Monday, August 23, 2010

Thank you...looooove Peyton!

As we have continued to work with Peyton on his prayers he has been progressing really well. At first he just repeated what we said, and then we did every other line, with him simply repeating things he remembered us previously saying. It went more like a script than a prayer because with his autism, echolalia is very common while, natural creative sppech is not. However, lately he has been making great strides in coming up with his own additions to the prayer, especially in the thank you section. It shows that he knows what being thankful means and that he can come up with original thought. Plus, it is just so darn cute to see what a 3 year old is thankful for. Some of our favorites!
  • pancankes (pancakes)
  • PBS kids
  • Cars (the movie)
  • Dr. Suess
  • Lucky Charms
  • Grandpa
  • Daddy's Job (we did teach him the last two but he is choosing to use them a lot on his own)
  • Sponge Bob
  • playdoh

Saturday, August 7, 2010

C is for Pretzel...

Apparently Cookie Monster doesn't know everyhing. As he was riding in the car eating some, yes, pretzels, Peyton  began singing...

"C is  for Pretzel. That's good enough for me. C is for Pretzel. That's good enough for me. C is for Pretzel. That's good enough for me. Oh Pretzel, Pretzel, Pretzel, Pretzel, starts with C."

We tried to inform him that pretzel started with P, but he didn't agree. It was so cute that we chose not to argue the point any further. You learn so much from kids.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Charlie Safari

Last week I think we were all a little desperate to get the kids out of our houses before they destroyed them (or worse!) so Erica and Melia had the great idea of taking them to Charlie Safari and letting them run WILD! All of them had fun, minus Brady who was a bit cranky, and Peyton even tried to follow other kids around and make friends. How cute. I became Izzy's buddy since Melia was too knocked up too jump and she adopted mine. We finished up with a nutrious Wendy's lunch, and it made it a great little outing.