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Hanabi Boy · 2W ago

1,000 Jack-O'-Lanterns and Other Halloween News

This year's Halloween had some good and bad moments. On the good side, Chicago Botanic Garden had a special Halloween event last weekend.Using scalpels, knives, gouges, and power tools, art...
Hanabi Boy · 1M ago

Kai's Latest Creation

This is Kai's latest creation:Kai first made the main parts of the character. This character wears a vest so here Kai is working on making the vest.There are stripes on the vest so Kai is w...
Hanabi Boy · 1M ago

Door County Camping Weekend

After a year off, we resumed our fall camping tradition, going back to one of our favorite spots, Door County in northern Wisconsin.As we were setting up our tent, Kai spotted a frog...Which...
Hanabi Boy · 1M ago

Father-and-Son Outing: First Cubs Game

I am a huge baseball fan, and a Cubs fan in particular, but I have not gone to a Cubs game with Kai. Until now.I rarely watch sports on tv anymore, but whenever I do, Kai shows no interest ...
Hanabi Boy · 2M ago

Paul

Kai's therapeutic school has a mentor program whereby volunteer mentors take their student out into the community once a week. For the past several months, Kai's mentor has been Paul, a you...
Hanabi Boy · 2M ago

Making an Angry Bird

Kai's latest sewing project was to create an Angry Bird.He got a little frustrated a time or two, but persevered and kept working on the project.In addition to sewing all the facial features...
Hanabi Boy · 2M ago

Scenes from Our Weekend

We went to visit Kai's grandparents in Michigan this weekend. We headed to the beach. The air temperature was only in the low 70s and the water temperature was much colder. In the past, K...
Hanabi Boy · 3M ago

Hurricane Harbor Waterpark

Kai's special needs swimming instructor sometimes organizes outings to Six Flags amusement park and its waterpark, Hurricane Harbor. Earlier this year he had given Kai a season pass, but wi...
Hanabi Boy · 3M ago

Home!

After the travel delays that eventually caused us to leave nearly 23 hours later than originally scheduled, we finally just made it home. Kai handled the last portion of our wait at the air...
Hanabi Boy · 3M ago

Hawaii Vacation - Day 15: Maui Tropical Plantation, Stuck at the Airport!

The day of our departure had arrived. We had one last breakfast on our patio. We have been having fresh Hawaiian fruits every day, and on this day we cleaned up the remaining papaya, mango...