We have so much to be thankful for this year. It’s been a rough one for us but blessings still seem to find us around each corner. We have really learned not to take anything for granted.
We had our family dinner a day early so that we could all be together. While trying to give everyone an update on JD’s new diagnosis and the Service Dog info Deeds decided he wanted me to stop talking. He came over to me and told me just that “Stop talking, mom stop talking.”
JD got a bit overstimulated around dinner time so we popped out the iPod and he was an angel from there on out. Gwen, his little sister, turns one tomorrow so we had ice cream cake (ended up just being ice cream) and opened presents for her. She was pretty stoic about the whole ordeal. I think I’ll get her a cupcake or something tomorrow so she can actually dig in and we can get some messy photo’s.
We learned tonight that JD loves Jell-o, that he is becoming even more concerned about having his food touching other food on the plate and he will not touch turkey with a 10 foot pole. He is also developing an issue with what directions we turn when we are driving. It started on a particular street and now he is doing it at a few others. If you pass somewhere he thinks you should have turned, or turn the opposite direction that where he wants you to he will melt down in the back of the car. Screaming until you either make it to your destination or flip around and do what he wants. It’s not my favorite quirk since we usually have to just hear him scream until we reach wherever it is that we were headed.