Friday, July 22, 2011

It might be heaven when

There is unlimited fishing with your brother.......................





unlimited swimming and sand........................
















paddle boats with your dad......................




Room to run




and jump



plenty of time to do nothing...........................




early morning walks......................


late evening floats..........................



Sitting around the table with family...................................




serene scenery to look at.............................




Or it might have been just another great camping trip with the family.







That they will never forget.







































Thursday, July 21, 2011

by himself

I have been spoon feeding Alex since March 2008.
It is like breathing. It has just been the way it is. At school Alex is mostly on his own when it comes to eating, and that is what he does, he feeds himself. Here in the comfort and habits of home, Alex knows and is used to being fed. It is easier, and even though it is how it had to be, it is not how it has to be now. He can feed himself! However, since there aren't an unlimited hours in the day, and I still have those with more knowledge telling me how many calories he "needs" I do a lot of the work for him. BUT, change is happening, change will come, and he is doing it by himself more and more. Also, he can do this by himself.........





And even better? He is eating solid food along with his puree at every meal. What did we do to get this to happen? Not a thing. Just time, lots and lots and lots and lots of time.