Category Archives: Jack

Several of you have asked “How is Jack doing in his new school?”  And he is doing well.  He’s making friends, and is learning to trust the staff there. He’s riding the bus and LOVING it and the support staff that rides with him.  Of course he still has Autism. So no matter where he […]

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I was in Las Vegas when these two had their birthdays two weeks ago. I hated to miss it but Dan’s parents did an epic job of celebrating them! They went to the lake…twice! And had cookie cake (a chappell tradition that my kids love). Jack is 6! Something about him turning 6 still amazes […]

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What is a mom to do with a kid like you?  You are something else. Completely 100% boy that’s for sure. You wear me out. You amaze me. You confuse me. You help me see things clearly. You frustrate me. You make me SO happy. You don’t sit still for a second, or so it […]

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How can this kid be two already? wasn’t it just yesterday that we were driving to dairy queen to pick up this little newborn? I wish I could say that I went all out for his birthday this year, but alas… I didn’t, I couldn’t. I was about to board a plane to africa in […]

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It was a beautiful summer morning and we headed downtown to the courthouse. We were one of just a few families there so it took no time at all to get in to see the judge.  And what a kind sweet judge he was.   We answered questions admitting that Jack had no belongings of […]

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I wanted to write a post just about this little bugger.  We really didn’t have much time to prepare for his arrival and with just having moved to a new town and also having a 10 month old… those first few months were kinda survival months. (Ones that I couldn’t have made it through were […]

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I had always seen the trees with paper angels with names on it in malls and churches growing up, but I don’t know that I ever really thought hard about whose names were on those angels. I honestly didn’t know that they were specifically for kids whose parent or parents were in prison.  But it […]

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Mom and Dad had gone to visit some dear friends of the family who lived a ways away. So I was a little surprised she was calling me when the phone rang and it was her. I could hear the excitement in her voice from the start, as she began to tell me about this […]

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Well, I normally like saving these for fun random lists… but life is soooo random right now I thought it would be perfect!  1. Zoe is pretty much potty trained. She just started coming to me and letting me know when she had to go and wa-la! the girl is going most all the time. […]

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We drove south for about 2 hours and just when we were in the middle of seemingly nowhere, we saw it… lots and lots of buildings surrounded by fences and barbed wire loops. We found the one where Jack's mom was at and pulled up. This was a totally new experience for us, we had […]

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Happy Half Birthday Little Man Jack!!  If you remember, We Chappell's like to celebrate the very first 1/2 Birthday of someone's.  Here are some sweet pics of Jack's 1/2 cake and present!!             I can't believe he's 6 months old!! He's sitting up on his own and almost crawling. He's almost in sz 4 […]

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Jack is staying with my parents this weekend while I'm gone so even though I didn't fly out last night he stayed with them since I'll be flying out super early tomorrow. So Zoe and I have had a mommy-and-me day today. It's been so much fun. The other day Zoe spent the night with Dan's […]

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{Playtime }   { Bathtime }         { Snack time. }          { Tummy Time }        { Nap Time }           {  T.V. Time }      *she loves singing along and doing motions.    { Going to Grandma and Grandpa's } * this […]

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Here's some cuteness for you this wonderful friday afternoon.   Say "More"   Say "Food"   Where's your… Hair?    Where's your…. piggies?    Where's your….tongue?    Didn't teach her this one. :o)    Where's… Monkey?   Give Monkey loves.    Bathtime       My boy is all smiles most of the time!     […]

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I'm trying this out to see if it helps me organize my thoughts more.  Every Tuesday I'd like to just share 10 things I'm thinking about or learning about or experiencing. I think this will help me journal everyday life things and thoughts so one day when I realize that life was a blur when […]

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