Socks.

The monkey has been doing so well during these two weeks of vacation. Simply put, he’s just happy. And we love seeing him this way. He’s constantly laughing, hugging us, giving us affection. He’s just happy. Today we were talking about going back to school. We told him class will start tomorrow and we need…

To a new chapter, 2023!

I’ve been reflecting on this past year and like most of us, we have had some rough lows and some great highs. A few months ago, we decided to start the monkey in therapy again. After not going to sessions since the start of the pandemic, he struggled a lot. He hated it. Hated it!…

Exhausting.

Last night I put some door draft stoppers on our back door. It had been very windy and there’s was cold air coming in. The monkey kept seeing me do this while he was watching TV. Fast forward to 2 am. We were asleep when the monkey comes over to grab my hand. I am…

My daughter.

My daughter was 12 when the monkey was born. She had been an only child for years. Then during her middle school years, the monkey came into our lives. I’m sure it was a bit difficult for her with all the changes that happen when a baby comes along. But she always took the role…

Being perfect

The monkey started speech therapy last week. We knew we need to start venturing out. He only leaves the house to attend school and that has been about it since the pandemic started early 2019. We knew this change would be difficult for him but we also know this has to be done. He needs…

Perseverance.

The monkey has been playing with his communication device. Every now and then, he likes to press a lot of buttons. At first, I didn’t like it. I didn’t want him to feel this is a game. But then I realized how will he be able to learn new words on his own? So, we…

Car Ride Please ❤️

I have mentioned how the monkey has been doing great with his communication device. This video is from last night. He was getting sleepy and car rides help him to relax. I quickly started recording to capture his skills. 😊 My daughter always praises him when he uses his words. ❤️

It’s all in how you look at it.

A few weeks ago, the monkey started bleeding from his mouth. We didn’t know why. We thought a tooth may have fallen off. But after trying to stop the blood to figure out its source, we noticed he had a huge lump on the bottom of his gum. That’s where the blood was coming from….

The LAMP App

A week ago this Friday, we received a new communication device. After many attempts to get this device from the school district, we finally received it. I took about 4 hours of online videos to try to understand how it works. The app is called LAMP. At first, I was very excited. I want to…