As a mother, I will never give up on my child. As a mother of a child who has autism, I will never give up hope.
I look into his eyes and I see all the potential that he has to offer to this beautiful world and I just know that one day the world can see what I see.

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Friday, July 15, 2011

He probably gets his creativity from me

It is no secret that Bryce has an amazing memory and attention to detail. Whether it’s drawing or building something that he likes, he can do it all from memory. It honestly just blows my mind how he can be so precise and how he has such a great imagination. Today he proved to me again just how incredibly creative and talented he really is.

One of his favourite things right now is Wii Boxing Sports. He loves it! He plays it mostly for the music and the camera spinning in the end when the game is over (if you have no idea what I mean, you really just have to play the game to understand as it’s just one of those things that are hard to explain.) But there is something about the boxing ring itself that he is just so fascinated with. He loves drawing, painting, and building replicas of the boxing ring in that game. Here is his latest masterpieces of it.

It was really just mesmerizing to watch him build these. It was pure silent in the room as he concentrated. It seemed like he had pre-determined where every block was going to go and knew exactly how he wanted it. Each piece played an important part, and it had to fit and be put in just the right spot.

You should of seen the smile on his face when he was done as he said, “Good job. Made boxing ring.” I love that he loves certain things and is just so passionate about it.

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

A few of his favourite things

I wanted to share Bryce’s top 5 favourite things that he must-have around him at all time (well, for now).

1.) An Olympic Torch – Bryce will carry a homemade torch with him everywhere. It’s the kind the torch carriers held during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. This becomes his best friend. It is made out of a couple paper towel rolls, some hockey tape, and a piece of paper coloured in and cut like a flame. Bryce made it himself.

2.) Magna Doodle – Bryce loves to draw. This Toy Story 3 Magna Doodle was a gift from his uncle and aunt from Christmas last year. As you can tell, it’s seen better days. Bryce tends to chew on the string attached to the pen. He even cracked open the pen from chewing on it and the magnet piece fell out. Thankfully we were able to fix it with some hockey tape, which if you haven’t guessed it by now, is our quick ‘duct tape’ fix in this household. We are working on getting another Magna Doodle, but for some reason, a decent size drawing board of a Magna Doodle isn’t easy to find. The original Magna Doodle was perfect, but that’s also hard to come by.

3.) Blanket – I think this blanket was a wedding gift handmade by Daniel’s aunt. It’s also the second blanket Bryce has ever known. He absolutely loves it. It goes with him around the house as if it was his shadow and he will wrap himself in it saying, “Blankie, nice and warm,” even on the hottest days. It’s been chewed on, like everything else he owns, and it has a pretty little hole in the middle of it. He absolutely loves it though.

4.) Bubble Blowers – I know what you’re thinking. Why is bubbles, coming from a family who named their blog, Bubbles Make Him Smile, 4th on the list? I can explain! If the bubble blowers were an indoor activity, it would be first on the list, I promise. These guys, (always has to be two of them, with pink solution containers) sit on the corner of his little desk in his bedroom when they are not in use. When we’re out and about he’ll bring them. Needless to say we always have to have bubble solution in stock. Hey, bubble solution companies, feel free to contact us any time, eh? hehe

5.) Wii Sports Boxing – Last but not least is the boxing game from Wii Sports. He loves, loves, loves the boxing ring. I have no idea why. He is fascinated with it though. If he’s not playing the game, he’s watching videos on YouTube of people playing it. He draws it on his magna doodle, makes a boxing ring with Mega Bloks, or rolls up pieces of paper to form the ring. It’s something he plays at least once a day and he will sit their and just play it. It’s not for the violence, or the whole fighting part of it. He likes the boxing ring itself. After the fight is over it sort of slowly rotates around the boxing ring and you can catch him easily watching this part of the game for hours. I don’t know what it is, but there’s just something about the boxing ring. Who knows?

If their was a #6, it would be his iPad, which we were able to get thanks to your generous donations. It didn’t make the top 5 list because it’s more of an educational tool than it is a toy for him, but it is something that I think is one of his favourite things.

Oh and he still loves his Nintendo DSi. It would make the top 10 list.

So what is your child’s must-have with them at all time favourite thing?

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

You For Me

“Now I got what I want and I got what I need and there’s nothing in this world but you for me.” - Terra Naomi

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy 10th Birthday B Dawg

We celebrated Bryce’s 10th birthday at the Vancouver Aquarium!

We really enjoy the Vancouver Aquarium and make sure we take time out of our busy schedule to go at least once a year. It’s a family tradition of ours. If it was up to me though, we’d go every weekend. We always have a great time when we are there, but there was something special about being Bryce’s birthday that just made the experience even more amazing and a little extra special.

We let Bryce plan the whole day at the aquarium. They have a map pamphlet which has pictures of all the attractions and we’d ask Bryce, “What animal do you want to see?” and he’d point to it, and say the name of the animal. Needless to say we spent a lot of the time visiting Spinnaker and the other dolphins.

We always get a souvenir or two from the gift shop as we leave. Bryce immediately went for the giant dolphin stuffy and I grabbed a giant beluga whale stuffy for him (my favourite part of the aquarium).

We weren’t planning on getting a birthday cake cause it was just the three of us celebrating, but decided to stop by the grocery store to pick up one. It was a generic cake but we made it ours and gave it a little flare.

Happy birthday little monkey!

Love mommy and daddy

Friday, July 1, 2011

Canada Day at Canada Place 2011 (sneak peak)

We packed a ton of bubble solution and extra batteries, and headed downtown Vancouver to celebrate Canada Day at Canada Place today. We blew bubbles the whole time!

Have pictures or videos of us blowing bubbles? Please feel free to post them on our Facebook page or email them to for us to share!

Happy Canada Day!

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