Our Journey Raising Two Children with Special Needs

This blog chronicles our life raising two children, Nicholas 14, diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome and Weston 17, diagnosed with Autism/Asperger's/ADHD. It's the ups, the downs, the joys, the sorrows and most importantly, the beauty of living a life less perfect, a life more meaningful.




Sunday, March 4, 2012

Can you see the Deer in this Photo?


How about now?


A closer look?



This is a photo I took out of our family room window. Muffy started barking furiously and the brave deer bolted into the woods. There are 10 acres of undeveloped woodland behind our home.The land is owned by a 90 year old man who is unable to build on it. The parcel of land is surrounded by neighborhood homes. He has not figured out a way to get a road into his property. Yet, anyway.

So far, we are very fortunate to have nature at our back door. We have had our share of woodland visitors over the years: skunk, grey fox, coyote, fisher cat, wild turkey, owl, and hawk. Not to mention many species of birds, mice and even a few bats!

The boys played outside in the last slushy remains of the snow. Here's what happens when Dad helps make a snowman.

A six-foot giant frozen man, with a bucket on his head.