Sunday, November 29, 2009
Rhetta: Give me the remote, please.
Me: This remote? (shows her)
Rhetta: Yes! (reaches)
Me: Why do you want the remote? (holding it back)
Rhetta: (thinks a beat) To previous.
I hand her the remote.
She wanted to view the previous scene on the DVD, hence "to previous". Huge jump over the chasm that is Why? I am so proud of her. This is one of the most difficult language developments for an ASD kiddo. Such a tough concept. But! I didn't even get to offer any answers to choose from. She was ready. My girl!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
I have not be able to snap their pictures yet as they are timid and only come out of the basement in the dark.
Here are the kids looking through the new hole in the basement door very excitedly calling their names. They were at it so long they nearly fell asleep right there.
This is Lola. (photo courtesy of C.R.O.W.) She has been through a lot but is a very friendly, loving cat. She comes to me in the evenings and has sat still and let the kids pet her albeit very close to the hole. She likes to hide under the beds, too.
This is Kit Kat (photo also courtesy of C.R.O.W.) who literally disappeared into the floorboards above the cistern in the basement and was not seen by any of us for 24 hours. We were warned it might be longer. One of the kids swore they saw her but I didn't see her until early this morning, in the dark, in our bed, licking my hand.
Rhetta has been talking to Lola and Kit Kat non-stop since the ride home Tuesday night. She has always been skittish and afraid of animals, cats included, despite exposure. Yet since bringing these two home she has immersed herself in cat things. She has had her cat costume on for 24 hours.
She even told Rob this morning, "I want to learn about cats." - that's a LOT of words for Rhetta - and they went to her computer and looked up a bunch of stuff about cats, played cat games, learned cat facts, and she has been eating dry cereal out of her bowl just like a cat. Oh, and drawing cats.
She's just too cute.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Wasn't that full of toys and books 2 seconds ago?
I asked him to "Show me cross."
This was his unsolicited version of "cross" while listening intently to whatever I was saying. I don't even remember, ha. (I am trying not to notice how much his eyelid muscle has relaxed since surgery.)
His natural smile. ♥