Child with Autism on Board

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This afternoon, my husband and I rallied the troops and invited Lance, who was home for the weekend, for a trip to the indoor pool in Prairie du Chien, WI, about a 40 minute drive. This indoor pool is our …

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Winneshiek Fair ’16

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This is the second year that Lance and I have attempted the Winneshiek County Fair with all four kids. We didn’t bring a stroller, but we brought a plan: we’d visit the animals, the petting zoo, the rides, get our …

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If you love them, let them sleep!

When someone walks into your bedroom when you are sound asleep and wakes you up to say, “I’m gonna let you sleep, I just wanted to say hello,” you would expect them to turn around and walk back out, right? …

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Weehoo, Here We Go!

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This spring, I was looking at “adapted” options for Olin to better participate in our bike-riding adventures. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, we do have a couple of trailer-cycles. Olin tolerates them, but tires easily from holding himself up …

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Bicycling, Railfanning and No Kids: Date Night!

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Saturday afternoon, Tim and I coaxed the babysitter over to our house and lulled her in to a false sense of security, then ran for the hills. The bluffs, actually. We took our bikes down to Prairie du Chien for …

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It Worked Again! Could this be the new norm?

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I thought I had to work, this morning, so I got up and went to work around 7:15. When I got there, I found out I wasn’t actually on the schedule at all. I texted my other scheduling contact to …

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Trailer Tales

tl;dr too many kids, not the right kind of trailers Last year, we weren’t able to do much bike riding because the kids didn’t fit in our available trailer space/pulling power equation… During the summer, Tim is usually gone to …

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First Ride of Spring

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Bike riding is a thing, at our house. When spring comes, we tend to put away model trains (or just kind of leave them where they drop…) and pull out the bikes. The day we went to the train show, …

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