Alex and Maddy

Alex and Maddy

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

What a Week!

Let me start with the negative...Grandpa left which is always sad! The only thing that makes it a little better is that we are going to see him in July!

Now on to the positive....Alex and I have spent this week at VBS and what a ball we are having! It warms my heart and makes me smile to see Alex thriving with his peers. He so rarely gets to experience being with kids his own age (other then our beloved playgroup). He has done a fabulous job this week. He has learned new songs, told us all about the bible stories and most importantly made a new friend! I was almost in tears this morning watching his new buddy put an arm around him and comfort him when he was sad to say goodbye to me. This little boy has taken Buggy under his wing and really been a good friend. I have been so proud of Alex as he has explained his tubes to numerous people in a matter of fact and confident way. He has even stuck up for himself when he didn't get something during bible story. One of our favorite people at church is in charge of bible story. When she handed out crackers on Tuesday she didn't give Alex any because she knows he can't eat. She told me he asked for crackers and she said "Alex you can't have crackers." He said,"I can't HAVE crackers, but I can SMELL crackers!" I am so impressed with his ability to make his voice heard and his desires met. I could go on and on. I am forever grateful to our church family and how accepting and encouraging they continue to be to our family and Alex.

So most Mom's have pictures of the first day of school...Since we can't do that we have pictures from the first day of VBS!

1 comment:

  1. Brings tears to my eyes as well! I am glad he's going to VBS and that despite his lack of interaction with other kids his age, he seems to know exactly how to advocate for himself and fit right in. He makes ME proud! I love that boy!