“Tata Mathilda”

Sophie: This is my Tata (grandma) Mathilda.  She lives in Jouret el Termos in the mountains in Lebanon.  She comes back here to America every year and stays at my Amti (aunt) Jeanine’s in San Diego.  Sometimes I go visit her in San Diego.  I will get to see her in...

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“Picture This!”

  Lisa:  Do you have any hobbies?  We learned early on that Sophie was attracted to electronic devices.  She is pretty computer savvy and just naturally picks up on the operation of handheld devices.  I remember once when she and I were driving to Mount Washington Children’s Hospital in Baltimore...

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“Team Sophie”

Lisa:  As I have mentioned many times before, Sophie has been on a neurodevelopmental program  for almost 13 years.  The program is written by the National Association for Child Development (www.nacd.org), updated periodically based on Sophie’s progress, and encompasses all aspects of her development, including all therapies, education, and health....

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“Chocolate”

Lisa:  Tonight we have a simple message:  “CHOCOLATE MAKES US HAPPY!!”  After a powerhouse day at “The Academy,” a.k.a. Sophie’s homeschool, we decided we needed a treat.  So for no particular reason, we decided to drive 20 minutes one way for dark chocolate.  Mind you, there are multiple grocery stores...

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“Miss Vera”

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Sophie:  Miss Vera is my brand new piano teacher!  She is very nice, and also, she is amazing, and she also just delivered her twin babies!  She is from Hungary, and her husband is named Christophe.  With her as my teacher, I played in my first piano recital this past...

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