Kevin continues to do very well. He started walking! Most of you have seen him walk, he has this sense of independence that is hilarious. He will take off down the street without looking back and doesn’t care if I follow him. He is also climbing things. He is very daring and has little regard for safety. He loves swimming in the pool and will jump right in. His personality is so funny….he makes me laugh everyday.
Emily is home from school for the summer. I think it has been somewhat of an adjustment for Kev, he is used to having me to himself all day long. It can be challenging to find something to do that will interest a 7yr old and an 19 month old, but so far this summer has been great.
I also wanted to say a little about Kevin and Matt. They are inseparable. When Matt gets home from work, I might as well be invisible He is such a daddy’s boy. They do yard work, dance, sing, read books, play games, etc.. One night, a few weeks ago, I came home at 9:30p.m. and I was thinking both kids would be in bed. I went down to the basement, the disco ball is going, music is blaring and Matt, Emily and Kevin are having a dance party! They were having such a great time, I am so grateful that Matt is such a fantastic dad.
Kevin continues to make progress in eating table food. He will eat more and accept more textures. He is still receiving feeding therapy, but it is now once every two weeks. He still is very picky and feeds most of his meal to the dog, but overall there has been great progress in the last 6 months.
I have introduced Kevin to “time outs” in the past few weeks. He likes to hit his sister and throw fits when he is mad. I honestly have to try very hard not to laugh at his tantrums, especially when he looks back at me to see if I am watching. Usually, all I have to do is ask him if he wants a time out and his behavior improves dramatically. Sometimes he gets that look in his eye and continues doing what he was told not to, he knows he will get in trouble but it is worth it.
Everything is going great with us and we are really enjoying the summer. I am really going to make an effort to update more often especially with pictures.