Sandwiches and Success

Sandwiches and Success
While recently on vacation, Eric was bursting with excitement about going to Disney. But in order to get to the “disney days” he had to wait patiently through 3 days of his sisters’ gymnastics competition. That was hard. Just as his sister was getting ready to leave our hotel room to hang with her friend ...

Motherhood: A confessional

Motherhood: A confessional
When I was little I dreamed of getting married, raising 3 kids and having tons of hustle and bustle at our house that would always be filled with the kid’s friends. Obviously, God had a different plan for me. I am so happy with my life. I literally fall in love with my husband more ...

Toys that Started it All!

As I step on toys throughout the house today, I was reminded of this picture. This is a picture of our daughter Anna when she was just about 3 years old. We had bought that set of figurines. The first 3 “guys” that came onto the scene in our house. I distinctly remember kermit the ...

The Bus

A few years ago, Eric had a bad experience on the bus. The driver was not very “autism friendly” – let’s just leave it at that. So we started driving him back and forth! This summer we thought we’d try the bus again – and see how it went. Every morning we play catch in ...

Guilty

Planned a vacation day today to go to the beach with my daughter. We usually go on her birthday every year – but this year it fell on a Saturday and we had family over to celebrate. So today was the day! Mr. Bacon decided to take a vacation day too at the last minute ...

Connections

Connections
There are always so many stories about how social media has created a more disconnected society.  People opting to have connections through their phones and computers…rather than with living human beings sitting right next to them.  While I have definitely been guilty of that and regularly counsel my daughter about looking up from her phone ...

Be Noticed

Be Noticed
Did you know that peacocks don’t grow their feathers until about the age of 3? I found this fact interesting. It’s around that age when our son really started standing out from a crowd with his happy noises, flappy hands and jumping bean legs. It got him noticed. It made him stand out from all ...

I Still Want More

I Still Want More
“I still want more…” After receiving Eric’s autism diagnosis, I always wished I had a crystal ball to help me see where he would be in 10 years. Well, almost 10 years later….here we are: Then// he spoke only a few words and grunted and pointed a lot to communicate. Now // he has A ...