Monthly Archives: September 2009

Assumptions and Jealousy Cause Big Problems

I just learned that assumptions are as dangerous as jealousy. Do you know why? Well, I do. Both of those things cause problems between two people who love each other. You need to listen to me about this because I am very smart and I can teach you very important things! I bet you agree!

Shiloh Pepin Is My New Hero

shilohShiloh Pepin was given 72 hours to live shortly after she was born. Do you want to know why? Well, I’ll tell you. She was born with a rare birth defect called sirenomelia which is also known as mermaid syndrome. She was born with her two legs fused together so she looks kind of like a mermaid.

Guess what? She is 10 years old now. How cool is that?  I like her a lot even though we haven’t met yet ‘cuz she is way cool.  She is very smart and very courageous and guess what? She has taken being different to a whole new level. I heard that there are fewer than 8 kids with the same disorder.  This syndrome only occurs once in 60,000 births and most of the kids don’t make it.

Shiloh is like me ‘cuz her mom says she likes to be the center of attention too. One time her mom asked, “Why has my daughter survived? Has someone forgotten to tell her she is supposed to die?”

Shiloh is my new hero ‘cuz of what she thinks about being different. She said, “Some people are the same. Some people are different. Some people are short. Some people are tall. Look, I’m not saying this all together, but some people just like the way I am.” You can see Shiloh Pepin on YouTube

All I can say to Shiloh is you go girl! You are teaching the world what optimism can do for anyone! You are my hero!

Rugby Jones teaching Riley Jones

My almost new little brother is growing up so quickly and I am making a list of all of the things I want to teach him when he comes to live with us. I wonder what his personality will be like. I wonder how quickly I will be able to teach him about how greatContinue Reading

Exceptional Children

I am very excited because I just learned that a great number of the children I am trying to help are called exceptional children. How cool is that? Way cool, I think and I bet you think you think so too! Please everyone…help me connect with all of the people who are also helping childrenContinue Reading

I will Be At The International Book Fair In Miami!

I want to thank all of you for buying my book on and Barnes&   but guess what? Now you can download the audio here for 7.99 and your purchase will pay for my airfare to Miami for the International Book Fair in November! If you will be in Miami then, I’ll look for youContinue Reading

Katie is learning about different foods.

My little sister tried a brand new treat. Well, as I’m sure you know it wasn’t a new treat for me ‘cuz I already knew that I just loooooooooove Popsicles. I’m glad that she frinally tried one ‘cuz it’s important to try new things so that you know more about all kinds of foods. KatieContinue Reading

Jessica Simpson’s Maltipoo taken by coyote

I feel very sad for Jessica Simpson because a coyote got her sweet little dog. I feel even sorryer for her little dog though. I don’t really understand why Martha Stewart is quoted as saying that she [Jessica] should move on and get another dog to help her deal with her grief. Puppies are greatContinue Reading

We think his name is going to be Riley Jones

Look at my…well almost…baby brother. Isn’t he just adorable? I’m sure you agree with me ‘cuz I am very smart about these things. I have so much to teach him. I can hardly wait until he can come home and live with us.

Peek a boo! Twitteroo!

Peek a boo! I see you! Well, I just found something that I’m not very good at. It’s hide and seek. A boy just made fun of me because I’m not very good at it. It really hurt my feelings but that’s okay ‘cuz I am great at so many other things. Plus, I didn’tContinue Reading

New puppies look kind of unusual!

Guess what? My…well soon to be my…new baby brother is getting cuter. Don’t you agree? I think all babies are cute but when they are first born…they are a little scary! I guess it’s because being outside of the mom instead of inside of the mom makes them look a little different from those ofContinue Reading