The New Swing, Expressing Discomfort, and Getting Invited to the Prom

We weren’t very happy with the therapy swing so we bought a different kind. We actually got a basic baby and toddler swing this time and it is much better. Stephen and Joshua had to make an attachment for the swing stand/frame which took most of Saturday afternoon but it’ll be worth it if the … Continue reading The New Swing, Expressing Discomfort, and Getting Invited to the Prom

Fernbank, Kroger, and Master Prestige

I took Samuel and Isabella to the museum of natural history yesterday afternoon. We had fun! We explored the trails outside and looked at huts that were reminiscent of childhood play. Inside, we went to the kids’ room and the science experiments exhibit. We also visited the cafe and the gift shop. When we got … Continue reading Fernbank, Kroger, and Master Prestige

Rice Table, Walking, and His First Drive-Thru

We bought a sand table back in the fall to use as a multi-purpose table for the girls. We’ve done different things with it but the favorite activity, which is enjoyed by Elizabeth (and both boys when given the right circumstances!) is rice play. She loves it! But the problem is that she gets bored … Continue reading Rice Table, Walking, and His First Drive-Thru

A Job Interview, Learning to Walk, and the Photo that Made Me Cry

Maggie went and applied at a clothing store yesterday morning, and in the afternoon she was asked for an interview on Monday! I'm so excited for her, this job would be perfect! Eek!! As I've mentioned before, Elizabeth has some intense issues with her little sister. No aggression or hostility, but tons of fear and … Continue reading A Job Interview, Learning to Walk, and the Photo that Made Me Cry

He Got the Job (and then He Didn’t)

Joshua got hired at the popcorn shop, we couldn’t believe it! He was so happy when the guy called this afternoon. But when he and I went to the interview tonight, the guy and his wife talked about paying Joshua as a contractor instead of an employee, which I found odd. And when I brought … Continue reading He Got the Job (and then He Didn’t)

Trader Joe’s and Applying for His First Job

Stephen went to therapy yesterday morning but once he was home, he took Samuel to buy Jumanji II at Walmart (and then came home to watch it) while I took the other kids to Trader Joe’s. Maggie and Joshua decided to dab for the photo I took of them in the produce section and then Joshua … Continue reading Trader Joe’s and Applying for His First Job

Driving Practice & Physical Therapy

I took Joshua to practice driving yesterday in a nearby neighborhood and he did fantastic! He really seems to be calm and focused while driving, much more like an experienced driver than a beginner. He relates his ability to focus on driving to how he feels when he's playing on his PS4. He is quite … Continue reading Driving Practice & Physical Therapy