Aidan at Beach

Aidan at Beach

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Status of stuff

The picture on the left was taken on April first. The picture on the right was taken on August first. What a difference 4 months make!!!
Aidan was given a bicycle that doesn't have pedals that is supposed to help a child learn balance. When he received it, just over a month ago, he couldn't reach the ground with his feet. In fact, his feet were at least two inches above the ground with stretching involved. Today we put him back on the bike to see if there was any progress and his feet not only touch the ground, they are flat on the ground! I think it might be time to measure him again. . .
Our meltdown situation has been improving. I discovered that a big part of the problem has been that we weren't trying hard enough to figure out what he was trying to tell us. Over the past week I have been making a concerted effort to listen carefully to what he is saying and to communicate clearer with him. What a difference it has made! Not only have the number of meltdowns gone down, the severity has as well! I'm so proud of him because Aidan is really really trying, too!
Aidan and I went to Children's Chapel on Sunday and found out that the teachers go back to school on the 18th! That's now less than two weeks! The kids have an additional two weeks beyond that. . .what happened to summer?
We have switched back to using a regular "Big Boy" cup at meal times to drink our milk. I am trying to reserve the use of sippy cups for non-meal times so that we can get back to using a regular cup. . .Aidan tends to walk around with that sippy cup hanging out of his mouth all the time! Either that or it is tucked up under his arm like a football! Mama would like to limit that look, if I can!
The cicadas are sooooo loud right now!
Please join me in praying for those still waiting to hear something: accreditation, re-accreditation, or referral. There are so many!
I would love to go and get another little guy from the same orphanage and everything. However, the thought of paying $400. a week in daycare makes my stomach hurt and puts the brakes on any further thought on that!
Enjoy the coming cooler weather!


Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh!!! Aidan has gotten so big!! I really need to get out there to see him again before he becomes bigger than Tyler! YIKES!!! HE is just adorable! Love the music that you put with this blog! PERFECT! Glad to hear that his tantrums are getting better. I think children get very frustrated when they aren't understood. I get upset when that happens to me! Can you imagine it happening most of your day. I would throw myself down and kick and scream too! HA! LOVE YA!

Christine said...

Congrats on your new son!