Archive for 2014

Our Kids Have Caught the Travel Bug

TravelOur kids are becoming seasoned traveling pros! In the Spring we took them to the UK to visit the Anderson Clan and see a few sights.






Andersons 2We took them all the way from the Scottish Highlands to West Yorkshire, down to London before we left.





PlayThey had a great time visiting family, making new friends and seeing some of their Grandfather’s artworks.




Tallulah and BabyAnd Carebear finally got her own Pet Passport which should make international travel with a service dog much much easier from now on.






Boyracer PopfestThis summer the kids went with us to San Francisco so we could play in the San Francisco Popfest. This was a great trip as well. They both look forward to plane rides knowing that the planes take us to fun places with hotel rooms.





Lu on Shoulders

Stew had two new Boyracer Singles ready to take to Popfest and as usual for festivals he played in 4 different bands; Boyracer, Hard Left, The How, and Lunchbox. Luckily one of them was a day show so the kids got to see him doing his Keith Moon thing on the drums for The How.




SleepingThe kids had a great time, but rocked out so hard that they fell asleep before the show was over.





Since getting back home for the summer the kids keep asking every week or so to go on the airplane up in the air and go to a hotel room. They have caught the travel bug!


boxsetWe have sold out of the fantastic Box of Tricks 5/7″ box set, but individual copies of the records are still available as well as the 2 new Boyracer singles. Get the new releases here.

The Holidays

Reindeer WheezyThe holidays are a special time for so many families. For families of children with special needs they can sometimes pose some extra challenges and difficulties. There are times when my kids don’t want to go to school on a particular day, but far and away they prefer the structure and the security of knowing that they are going to school on week days and only have therapy on weekends. When this schedule changes it can make the kids feel insecure. Also days spent much more at home can cause they to go a bit stir crazy. Here are some of our tactics for dealing with the stir craziness:


Myffy under treeGoing to the pet store, one of Talllulah’s favorite place in the whole world thanks to the parrots and the ferrets. Lu would get so excited about going that she would jump up and down and shout “Mommy parrot, Mommy ferret, Mommy pet store!”




jingle deerWe also went to the Grand Canyon Deer Farm a few times, though on days when it was hotter than freezing, the ground got a bit muddy. The kids loved it regardless, but the car and their clothes got pretty messy.




Carboard CastleLast year one of the kids friends’ gave them a giant cardboard house that they could paint on the outside and go inside and look out the windows. This year Stew found a castle from the same company. We thought that we would bust it out in the afternoon on Christmas Day, once the kids got bored with the morning’s toys and were getting stir crazy again, but it never happened. In fact we ended up saving it for New Year’s Day when a friend came over with her boys to paint together.

Even though there were a few times when things got difficult for the kids this winter break, it was still their best Holiday Season yet. It’s so great to be able to look back and see the progress being made month by month and year by year.