Friday, February 13, 2009

Today's Visit

In another post I will update you on what information I got. I had the family therapy meeting with one of the doctors, and Eli joined us halfway through that appointment. I also got to meet with his teacher and the classroom assistant, who lately has been more like Eli's personal assistant. I promise to fill you in soon on all the real info, but I am too tired to think and type it all out. So I will make this a short picture post to sort of walk you through our day. I've got quite a few pics!!! :)

Our first stop after our therapy meeting was lunch. They had a Valentine's Day Party, and celebrated with ice cream and lots of toppings, and I had to take a picture of Eli chowing down with ice cream on his face. So cute.
Then from there we went and spent some time inside the gym where Eli played with his friends, and then he and I went outside and played baseball. I was able to sneak a pic of the gym before anyone else showed up. The thing I really observed during that time, when he was on the court playing basketball and I was just watching him interact with the other kids, was the fact that they were always playing together in groups of two or more, but Eli really did his best to avoid them and was happy (or maybe not happy, but more comfortable) by himself. Even when someone would try to join him, he would go someplace else. That was interesting for me to get to see that.
After that, we went outside and I had a chance to go to my car to get his gift that my sweet friends from Hinton put together for him. Melinda and Shawna and Jennifer...thank you girls so much for putting those things together for him; they truly made his day...and mine! He says thank you!!!!
From there I went to meet with Eli's teachers, and I asked them to pose for this photo...They were so sweet to oblige...

Then, Eli went back to school for a couple of hours and I went to his room to organize his closet. It was a mess. Folks, the kid is 5. For the love...they do his laundry, fold his clothes and then leave them in the laundry basket. He is supposed to take his basket from the laundry room to his room and then put everything away... Well, he did his best to put stuff away, but NOTHING was matching. None of the pajama sets were together, none of his clothes were paired right...This is what I found when I got there.
And then after I fixed it, this is how it looked...
And here is a picture of his room with his new bedspread and some stuff decorating his board...

And then before dinner we hung out in a rec room and played pool. Yep, we're cool cats and my 5 year old taught me how to play pool. At least that's what HE thinks. :)

Thanks for keeping up with us...I'll post the details soon!!!

6 comments:

Wendy said...

That really does look like such a wonderful place. Eli also looks very happy there. I love the ice-cream pic! He just looks like a doll! You really did a great job of making his room look like "home"! How wonderful that your friends sent some gifts for Eli! That is just so thoughtful!

samskat said...

He looks like he is enjoying himself so much! We are praying that this place will help him and help you with him!! And I got your email,I'll try to email you later!! :) Hugs!!

The Gough Family said...

I just got to read the entirety of the blog...my heart aches for all you've endured, and for hope of the futute. He really looks like he is in good hands, and that you have made the hardest and wisest decisions parents should have to make. We were wondering if he is allowed to get mail? Love you all...

Stacey said...

Thank you all so much...Your words are so comforting.

Reina, YES! He is allowed to get mail! :) He would love it...let me know if you would like his address!

Casey said...

Yeah for positive steps! I am glad this place is working well for him. Hopefully the success continues!

samskat said...

Stacey, We would love to have his address too!! We'll be happy to send him mail, and I know how exciting mail is at that age!! :)