Kevin has always had his little quirks and “obsessions”, but lately it’s his coffee. Just like his mom, Kevin loves his coffee. No, of course not real coffee - just an empty coffee cup from the Porter’s gas station. Whenever Dawn gets coffee from there or McDonalds or Starbucks or wherever, Kevin is obsessed with the cup and wants to carry it around everywhere. He’ll yell out COFFEE! if he can’t find his cup and become quite irritated. We know we are just being facilitators of his coffee habit, but he’s just a boy who loves his joe…
Kevin got to go to the Family Museum the other day for a play group with other kids. He had a fun time and loved driving the play car, of course.
Bath-time with cousin Keaton (”Kiki” as Kevin calls him) is always fun!
Last Weekend we took part in a telethon for the Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities. It was on the local NBC station, and we were asked to be interviewed to give a little information about Kevin, his history, and how the CTC is helping us. Sara has come to our house almost every week for over a year - first to help Kevin with his eating issues and now to help with his speech. She has been wonderful for us and Kevin. He loves to “play” with her and her bag of toys and is always excited when she comes. We appreciate her help and reassurance that he’s doing well when we get worried about him. So the CTC has been great for us, and we were glad to volunteer to be a small part of their telethon.
We showed up at the station, had a bite to eat, then went up to the studio where they were doing the telethon live. Kevin sat and played with toys for a bit so they could get some background footage. We had also visited the CTC location a few weeks ago where they filmed him to get more footage. Our segment wasn’t long, thankfully, but it was fun to see Kevin on TV and to be able to mention Sara and how she has helped us. Dawn did a great job and sounded perfect. I, on the other hand, wasn’t expecting to be asked any questions and didn’t come across sounding as smooth!