Story Builders & Taking Off Her Necklace

This afternoon, I took Samuel to the library for some building fun. He and probably ten other kids had a good time using legos, magnetic blocks, wooden boards, and straws with connectors. He and a few of the boys worked on a skyscraper. 🙂 He wants to go back next week.

Elizabeth took off her butterfly necklace and handed it to Maggie while she was babysitting her today. This is huge! She has been wearing this necklace 24 hours a day since I bought it for her on January first. The significance is that it somehow makes her comfortable, it goes along with her “outfit” that she wears every single day. It basically feels to us like that necklace IS AUTISM…yet she took it off. And she went to bed without it tonight.

This is just one of the really incredible things she’s done in the past week or so. It’s taken me by surprise and made me question a lot. It’s been too emotional to write about but I’m celebrating with Stephen and the kids – every “little” thing is huge to us, so a lot of things is enormous.

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