Saturday, February 21, 2009

Now I Know My ABC's

Can't believe it's been so long since I updated. The time is just flying by...can't believe it's nearly the end of February.

We've had some amazing progress over the last few weeks. Hayden is saying (and trying to say) so many new words. It's funny...his speech therapist must touch his chin when she's trying to get him to say a sometimes when he talks he grabs his chin. Same thing happened when we first tried to teach him to nod his head yes....we would grab his head to show him the motion, so when he started on his own he would grab his head.

But the biggest new thing is he knows his ABC's !! He can't say them - but he can point to each one of them. He has a Little Einstein toy laptop and one of the games is matching the uppercase letter to the lowercase letter. So the game will show lower case "n" and say "find uppercase N" - and he is pretty much right everytime. We have the magnetic letters on the fridge - we say point to "H" and darn near everytime he points to the right one. He's been fascinated with letters lately - he points to them on shirts, in books, everywhere. It's really amazing and an awesome achievement.

This is a picture of Hayden and his "girlfriend" at school Emma. They've become good friends and on Valentine's day we took them to Chuck-E-Cheese. How romantic. His favorite game is Skeeball.

I'll probably have some more updates early next month. It's Fragile X Advocacy Day in Washington D.C. on March 3rd/4th and I'll be traveling to D.C. to participate in my first one. I very excited and looking forward to the experience.

God Bless !


lifejourney said...

Hayden rocks!!!

Kristy said...

His Girlfriend!! So cute! She talks about him all the time, so the feeling is definitely mutual! We should take them again soon.....

TheXMom said...

Aww.. how cute. Wonderful that he is recognizing his letters.