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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

We Are Doing Great!

Griffin is growing like a sprout.........more like the Jolly Green Giant actually! He is now 178 lbs. and 5 ft. 7 inches. He towers above me and gives great hugs! With each passing day he is more and more affectionate and we get along just splendidly! If we happen to have a disagreement or he isn't listening to me and I get impatient with him, it is really brief and we make up right away.

`I couldn't get this picture rotated because it was sent like this and couldn't be changed.
But here is Griffin next to one of his all time favorite mascots.

Griffin's favorite pastime is collecting advertising icons and mascots, photos, characters, and drawing them. I encourage him to create his own but so far he is just into imitating other established ones. But boy is he ever really good at it. I will take a picture of them and post them. He has his own blog "The Character Blog" that he writes in once in awhile.

I adore him so much and am so very grateful for every single moment in this life that he is alive, each moment that I can share with him. Blessed Be!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Griffin as Colonel Sanders of KFC

Griffin wanted to dress up as the late Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken because one of his most favorite things to do is to draw, search for online, and collect advertising icons from days past.

So last night he thought that he would take it one step further and look like the real thing by putting white paint in his hair.

We are still doing intensive in home bit we don't really need it anymore because things are going so well. His behavior is stellar and he is sleeping much better as long as I don't put him to bed too early. He still goes to school late but the teachers and I have that all worked out.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Griffin at the Sleep Study

Last weekend Griffin had a sleep study conducted and it was miserable!  He patiently allowed the technician to place all the electrodes all over his head and body but he was so uncomfortable that he couldn't sleep all night. On top of that he was scared because he was in a strange place and they wouldn't allow me to sleep next to him.

By the time we got to sleep in the wee hours of the morning the tech came and woke us up at 5:00 a.m. Griffin took a shower to get the goop off then went back to sleep, I wasn't able. I got him up at 10:00 for breakfast he fell asleep on the way home then once home, we both fell asleep until 2:00 in the afternoon.

Not only was that night miserable but it took us several days to catch up on our sleep.