Today was a pretty relaxing day. We let Deeds open a present from his cousin this afternoon and then this evening he got some jammies and books from Grandma and Grandpa. All my siblings were with their in laws this year and since Jeremy’s family lives in Houston (WE MISS YOU) we spent a very quiet evening with grandma’s and grandpa’s. Deeds Great Grandma even helped him decorate his cookies for Santa.
When we got home a special package had arrived in the mail for Deeds and Gwen. Mommy quickly wrapped what was inside and let the kids unwrap this special gift before bed.
I love how at the end of the video he says “Magpie that’s you and that’s me.”
Thank you to the amazing Animated Woman for not only doing the original for deeds but for updating the picture to include our miracle Magpie. It was wonderful of you to take the time to do that and he is SO proud of his new shirt. (PS if you guys haven’t seen her blog before it is a lot of fun, you really should go check it out.)
Tonight before bed we drove around and looked at Christmas lights. Deeds even told me that there were so many because “Santa turned them all on.”
Could it be, did my little guy with autism actually grasp the whole Santa thing? I mean we watched a nativity story tonight and he understands who baby Jesus is and he knows Santa is someone who you sit on their lap and gives you candy but that’s about it. I explained that we open presents from Santa to celebrate Jesus’ birthday and a he understood that. Birthdays are something he has always adored. I’m just worried tomorrow he is going to ask where the cake is.
When we got home he would not go to bed so Jeremy found a link to make a personalized video from Santa. We did it and played it for Deeds and it actually worked. It was so cheesy we tried not to laugh too hard while he watched it. I think at first he thought he was in trouble when Santa called him Jacob. Honestly I couldn’t get it to say JD or Deeds and since his first name is actually Jacob we went with that. He changed the milk we left out to chocolate milk and then went RIGHT TO BED because he wanted a surprise.
Sometimes things surprise me. Tonight was one of those times, I never would have thought he would react like that. It was pretty awesome.