Weekly Wrap Up

Spring might be officially here. If that were true, there would be many little people around here doing a happy dance. The weather has been beautiful, so we  got outside and played some ball and picked some flowers while the OT worked with Elisha last Friday.

Zion
Zion playing ball.
Hosanna
Hosanna playing ball.
Hosanna
Hosanna picking flowers.

Another nice day and we were able to visit the park. Elisha complained about bark mulch in his holey sandals. Hosanna fell off the climbing bars and banged her head, but she was back in the game quickly (it was minor, thankfully).  Zion stepped in poop with his bright red rubber boots.

Elisha
Elisha at the park.
Moses
Moses just hanging out on the monkey bars.
Malachi
Malachi balancing on the monkey bars.
Zion
Zion at the top of the slide.
Zion's boots
Zion's red rubber boots that stepped in poop.
Hosanna
Hosanna climbing up the monkey bars.

 

Hosanna and Zion
A tender moment between twins.

On Thursday morning Elisha (11 – with autism) made oatmeal for breakfast and coffee for the big people. This was his first time ever making oatmeal. He asked me how to make and then he memorized the instructions and repeated them verbatim. He even enlisted the help of his younger brother (Malachi) to watch the stove while he went to the bathroom. This is a huge stride for us and made me feel like he may some day actually be able to live on his own.

Another first this week was when Elisha came up and gave me a hug and kissed me on the cheek. This makes a mother of a child of autism positively giddy. This child, at eleven, is only just now learning how to show emotion to someone else. It was just last year that he started writing I love you cards to Jonah and I and the grandparents. We are making progress. Slow and steady.

Oh yeah, about our school work. We have been plugging along with our school work and making decent progress. Some days it feels like the same old same old and I can’t wait to change things up for next year.

I am linking up this post with the Weekly Wrap-Up.

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