One of my kids just arrived home with new shoes

Mr. Emmett spent a large part of this morning with his grandparents. They wanted to undertake the difficult task of finding Emmett shoes he will wear. Emmett just arrived home a few minutes ago and with him, is a pair of shoes he's pretty excited about. I'm super grateful for the help and I'm glad Emmett feels good about these shoes. That being said, I'm not going to hold my breath because I've been around this block a few too many times. I'm certainly not trying to rain on anyone's parade but I will remain cautiously optimistic.


When my kids have a great day at school

The boys had a great day at school today. That's not a huge surprise, but I never assume anything. I appreciate this ending to the week because we are heading into four day weekend and it's always a good thing to start those out on the right foot. Apparently, tomorrow is a teacher in-service day and then, of course; Monday is MLK Day. I'm super proud of the boys for giving the week their all and walking away with a smile. We don't have any plans for this weekend, but the boys are going to spend the night with their grandparents tomorrow night. That means we get a break. :-)

Read more about the article Emmett’s having such a very hard time right now
Emmett's having such a very hard time right now 😕 It's so easy to forget that just because a child with Autism can speak, doesn't mean they have the ability to express themselves. Emmett has a very, very advanced vocabulary but very, very limited expressive language skills. On days like today where it feels like we're living from one meltdown to the next, I'm reminded of this challenge. My sweet Emmett is not gifted in the ways of expressing his feelings or frustrations with words and indoor voices. Asking him what's wrong will not provide me with anything that can help me better understand what's bothering him. I instead have to follow the breadcrumb trail of behavioral changes and try and decode them.

Emmett’s having such a very hard time right now

Decoding my son with #Autism

Read more about the article Fun at our Memorial Day family cookout 
Fun at our Memorial Day family cookout My nephew brought his hover board thing to out family cook out today. Everyone was taking turns, trying not to kill themselves on it. Emmett took a turn as well and had a ton of fun...

Fun at our Memorial Day family cookout 

Here's a little random video from our weekend fun... ☺