Autism Awareness

With all of the things happening around the world right now, let’s take a moment to stop and reflect on the things that really matter. My husband has always told me that if we lose our jobs, our homes, our possessions, we’d be okay as long as we have each other. Our family is not…

Helping.

My husband has been working on our backyard. The monkey is always there. Most of the time just running around, playing, being a kid. And other times, he runs to help his daddy. ❤️💙

Companions.

The monkey fell asleep last night and our cat went to curl up with him. I love our furry animals. They are his companions. ❤️

Peace.

Quarantine day four and the monkey is happy as can be. Change of routine hasn’t affected him at all. He’s happy by simply being outside with his fury friends. ❤️ He did see his backpack in the garage and ran upstairs to throw it down our laundry shoot. 🤣 His way of saying he doesn’t…

Stay safe out there. 💙❤️

Spring break extended two additional weeks?Quarantine needed? Pretty easy for this kid that can’t stand noise and people. 🤣 On a serious note, everyone stay safe out there. ❤️🙏

The results.

The verdict? He won third place! He did amazing! My sister went to check up on him for a bit in the morning and she said he was doing great. His teacher kept sending us updates and pictures during the day. She did say he became very excited and had an accident. My husband had…

Tomorrow.

Tomorrow is the Special Olympics. When my son’s teacher originally mentioned she wanted our monkey to participate, my first reaction was not to let him go. It will be held at a different school, one he doesn’t know, and there are a lot of people, and a lot of noise. But she reassured us that…

He is loved.

I’ve read and re-read this message from my son’s teacher a week ago. Potty training has been extremely difficult. And these milestones makes us so proud. My family, our therapists, his teachers, we’ve been working on helping him. It has taken a village. And we are getting there. ❤️ And knowing that he didn’t want…

Respect the line. 💙❤️

My daughter asked a few weeks back, “Why is there a line of juices on the kitchen counter?”. 🤣 It’s an autism thing. 🤷‍♀️ Today it’s a line of water bottles and cups. Respect the line! 💙❤️

To listen.

I love this! I don’t know who the author is (I would love to give them the credit) because it is so true! Many people ask us how do we know what my son wants? My answer is always: Although he doesn’t speak, he does communicate. How do we know that he wanted to go…