Monday, February 04, 2008

Boys Growing Up

Andy has been doing really well at school. As he gets more exposure to other children, he is picking up on social cues, roles and expectations. We went for a bike ride over the weekend, and he shared his bike with two other kids, quite happily. His teacher said he is doing a lot better in class, accepting the other children and playing with them, and sharing the toys. His speech is improving- lots more sentences. Even today, when he was being persnickety (Grandma was sitting the wrong was in the car, any static-y noise brought on complaints, couldn't sit to eat), we could understand him most of the time, he was playing with other children he met, and he was hugging on his brother.

Meanwhile, Joey is also coming right along. We had plenty of words after school today, He wanted to know where Miss Jill (one of our ABA therapists) was, and only took a few minutes to accept that she wasn't coming today (ABA is Thursdays). He actually tried some of the rhythm exercises for Mr. Shelby at drum lesson. He ate his dinner, cleared his place, and asked for dessert without prompting. Yes, coming right along.

They're getting to be big, big, grown-up boys. Amazing. So here's some good-luck doing-well dust to scatter around to the rest of you, to celebrate our great week- may you have great weeks, too.


Maddy said...

Yes it's hard to believe how quickly they are all growing up.
Best wishes

Niksmom said...

Seems like things are going very well for the boys. Glad to hear it. Funny, I was thinking today as I looked at Nik that he looked older all of a sudden...kinds of sneaks up on you, huh?

Stimey said...

I agree, every once in a while I look at my guys and they seem to have suddenly grown 3 inches, added maturity to their faces, and learned a new skill.

Casdok said...

It is amazing! Lovely to hear you had a great week. Thank you for the good luck dust!!