Corn Pool on the Christmas List!

Corn Like you have Never seen Before!!!  I was a little leery on the whole pool of Corn thing.  But, Kaden on the other hand was not as Cautious.  Which for him was out of the Ordinary.  He is always Mr. Cautious and not sure of New Situations.  But, this was tooooo Darn Cool to Pass up! 

Corn was everywhere and Kaden jumped right in and made himself at home.  Of course Mahala immediately wanted to bury him in it.  Why is that the First thing a Sister wants to do to Her Little Brother?????

Anyway, I was Happy to see that his Sensory Need was being met and he was so into it, not even the Squeals and Occasional touch from the Other Kids Bothered him at all. :)

After almost an hour we were able to Drag his little body out of the Corn.  It took an emergency feeding to do it and the Promise of trying to rig something up at home that will Remotely Resemble the Almighty Corn Pitt.  Wish us Luck, because if You know Kaden at all, You know he has a Razor Sharp Memory.  HAHAHAHAHA  This Boy wont be Forgetting Our Little Deal at all!


This is aMAZEing!!!

 It's that time of the year again.....Fall!  I generally HATE cold weather, so even the slightest drop in temperature usually puts me in a BAD mood.  But, after living on the left side of the US for over 12 years now I have become a little soft around the edges when it comes to Fall. 


Just Another Day....But More Fun

How do you get your Kiddos to do their school work when they don't want to?  

Well, in Our house anything is possible. 


Do You Speak Computer?

TeenCoder SeriesThis was a Review perfectly Designed for Our Family!  Hubby is a Computer Engineer and my Middle Kiddo is destined to follow in his foot steps.  Kaden who is only 6 years old seemed to have been born with a laptop in hand with his very own trigger finger.  :)  So, you can imagine the happy faces and the squeals of delight that came from my Kiddos when I introduced them to the Homeschool Programming program.  Let's just say I haven't had to ask them to get out there materials more then once whenever it's time to work.  They even offer to read aloud for me. :) I could get used to this!

I still remember when I bought my first computer.  I was 22, in college and I remember leaving the box at the store because it wouldn't all fit in my tiny car.  I thought it was such a monster and was worried sick about figuring out where all the cords plugged in at.  HAHAHAHA  Now, I have 5 computers and 3 of them fit under my arm and weigh in under 15lbs.  Back then it was a whole new world and it took me awhile to figure out what was what.  Fast forward 15 years and even my youngest can set up his own computer, open an email account and he just knows where to plug things in at.  What happened to this new generation of Kiddos???  All I know is just to look cool to my Kiddos I need this Programming Series just as much, if not MORE then they do.  :)

Mahala's Face shows a little of the Confession we had going on in the beginning! 
We were given the TeenCoder Windows Game Programing to Review.  I'm going to be honest that it was not easy to get started and I did need extra help.  But, I have been known to loose files and I'm no stranger to the call Hubby at work for technical help game. :)  That said we started off a little shaky, but after a little guidance and a few hand holding sessions we were able to see the light.


The Sky does have a Limit????

What makes something have a Limit Mom? 
Just an example of one of Kaden's Bedtime Questions.  Don't you just love all the Bedtime Questions late at night when all you can think about is total silence and a night full of Zzzzzzzzzz's?  I LOVE his Questions, I honestly do.  It's just at 11pm after 2 hours of going back and forth sometimes my answers just don't come fast enough.  HAHAHAHAHA  I'll get back to the "Limit" question in a minute.......

So, ABA during Homeschool hours have proven so far to be a PLUS!  It's nice to have that extra guidance and I even get an extra set of hands to help with projects and activities.  Normally I struggle getting the next activity prepared and ready fast enough, before Kaden notices he's not being actively engaged.  Simple crossword puzzles, word problems or mazes do the trick 75% of the time.  But, the other 25% of the time is enough Stank to my day that it will make you move as fast as you can to try and avoid it. :)

We are still doing the Solar System for Science and he enjoys pondering on the possibilities of what can't be seen yet. Notice I said the word "Yet".  What is tucked away left to be discovered makes his little hands itch with delight!  And it makes me happy to see him so interested in something other then video games. :)

Anyway, we are still doing Geography and working on his handwriting through his journal entries and writing from a Dictionary.  Yes, I said Dictionary.....he loves it.  I introduced him to it this past week, he was floored and was determined to find a "missing" word.  Why does he automatically go there?

Today we canceled therapy and school time because he is sick with a cold.  But, our plans this week is to start introducing him to the Fine Arts and do a more formal lesson on Classical Composers.  He Loves Classical Music and likes to announce different instruments as they begin playing.  I know he may not remember all that is taught to him and I have heard from a few people that will remain nameless that this may be way over his head because he is on the Spectrum.  I hate when people put limitations on a person.  Here we go back to Kaden's Question.  Why give up before even trying.  How do You explain to a child that he has a limit of what he is able to learn.  I know this 1st hand, because Kaden's Brother was in public school untill 6th grade.  They told me he would never go past 4th grade math.  He would never make it to college and that I needed to come to terms with it.  Well, for EVERYONE'S info Skylar graduated last year and made it all the way to Calculus in Math.  He is currently attending College and working a full time job.......he's 19 years old.  Drumroll pleeeease!!!!  BITE ME are the words that come to my mind at the moment.

So you see I think they are all wrong.....Kaden's capabilities are endless, I don't know what his future holds.  But, in the here and now he needs and craves the stimulation both physically and academically.   Even if certain people think I'm wasting time teaching my Autistic Son about Mozart, Platonic Solids, how to find Prepositions and Reading The Hobbit with him, I'm not!  And as long as he is Happy and Interested then I will be Happy and Learning right alongside him. ;) He has BIG Important Things to do with His Life!!!