Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Trick or Treat!

Matthew was a FROG for Halloween this year. Ribbit! The treating started out a little rough as he wanted to be carried from house to house. Lately when we take our afternoon walks he wants to be picked up...don't know why b/c he used to walk just fine. John went back to the house to get Matthew's wagon and everything was fine after that.

Early Birthday Treat!

My friend Lena came over today with her son Max. I have known Lena since our undergrad days at Hood College. Max is 2 days older than Matthew and is VERY verbal and engaging. We try to get them together as often as possible so Matthew can have a role model his age.

My 37th b-day is on Friday and Lena showed up with a yummy lunch from TGIF. After playing in the yard we came inside and little Max sang me "happy birthday" while we ate cake. It was a nice treat to take some time out to just talk and play with the kids. Thanks're the greatest! :)

My First Blog!

This is my first post on my first blog. Yes, there is a lot of BLUE but this is a favorite color and Matthew looks great in blue (b/c of his big blue eyes) so I just tend to pick blue for anything that involves him. It is also a very calming color for me.

I've been meaning to start a blog for a while. Julie and Valerie were my first inspirations but I have recently met many moms of children with autism and learned that it's a great way to share info. Life is very hectic but I will try to post as often as possible so family & friends can keep up with Matthew's progress.