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Gwendolyn Playing On Her iPod Touch; So Many Possibilities!

December 31, 2009 by Bill Strong
Gwendolyn's big Christmas present this year was an iPod Touch. We think the super-sensitive "touch" screen and the thousands of fun applications through the App Store will be great for her to play independently -- something that we're always struggling with given her challenges. We also think the...
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Hamusuta: The Happy Hamster

August 05, 2009 by Bill Strong
We have a new fabulous toy for Gwendolyn! Gwendolyn's awesome cousin, Camie, immediately thought of her when she saw this crazy toy while on a high school summer trip to Greece and Italy. (What an awesome teenager, right? On a dream trip and still thinking of her baby cousin!) She brought it ALL...
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Gwendolyn Rocking Out!

June 10, 2009 by Victoria Strong

Gwendolyn is really getting the hang of presents! After being a bit fussy with Mom and Dad (teething!), we asked if she would like to open a present from Great Uncle John and Great Aunty Clare. Her grumpy fussy sound immediately stopped as she eyed the pretty package and a smile (that was nowhere...
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Shaving Cream Painting

March 24, 2009 by Victoria Strong

Gwendolyn gets to do all sorts of fun things with her awesome therapists. They bring so many new toys, books, and ideas. She absolutely loves her time with them and wants Mommy to shoo the second she sees her pals. The picture is from a day that they brought shaving cream and she got to try "Cloud...
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Wagon Ride

March 22, 2009 by Victoria Strong
With the nice weather we have been enjoying wagon rides in the back yard. Gwendolyn loves this. The wagon was kindly given to us by Families of SMA right after Gwendolyn's diagnosis and we initially used it as our only mode of transport -- you can see it keeps her nice and flat. But, now it is a...
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VIDEO: Gwendolyn's Computer Time

March 05, 2009 by Bill Strong
Last week Gwendolyn had a technology assessment with the Central Coast Assistive Technology Center (CCATC). Given Gwendolyn's thirst for new experiences, we are hopeful that technology will unlock a wealth of independent learning, playing, and communicating opportunities for her -- she's definitely...
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Valentines and birthday cupcakes with Gramma

February 11, 2009 by Bill Strong


Yesterday, Gwendolyn had another amazing day with Gramma. It was Gramma's birthday (Happy Birthday to Gramma and Great Auntie Weez!!!, Gramma's twin sister) and Gwendolyn had so much fun singing "Happy Birthday" to Gramma several times, taking a walk to the park, decorating Valentines with...
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VIDEO: Gwendolyn playing independently

February 10, 2009 by Bill Strong
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Fun with Aunt Kristen, Gramma, and pipe cleaners

January 22, 2009 by Bill Strong


On Tuesday, my sister (Aunt Kristen) and my mom (Gramma) came up for the day. We had fun watching the historical Obama inauguration together, catching up, taking a walk, and playing with the colorful pipe cleaners that Gramma brought to play with Gwendolyn. We made a butterfly, a bracelet, a...
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Sticker art with Gramma

January 14, 2009 by Bill Strong

Today, Gwendolyn had a blast with Gramma -- especially the sticker art project Gramma brought to do together. It was great to watch Gramma give Gwendolyn options of two stickers -- little flowers, ladybugs, and other animals -- and have Gwendolyn clearly choose which one she
wanted to go on the big...
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Cupcakes and football

January 06, 2009 by Bill Strong

Yesterday, we took one last stroll with our nephews and Victoria's sister to CrushCafe for lunch and cupcakes and to the courthouse courtyard for a friendly game of football.

Gwendolyn loved the football game; especially when Mommy rolled her around in her stroller "tackling" everyone smile Her face...

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VIDEO - Gwendolyn Playing With One of Her Adapted Toys

December 08, 2008 by Bill Strong
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VIDEO - Gwendolyn Enjoying Her New Play Apparatus

November 16, 2008 by Bill Strong
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Gwendolyn's new play contraption

November 02, 2008 by Bill Strong




We've definitely found it difficult adapting toys to suit Gwendolyn's situation to keep her mind challenged and to allow her to play independently. Light toys, feathers, ribbons, rings, balloons, balls, music, DVDs, etc. are all favorites, but we've found that hanging things directly over her makes...
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Swing time

August 13, 2008 by Bill Strong

Gwendolyn loves the swing that Elena and her dad (thank you guys!!!)
put up in a tree in our front yard. Almost as much as Gramma loved
pushing her in it today.
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Happy 9 Month Birthday!!!

July 05, 2008 by Bill Strong
We celebrated Gwendolyn's 9 month birthday yesterday. Gwendolyn had a great day -- so much so that she played all day with Gramma, skipped most of her naps, and then passed out for the night and missed the fireworks show smile We've been keeping a close eye on her over the last week given the...
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