I was in Jack's bedroom this morning (2am) quietly nursing him, marveling at the peaceful, calm, quietness of the house. It was quite dark in Jack's room with the exception of his baby monitor casting an eerie yellow glow. I had just settled myself on the end of the full size bed in his room when out of nowhere comes Andrew's little voice...
"Dat Dah Da Da, Dat Dah Da Da! Start spreading the news....I'm leaving today! I want a great big part of it! Come on Marty, you know the words...two little words! New York! New York!"
Um, yeah. 2am people. Not only did Andrew sing that whole line from Madagascar once, he sang the song three times. At the top of his lungs!
By the time I finished nursing Jack, Andrew's performance was over and all was quiet again. Guess Andrew felt I needed a little pick me up!
Austin progresses slower than a lot other children with RTS (or maybe it just seems that way?) so when I get a small glimpse of a new achievement, my hope is renewed. Austin's teacher called me into the classroom to show me something new. (Andrew's Pre-K class is directly across the hall from Austin's classroom so when I pick Andrew up from school, I often see Austin). An aide called Austin over and asked him to say 'mama' and he signed 'Mom', then asked him to say 'dada' and he signed 'Dad' (with some help). Then she asked him to say 'bicycle' and he signed 'bicycle'!! He'd never signed it before! I guess he LOVES the plasma cars in the gym so they make him sign 'bike' before getting on one and the work has paid off!
This may seem like nothing to some of you but to us it's huge! Both Austin and Andrew have always been below the 25th percentile!
The 31st and 1st brought us very warm temperatures (and melted all our snow) so before it melted away Ben took Andrew outside to make a snowman. Poor Frosty looks so awful because every time Ben made a ball of snow, Andrew would kick it! He's all boy!