Friday, January 31, 2014

Baby Steps

We have had a good week in our house. First, someone got his haircut. This is an impossible fete, as we have tried everything from kiddie cuts, to adult cuts, to mommy cuts. Today, it was a mommy cut. This time we had a weighted blanket in are arsenal and Thomas on the big screen. I have to say, he was amazing! Some tears and annoyance, but he eventually got used to it and was trooper. Not the best hair cut, but at least my little guy can see.

I was able to give his therapists their weighted lap pads, which they loved. So glad that I was able to make them, and know that they will be used by many kids each week. With the bitter cold, he was only able to see two of his therapists this week.  He did awesome at both sessions and really stayed in tune with what was going on. He allowed hand over hand signing, which he is not a fan of. He has stacked blocks after blocks and has even allowed big brother to help him. He really does love the ladies that come and help him, he is not shy and will sit right on their laps. Loves when they blow bubbles, he often does his little happy dance. Yesterday he got to experience beans and puffs together. Eli made quite the mess, but it was awesome to see how much he enjoyed it. Sticking his toes in it, stirring them up, and he even helped pick up a couple of them. 

Randomly, Eli has given out kisses this week. He's not overly affectionate. But, does love sitting on your lap and snuggling. Which we take as his affection. Yesterday, he gave me 5 in a row! I had given him his dinner and milk. He grabbed my arm and with his open mouth, gave me a kiss. Then I got four more after that, just to be sure he gave them. It seriously brought tears to my eyes and warmed my heart.

Will and Eli have been playing a little bit more together.  I have been trying to read books that both of them are interested in, although Eli doesn't last long. Will is reading small books, with help from us. I can't wait for the day that I see the boys together and Will reading to Eli. 

More snow coming tomorrow, 9-12 inches! Will is excited and yes he and I will be sledding tomorrow. Life with my boys, might be crazy and challenging. But, I wouldn't have it any other way.

New haircut and his weighted blanket!


Anonymous said...

I think you did an awesome job with his haircut!! Good job mama!! Yay for good appointments and getting the weighted lap bands done!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

We would love to have some of your snow. We have rain here.

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

5 kisses? I bet you were melting!

Good job getting the hair cut done. We've only done one hair cut between all four girls here...ever!

amanda said...

baby steps are the best kind :)

so glad it was a good week friend!

hope you and your loves are enjoying all the snow - we were out earlier this week but today it feels waaay too cold!! but seriously all this snow has been crazy!!

Natalie said...

So glad the haircut was a success! :)