thought in itself is enough to send me into a blubbering pool of tears, but I’m so very proud of how far she’s come this year. She continues to make such progress each and every day and I can’t thank her support system at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ISBVI) enough for all they’ve done to foster her development. She had Mrs. Tubbs again this year and now that’s all we hear at night, “Tubbs! Tubbs!” It’s really sweet because clearly Mrs. Tubbs has had an...
Continue reading...  

Let’s Ride, Lola!

You may remember Lola was competing in Friendship Circle’s Great Bike Giveaway for the chance to win a Rifton adaptive bike. Unfortunately she didn’t win a bike through the voting portion of the contest, but because she had at least 100 votes (she actually had over 1200!) she still had a chance to win a bike through the raffle…and she won! We were elated with joy because the outpour of support Lola received from family members, friends, neighbors and even complete strangers was simply astounding. She had so many people rallying behind her to win this bike because they knew the impact it would have on her life. We can’t express our gratitude enough for helping make this dream come true for our daughter. She now has the...
Continue reading...  

Trying New “Methods”

It is interesting how life has a way of laying out a path for you especially when you are seeking a road less travelled. It was last June when I stumbled into the “Special Needs” section at Barnes & Noble…a store I rarely visit, but just happened to tag along into that particular day. I perused several titles and one title in particular stood out to me: Kids Beyond Limits– Breakthrough results for children with by autism, Aspberger’s, brain damage, ADHD, and undiagnosed developmental delay by Anat Baniel. I flipped through several pages and knew instantly it was a book worth purchasing. I loved that the focus of the Method was to work with a child’s abilities rather than sequestering them based on their dis-abilities. At that point...
Continue reading...  

Gettin’ Messy

I should be posting about what a rock star my kid is and how she continues to amaze me every single day, but truth be told…I’ve got some serious house hunting to do. And besides…you all know how cool she is! Just a few pictures to share this week and I’ll be back soon with a post about Lola’s new “Method” therapist, Eli. Lola’s ability to feed herself has truly begun to take off in the last couple of weeks. Rob and I are learning that in order for Lola to learn how to feed herself different textures and with different tools (aka: spoons and forks) we have to be willing to let her get a bit messy from time to time. We’ve explored various finger food textures...
Continue reading...  

Happy Mother’s Day, Meredith!

Well, you don’t hear often from me on this blog. But since I am Meredith’s husband (and Lola’s dad), I wanted to take a few minutes and wish my wife a very Happy Mother’s Day! I haven’t logged into the site (the behind-the-scenes system) for such a long time because Meredith does such a great job managing and organizing this site. In fact, it kind of intimidates me (and makes me proud) to see how well she has her categories organized, how she cross-references her links, and . . . oh, I’m getting a little geeky (it must have rubbed off on her a little.) Anyway, I am writing to wish my beautiful wife a Happy Mother’s Day. Seeing as she blogs about most details of our life...
Continue reading...