Water and sun

When I got home from work, the first thing out of Namine’s mouth was “Daddy! Let’s go play in the water outside!”


Stronger every day

Namine got her new braces — AFOs (ankle-foot orthotics), to be exact, although “brace” is just easier to say — last week. Her old braces were too small for her ever-growing feet, and she needed more support than her shoes could give.


A day of baking

Did you know they have french toast-flavored bagels? I do not recommend actually making french toast with bagels. Just saying.


The company you keep

While my parents are on vacation, it is left to those left behind to care for their cats. Namine accompanied me on one trip to their house.

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Explaining herself

Yesterday evening, Jessica and I were talking — about what, I don’t recall. Namine quietly and politely said, “Excuse me, Daddy.”



This evening Namine and I went for a short walk to the park. She got mad because I didn’t help her get into her wheelchair.


Biscuit books

Instead of having me read to her at night, lately Namine has been reading to me.


Party at grandma’s

Last night Jessica, Namine, and I went over to my parents’ house for Namine’s birthday.


Cake for breakfast

Birthdays come but once a year, so why not celebrate it with cake for breakfast?


On needing a trache

A friend of ours had a new baby recently. Namine has been enamored with her.