Dácil swims

22 10 2017

We’ve taken up swimming again at the beginning of this year. With a physical therapist. On her back she is completely autonomous in the water. She signs “swimmingpool” and “Rita” her therapist. She signs it all the time… Her first sign when returning home from school is “swimmingpool”…

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Traditional Family Anniversary San Marcos Ocean Dive And Italian Food

12 09 2017

15 years since we celebrated our rainy subtropical wedding with friends and family.





Dácil in San Francisco

11 08 2017

So we take Dácil on our every trip. And we rather don’t stop to think about whether this is sensible or not. We find it sensible to just include her into our plans the same way we do with Yone. Of course we take many of her special aspects into consideration. We try not to tire her too much and give her space to recover from our activities. We visited Alcatraz, went camping to Santa Cruz, and saw the famous boardwalk with its attractions and we just got back from a 4 day spartan camping trip near the coast in northern California: coast, lighthouses, sequoia redwood trees… And guess what: the princess loves oysters!





Thank you Helen Keller

26 06 2017

… for being, first of all, an inspiring human being, a fighter, a person who believes in justice and equality… for being Anne Sullivan’s other half… 

Today is International Deafblind Day. Helen Keller was born on June 27th 1880. She was deafblind, struggled through childhood, found Anne Sullivan who believed in her, and developed tactile sign language. But she was much more than a sum of her disabilities: she was a political activist and stood up for women’s rights, she was a writer and a lecturer.
Here’s her story:

 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Keller





Dácil wants to walk

26 06 2017

Normally, when we go out, we take along Dácil’s stroller. We drive somewhere by car, we park, we mount the stroller and Dácil goes straight from car seat to stroller. This time was different. She didn’t want to, absolutely refused to sit in the stroller, she wanted to walk. We, Ama, Yone, Dácil and I, were heading for the shops to buy some t-shirts and comfy summer wear, and as she refused to be driven, she walked all the way through the shopping centre, sat a while in the stroller when we were busy choosing and buying, and then walked all the way back to the car. Just laughing her head off during the whole stroll. Yone captured the last bit, arriving back to the car.





Dácil enjoying her brother play

19 05 2017

Waiting for Yone to finish his procession with the band, we watched them pass. Dácil was having a great time too!





Yone plays with Dácil

3 04 2017

I’d like it to happen more often… However, some things can’t be forced and when they happen they are magical…