Our Island
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1y ago
This part is going to be short and sweet, the rest, not so much. Sofia is using they/them pronouns now. They would prefer to be called Fox. Their story is theirs, and they will tell it when they are ready, if they ever are. I am here to tell my story. Good stories are always The post Our Island appeared first on The Full Plate ..read more
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Make A Wish, Baby!
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by fullplatemama
1y ago
Gigi is going to Make A Wish, baby! A few months ago, she was referred for a wish from the Make A Wish Foundation. She asked for a camper very clearly. I was so proud of her for that! Today, her wish was granted! We celebrated the heck out of it! Gigi and Isabel had The post Make A Wish, Baby! appeared first on The Full Plate ..read more
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Graduation Day for Cam! Class of 2021
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by fullplatemama
1y ago
It’s graduation day for Cam! FPD and I were able to attend the event IN PERSON. No Zoom graduation this year. WOOHOO! We are so proud of Cam. He persevered through some tough loss this year. He attended approximately 8 weeks of in person school. Everything else was cancelled or done virtually. I don’t think The post Graduation Day for Cam! Class of 2021 appeared first on The Full Plate ..read more
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Bowen’s 11th Birthday Trip to the Asian Market
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by fullplatemama
1y ago
Bowen celebrated his 11th birthday today! Bowen has quite a few things he loves, and many of them are related to China, his homeland. So, it was pretty on brand for him to ask for a trip to the Asian Market near us for his 11th birthday. He wanted to pick up all his favorite The post Bowen’s 11th Birthday Trip to the Asian Market appeared first on The Full Plate ..read more
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Bo Gets Back In The Water: A Return to Swimming
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by fullplatemama
1y ago
Bo is back in the water! He is returning to swimming. Bowen in a nationally ranked Junior Paralympic swimmer. In fact, he is a champion in some events. We feel like it is safe for Bowen to get back in the water again as COVID-19 is winding down. He has had his first vaccine. Numbers The post Bo Gets Back In The Water: A Return to Swimming appeared first on The Full Plate ..read more
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Gigi Outside: A Make A Wish Story
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by fullplatemama
1y ago
In late October, we learned that Gigi would need another heart surgery. It was so disappointing. Immediately, I requested a referral to Make A Wish. There was zero question about what she would ask for. Gigi is an outdoors girl, she is always requesting to go outside. Virtual school ends and she is signing “Gigi The post Gigi Outside: A Make A Wish Story appeared first on The Full Plate ..read more
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Track Stars
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by fullplatemama
1y ago
Cam, AJ and Jax are now all fully vaccinated and have joined the high school track team. Cam is so relieved to get to run again since this is his Senior year. AJ dominates in Cross Country, but fall was full of COVID, so he is ready to rejoin the distance runners. Jax shocked us The post Track Stars appeared first on The Full Plate ..read more
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Letting Go & Creating Boundaries
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by fullplatemama
1y ago
Life has changed a little around here since we returned home from the beach. Things between Joe and Brady went well while we were away. The mental health professionals in our life right now recommended a break apart from each other to help Brady. I fought that idea, explaining that I have never seen that The post Letting Go & Creating Boundaries appeared first on The Full Plate ..read more
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Gigi turns 9: A Golden Birthday
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by fullplatemama
1y ago
We’re celebrating a golden birthday in the house. Gigi turns 9 today!!! She loves Legos and the Dogman series, so that is what she got. So many Legos and so many Dogman books. She made some beautiful art of her greatest “wish”, more news on that coming soon! The day ended with a thunderstorm followed The post Gigi turns 9: A Golden Birthday appeared first on The Full Plate ..read more
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Spring break 2021: A Different Sort of Break
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by fullplatemama
1y ago
We just spent a week in the gulf Shores of Alabama for Spring Break 2021. After the year we’ve had, we figured we were due for a break and we planned to make it as COVID safe as possible. I rented a house right across the street from the beach and we planned on doing The post Spring break 2021: A Different Sort of Break appeared first on The Full Plate ..read more
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