Watching the warm-ups right before heading out on court!
He clapped the whole night! Didn't matter who was cheering for who!
Evan is flourishing in school and greatly enjoying being there. It's nice to have a happy kid who willingly and excitedly gets on the bus each morning. It is quite rare for him to be in a "bad" mood while going to school. He loves being around the other children and has made quite a few friends. We have been so fortunate to be in such an amazing district with so many wonderful teachers, aides and school community. Parents have been very welcoming and kind and we even have a few play dates to arrange with some classmates.
There is no doubt that Evan is benefiting from school. His speech is coming along nicely and I can communicate with him very well. He completely understands everything we say and tries really hard to get out what he needs to communicate too. He is starting to be quite the echo so now I really need choose my words carefully! Evan is Mickey Mouse-aholic. Everything and anything Mickey brings a huge smile to his face and he will repetitively say "Me Moe" (Mickey Mouse) if he sees him or wants to watch him on the TV.
He is a pro at the iPad too. He knows exactly what apps are what and which one he wants to play. He has discovered Netflix on the iPad and will try to be sneaky to get an episode of Mickey Mouse or Caillou in. I usually have to tell him, "Game first then Mickey." Evan loves to be on his feet and loves to walk. With assistance we walk around the house, practice walking in his walker and work on strengthening those legs and core muscles. He gets lots of therapy at school which are also helping him strengthen these essential abilities.
Ill be sure to add some recent videos (in my next post) of Evan in action to show off what he is doing these days! He may not be super mobile but is certainly is one smart cookie!