Friday, September 28, 2012

a world of difference

I still marvel at the opportunity that I have been given to contribute my thoughts to a local magazine regarding my journey with Matt. Here is my latest article.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Our own Woody

Matt's school had a Dress Up Day today. Matt hasn't shown much interest in fantasy or dress-up. But we really got into it and here he is before school this morning, ready for the fun to begin. I thought he would have undressed (his favourite sport) as soon as the hype wore off, but at the end of the school day he was still mostly in his outfit - minus hat and scarf. His teacher said he was super excited all day. 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

The trampoline

A new arrival in our home - the trampoline. It took some serious tree removal to create some space in our small garden. Matt's OT has been encouraging us for a while to get one for Matt; and it has been so worth it. It has become Matt's safe space, his joyful place, his centering place, his calming place and his just-for-fun place.

And a place of bonding for his dad and brother too. Most of the time they do jump on it, as opposed to what you see below. This was a special moment when they were all enamoured by a helicopter flying over head.