"taleS froM the trencheS

National Guard wife blogging about her adventures with three sons and the unexpected joys of Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS)
....um, yes. They are tears of joy. Really.

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

SMileS: First Visit to the Ocean

SMileS Friday: SMS Photos or videos that make us smile

I asked other SMS moms to share their favorite stories and photos for my Friday posts.  My friend, Heather, sent in these pictures of her son's first walk on the beach.

First Visit to the Ocean

Heather's son, Chris, was born with Smith-Magenis Syndrome and like many children with this diagnosis, he has sensory issues.  In the spring, Heather's family took their first vacation to the ocean.  When they got to the beach, Chris was uncomfortable walking barefoot on the sand.

So, Dad took Chris's hand and helped him to the water.
Chris tried to stay up on his tiptoes in an attempt to avoid the sand...a feat that I could not manage for very long!

Heather writes, "By the end of the day, he was a pro at the beach thing and even stopped in all of the sandcastle building madness to give me a cheese face!"

Standing in the sand and smiling! 

Way to go, Chris!

If you have a story you would like to share on an upcoming Friday blog, e-mail it to me at tmcgrevy@yahoo.com.  If you have photos to go along with the story, that's even better!

Thanks for sharing, Heather!

Friday, June 1, 2012

SMileS: First Day of Summer Vacation

SMileS Friday: SMS photos or videos that make us smile

First Day of Summer Vacation

Yesterday, all three of my boys were home from school at 3:30 in the afternoon...and officially on the start of summer break.

Approximately three hours later, this is what I found in the upstairs hallway:

"What happened?" I asked, softly and without added swear words.

"I need to wash my hands."  I heard a response behind me.

I turned around to find this sight:

"Why, yes," I replied, softly and without added swear words. "It does appear that you need to wash your hands, Mr. McAwesome."

There are 82 days until August 22nd, 2012.

Would you like  to guess what day that is?

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