Monday, January 13, 2014

Evan These Days

I certainly have slacked on the posts since Evan started school this fall. How ironic since I technically have "more time".  It has been a busy fall for Evan and for myself. We had something planned every weekend from Halloween through the holidays. One event which was a fabulous night was FIRST's Night Out at the Celtics game. We met lots of FIRST members and even got to go onto the court with the players during the national anthem!! Evan absolutely LOVED it and was smiling and clapped and cheered the whole time!

Watching the warm-ups right before heading out on court!

He clapped the whole night! Didn't matter who was cheering for who!

So what is Evan up to these days?? A lot. Last year before Christmas I wrote a post about my Christmas wish for Evan. To be sitting for that Christmas. But Evan literally started sitting for seconds on his own at that time and I not realizing how far away he was from independently sitting. Luckily this Christmas he WAS sitting independently. Although it took almost a year for him to sit, it is a relief that he has achieved at least ONE major gross motor skill. So I definitely took advantage of his sitting skills with lots of photo-ops!

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!



  1. Aww he's making such good progress. So cute! Can't wait to meet him and watch some Mickey :)

  2. What a sweetie he is. He's come such a long way. I LOVE the picture of him sitting in his chair in the snow with your dog. Priceless. And he looks so happy.

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