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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Griffin Is Making Great Progress Each And Every Day

As you can see Griffin is having a great time sharing with his cousin, he has come such a long way since last year when he came into contact with her, he would not share or have positive interactions with her. Now he is not only playing with her but he is exchanging conversation tidbits with her. She is 3 years old so her language is somewhat limited but they seemed to do well together in spite of having short exchanges in communication. Every little bit is such great progress in my mind, it thrills me to see him show interest in carrying on with another child.

My sister and her family came to visit from North Carolina most of the day and it was a really good visit, it is always nice to see them. Last weekend my mom, Griffin, and I went to see my nephew wrestle, he is in high school, and I was amazed with how well Griffin handled being in the loud gymnasium. Griffin just sat there with his headphones on while he watched a DVD occasionally climbing on the bleachers. Later we went to eat and he sat there so nicely and ate pizza (his absolute favorite) so I think that he had a pretty good day all in all. I just love watching my little boy mature and become more aware of the people around him and engaging in conversation so much better than he was a year ago.

There's not much else to report except that Griffin is having a great winter break so far, we are going to the playground regularly and to feed the ducks and geese which he loves. I hope to post again before the new year but just in case I don't get around to it then I would like to wish everyone a perfectly wonderful and Happy New Year, may you all be safe and feel loved as we transition into 2008. Lots of love and hugs to all of you!


gretchen said...

Happy New Year to you Lora! May all the progress you and Griffin have both made continue in 2008!

Melissa H said...

You know, I've noticed that Conor actually does better in conversations with younger kids. Maybe it is because there isn't as much pressure?

Have an amazing New Year, Lora!!

JodiTucker said...

HI Lora---Happy New Year to you, too! It has been a while for my commenting on any blogs since I have more hoops to jump through with Google then before. Anyway, I am just sooooo glad for you that Griffin is doing well and you can enjoy him as the loveable little guy that he is!!

KC's Blog said...

Happy New Year to you both! Griffin is an amazing little boy and it looks like he's having fun playing with his little cousin. I feel so lucky to have met you and Griffin through the blogs, I remember the first picture of him, he was about three years old! Just look at how they have grown! We love you guys very much and look forward to sharing a super 2008 with you both!
Love you guys, Tina, Chance and Jaycer