Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Great Explanation of Autism

Really good article to help explain autism: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/lshumaker/detail?entry_id=79564

Saturday, December 18, 2010

It's Beginning to look a lot...

...like Valentine's day. Huh? The stores are starting to show their Valentine's wares! Before Christmas.

When I was a kid and a young adult, the stores were "magically" transformed into a winter wonderland overnight for the Friday after Thanksgiving sales. Each year the decorations seem to go up earlier. Maybe that is why I don't feel as though it is Christmas any more.

Isabella doesn't get it yet. She likes the decorations but doesn't really understand that gifts will be given for Jesus' birthday. That's okay. She will enjoy it more without the anxiety of trying to fall asleep on Christmas Eve!

Our Bells has been having some anxiety issues lately which are not uncommon to people on the spectrum. It seems that the more she progresses in some areas the more she regresses in others. Blessedly, we are still ahead of the game.

My wishes for a time a blessings to you all. May the spirit of Christmas reach you and yours as we celebrate God become man.

Much love, g