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Pumpkin Patch and A New Four Year Old Attitude

October 24, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Woowee! We have been going, going, going lately. And when we aren't going out with Miss G we have been working hard on some new changes/updates/projects with theGSF. We are pretty darn excited, but it means I haven't been blogging about my #1 girl as much as I usually do. There has been lots of...

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Birthday Part 2: A Cowgirl Party

October 09, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Yee-haw! Gwendolyn decided she wanted to have a cowgirl birthday party to celebrate turning F.O.U.R. Okay, that was pretty easy to guess since our house is practically a stable with her horse collection. With everything that happened with Gwendolyn's health this summer, we didn't even start...

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First Day of Preschool! Miss G is a Big Pre-K Girl!

September 16, 2011 by Victoria Strong
Yep, you read that correctly. Miss G had her first day of preschool yesterday and it was AMAZING! Absolutely positively a very, very "Good Thing for Gwendolyn!"

The second we asked Gwendolyn if she would like to start going to school again, her little fingers tapped so fast and her eyes rolled up...

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Gwendolyn Update and a Special Visitor

August 26, 2011 by Victoria Strong
Thank you all so much for your thoughtfulness and concern for Gwendolyn this week. Gwendolyn is status quo and we are still very worried...but very hopeful. We are seeing improvements in some areas, but are still waiting in others. There is still uncertainty about what exactly is going on, but...
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Good Things For Gwendolyn: A Wizard Promise Fullfilled

August 17, 2011 by Victoria Strong
Gwendolyn is still having a tough time. She hasn't bounced back the way she usually does after antibiotics and we are feeling a bit on edge (well, we are always on edge, but more so). We are having more tests done to try to get to the bottom of it all, but she just isn't her go, go, go self. So we...
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Good Things: Schools Out for the Summer

July 11, 2011 by Victoria Strong

We can not believe our baby finished her first year of preschool, including a special summer program. And what a year it has been. To say we are proud is putting it mildly. That Gwendolyn had this opportunity fills us with such enormous gratitude and that it was so enriching for her is beyond...

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Good Things For Gwendolyn: Wizard of Oz

June 29, 2011 by Victoria Strong

She's obsessed. Totally and completely obsessed with the Wizard of Oz. What happened to my little baby? How do I have a child big enough to be fully captivated by a film made in 1939? I know, I know -- it's a classic. But never in a million years did I think my Little Miss Particular would not...

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Gwendolyn Tests Tobii and an Act of Kindness Leaves Us Speechless

June 03, 2011 by Victoria Strong

We are speechless. Completely without words. Doors are opening for our little girl and because of an incredible act of kindness, they are opening even faster.

Yesterday we had a trial for the Tobii Eye Gaze Communication Device. This "computer" is able to detect and follow Gwendolyn's eyes and how...

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Good Things For Gwendolyn: Being Like Her Friends - Reading, Climbing

May 27, 2011 by Victoria Strong
It has been an exciting week at school this week. Gwendolyn "climbed" a tree and this is now her favorite thing to do. She saw all the other big girls in the tree and looked at me with an expression that said, Mom, we are doing this. It took some navigating, but seeing her so determined I knew I...
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Our Dancing Diva

May 18, 2011 by Victoria Strong
Gwendolyn loves music. She always has. Her favorite is to play music in the car (loudly and with the sunroof open) and to dance like crazy as we roll up to preschool or therapy. But she doesn't like any old song -- she likes a beat. She's so specific about her tunes that the radio DJ was...
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Good Things For Gwendolyn: A Slumber Party with Hayden

May 16, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Oh these two girls...they are just too much!Gwendolyn and Hayden just love each other and we were so excited to spend the weekend at Hayden's house -- a three day slumber party filled with fun, fun, fun!

The Calafiores live about four hours north of us in Central California. They are surrounded...

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Disneyland…Again

May 04, 2011 by Victoria Strong
I can't believe we haven't posted about this yet because -- it was AWESOME!

Last Monday we packed up for four days of Disneyland fun and we met the Calafiore family for some BFF fun -- a sequel to Gwendolyn's birthday trip in October, only this time it was a "just because" trip. Gwendolyn is now...

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Little Star and Gwendolyn in Santa Barbara News-Press

April 13, 2011 by Victoria Strong

You all know that Little Star is Gwendolyn's animal BFF. She loves him so much and he loves her. I've written about them here, here, and here.

We are so lucky that Diane (Little Star's Mommy) is such a dear friend. She always includes us and she always, always makes Gwendolyn feel special. We met...

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Calling Nurse Gwendolyn STAT

April 07, 2011 by Victoria Strong
Remember "Career Day"? Well, our fabulously thoughtful friends Heather, Wade, Reagan and Kendall read that blog post and quietly got to work making sweet G's career dream come true. A package arrived in the mail with a note that read:

Gwendolyn, You can be anything you want to be...

And, yes, I burst...
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Good Things For Gwendolyn: Our Animal Whisperer and A Half Birthday

April 04, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Today Gwendolyn is 3 1/2 and I can't believe it! 3.5! I can't believe it has already been six months since her big 3rd birthday celebrations -- her first trip to Disneyland, the month-long "Birthday Bonanza" giveaways, the $36 for 36 months campaign that raised $3,300 (Wow! and THANK YOU!), and...

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Preschool Photo Shoot and the Small Things

March 18, 2011 by Bill Strong

Yesterday, Gwendolyn had her preschool photo shoot. She took her class picture with all of her school friends and teachers. And then -- just like all of the other kids -- she excitedly took her posed solo shots sitting in her purple tumbleform chair in front of a cheesy faux windowsill setup smile...

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Good Things For Gwendolyn—Valentines

February 21, 2011 by Victoria Strong
I can't believe it has been a week since Valentine's Day and I haven't posted about the many, many good things. Bottom line -- Gwendolyn loved all of it!

Valentine Party. Our Valentine fun began with a party hosted by our friend Marina a few days before the official day. Marina is one of those...

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Good Things For Gwendolyn: Weekly Gramma Visits

February 11, 2011 by Bill Strong
Not unlike the connection I have with my Mom, Gwendolyn and her Gramma have an extremely unique and special bond, too. We've written about it before, but Gramma happily drives 80 miles each way from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara every week to spend time with Gwendolyn and help us out around the...
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Little Star Love

February 07, 2011 by Victoria Strong
Gwendolyn and Little Star have an awesome connection. He is her buddy for sure, but what I am coming to realize is that Little Star loves Gwendolyn just as much as she loves him. He is so gentle with her and so eager to be by her side. She loves to feed him carrots and he has never so much as...
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Good Things For Gwendolyn

January 07, 2011 by Victoria Strong
There have been lots of good things this week -- simple things -- that have made Gwendolyn (and us) very happy!

1) Swings with Mommy and Daddy. Gwendolyn loves the swings. She is a regular swinging fool! One day at preschool we stayed on the swings for a good 30 minutes and she just beamed. So on a...

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