Wednesday, April 23, 2014

We live in a townhouse so our outside time when at home is normally spent in our driveway.  We've gone through a small fortune in sidewalk chalk and I'm so happy for sprinkler weather.  I've said it before but we're an outdoorsy family so I'll talk the time in the driveway any day over being planted in the house!

My only sunshine! 

We practice writing a lot these days with sidewalk chalk.  He's almost able to write his name now! 

Sprinkler time!  Cooper requests the sprinkler if this sun is out.  I only say yes if it's at least 65 degrees...


I caught this funny expression during one of our walks.  It was a couple of days after Spring started so the bumblebees were busy doing their business.  Cooper is very suspicious and weary...


Cooper is 4 but we still have cuddle time before bed.  We read a couple bedtime stories then he puts his head on my chest and I just rock.  We (me) talk about what we did during the day and really this down time is one of my favorite parts of the day.  I will cry the day that he no longer wants this time together...(it'll be an ugly cry...)

 He still takes my breath away...

And, on rare occasions, actually falls asleep during cuddle time! 


My birthday was at the end of March so Cooper and I went to have cupcakes!  Life is sweet!

 He's learning early that we never waste chocolate, haha!

Apparently, it was a really good cupcake ;) 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Autism Awareness Day

The CDC released the number that 1 in 68 children are affected by Autism.  That number is staggering and means that nearly every single one of us know a person on the spectrum.  I live with one of those children so Autism Awareness means so much to me...

I want Cooper to be able to move about this world and people not look at him strangely when he flaps his hands or when they hear him "babble" or judge when they see him use his Ipad to speak.  I also want parents to teach their children to be kind.  I have been in many a playdate/group where other moms will allow their kid to stare at Coop instead of explaining to them that Cooper has Autism or they allow their kids to ignore him all together.  

These makes me sound angry and I guess at times, it does piss me off that I  have to fight for the world to just accept him.  But, every morning, I will wake up and fight the world for him.

Cooper did the A all by himself so we call this "A is for Autism Awarness!"

 (my make-up looks way too dark here, lol)