**Nathan was born January 2008 with Achondroplasia dwarfism. Achondroplasia is the most common form of dwarfism. This blog welcomes a look into our family as we raise our son as a Little Person.**

District 5 Spring Regional

Maybe it’s time to update the blog! Once again I start to write and get sidetracked and then never get back to it.

Nate and I attended our first regional on April 17th. We had a good time getting to meet new people. I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t more younger kids for Nate there. I bumped into a mom that I haven’t seen in a year. She has a beautiful 3 year old daughter with Achondroplasia. We talked for a little bit. I realized that I didn’t push myself to get to know more people. I wish I was the social butterfly that my daughter is. Things are pretty laid back at a regional. I attended a parent’s meeting, general meeting and then traveled to the site for the DAAA games. This was our first time checking things out there. Nate really enjoyed watching the kids play soccer. Maybe something he would be interested in. He’ll reach the age requirement by the National in Dallas, TX.

Nate has also started speech therapy. At first, I thought he was doing real well. He was saying some new words and I figure that “explosion of language” was going to come. After several attempts to get him to use words instead of screaming he would eventually just laugh at me. He amazingly knows what everything is but just can’t get those words to come out. Since a few meetings, he is trying more and becoming easier to understand. Our next meeting we are going to meet another LP! I think I may know who it is (they can’t tell us.)

Audrey has another month or so of school left. I’m excited to get the break but it only means that summer is around the corner. We have packed a lot into our summer this year. Audrey has 2 camps and we have Nashville. Around all that, I have my mom coming in from Iowa and we still have to find time for our trip to Northern Michigan. Most of this except for Nashville will be rudely interrupted due to me having to be in court. I’m an eyewitness and am therefore required to appear. It would be so much easier if the a**hole would just plead guilty (it knows it is guilty and they have evidence) and waive it’s right to a trial. But it wants everyone else to suffer and be miserable along with it while wasting the taxpayers money. I went from being a victim to finding it my duty to make sure it isn’t on the streets anymore.

Audrey also had a field trip to a farm this week. She had a great time. I wish I could of gone but didn’t have a babysitter for Nate. She enjoyed getting to hold a baby pig! I’m just glad she didn’t ask for one! She saw cows, horses, pigs, sheep, goats, ducks, chicks, kittens, rabbits and a dog. They also had a chance to make butter. I’m awaiting photos from a friend. maybe I can post them later. Here’s a couple pictures of Nate and one of my pink dogwood tree.

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