Good Morning one and all ! :)
Glad to see Irene weakening this morning. So far no major damages anywhere from what I can gather from tv. Will be a long 24-48 hours in many places to be sure.
Slept a good ten hours or more, and STILL didn't really want to get up this morning! :uhoh3:
Michael.. ouch ! Don't know which is worse.. toothache or ear pain. Ear ache perhaps even worse. Hope the meds kick in and you feel better stat !!! Nice to "meet" you Annie ! I can see the two of you as you described it... hahaha ! Gotta love it !:up:
Actually have a weekend to myself for a change. Have lots of cleaning to catch up on around here. Hope to get it all knocked out this weekend. Kids are preparing for their upcoming beach trip a week from Tues., hoping the hurricane hasn't damaged anything there on the NC coast.
Gavin has progressed soooooooo much this summer !!! He now pees on the potty consistently, even at school..last year he would hold it at school ALL DAY, refusing to even go into the bathroom. Now he goes up to his teacher and pulls on her shirt and says "go pee pee?" :D
He is also beginning to interact with his peers a little now! WOW. He use to freak out when they came near him, now he is beginning to share and play. The other day dd took him to a friend with a little guy his age, they have been together many times, but Gavin would never let Ashton near him. They would play separately, never together. This time Gavin held Ashton's hand and they ran and played together like best friends !!! Just amazing. We're speechless!
AND... when dd took him for the dreaded haircut this time, Gavin just sat there with his iPad in hand and totally let the girl trim his hair without any fuss whatsoever, no meltdown as has always been the case prior. Autistic kiddos DESPISE having their hair cut or messed with..even washed. A total sensory thing with them, and major meltdowns are to be expected. Not this time. Gavin was good as gold.:yeah::heartbeat:yeah:
Of course, dd had "prepped" him all week with iPad apps for Autism...apps that describe "places we go" and "things we do"... and getting a haircut was among the many learning apps. He has gained so very much from his iPad and school and summer camp. It's stunning, truly.
They are teaching him to read now as well, as he is already reading three and four letter words on his own at home. Tries to read everything he sees. But then, he's always had a thing about the alphabet and letters. :D
And he's talking a lot more now, too. In 3-4 word sentences. When dd woke him up for school yesterday, he rolled over, put his finger on his lips and said: "shhhhh, Mommy, I'm sleeping!" :lol2:
He continues to amaze us. :w00t:
OK, enough bragging. But this is one happy Omi. :heartbeat