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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Loving school again...

Josh is back to loving school again. His first 4 days were this way too. Then we went 5 days with uncertainty (just about broke my heart, lol). Every single one of those mornings I had to let Joshua pick out the Mickey Mouse sticker of his choice. We would stick it right on the top of one of his hands. He thought it was so exciting! And this very much relaxed him going to school. The greatest part was, he would come home after the long 6 hours and the sticker would still be neatly stuck in the same place.

Today, after 4 days off from school (Friday he stays home for therapy & Monday was Labor Day), he was actually excited to go back. He was actually standing at the door telling me to hurry before we left. Then, when we were getting out of the car I realized we forgot to pick out a Mickey (mee-la in Joshua speak) sticker. I didn't draw attention to it of course and he didn't even notice. He hopped along the sidewalk to school and happily went with his teacher when we got to the drop off ramp. I looked back and he had a big smile on his face as he was climbing up on the bench to sit next to the other kids in his grade.

Let's hope this sticks. Hopefully he is adjusted now and will continue to love school. My refrigerator is growing artwork as we speak! It's way too cute!!

This is Joshua's "no more presents" face, lol

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

At this point in time...

Just a few things to remember...

1. Joshua's favorite, I mean FAVORITE, foods to eat right now are lentil soup (organic w/ veggies) and chicken! I am talking chicken of any sort. He just loves it! And thank God that he loves lentil soup too, because gross! But he really needs the protein, which is great. It is still so hard for him to eat enough so I am blessed and thankful that these are two things that he will eat without protest.

2. Joshua saw his first rainbow Saturday, August 28, 2010. He thought it was so cool. I will write a whole post about this later.

3. Since Josh started school he likes to come home and hug and kiss me all evening. These acts of affection are usually accompanied by an "I love you." I can't tell you how thrilled I am that my "non-cuddly" kid is now a love bug!

4. Josh prefers teen-ish shows over cartoons. I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing, lol. Among the faves are iCarly, Big Time Rush, and Sonny with a Chance. There's also Imagination Movers and Phineas & Ferb topping the list.

5. For the last 3 days Joshua has had to go to school with a Mickey sticker on his hand. He gets very excited about his stickers. Since he has been having a little difficulty with "mom bye," I think this helps him separate. It's like he has something from home with him all day long. Believe me, that sticker is still securely stuck to his hand when he gets home! I don't know how.

6. The last thing is actually the first thing I wanted to include. It was actually the thing that prompted me to get on the computer and write this post. Go figure it would be the thing I forgot! I've been sitting here forever, wracking my brain trying to think of what it was. But I can't. So, hopefully, as soon as I remember, I will replace this #6 with the actual thing I set out to write about.