Autism recovered?

Medical experts say it's not possible to recover autism. We have living proof in the form of three children, that it IS possible. In my blog you will find recovery stories, along with information regarding health that I have learned over the years. And sometimes just snippets of life to give hope that yes, life can be normal after the hard work is done.

Sit back, enjoy, and be hopeful! RECOVERY HAPPENS!

**Kids names have been changed to protect the innocent and naughty alike. ;)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New fairy stuff

Grace told me the fence is there so the fairies can lean over the fence and chat with each other.  I suspect it may also be a divider to keep her sister's dirt off her side.  ;)

We decided to really spruce up the area and make it homey.  These are pictures from old calendars I had before the girls were born.  I kept them specifically for the pictures not realizing they would one day decorate Fairytopia.

Kate's new garden... it's for very young fairies who like to move their stuff around a lot and play in the dirt.  The snake plants really were getting much too large for her original pot so this is perfect.  Grace gave Kate her hanging name b/c it's actually cookies for the fairies to eat.  It only LOOKS like a Christmas ornament to keep trolls and other non-fairy creatures from eating it.

Grace's new spruced up garden.  See how neat she keeps it?   This garden is for the more mature fairy who enjoys a pretty quiet spot to rest at the end of the day.

The girls collected that cup of red berries today while at our home school co-op. 

 Ooo one of the fairies left their toy on the bench!  Grace put tons of pretty flowers on the side so the fairies will not get sad when it gets cold and all the flowers outside turn brown and die.

 River rocks and water, complete with seashells of course.

This is actually an overhead view.  Kate wanted the fairies to see how much she loves them even when they fly overhead.  They can see this heart from their door.

And there you go... the newest fairy fabulousness.  One thing I have come to understand in these years of fairy gardening is that fairies are not picky creatures.  They accept nice and neat as well as dirty and messy.  Gotta love it!! 

Last week there was actually an article in the paper titled : Fairy gardens can spark creativity in kids, adults.  My hubby cut it out and saved it to show me.  :)  Yep, I'd say fairy gardens have definitely sparked creativity for all of us here.  Even Tony, who will not be caught dead playing in the fairy gardens, has made trinkets for the girls to give their fairies. 

Fairy garden update

Grace and Kate were sick this weekend and missed a birthday party because of it.  So to make things happier, I let them redo their fairy gardens.  Before we started I realized we  never took pictures of the last redo!  So here it is.  I'll post later with pics of the new gardens.  

The stuff in the seashell is medicine Grace made from leaves in case the fairies caught their cold.  :)

Grace made this pillow for the fairies.

Just a close up of the door.  That's a cinnamon stick to the right of the door.  We heard long ago that if you smell cinnamon in the air, it's because fairies are nearby...when they moved in here they brought the cinnamon stick with them.  

I hope you enjoyed the pictures... stay tuned for more soon!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Random pictures for October

Well I couldn't very well post pictures about swings and not have a post of something for Grandparents... so here's something for you.  :)

This little caterpillars were caught in my celery garden (which is now a twig patch, thanks to the varmit).  It has been living in the butterfly garden for a few days and just yesterday we noticed it has attached to the top... forming a chrysalis.  We can't wait to see if we end up with moth or butterfly.  :D

Some random school pictures... this was the Zen garden we made as we studied the Manchu dynasty.
  It lasted about 2 minutes before it was just sand and rocks all over the house.  Not doing that again.  ;)

Tony was making his face to go with his completely body study. 

Grace practicing her typing.  She can now type 3 words a minute without looking... not a bad start!

Oh look!  My veggie garden!!  Isn't it beautiful????



A soon to be pickle.  ;)

Tiny little tomatoes!

 So far I have bok choy, tat soi, collards, kale, cabbages, scallions and tomatoes growing.  Oh and radishes are trying to grow but they're still wimpy right now.  I love going out to get food from my backyard!!

How our swing is attached to the ceiling

I know this is random but someone was wondering how to safely attach indoor swings.  So here are pictures.  It is attached to the main downstairs support beam.  This is VERY sturdy.  I have had teen boys jumping onto and off of the swing, flying trapeze moves were performed, and I also sit on it... it continues to hold steady.

The swing is an Ikea swing.  :)

Hope this helps!!


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