On his birthday I decorated his playroom and placed two wrapped gifts on the shelf and waited for him to notice. Hayden was super excited and had the biggest grin on his face. He asked for one of the gifts and un-wrapped it. Hayden noticed that Ruby was slightly upset that she didn't get a gift. He asked for the second gift and gave it to Ruby with out Brandon and I saying one word to him or Ruby asking him for it. It was a very sweet moment for all of us.
Hayden has amazed me lately with all the social skills he is picking up on. What a miracle in progress he is!! Hayden is now talking in complete sentences not only to get needs met but just to talk. He is compassionate when someone gets hurt. Hayden wants to be with us instead of in the other room playing by himself. He follows directions and is able to choose to be happy when things don't go his way.
Tonight in the playroom I did not join him in any isim because he didn't isim. He was completely interactive the entire session.
We went shopping for the food for his birthday party tonight. At the store he had a pretty significant tantrum because I would not buy him a certain toy. He had a typical tantrum as my Mom quickly pointed out. I was so PROUD that my son was tantruming because he was not getting his way :) He recovered from the tantrum with in 5 minutes and we continued WITH OUT the toy he wanted.
We got home and we carried in the groceries. I went to run the bath water and came back to find Hayden putting the groceries away. This was one of those moments that took my breath away and my mouth hung open. I couldn't believe it. I didn't ask him to put them away. I didn't even say anything about putting them away. I mean HOLY CRAP my 5 year old autistic son put the groceries away with out me asking.
Hayden is so present in our world these days. Simply amazing!!!
|Hayden and Gaige at the ocean|
|Painting Sea Shells|
|Painting Gaige...he only paints those he loves|
|Ooops.....painting the walls. Got a little excited with the finger paints tonight ;)|
|My sweet, sweet boy who is no longer scary skinny :)|
|Getting the groceries out of the bags to put away|
|Putting the groceries in the fridge|
|Going back for more|
|He put every last grocery away|
|So AWESOME!! WTG Hayden :) Great teamwork!!|