Leaps and Bounds
As I sat last month and watched JD perform with his kindergarten class I couldn’t help but think once again about how much he has progressed. I filmed his little show, zoomed in on his fidgeting and spinning, thinking it would be so fun to show all of you how well he is doing. When I came home to put it online I somehow accidentally deleted all the video and was so darn upset about it I didn’t post anything at all.
With my nursing program starting at the university it hasn’t left much time for blogging. I really do like to spend all my extra time with the kids. Lets face it, if I don’t even do the laundry or clean house when I’m in school then things like blogging are really not going to get done. I decided however that since we are halfway through the school year and our little guy turns 6 next week it is time to dust off the old blog page and post a quick update. I can’t believe it’s almost been 3 years since that horrible burn but oh baby how we’ve grown since then.
Here’s the skinny on Deeds and Magpie:
Deeds is now as tall as some of his cousins were when they were almost 8 years old. The sweet boy is really a gentle giant just like his daddy and I’m sure will one day tower over his mommy (and it’s not like I’m a small fry). He has been
liking LOVING kindergarten and academically he’s doing amazing. A far cry from being told he probably wouldn’t be able to speak, now we can’t get him to stop and we love it. He is an amazing big brother and while he still has some very autistic moments that little sister doesn’t understand they get along quite well and love to play games together.
Our latest bit of fun combines my love of Disney and his love of video games. They got the Disney Infinity play set recently and Deeds loves to ask me to play with him. It’s so fun to connect with him on a new and unexpected level. It is really something I look forward too. Even on days like today when I could only play for 10 minutes with him.
Magpie is still feisty as ever and such a good girl. Since Deeds has been seizure free for a couple of months I think she was getting bored. That is until I did respite for a family who had a special needs son and we had him at our house for a few days over the holiday break. Magpie LOVED IT! She followed his wheelchair around, responded to his seizures and was on her best service dog behavior the entire time. It was fun to see her snap back into things. She is quite the fixture at church and everyone is so used to her now she gets told hello as much as the rest of us do. Lately we have seen quite a few dogs in public places that aren’t service dogs and it has caught her off guard when another dog barks in a store or something but she’s such a pro at this point it’s usually no biggie. Sure she still has her teenager days, but most of the time she is her spunky self.
I hope it isn’t as long between updates next time, but with the fun of Nursing school I’ve learned that my life isn’t always my own right now. Hope you enjoy the pic’s and know we still love and think of all of you often! You helped our guy and changed his life, it’s something that won’t ever be forgotten by us.