Sunday, March 25, 2007

Newtown Science Fair

Yesterday was a Science Fair at Newtown High School. I attended sessions with David while Rachel attended Sessions with Jaclyn. The first session we attended was about Eggs! David learned that eggs are Ellyptical (ask him that next time you see him). The second session was about Fire Safety. Their was a stop, drop & roll presentation from the firefighters as well as seeing all the equipment. It was quite a blast for me to see David in a school environment.

Our day continued with David & I attending David's Birthday at Funstation, USA! Again, it was a blast for me to see David interact with his peers.

5 Things I Learned about David on Saturday:
1. He raises his hand when the teacher asks "Does anyone know..."
2. He is more cooperative in class than I expected
3. David's classmates all greet him with excitement!
4. I think he has friends from school (at least that is my observation)
5. David is silly, funny, very cute & has a contagious smile

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Off To Work We Go

Yesterday, JP came to work with me. This is the first time for him. David & Jaclyn have joined me at work. I struggled with bringing JP as I was not sure what to expect & I do not want to intrude upon my co-workers.

JP wished everyone a "Good Morning" and was well behaved throughout the day. We had a lunchtime meeting (pizza) & then we left at 3:30. He met special friends Joshua & Sharon Sachakov who played with him. While leaving, he gave everyone a hug & kiss and told them "to have a good weekend". He is very special.

As we walked out together hand in hand, JP said, "Dad, thanks for the fun meetings you have" He fell asleep within 5 minutes of driving home. That's a great day!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

I Have Autism

Today, we went to Friendly's for dinner. Afterwards everyone takes a bath & we have the bathrobe parade (photo via cameraphone of JP).
Late tonight we watched the MTV show "True Life". The episode was I Have Autism. It is very tough emotionally to watch these shows. But it helps me in many ways.

It is a personal reminder. I would not change one thing in my life.