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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Extended School Year (and he's going to love it.)

Yesterday I wrote out this really long post and had it all ready to be published and, BOOM the electricity went out and I lost everything and now I can't remember what I had written. So, today I am just going to write whatever comes to mind. Today was a good day we took Abby for her usual two walks during the day and we went by the school that Griffin will attend for ESY to see his teacher, Kathleen and to play on the playground. Since Kathleen was his teacher for the last school year and he will be going to the same school as he did last year then there wasn't a problem with him having to get used to anything new, which is a blessing indeed. We had a good day together and tomorrow he will begin ESY in the afternoon. I am excited for him because I know for sure that he has been missing school for the past month. Lately, I am happy to report that he has been playing on the playground instead of wandering around aimlessly. I took him to a playground and as pictured here had discovered that his favorite thing to do was to climb and climb he did all over the place. Griffin's second favorite was swinging and then as the swing slowed down he liked to drop out of it and then he says, "Griffin, are you okay?" that is until I repeat it back to him. So, he is still perseverating some and I do try not to reinforce it if I just stop to think about what I am doing/saying. I want to say "Congratulations to my dear friend Tina whose son, K.C. just said MaMa for the very first time ever the other night. You can read about it here on her blog: Autism and K.C. I dare you to not cry from feeling overwhelmed with happiness for the two of them. Well, it is way past midnight and morning comes terribly early when Griffin goes to bed on schedule. OH yes, it has been an exceptionally wet summer for us unseasonably cool I think for this time of year, in the 50's for the better part of this past week. Gota go my eyelids are getting, very , very, heavy and I am getting very very sleeeeepy.


Mom to Mr. Handsome said...

50 degrees??Brrrrrrr. And wet? Hopfully the weather will get better soon :o)

I remember when Gabe said mama for the first time. I kept asking SD if he said it to me or if it was one of the times he just was saying it. What a wonderful gift it was. Hooray for KC!

I hope Griffin has fun at ESY. That's great that he has the same teacher.

Take care,

K.C.'sMommy said...

Hi Lora and Griffin,

There's the Handsome Fellow:) He sure is growing up what a big boy he's gotten to be since we met each other on the Blogger. I am so happy that he has the same teacher and it will be familiar to him. I know he adores Kathleen, she is wonderful.
I read about the Power Outage in the paper, I read that they are not sure what caused it. We were worried about Rolling Blackouts here for awhile because alot of the Power we use comes from Cali. It's spooky.
Thank you so much for the warm thoughts in your beautiful post Lora. It means so much to us.
Hugs to you two:)

Vidya Ganesh said...

Hi Lora! my best wishes to Griffin as he starts his ESY. I am glad he has his favourite teacher. :)

I am a regular visitor of K.C's Mommy blog. I did read the post that you have referred here. God bless her and K.C.:).

Ann said...

What a great photo of Griffin he is smiling as usual and having a great time. I'm glad he is using the playground equipment he has realized how much fun it is.
Tina has a great blog about KC and I know her joy for him saying MaMa was overwhelming. Enjoy the weather while you can Griffin.