Autism looks different in everyone's world. I knew something was Special about Kaden when he was 2yrs old. Ok, Honestly even earlier then that. Rewind to his Birth he was 4 weeks early weighing in at 10lb. Yes, I make them BIG!!! He was Amazing, nothing at all out of the ordinary. When he was 5 weeks old he started getting sick...he had RSV. We spent several weeks in 3 different hospitals and before the last move to the 3rd hospital the Dr. was very upfront with us with tears in his eyes and said Kaden Only had about a 5% chance of making it through the night. I drove behind the ambulance begging God to give us a Chance to raise this sweet baby boy. I couldn't believe that Kaden's little life could end sometime in the middle of the night.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Heather has an Honours BA from York University with a major in mathematics and a minor in Latin. She is a ladies’ Bible study leader and a Sunday school teacher of two- and three-year-olds. She enjoys playing the piano, singing, and reading. She also likes swimming, hiking, boating, and cross-country skiing. Heather is married to her husband, a retired librarian. They have three grown children and two grandsons.
The 1st one is called, A Tale of Two Kingdoms. Learn more about her and her Work on her Blog and Website.
Friday, December 6, 2013
I have to say Home School Adventure Co. has Once again Brought us another Amazing Resource that is based on C.S. Lewis's book, Mere Christianity. It's not out yet, but Don't worry....You will be able to enjoy it for Yourself in January 2014!!! My Family has had the Pleasure of working with Stacy Farrell before and Believe me she has Yet to Disappoint Us.
It provides 10-16 questions for each chapter which can be discussed in:
- Sunday school
- small groups
Home School Adventure Co. decided to do a HUGE giveaway as we all anticipate the New Release coming soon, Check it Out !!
The Home School Adventure Co. Launch Team is excited to help celebrate the release of the Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal with a special giveaway filled with books that will compliment your classical studies, as well as a couple of special surprises.
The best news is that there will be two winners, each receiving a very valuable prize package!
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Elfy has been quite the busy Elf around here. The other day he found some floss. Kaden freaked out about Elfy being wasteful with the floss. He said he doesn't go back to the Dentist until after the New Year!!!!
Well, he found himself in trouble...... Kaden figures it serves him right for wasting all that floss. :)
Saturday, November 30, 2013
This is my Favorite Time of the Year!!! I'm a Giver, I love seeing a surprised Smile across an unsuspected Loved One or Stranger's face. It makes me feel Fulfilled and Blessed, you know what I mean?
I'm Happy to Review Corine's "Why I Give" Activity Book right Before Giving Season is in Full Swing!
As we raise our Kiddos they do see these actions of Kindness and they reap the Benefits of being on the receiving end of your givings. But, do they know how and why they should be on the other end also? I asked myself many years ago if my Kiddos also have the Desire to help Others when nothing is coming back to them in return. Would my Children give up a turn on the swings to another even if they have been waiting for their turn. Are my Kiddos Happier to Give then Receive on Christmas? It's not something that you can just read to them during the Holidays or by going down to the Shelter once a year.
Okay, so I know I went on and on about change and all the things that we do to prepare for any Meltdowns or whatever gets thrown our way. Don't get me wrong, life is definitely not all doom and gloom over here. If anything I would say the majority of the time I have a Happy, loving boy.
We all have a Different Love Language and Our job as Parents is to find out what it is. If I was Given a choice for Kaden to Not have Autism, I can't say that I would say Yes right away without worrying that I would miss something...Something Amazing. Because every single day he does just that, he Amazes me. I don't want to miss that, so I'll take the Good Days with the Bad ones. I will try not to Complain and will do everything in my Power to Learn how to Live in this World with my Little Boy.
Friday, November 29, 2013
So, Kaden's very 1st play date was the other day. It was very exciting and he was anticipating the day for like a week now. Before I share all the Great details of the Big Event I wanted to Share a bit about getting to the Big day. I know a lot of my Readers don't have a child on the Spectrum, so I wanted you to really understand the process of something so wonderful as a Play date.
Most Children I would say squeal with delight about the thought of a Friend coming over to play. They need no coaching, no check list and no Plan B or C. But, that's not Kaden's life. We have to prepare for different scenarios, have our checklists and Defiantly have a Plan B and C. Actually this has been a month of Planning and a Team of 9 people to prepare for this Important day.
Monday, November 25, 2013
One of Kaden's Therapists is from Poland. She brings so much History and Culture to our Homeschooling Table each day she's with us. A few weeks ago she decided to share more about her Life in Europe. She brought books, money and different foods to try. We all were so interested to learn about the many countries she has lived in. Kaden was fascinated the most about Germany and Poland. He wanted to know everything about the History, their Architecture and the Wars!! Who can forget about that?
Friday, November 22, 2013
Autism and Pain, is there a connection?
In Our house we seem to think so. Kaden is a pain seeker, always has been. When he was a Toddler I remember him bringing me a blanket and asking me to roll him up tight. So, that's what we did and over time he would ask if we could lean back on him or stand on his feet. Kind of odd requests, but not for sensory seeking Kaden.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
We have been working hard in school everyday. We have a nice little schedule going on and I think the curriculum is spot on. Even though Kaden is eager to learn, he still has a hard time focusing on the words coming out of my mouth. He's getting up and down, moving seats, playing in his hair, flicking his pencil everywhere and asking questions that are off topic. Have You ever Experienced this with any of your Kiddos?????
Friday, November 15, 2013
I have been waiting and waiting for Kaden to find this Elf on the Shelf I bought last week. For three days I put it all over the house hoping he would notice it. The first place I tried was beside the huge fireplace....didn't see it. Ok, I'll put it by the computer, he spends half a day there he should find it. It was literally touching the screen of his computer.
NOT ONE WORD OUT OF HIM!