Monday, March 11, 2013

Eye Contact

I loved Griffin's OT session today.  Thorsten purchased a new toy that is a car that you can ride on a slight downhill track.  Griffin LOVED it, just as much as Little G did.  I really think this will be a purchase for us when we get to the states.

As Griffin is doing his therapy, I sit on the far side of the room so that I can observe and encourage him without interfering.  I love watching him from a distance because I enjoy watching how proud he is of himself, not to mention that he's just totally adorable.  Thorsten cautiously put Griffin on the car at the top of the track and eased him down.  Griffin had an instant smile on his face.  Thorsten put him back to the top of the track and Griffin surprised us by boosting himself down the hill.  What surprised me even more is that he made complete eye contact with me, from across the room, with the hugest smile on his face that expressed, "Mommy!  Do you see me?!  This is awesome!"  Melt.My.Heart.  Time after time, he gave me that beaming smile as he rode that little car down the tracks.  Thorsten started insisting that he get off of the car and push it back to the top of the track on his own and he gave it a good try!  He caught on very quickly and did his best to get the car back into position, even though he had to stop and rip a curtain or two down from the window sill.  (Yes, mom, you read that right!  You have been warned!  haha)

At one point in the session, he walked right over to me and gave me a hug.  He took time out of his busy schedule to give his mommy some attention.  He sure knows how to make me feel special. :-)

But anyway, Big G is missing another day of school.  She had fever this morning, along with the same cough she's had for the past week.  She was pretty sad, considering that she had to miss her class president's meeting, but Griffin cheered her up!  This morning, as I was changing his diaper, he started rubbing his legs.  I'm trying to teach him the names of his body parts so I said, "Griffin, that's your leg!"  He signed, "egg".  haha.  She thought it was hilarious.  I guess he was ready for breakfast!

Little G is down for a nap and Griffin is at school, so I'm going to snuggle up with Big G for a bit.

Have a great day!

Love and Hugs!


  1. Those little inside trains are so much fun! I was thinking about your move and how wonderful it will be for Little G to have a fenced in back yard with all kinds of stuff to climb and swing on and jump off of. The girl needs a swingset! Oh and a playhouse and a sandbox and a little pool.... And I'll bet she'll share it all with her sister and brother too.

    1. I totally agree! She is going to have a blast at my mom's house. Acres of land, 4 wheelers, and a lot of dirt. LOL. Our next home will definitely have a back yard. That's high priority on my list.


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