Thursday, February 18, 2010

I'm Back

Well, I was doing so well at keeping up with my blog, then the kids got sick, we had Snowmaggedon, and our internet access went out for a whole week. Oh well, I am going to try again!

Quinn is finally back at school even though it is two hours delayed everyday. Actually I kind of like that I don't have to wake up so early to get him on the bus, but it is unfortunate because Cooper doesn't have school when there is a delay. Quinn seems really happy to be back. I had a long discussion with the school psychologist the other day who among other things stressed that we have to do the same kind of self help skills at home as he does at school. So apparently he eats all by himself at school, even with a fork! The last two days he has eaten all his chicken nuggets with a fork all by himself (I have to lightly hold his other hand so he doesn't just use it to put the food in his mouth), he is also feeding himself his cereal with a spoon (he is actually better at it than I am!). Yesterday we tried the potty and he peed every time I put him on for a total of three times from 4 PM until bedtime! Today I put him on the potty at the exact same times and he didn't pee once :( Oy! We will keep trying, even though he did manage to get his foot in the toilet today, gross!

Cooper is happy that his therapist is coming again. He is doing very well with her and enjoys it immensely. I know he misses school but there is nothing that can be done about that, we will just keep our fingers crossed for Monday. Tonight at dinner he actually showed an interest in eating his ABC spaghettios with a spoon! It was so cute because he isn't very good at getting them on the spoon. Finally he gave up trying to scoop and just picked up the noodles with his fingers, put them on the spoon, and then put the spoon in his steps I guess. I wonder if seeing Quinn feed himself inspired him? Cooper's new favorite toy is our AquaDoodle mat. We have had it forever but nobody was ready to use it, then Cooper discovered it has numbers and letters along the sides and he was in love. It is good for him to practice scribbling and I don't have to worry about him using markers because it is just water.

I say "I love you" to Cooper about a million times a day and he of course never says it back. But since he has been repeating everything I have been telling him "Cooper, say I love you." Today I told him I loved him and he said "Love you" back without any prompting! What a good boy :)